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Politics and its Discontents: I Felt A Chill As I Read This

A week ago came the report of a giant crater in the Siberian permafrost discovered by a Russian helicopter crew. Russian scientists concluded the crater, about 80-metres across, was not the result of a meteor strike but probably was caused by a sub-surface methane explosion.

At the time I speculated whether this was a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I Felt A Chill As I Read This

Politics and its Discontents: From The Climate-Change File: The Signs Are Getting Increasingly Ominous

A note from The Mound of Sound with the header, The Tundra’s a poppin’ alerted me to this strange tale from the far north in Siberia, where a giant crater has appeared.

Says the Mound:

Russian helicopter crews stumbled across what appears to be an 80-metre wide crater in Siberia. They thought it . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: From The Climate-Change File: The Signs Are Getting Increasingly Ominous

The Disaffected Lib: We Can’t Pretend Any Longer

The tundra is burning.  Coupled with retreating glaciers and loss of Arctic sea ice, we now have three global warming feedback loop mechanisms that are plainly visible to the naked eye from space.

This is not the face of man-made or anthropogenic global warming.   No, we pulled the trigger but the Earth did the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We Can’t Pretend Any Longer

The Disaffected Lib: Tundra is Fuel and It Will Burn Us

We hear a lot about the tundra that blankets the far north thawing due to global warming.   As it thaws it releases previously trapped methane and CO2.

Well it does more than that.   As tundra thaws it turns into fuel for wildfires.  And let’s put it this way, fire fighting isn’t very effective up there.

. . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Tundra is Fuel and It Will Burn Us