There is some contention over the veracity of the feedback loops used in various climate models. In short, everyone agrees that CO2 demonstrably captures infrared radiation and will make the earth warmer when found in higher concentrations; its presence in the atmosphere alone will undeniably create some degree of warming. This warming from CO2 alone is not what climate models use to predict future temperature, because there is a massive number of other variables and feedback loops present in Earth’s systems and cycles, e.g. water vapor, cloud cover, dust, methane concentration, ocean absorption of carbon, marine life sequestration, absorption by plant life, overall albedo, NOx concentrations, sun variability, etc.… Read the rest
The first mysterious crater was spotted by oil workers earlier this month. It was an 80m wide cavern that reached deep into the earth.
Since then, the Siberian Times reports goatherds have found a further two enormous vents in the ground.
Russian researchers have returned from their investigation of the first find and taken water and soil samples to help resolve how the hole was formed. Some say aliens. Some say they’re “hellmouths” — gateways to the undead.
But scientists already have a pretty good idea.
Explosive vents of vast quantities of methane gas.
Now a new, ominous, name could be attached to them: Dragon’s mouths.
Here’s where a blog posted by American professor in glaciology Dr Jason Box at the weekend comes in: “The dragon breath hypothesis has me losing sleep.”
THE DRAGON’S BURP
Dr Box highlights signs of alarmingly huge spikes of methane being released into the atmosphere above Siberia.