Gallery: Shrinking Glaciers Are Releasing Thousands Of Pockets Of Metha...

 

Ecologists have found a disturbing side-effect caused by the world’s rapidly shrinking glaciers. As the ice gets thinner, pockets of methane that have been trapped beneath it are being released. Once this occurs, the methane heads into the atmosphere adding to the Greenhouse Effect. A team of scientists are attempting to map these gas pockets and, if it’s viable, ignite them. So far, they’ve found over 150,000.

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