C3 reports that the tundra isn’t melting. Methane will not be coming to an atmoshphere near you anytime soon! Why?
Turns out that Arctic warming encourages growth of vegetation, especially dense, ground covering shrubs, which cause the ground to be shaded (go figure). As a result, the permafrost does not thaw as expected and large amounts of greenhouse gases are not released. Voilà, a natural negative feedback!
You can read the whole thing here. Poor Chicken Little…the sky is not falling!
Source: C3 Headlines