In Russia, accumulated ground gas makes the soil seem to have a life of its own

Everyone knows that Russia is home to people who defy human logic and do unbelievable things; But even nature has its own Russian style of being. A video recorded in Siberia, a vast region of the country, shows a weird natural phenomenon. The accumulation of gases created a floor that looks like liquid!

Did you find it confusing? Just watch the video above! The catch was witnessed by a group of scientists on Belyi Island, just north of Russia. Beneath the grass, carbon dioxide and methane were in a kind of air pocket, giving the island's surface an ominous look. By drilling the ground, scientists released the trapped gas in a kind of natural "megapum".

The Siberian tundra is made up of huge areas of permafrost, ie places where the ice is permanent. Permafrost there is quite thick and acts as a deposit of organic matter saturated in water over thousands of years. With global warming, this natural layer of ice can melt and release countless microbes into the atmosphere.

Ground seems alive with the accumulation of gases released by permafrost

These microbes will look for food in cities, producing a huge amount of carbon dioxide. In places with low oxygen concentrations, such as permafrost, the breakdown of organic matter by microbes should produce methane, which is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of global warming.

Ideally, in this case, gases should remain in the soil and not create a vicious circle of methane production and release and hence global warming - something difficult to control as this region of Siberia faces a heat wave. that already lasts 14 months!