Thursday, July 21, 2022

Arctic warming

I have just cottoned on to the significance of methane release from thawing arctic permafrost to our weather and climate. The sheer scale of what is happening and its effects are already evident: The arctic regions of the world are warming at three times the rate of the rest of the planet.

And I believe there is a causal link between methane release and warming as previously frozen life is converted into basic organic molecules by bacteria brought to life by permafrost thawing.

This is a process which is accelerating as it feeds on itself. It is like a landslide that has been released and there is little we can do to stop it.

My suggestion is to do whatever we can to prepare for a very different world from the one we are used to. Repressive laws trying to restrict our behaviours with the idea of putting the brakes on climate change will only serve to rip society apart and do nothing to mitigate violent weather and extreme heat waves.

So, as individuals we have to become as self sufficient as possible and not just rely on long vulnerable supply chains to keep us alive:

Look at what is happening with war in Europe right now and energy for heating homes in potentially short supply for the winter or cooling them in summer.

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