Vast amounts of methane exists within ocean floor sediments on the Eastern Siberian Arctic Shelf, in the form of methane hydrates & free methane gas. Up to recently, gas release to the shallow water column (50 meters deep) & atmosphere has been slow, with the subsea permafrost acting as a million corks on a million champagne bottles to contain the methane. Now, rapid thawing of the permafrost has released 10% of the corks, allowing rapid ongoing increases in methane release. Our situation is dire, and we must declare a global climate emergency. Please support my work at http://paulbeckwith.net
Methane is worse than CO2 it is not being factored in as it should and it causes one of the positive feedback loops that could exponentially increase warming.