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As Planet Edges Closer to Multiple Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Identify First Active Methane Gas Leak in Antarcti

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'Scientists have warned for years that the climate crisis could lead to the 'tipping point' of methane leaks in the sea floor and the thawing of permafrost regions. At some point in a warming world, greenhouse gas emissions from nature will go way beyond anything we can control. Scientists have for the first time identified an active leak of methane gas from the sea floor in Antarctica, increasing the possibility that the planet is close to one of the 'tipping points' that would put the impacts of global heating out of humans' control . According to The Guardian, researchers found  the methane leak 30 feet below the surface in McMurdo Sound..In addition to finding methane dissolved in the water, the scientists found that microbes which usually consume the gas before it reaches the atmosphere had only formed in small numbers.'

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