In the Eastern Arctic seas methane is ready to escape from under the thinning ice

In the Eastern Arctic seas methane is ready to escape from under the thinning ice

13.11.2019 1 Автор NKIR

Global warming in the Arctic is not only new opportunities for navigation and territories development, not only new threats to the spread of viruses. There is another, the most dangerous threat — the release from the depths of the seas of a huge amount of methane, greenhouse combustible gas, which is now staying under the ice in the Northen seas.

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In November 2019, the scientific vessel «Academician Mstislav Keldysh»returned from the expedition. Chief of the expedition, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Igor Semiletov in an interview with the Internet media «Search» said that the ice of the permafrost is melting faster than scientists expected. The rate of ice melting is much more faster than scientists expected. Over the past 5-7 years, the area of permafrost thawing has increased by 3-5 times.

Details about the results of the expedition can be found in the article «Search».