I read an article about a man sailing for a thousand days that mentioned the time he was hit by a rogue wave. At least that’s the only explanation he had for what hit him. He was inside cooking when he was suddenly thrown against the wall as his boat capsized.
Wired provides an explanation of rogue waves here.
PERMAFROST: While the deniers and doubters continue to argue about the e-mail and mistakes of the climate change scientists, the glaciers continue to melt and the permafrost continues to thaw.
Here’s an article about methane from thawing permafrost. Some scientists suspect it will become a bigger problem than carbon:
Remember that methane is at least 25 times more potent than CO2 in terms of its warming potential–if just 10% of the methane stored in Arctic permafrost were released into the atmosphere it could lead to a further 0.7°C warming all on its own, equivalent to all the warming the world has seen since the industrial revolution.