Frozen organics

Inside a thermokarst lake, vegetation hangs where solid permafrost used to support it. Microbiological activity releases carbon when the ice melts as the frozen microbes begin breaking down the frozen organic matter. 'Methane is 23 times more efficient than CO2 at trapping solar heat over a 100-year period', says Vladimir Chuprov, head of the energy unit at Greenpeace Russia. Videos on youtube show the amount of organic gases trapped under a frozen lake, such as this one in Alaska.

Photo 12 of 26 in Permafrost

56.6862°N, 124.674°E
Inside a thermokarst lake, vegetation hangs where solid permafrost used to support it. Microbiological activity releases carbon when the ice melts as the frozen microbes begin breaking down the frozen organic matter. 'Methane is 23 times more efficient than CO2 at trapping solar heat over a 100-year period', says [link http://www.greenpeace.org/russia/en/press/releases/greenpeace-russia-warns-the-go Vladimir Chuprov], head of the energy unit at Greenpeace Russia. Videos on [link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa3M4ou3kvw youtube] show the amount of organic gases trapped under a frozen lake,  such as this one in Alaska.
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