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World faces US$60-trillion ‘economic time-bomb’ from Arctic methane leakage, study suggests
Financial Post ^ | July 25, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 07/25/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels

LONDON — A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change with a cost to the global economy of up to US$60-trillion over coming decades, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Erasmus University in the Netherlands used economic modelling to calculate the consequences of a release of a 50-gigatonne reservoir of methane from thawing permafrost under the East Siberian Sea.

(Excerpt) Read more at business.financialpost.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arctic; methane

1 posted on 07/25/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Santa ate too many beans?


2 posted on 07/25/2013 5:11:33 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: rickmichaels

It is only exceeded by the methane emitted by Taco Bell customers.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 5:11:45 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: rickmichaels

So we are all going to die from a big fart??? BWWAAAAHHH!!!


4 posted on 07/25/2013 5:13:06 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: RightGeek

5 posted on 07/25/2013 5:13:10 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Average Al

AL GORE in ARCTIC FART


6 posted on 07/25/2013 5:14:27 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: rickmichaels

Better start using it for fuel before its too late!


7 posted on 07/25/2013 5:15:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rickmichaels

8 posted on 07/25/2013 5:15:43 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: rickmichaels
This is the way our creator or creator's set it up. Stihl suits and gas masks are the future.
9 posted on 07/25/2013 5:17:19 PM PDT by jetson
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To: rickmichaels

We’re all gonna die.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 5:24:24 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing
We’re all gonna die.

And emit various gasses.
11 posted on 07/25/2013 5:29:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rickmichaels
The king of Methane Leakage
12 posted on 07/25/2013 5:31:34 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: rickmichaels

I’m more concerned about the methane gas in Washington and the national debt time bomb.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 5:37:29 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: rickmichaels

used economic modelling


I made an economic model that was going to make me a billionaire, some how it didn’t quite happen that way.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: rickmichaels
Another one of those articles where they mangle their message. They need an image consultant to tighten up their marketing.

You can't talk in the same article about the dire need to "do something" to save the planet, and later press your point that we done too much damage already and cannot hope to stop the inevitable disaster.

15 posted on 07/25/2013 5:41:03 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rickmichaels
NO, don’t tell me, let me guess.

It’s gonna cause global warming, right?

16 posted on 07/25/2013 5:42:15 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: rickmichaels

Bawwk! Bawwwaahk! Bawaaak! cried Chicken Little.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 5:43:15 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: rickmichaels

They calculated this on the belief that the Arctic snow is made of pure powder cocaine, street value $60 trillion.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 5:53:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Dr.Deth

Funny. Did you catch who the third judge was?


19 posted on 07/25/2013 6:06:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: rickmichaels

My methane leak is enough to doom the world.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 6:07:53 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: rickmichaels

so if the “rich nations” (us) just give the UN $60 trillion, the problem will be solved...... right?


21 posted on 07/25/2013 6:32:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep, the only one that didn’t hit the buzzer while watching another guy’s ass in the air...


22 posted on 07/25/2013 6:43:33 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: rickmichaels

and 2 + 1 = 8


23 posted on 07/25/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Dr.Deth

You noticed....


24 posted on 07/25/2013 6:59:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: rickmichaels

It could. Then again, it could not.
60 trillion over decades? Obama and democrat policies put us at 60 trillion in deficits in 10 years using real accounting practices.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 11:27:06 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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