Bubbling lakes could release huge amounts of methane and trigger a climate catastrophe by accelerating global warming, warn scientists



As global temperatures continue to rise, more and more methane bubbles are being released from lakes and rivers, a new study has revealed.
The bubbles develop in the sediment at the bottom of water bodies, and release the gas into the atmosphere when they reach the surface.
If global temperatures rise by just 1°C, researchers suggest that methane bubble emissions could increase by as much as 20 per cent.
The excess methane leads to an additional temperature increase, resulting in a vicious cycle.
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22 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
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