Inconvenient: Studies find methane and carbon dioxide release is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season

Watts Up With That?

From San Diego State University and the “say anything to support the cause” department, comes this press release written by a fellow who obviously does not understand what it means when researchers say: “[methane and carbon dioxide release] is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season“. Maybe now those alarmists like Paul Beckwith and the always wrong on sea ice expert Peter Wadhams can call off their “Arctic Methane Emergency Group” who say the warming during summer is the biggest problem.

Yet here we are, actual measurements say that methane and CO2 release are contrary to what climate models predict about thawing permafrost releasing methane. Obviously some other mechanism is going on if permafrost is releasing equal or greater amounts of methane during winter as it does during summer..

Last year their press release said:

…found that far more methane is escaping from Arctic tundra during…

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