“We are now in the first phase with rapid CO2 emissions. Once this triggers the methane the next step can happen very quickly. In a recent
National Academy of Sciences paper, “Evidence for a rapid release of carbon at the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum”, the authors concluded that huge amounts of carbon “were released in the geologic blink of an eye.”
“This research showed that “Following a doubling in carbon dioxide levels the surface of the ocean turned acidic over a period of weeks or
months and global temperatures rose by 5 degrees centigrade – all in the space of about 13 years. Scientists previously thought this process happened over 10,000 years.”
This exactly describes what we have done since 1800. We have doubled the CO2 level from 190 ppm to 400 today.”
Exactly what Sam Carana, Guy McPherson, Malcolm Light, Harold H Hensel, Paul Beckwith, Robin Westenra, and the team from the Arctic Methane Emergency Group have been warning us about. A very important article:
‘For a long time scientists have been concerned that there would be a sudden eruption of methane from melting permafrost and from deep
clathrate structures under the ocean. This has happened in the past in enormous eruptions. Each has been many times larger than the sum of all the pollutants we have emitted over the past couple of centuries.
‘On at least eleven occasions in the geological past there have been sudden bursts of methane, and each time they have within a few years
rocketed the Earth’s temperature by many degrees. Recent research has shown that on one occasion it took only thirteen years to raise the Earth’s temperature by 5o C.1. The trigger for the methane has been the CO2.’ Article continues, here: ‘Methane, the Gakkel Ridge and Human Survival‘.