As a culture, we are apparently quite content to let ourselves be ruled by a business-government-media elite that will spend (in Canada) over $10 billion propping up narco-pedophile-torturers in Afghanistan, but which refuses to acknowledge the real crisis of global warming.
If the Arctic becomes six degrees warmer, then half of the world's permafrost will likely thaw, probably to a depth of a few metres, releasing most of the carbon and methane accumulated there over thousands of years, said Vladimir Romanovsky of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and a world expert on permafrost.
Methane is a global warming gas approximately 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2).
That would be catastrophic for human civilisation, experts agree.
What is to be done?