Tuesday :: Apr 26, 2011

Open Thread

by Mary

This report about methane hydrate feedback is the scariest piece I've read for a long time. And as Joe Romm says:

It is worth noting that no climate model currently incorporates the amplifying feedback from methane released by a defrosting tundra. Indeed the NSIDC/NOAA study I wrote about in February on methane release by the land-based permafrost itself doesn’t even incorporate the carbon released by the permafrost carbon feedback into its warming model!

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