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Response to NCjack (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 03:38 PM

6. This is a HUGE step toward climate instability

because as that "peat" which is what permafrost is composed of, partially decomposed organic matter, thaws it may very well experience spontaneously combustion the same way wet hay or straw stacks burst into flame. Should that happen on a large scale so much particulate matter could end up in the atmosphere that it will create a scenario much like the nuclear "winter" that has been talked about in the past. Should that happen, well we won't have to worry about the ice on the poles melting.

So many ways things can go sideways, nothing that will "destroy" the planet but certainly many things that can make much of it far less pleasant for humans to occupy.

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