Sunday, July 28, 2013

Compare the costs, #freetransit vs USD 60 trillion for melting arctic

Bubbles of methane emerge from sediments below a frozen Alaskan lake.
Climate science: Vast costs of Arctic change : Nature : Nature Publishing Group: "We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia, alone comes with an average global price tag of $60 trillion in the absence of mitigating action — a figure comparable to the size of the world economy in 2012 (about $70 trillion). The total cost of Arctic change will be much higher."

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