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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 03:27 PM

3. Short of nuclear war, this is the worst news imaginable.

Not only does the permafrost store twice the amount of carbon as is in our atmosphere, as the article states, but it also stores vast amounts of methane. The methane won't stay in the atmosphere for centuries the way CO2 will, but, unchecked, it will lead to more powerful abrupt climate change in the shorter term.
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