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Giant Holes in Siberia Are Evidence of Runaway Climate Change, Scientists Say

The deep, crater-like holes may be giant methane blowholes caused by the melting of permafrost.

Originally published by EcoWatch.

Scientists think this mysterious crater may be a giant methane blow-hole that signals the beginning of runaway climate change.

They are calling the point when frozen arctic methane in Canada, Alaska and Russia starts erupting into the atmosphere dragon burps.

This story contains graphs showing such elevated methane levels that they are labeled WTF.

Rising trend ... the “dragon’s breath” methane spikes have been recorded eight times in the past 22 years.

If you have ever wondered whether you might see the end of the world as we know it in your lifetime, you probably should not read this story, nor study the graphs, nor look at the pictures of methane blowholes aka dragon burps.

Jason Box, who has highlighted the appearance of dangerous spikes in methane above Siberia, sums it up best: “If we don’t get atmospheric carbon down and cool the Arctic, the climate physics and recent observations tell me we will probably trigger the release of these vast carbon stores, dooming our kids to a hothouse Earth.”

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