Methane bubbles up from the thawed permafrost at the bottom of the thermokarst lake through the ice at its surface. Credit: Katey Walter Anthony/ University of Alaska Fairbanks

Protecting yourself

Most of us are aware of CO2… It is the methane we should also be concerned about. Methane gas is frozen deep in Arctic permafrost and in the Antarctic. As each polar region and the glaciers on our mountains melt, Methane will escape at an accelerated rate. The release of Methane gas will warm our World to the point of our extinction. Methane is a powerful greenhouses gas. Measured over a 20-year period, methane is 84 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2