While it is undeniable that we are ramping up our actions against climate change, it is hard to deny that global warming is getting scarier every week. Here is a quick selection of horror stories I have collected this summer.
Oooops ! According to Cleantechies, a 1.5°C temperature rise ” could unleash more than 1,000 gigatons of carbon and methane currently trapped beneath Siberian permafrost and accelerate global climate change. “ 1.5°C is considered as the low level of potential climate warming to date. This is even more worrying as such quantities of greenhouse gases… Continue reading A 1.5°C temperature rise could be game over for our civilization
Under the term permafrost, scientists refer to frozen soil that is mostly found in cold countries like Canada and Russia (cf. map from the UNEP on the left) Climate change might unfreeze these soils, which might be a serious danger as they contain very large quantities of methane, a very potent greenhouse gas. I previously… Continue reading The melting of permafrost, a serious danger ?