Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

January 2, 2012 by  
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Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane – more greenhouse gas than man has made since the Industrial Revolution. Permafrost has trapped the gases in the soil for the last 10,000 years, but over the last few decades, global warming has caused the permafrost to melt, allowing gas from the carbon rich soil to seep into the atmosphere. Scientists believe if the permafrost continues to melt, in just even 100 years, a cloud of noxious gas could overtake the Earth, causing catastrophic results for both the climate and global agriculture. However, Russian geo-physicist  Sergei Zimov has come up with an effective way to mitigate disaster, and he’s doing it by recreating the last ice age across 160 sq km of Siberian “desert”, a project he calls the Pleistocene Park . Read the rest of Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic green house gases , biomimicry , Chersky , Climate Change , global climate change , global warming , green house gas in the arctic , ice age siberia , permafrost , permafrost and global warming , Pleistocene Park , recreating the ice age , Sakha Republic , Sergei Zimov , siberia , soberian ice age , stopping climate change

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

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