Watch Bubbling Alaska Lakes Catch on Fire

Some Arctic lakes are starting to look like witches’ cauldrons. […]

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Chris Machens

Date Posted:

August 31, 2016

Some Arctic lakes are starting to look like witches’ cauldrons.

The above video shows an increasingly common site in northern latitudes. As global warming heats these areas up, the frozen ground is melting. And when permafrost turns from solid ground to looser mud, it releases gases that have been trapped inside.

About the Author: Chris Machens

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Covering the climate for Climate State since 2011. Peter Sinclair noted in 2017, "Climate State has been doing an absolutely amazing job of providing a useful historical archive of important experts warning on climate issues through past decades."

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