So, according to the opinion of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeyev, permafrost thawing, accompanied by the release of methane gas into the atmosphere of our planet, caused by global warming, threatens catastrophic consequences for the Russian Arctic. Sergeev noted that it is therefore extremely important to determine the effect of methane on the climate.
Have we launched processes that are completely determined by nature, without being connected with our industry, and which can lead to very significant, and perhaps catastrophic consequences?
- specified the head of the RAS.
Sergeev is sure that methane release is becoming an increasingly significant factor. At the same time, he emphasized that this process is in no way directly related to industry. He believes that global warming provokes erosion of coasts on the shelf and the melting of permafrost. They lead to the release of methane.
It should be recalled that the media regularly publish notes that global warming will make the climate of Siberia suitable for growing various heat-loving crops (fruits, berries). However, over the past 200 years, on a planetary scale, human "sabotage" activity looks ridiculous. One large volcano is capable of emitting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than all of humanity.
At the same time, climatologists and supporters of the theory of global warming argue that during this time the carbon dioxide content in the planet’s atmosphere increased by about 0,012%, which led to an increase in temperature by 1-1,5 degrees Celsius. Let them talk about this, for example, in Yakutia, where the temperature is -50 degrees Celsius in winter, it is considered commonplace. And it is not known how many centuries of waiting local residents will need to start growing heat-loving crops.