A new map showing man's dominance of the planet. The area in green represents farmland, covering a much wider area than earlier thought. Map by USGS.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Worldwide increase in methane bubbles due to climate change
Due to climate change, more and more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. The release of methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leads to a further increase in temperature, thus creating a positive feedback loop (also known as a 'vicious circle'). Story here.
Methane bubbles from the La Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles. Photo credit - KimonBerlin