10th July 2014 News

Report Date: 10 July 2014
Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/hartmann090714.htm
EcoWatch | 9 July 2014 | Thom Hartmann
The Giant Methane Monster Is Lurking
There's something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it
could spell disaster for our planet.
That something is methane. Methane is one of the strongest of the natural greenhouse
gases, about 80 times more potent than CO2, and while it may not get as much attention
as its cousin CO2, it certainly can do as much, if not more, damage to our planet.That's
because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and there are
trillions of tons of it embedded in a kind of ice slurry called methane hydrate or methane
clathrate crystals in the Arctic and in the seas around the continental shelves all around
the world. If enough of this methane is released quickly enough, it won't just produce the
same old global warming. It could produce an extinction of species on a wide scale, an
extinction that could even include the human race. If there is a “ticking time bomb” on
our planet that could lead to a global warming so rapid and sudden that we would have no
way of dealing with it, it's methane…
Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/yeo090714.htm
RTCC | 9 July 2014 | Sophie Yeo
15 Countries Hold Key To Avoid Dangerous Global Warming, Finds Study
Climate experts have presented the UN with a report on how countries can club together
to avoid world temperatures soaring to dangerous levels.
The report, delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on July 8, 2014 in New
York , lays out technical pathways on how the world's 15 major emitters can make the
deep decarbonisation needed to keep the planet below 2C…
Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/cc090714A.htm
Countercurrents.org | 9 July 2014 | By Countercurrents
Record Levels Of Solar Ultraviolet On Earth's Surface Hit South America
The Bolivian Andes has been hit by record levels of ultraviolet radiation. It is only 1,500
miles from the equator. The observed level was considered to be harmful to life.
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A team of researchers from the US and Germany has measured the highest level of
ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on earth's surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes,
observed in the Bolivian Andes, are far above those normally considered to be harmful to
both terrestrial and aquatic life…