Friday, June 23, 2006

Thawing permafrost could unleash tons of carbon

"WASHINGTON - Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said Thursday.

"This vast carbon reservoir, contained in permafrost soil in northeastern Siberia, contains about 75 times more carbon than the amount released into the atmosphere each year by the burning of fossil fuels, the researchers said in a statement ..."

Alaska permafrost thawing at an alarming rate (lid dip to Mary Jane at pagans4peace)

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