Gallery: Are Arctic Farts Accelerating Global Warming?


A study released in Friday’s Journal of Science says that 8 million tons of previously unrecorded methane is leaking into the atmosphere every year. The methane is seeping from deep within the Earth’s core through breaks in the layers of permafrost under the arctic sea — previously thought by scientists to be unbreakable. Methane is 20 times as strong of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and is generally linked to the industrial farming industry — and flatulence in general.

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