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  1. Posted on: 24 July 2013

    How likely is a massive Arctic methane pulse? We find disagreement amongst scientists

    Rising temperatures in the Arctic Ocean could see 50 billion tonnes of methane that's currently frozen in the seabed released into the atmosphere, a comment piece published in the journal Nature argues. According to the modelling, the resulting clim

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  2. Posted on: 24 July 2013

    The Methane Released from the Melting Arctic Could Have a $60 Trillion Price Tag

    Image via NASA Goddard Photo and Video/Flickr   Lest you still think that fighting climate change and quickly developing a low-carbon economy will cost too much, check this out: A new study from Cambridge University's Judge Bu

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  3. Posted on: 24 July 2013

    $60 Trillion: New Study Projects the Global Cost of Climate Change

    Yes, you read the headline correctly. A new study published in the journal Nature looks at the potential impact the release of methane gas in the Arctic could have on the global economy over the next decade. The authors call the situation "an economic

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  4. Posted on: 24 July 2013

    New Research Finds Melting Arctic May Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion

    (Source: AP Photo/John McConnico) The rapidly melting Arctic is not only a looming climate catastrophe, but new research shows it could be an economic disaster, as well. In findings published in the journal Nature, economists and polar scientists from the

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  5. Posted on: 25 July 2013

    Why Microeconomics is Important

    Read this Yahoo News article stating the shocking “fact” that $60 trillion dollars of damage will be caused if the Artic ice melts and releases methane then read the “technical” documentation published today in Nature that explains

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  6. Posted on: 25 July 2013

    Arctic time bomb (?)

    by Judith Curry It will be difficult — perhaps impossible — to avoid large methane releases in the East Siberian Sea without major reductions in global emissions of CO2.- Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope, Peter Wadhams Nature has published a Commentary … Co

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  7. Posted on: 25 July 2013

    Arctic methane escape could cost $60 trillion

    ShutterstockBeware of melting. An almighty belch is building up deep in the belly of the Arctic, and it’s going to cost the world a pretty penny when it rips. As the Arctic continues to melt, a 50-gigatonne reservoir of methane trapped in permafrost beneat

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  8. Posted on: 26 July 2013

    Pricing the clathrate gun hypothesis

    In this week's Nature:We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian S

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  9. Posted on: 27 July 2013

    Arctic methane bubbles will destroy 1/2 of your wealth

    Tons of journalists have promoted a "Stern review on steroids", namely a commentary about the Arctic methane that Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope & Peter Wadhams have published in Nature: Climate science: Vast costs of Arctic change. For the sake of brevity and

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  10. Posted on: 27 July 2013

    2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #30B

    11 Reasons to divest from the fossil fuel industry Can agriculture reverse climate change?  Coal exports contradict Obama's climate pledge Deciphering the air-sea communication Education is the key to addressing climate change How likely is a huge A

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  11. Posted on: 28 July 2013

    GCR News Summary July 2013

    Artificially-colored MERS virus image courtesy of CSIRO. ConceptNet, an artificial intelligence program developed by a team led by Catherine Havasi at the MIT Media Lab, performed as well as an average four-year-old on the information, vocabulary, and wor

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  12. Posted on: 30 July 2013

    Record heat hits rapidly melting Arctic as boreal forest burns at an unprecedented rate

    by David SprattThis image from North Pole Environmental Observatory's live cam has gone viral. The meltwater lake started forming July 13, following two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic.It's one of many arresting images and disturbing reports tumbl

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  13. Posted on: 30 July 2013

    Oil Companies Are Preparing to Tackle Methane Hydrate, Assuming It Doesn't Melt First

    Methane ice worms hanging out on a methane hydrate aggregate in the Gulf of Mexico. Via the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program Deep under the Arctic's frosty seas lies a massive energy prize: billions of tons of methane hydrates. Climate s

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  14. Posted on: 01 August 2013

    Unforced variations: August 2013

    This month’s open thread. Since there are two main topics (Advocacy and Methane bombs) buzzing around the blogo-twitter-sphere this week, perhaps those are our starters for ten… (Feel free to populate the comments with links to various commen

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  15. Posted on: 09 August 2013

    How much should you worry about an Arctic methane bomb?

    It was a stunning figure: $60 trillion. Such could be the cost, according to a recent commentary [PDF] in the journal Nature, of “the release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia … a figure compa

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  16. Posted on: 09 August 2013

    Toward Genuinely Improved Discussions of Methane & Climate

    The post 'Toward Improved Discussions of Methane & Climate' recently appeared at SkepticalScience, in response to the recent publication in Nature of 'Vast Costs of Arctic Change', by Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope, and Peter Wadhams. Below are Paul Beckwit

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  17. Posted on: 09 September 2013

    Scienza del clima: i costi enormi dei cambiamenti dell'Artico

    Di Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope e Peter WadhamsDa “Nature” del 24 luglio 2013. Traduzione di MR Il metano rilasciato dalla fusione del permafrost avrà impatti globali che devono essere modellizzati meglio, dicono Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope ePeter Wadhams

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  18. Posted on: 17 September 2013

    Five Reasons Why Sea Ice Decline Should be Front Page News

    In the next few days the Arctic sea ice will reach its minimum extent for 2013. At the end of this year’s summer melt season, the areal extent covered by sea ice was more than a million square kilometers below the 30-year average. That’s a lot of ice missi

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  19. Posted on: 24 September 2013

    Methane reserves: Does size really matter?

    Size isn't everything when it comes to the stores of methane locked up in the earth. A recent paper warns a sudden release of these resources could exact a terrible economic and humanitarian cost. But while vast stores of the potent greenhouse ga

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  20. Posted on: 05 October 2013

    Methane over deep waters of Arctic Ocean

    The image below shows a lot of methane over deeper parts of oceans, in particular the Arctic Ocean.[ click on image to enlarge ]Let's zoom in and take a closer look at what's happening.[ click on image to enlarge ]As earlier discussed in the post Methane r

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  21. Posted on: 14 November 2013

    We Have the Renewable Energy We Need to Power the World—So What’s Stopping Us?

    By Tara Lohan [caption id="attachment_312150" align="alignright" width="450"] Photo courtesy of Shutterstock[/caption] The environment is one bad news story after another. The Pacific Ocean is warming at a rate faster than anything seen in the last 10,0

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  22. Posted on: 24 November 2013

    Arctic and American Methane in Context

    Lots of interesting methane papers this week. In Nature Geoscience, Shakhova et al (2013) have published a substantial new study of the methane cycle on the Siberian continental margin of the Arctic Ocean. This paper will get a lot of attention, because

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  23. Posted on: 27 December 2013

    Hockey sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped climate science in 2013

    There's no doubt, 2013 was a busy year in climate science. As well as a bumper new climate report from the UN's official climate assessment body - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - a few bits of research caused quite a stir on their

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  24. Posted on: 03 January 2014

    Hockey sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped climate science in 2013

    This is a re-post from The Carbon Brief by Roz Pidcock There's no doubt, 2013 was a busy year in climate science. As well as a bumper new climate report from the UN's official climate assessment body - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -

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  25. Posted on: 31 January 2014

    A methane mystery: Scientists probe unanswered questions about methane and climate change

    Climate scientists have a puzzle to solve. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and humanity produces lots of it - mainly from burning wood, mining fossil fuels and decaying waste in landfill. But the amount we're emitting doesn't match up with how m

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  26. Posted on: 11 February 2014

    A methane mystery: Scientists probe unanswered questions about methane and climate change

    This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Roz Pidcock Climate scientists have a puzzle to solve. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and humanity produces lots of it - mainly from burning wood, mining fossil fuels and decaying waste in landfill. But the amou

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  27. Posted on: 28 April 2014

    We're not ready for the changes we're causing in the Arctic, scientist says

    Thousands of scientists are convening in Vienna this week for a major international conference held by the European Geophysical Union (EGU). The conference is huge, spanning topics from space weather to sea level rise. This week, we'll bring you some o

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  28. Posted on: 14 August 2014

    How much methane came out of that hole in Siberia?

    Siberia has explosion holes in it that smell like methane, and there are newly found bubbles of methane in the Arctic Ocean. As a result, journalists are contacting me assuming that the Arctic Methane Apocalypse has begun. However, as a climate scientis

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  29. Posted on: 26 September 2016

    As Arctic Ocean Ice Disappears, Global Climate Impacts Intensify

    The top of the world is turning from white to blue in summer as the ice that has long covered the north polar seas melts away. This monumental change is triggering a cascade of effects that will amplify global warming and could destabilize the global clima

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  30. Posted on: 19 August 2013

    Melting, microbes and methane: Are we about to face a carbon apocalypse?

    Marion Ferrat takes a look under the frozen layers of Arctic permafrost and discusses how these soils may come back to haunt us. The vast plains of Siberian or Canadian permafrost are a sight to behold. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles of frozen soil

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  31. Posted on: 30 August 2013

    HISTORIC KILLER METHANE COULD ERUPT FROM ARCTIC

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