Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thawing of permafrost could become the epicenter of climate change

Gas locked inside Siberia's frozen soil and under its lakes has been seeping out since the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago. But in the past few decades, as the Earth has warmed, the icy ground has begun thawing more rapidly, accelerating the release of methane — a greenhouse gas 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide — at a perilous rate.

Some scientists believe the thawing of permafrost could become the epicenter of climate change. They say 1.5 trillion tons of carbon, locked inside icebound earth since the age of mammoths, is a climate time bomb waiting to explode if released into the atmosphere.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Parker Liautaud

The future of our planet lies in the hands of people like Parker Liautaud"
-Douglas Stoup, World Renowned Polar Explorer

Parker Liautaud is a 16-year-old polar adventurer and environmental activist. He is the youngest ever to even attempt a full expedition to the North Pole, and has two polar expeditions under his belt so far...