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Environmental Research: Cost of Arctic methane release could be ‘size of global economy’ warn experts

Economic modelling shows that the possible 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… Dr Chris Hope, is a reader in policy modelling at Cambridge Judge Business School. Peter Wadhams is professor of ocean physics at the University of Cambridge, UK. Gail Whiteman is professor of sustainability, management and climate change at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands…

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