A new survey of sub-arctic regions in Alaska and Greenland by the University of Alaska discovered approximately 150,000 different sites where methane gas is seeping out of the frozen permafrost and into the atmosphere. Methane is a greenhouse gas that’s been locked under ice for hundreds of thousands of years.
But as the planet warms due to human factors – the methane leaks out and rapidly accelerates greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Since 1978 – methane concentrations in our atmosphere have increased dramatically.
We’re nearing a climate change tipping point on this planet – and unfortunately oil barons are hell bent on dragging all of us across it – regardless of the catastrophic consequences for our planet.