William is an earth scientist and writer with an interest in providing the science "backstory" for breaking environmental, earth science, and climate change news.
Methane Crater

Arctic Methane Craters

The sublimation of methane hydrates can result in the explosive release of methane into the atmosphere and the formation of methane craters. The featured image in this article shows an example of a methane explosion crater from the Yamal area of Russia. In environments where temperatures are low, and pressures are high, conditions are ripe for the formation Read More…


Temperature Data

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The graph shows average annual global temperatures since 1880  (source data) compared to the long-term average (1901-2000). The zero line represents the long-term average temperature for the whole planet; blue and red bars show the difference above or below average for each year. Source: Climate Change: Global Temperature (NOAA Climate.gov) Read More…