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Methane escapes from the sea floor in Antarctica

22.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot

Researchers are very concerned about the rapid methane release in the Antarctic Ross Sea, southeast of New Zealand. Methane is 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2, and the source of the methane is believed to be thousands of years old algae deposits embedded under sediments.

Sources:

https://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/article229572460/Treibhausgase-M

https://www.express.de/zukunft/natur-klima/auf-dem-meeresboden-forsche