The melting of permafrost releases large quantities of methane gas. This release was noted in Northern Russia last summer where giant holes made by gas escaping the frozen earth have locals deeply worried about where the next explosion will be.
Methane is about twenty times more effective in warming the planet than carbon dioxide.
NASA Global Climate Change
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Due to the uncertain security situation in the country, many western countries have withdrawn from their embassies in Sanaa, currently under Houthi control.
The Canadian Government advises Canadians to avoid all travel and if you are unfortunate enough to be in the country in spite of previous warnings get out now.
“the security situation has deteriorated significantly and foreigners are at extreme risk.” Government of Canada
The advice to citizens of the UK from their government is to leave immediately. The government further advises that any that chose to ignore the evacuation advice will be on their own in Yemen. There will be no rescue flights.
To add to the two way fighting between the Shia and Sunni factions, Al-Qaida members continue to target westerners and Houthis.
Glyphosate and glyphosate formulations induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro. The Lancet
Animal studies have shown a connection between glyphosate and kidney, skin and pancreatic cancers.
Monsanto, the leading producer of GM plants engineered to survive a spraying with their Roundup product has published a lengthy statement on their website refuting the studies by the independent studies and criticizes the work of the IARC.
The annual production of glyphosate based herbicide is estimated to bring in about $6bn to those companies making it.
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