Report Proves that Large Amounts of Methane are Released as the Arctic Ice Melts

Report Proves that Large Amounts of Methane are Released as the Arctic Ice Melts

Posted: 23 May 2012 02:59 PM PDT

Greenhouse gases are changing the atmosphere and causing more energy from the sun to be trapped here upon earth, which results in the phenomena known as global warming. CO2 is probably the most famous of the greenhouse gases, but methane is also one of the largest contributors to climate change. A new report in the journal Nature Geoscience offers some of the strongest proof that large amounts of methane are escaping from the Arctic as the ice melts.It is generally accepted that old organic material, from as far back as the last ice age, is trapped…

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