Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Huge local carbon dioxide release near Australia may be part of climate feedback look.
Here’s a disturbing story about a large release of carbon dioxide from a particular seagrass off northwest Australia. It has not been widely noticed. We're all too sinful.
The release comes from the death of a lot of sea plants in 2010 and 2011 after the water was much warmer than usual, which can set off a feedback loop and vicious cycle.
Yet the biggest concerns have been about releases from the permafrost.
Ironically, warmer weather at the North Pole has pushed colder air to the south, meaning unusually cold and snowy early spring in the northeast US.