Thursday, July 14, 2011

We're saved!: Over the next 100 years, methane release in the Arctic won't kill us all

Rising Arctic Ocean temperatures cause gas hydrate destabilization and ocean acidification
Within the next 100 years, the warming affects 25% of shallow and mid-depth regions containing methane hydrates. Release of methane from melting hydrates in these areas could enhance ocean acidification and oxygen depletion in the water column. The impact of methane release on global warming, however, would not be significant within the considered time span.

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