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Kevster
Aug 11th, 2005, 09:45 AM
Interesting bit about methane being 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, not something the veggie environmentalists will like to hear.....

'Warming hits 'tipping point'

Siberia feels the heat It's a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting

Ian Sample, science correspondent
Thursday August 11, 2005
The Guardian

A vast expanse of western Sibera is undergoing an unprecedented thaw that could dramatically increase the rate of global warming, climate scientists warn today.
Researchers who have recently returned from the region found that an area of permafrost spanning a million square kilometres - the size of France and Germany combined - has started to melt for the first time since it formed 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,1546824,00.html

adam antichrist
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Interesting bit about methane being 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, not something the veggie environmentalists will like to hear.....

Methane produced by livestock such as beef cattle far outweighs that produced by we flatulant vegans!

Kevster
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:11 AM
Do you enjoy the beans then?