Siberian Heat Update

June 23, 2020

9 Responses to “Siberian Heat Update”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    We can just imagine the positive feedbacks, such as CO2 and Methane release from the Tundra.

    On a short timescale, Methane is more than 100 times as potent as CO2! A huge amplifier.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Look-At-Me-Me-ME Chucky does it again with his crushing need to be noticed. Methane is a more potent GHG and a huge amplifier? DUH and DOUBLE DUH, Chucky. Next you’ll be telling us the temperature drops when the sun goes down?

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    Arctic rivers as carbon highways

    Rapid environmental changes in the Arctic will potentially alter the atmospheric emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). A recent study on the Canadian Arctic published in Geophysical Research Letters reveals that spring meltwater delivery drives episodic outgassing events along the lake-river-bay continuum.

  3. redskylite Says:

    From National Geographic (June 23 2020):-

    “What a 100-degree day in Siberia really means”

    “It’s a little like the projections are coming true, and sooner than we might have thought.”

  4. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    How weird it must be in Siberia to people discovering tank tops and flip-flops.

  5. redskylite Says:

    From EOS (25-June)

    The Ticking Time Bomb of Arctic Permafrost
    Arctic infrastructure is under threat from thawing permafrost.

    “I’ve heard of dozens of houses falling in, and a few churches. There are multiple graveyards that are falling in, and there’s nothing that anybody can do.”

  6. redskylite Says:

    As air and ground temperatures rise, making winters in Yakutia milder and shorter than even five years ago, ice begins to melt, soil and sand collapse – pulling down whatever was built on the layer of permafrost.

  7. redskylite Says:

    “Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time”

    That window was not open very far to begin with. One recent study suggested that even the decarbonization targets of Britain and Sweden, often hailed as global climate leaders, would produce emissions between two and three times the carbon budget required to meet the Paris goals.

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