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PostSun May 19, 2019 8:03 am 
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Her name is Methane.   She's a spunky girl, but comes from a repressed background, locked up for centuries in Arctic permafrost.  That's changing now.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01313-4?sf211850789=1

Like many young lovers with the right chemistry, she and her boyfriend CO2 are out to change the world.

https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-methane-atmosphere-accelerating-20190301-story.html

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PostSun May 19, 2019 9:27 am 
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Melting permafrost was identified decades ago as a potential tipping point where warming caused by human-released CO2 could then cause dramatic feedback releasing sequestered CO2 and CH4.  Same principle with wildfires releasing yet more CO2  and exacerbating the problem.

But Science is just an opinion, and must be presented by the media balanced by alternative facts.  It's best to not take any corrective action until we have positive proof that we are all dead.

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PostMon May 20, 2019 7:22 am 
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Ah, potential.

That potential wasn't unlocked a few thousand years ago when it was warmer for longer.

Was the new girlfriend waiting for a new outfit or shoes all this time?

Panic over natural changes may be your bag, sure. So long as you don't intend to attempt to use other people to fix your panic, against their will, panic away.

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