Man-made climate warming is bringing disaster to the surface of our lakes and seas – especially in the Arctic. As the permafrost melts methane is released into the air and absorbs the sun’s heat; not just compounding, but escalating the big melt.
Oh, and news just in (23 Oct), US & Australian scientists have uncovered soil microbes which are amplifying climate change as the world’s permafrosts melt: http://bit.ly/1pE02bs
What can you do? Identify your country’s energy minister and keep at them over the next 12 months to commit to dramatic CO2 reduction targets at the Climate Summit in Paris, 30 November next year.
Last month’s Climate Summit in New York marked the largest such meeting of world leaders on climate change in history, and lauded some accomplishments: private finance came off the sidelines and over $200 billion of financial assets from the private sector were committed to move to greener investment outcomes in the next 15 months.
Graph shows methane megaflare on Laptev Sea slope in Siberian Arctic Sea at around 62m depth. “We are “sniffing” methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera mounted on the CTD or the Multicorer. All analysis tells the signs. We are in a Mega flare. We see it mixed in the air and carried away with the winds. Methane in the air.” Ulf Hedman, Science Coordinator, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
More is needed. Much more – we must maintain the pressure on our respective governments to secure a meaningful, universal climate agreement.
Whether you’re a renewable energy eco-warrior or a supporter of cleaner, safer nuclear energy – we need to get ALL zero-carbon-emitting energy solutions on the table NOW. Environmentalist must cease the infighting – or within 20 years or so, there won’t be any tomorrows.
In the meantime, sign and share every online petition possible and/or donate what you can afford – here’s just handful:
www.greenpeace.org.uk/climate/arctic www.savethearctic.org/ http://peopleandplanet.org/fossil-free http://peoplesclimate.org/ www.foe.co.uk/act/help-keep-green-climate-fund-clean https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final/?slideshow