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$60T Methane Time Bomb in the Arctic
July 25, 2013 | Erasmus University Rotterdam

“Economic modelling shows that the methane emissions caused by shrinking sea ice from just one area of the Arctic could come with a global price tag of 60 trillion dollars – the size of the world economy in 2012.” Quoted from the Erasmus University Rotterdam press release.

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