"Siberia and Global Warming"
IntroductionMuch world attention has focused on the destruction of tropical rain forests around the world and the resulting effect on global warming. But did you know that a place as cold as Siberian Russia is affected by—and affects—global warming? Scientists are carefully watching the permafrost layer—a layer of permanently frozen soil below the surface—in Siberia. As temperatures in the area increase, possibly due to global warming, the permafrost is melting. This melting could lead to the release of high levels of the gas methane, which may have a much more damaging effect on the climate than carbon dioxide.
Destination Title: Siberian lakes burp “time-bomb” greenhouse gas
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