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The ‘ancient carbon’ of Alaska’s tundras is being released, starting a vicious warming cycle

Because it’s getting warmer, there’s more CO2 coming out which means it’s going to get warmer which means there’s more CO2 coming out,” explained Harvard researcher and lead author Roisin Commane. “And it will just run away with itself.”

The study is the first to report that a major portion of the Arctic is a net source of heat-trapping emissions. As a result, Commane warns that our current climate models need to be updated: “We’re seeing this much earlier than we thought we would see it.”

Source: The ‘ancient carbon’ of Alaska’s tundras is being released, starting a vicious warming cycle

Self-reinforcing feedback loop; the nightmare scenario that Guy McPherson has endlessly talked about.

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