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Arctic Emergency: Top Scientists Explain How Arctic Warming is Wrecking Our Weather and Pushing World To Rapidly Cross Climate Tipping Points

Arctic Emergency: Top Scientists Explain How Arctic Warming is Wrecking Our Weather and Pushing World To Rapidly Cross Climate Tipping Points | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
(Must-watch video that includes direct observation and analysis of Arctic tipping points provided by a number of the world's top climate scientists.) You don't want to mess with Arctic warming. It's an engine of destruction straining to be set loose. A mad burning beast of a thing. One whose fires we are now in the process of stoking to dangerous extremes.

Don’t believe me? Then just listen to top scientists like Dr. Jennifer Francis, Dr. Jason Box, Dr. Jeff Masters, Dr. Natalia Shakhova, Dr. Igor Semiletov, Dr. Peter Wadhams, Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Steve Vavrus, Dr. Ron Prinn, Dr. Kevin Schaefer, Dr. Nikita Zimov, Dr. Jorien Vonk, and a growing list of many, many more (also see above video).

An Arctic that Appears on the Verge of Large Carbon Emissions Adding to an Already Dangerous Human Warming

At issue is the fact that the Arctic is very sensitive to global heat forcing. And any small warming there can rapidly trigger a number of feedbacks that generate more warming for the Arctic and the globe. These feedbacks include but are not limited to:

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GR:  In this video, arctic scientists describe the dangers, list the expected outcomes, and explain why we must cut fossil fuel burning immediately.  Definitely worth watching.


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Scientists discover vast methane plumes escaping from Arctic seafloor | EarthSky.org

Scientists discover vast methane plumes escaping from Arctic seafloor | EarthSky.org | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
"We are sniffing methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera ... All analysis tells the signs. We are in a mega flare."
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The significance of the mega flare is uncertain.  The research team is working on the issue, and we hope they feel the urgency the issue deserves.

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Are Siberia’s methane blow-holes the first warning sign of unstoppable climate change?

Are Siberia’s methane blow-holes the first warning sign of unstoppable climate change? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
WHAT do three enormous craters in the Siberian wastelands have to do with a terrified American climate scientist? Methane. And that’s something to scare us all.
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The close views of the surroundings suggest that this was a blast, not just subsidence due to melting ice.

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