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Methane Bubbling to Arctic Ocean Surface in Giant Plumes
CleanTV.com ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jerry McGlothlin

Posted on 12/15/2011 9:16:22 AM PST by geraldmcg

Here's a breaking news story about a huge discovery of methane gas reserves. The bad news is this methane is burping up into plumes from the arctic ocean into the atmosphere from holes in the ice that are 3,000 feet across. Russian scientists say they have discovered thousands of these holes emitting methane plumes from the arctic shelf.

According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Semiletov has studied these methane plumes for years but most of that time they were only about 30 meters in diameter. Semiletov said, "We carried out checks at about 115 stationary points and discovered methane fields of a fantastic scale — I think on a scale not seen before."

The question is, "Should we be concerned?"

EDITOR’S NOTE: While we espouse a conservative Judeo-Christian worldview and we neither condone the radical environmental movement advocating such things as valuing animals more than humans, nor do we agree with most of the junk science used to foment fears about global warming, however we do have to acknowledge that there may be issues of environmental concern expressed in this video. In the bible in Revelation chapter 16,verses 8-9 it states: “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.” So it is clear that someday there appears to be something that may deplete the earth of its protective ozone layer, thus causing the sun to scorch the skin of human beings.

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TOPICS: Education; Outdoors; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: abiogenic; catastrophism; climatechange; doomage; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; methane; science; thomasgold; weather

1 posted on 12/15/2011 9:16:35 AM PST by geraldmcg
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To: geraldmcg
"Nice!"
2 posted on 12/15/2011 9:21:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: geraldmcg

Farctic!


3 posted on 12/15/2011 9:22:13 AM PST by bigbob
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To: geraldmcg

Sorry about that. It was the Panda Express food I had last night.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 9:23:24 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: geraldmcg

Are you telling me this could exceed the sum total of all the cow farts in the United States combined?


5 posted on 12/15/2011 9:23:24 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: geraldmcg
And this is a surprise why??

I have circa 1850 articles on the oceans and methane...it's part of how the universe works. Has "0" to do with man.

6 posted on 12/15/2011 9:24:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: geraldmcg

This is what happens when Mother Earth goes “BLAAAAAATTTTT!!!”


7 posted on 12/15/2011 9:25:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: geraldmcg

It must be all that Taco Bell I ate a few days ago...


8 posted on 12/15/2011 9:25:40 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: geraldmcg
Human-caused global warming is causing the earth to belch vast quantities of poisonous gas. We need to cut carbon emissions now! /sarc
9 posted on 12/15/2011 9:25:56 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: geraldmcg
In the bible in Revelation chapter 16,verses 8-9 it states: “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.” So it is clear that someday there appears to be something that may deplete the earth of its protective ozone layer, thus causing the sun to scorch the skin of human beings.

Maybe this is the reason Obama has banned all offshore drilling. He's afraid that a spark might set off all that methane and ignite the oceans.

10 posted on 12/15/2011 9:26:25 AM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: geraldmcg

Well well....What’s the whack radical left going to do now?...boycott Mother Nature?


11 posted on 12/15/2011 9:26:54 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: geraldmcg

LOL So mother earth farts? :O Now what ever are the enviroweenies going to do about this?


12 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:03 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: geraldmcg

earlier thread on the same topic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2820666/posts

same topic, different source, not a duplicate


13 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:23 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: geraldmcg
And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.” So it is clear that someday there appears to be something that may deplete the earth of its protective ozone layer, thus causing the sun to scorch the skin of human beings.

What is abundantly clear is that there's always something that someone can turn into a harbinger of doom, biblical or otherwise, for purposes of their own polemics.
14 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:43 AM PST by aruanan
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To: geraldmcg

So whatcha gonna do about THAT, EPA?????


15 posted on 12/15/2011 9:34:31 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: geraldmcg
According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Semiletov has studied these methane plumes for years but most of that time they were only about 30 meters in diameter. Semiletov said, "We carried out checks at about 115 stationary points and discovered methane fields of a fantastic scale — I think on a scale not seen before."

Earth to Igor. Earth to Igor. Methane will oxidize to CO2 which will feed plants and increase the yields of crops around the world. We could propose that at what, for all indications, is the end of this current interglacial period, we are witnessing something that may herald the end of the current ice age before a period of truly clement weather around the world. Of course, this could be something that triggers the next glaciation and we're in for another 100,000 years or so of ice, snow, and horrible storms.
16 posted on 12/15/2011 9:36:28 AM PST by aruanan
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To: geraldmcg
Oh hell, if methane is more harmful than Co2, the enviro Nazis will ignite the plumes claiming to protect the earth, while increasing global warming.
17 posted on 12/15/2011 9:39:42 AM PST by Sea Parrot (You know you might be facing your DOOM , if all you get is a click, Instead of a BOOM !)
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To: steve86

“Human-caused global warming is causing the earth to belch vast quantities of poisonous gas. We need to cut carbon emissions now! /sarc “

It won’t be sarc when it appears in the NYT...just wait.

They’re searching for the science reporter with the lowest GPA to write on it as I type.


18 posted on 12/15/2011 9:40:04 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: geraldmcg

Clearly, sea cows have gathered at the arctic for their annual farting competition!!

And, the idiocy by “climatologists” goes on unfettered by intelligence!!


19 posted on 12/15/2011 9:44:12 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: geraldmcg
methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

do not accept that statement too quickly.

1) the percentage of methane in the atmosphere is very small.
2) the correlation is based on a model of just 4 factors, not tested in the real complex world.
3) you have to assume carbon dioxide is harmful.

20 posted on 12/15/2011 9:45:30 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: geraldmcg

Scary stuff...anyone got a light!


21 posted on 12/15/2011 9:46:23 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: geraldmcg
methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

do not accept that statement too quickly.

1) the percentage of methane in the atmosphere is very small.
2) the correlation is based on a model of just 4 factors, not tested in the real complex world.
3) you have to assume carbon dioxide is harmful.

22 posted on 12/15/2011 9:46:50 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Some of these “bubbles” are big enough to tank down a ship in seconds.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 9:47:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Some of these “bubbles” are big enough to tank down a ship in seconds.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 9:47:56 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: geraldmcg

Oh the horror! The world is one big carbon footprint.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 9:49:40 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: geraldmcg

Only post items from your blog once, and only post them into the bloggers forum. Massive Arctic farts are not Activism sidebar material.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 10:01:46 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: geraldmcg

Perfect time for the EPA to file a lawsuit against God.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 10:02:04 AM PST by Cyman
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To: DustyMoment

No, the sea cows have nothing to do with it. Remember, Christmas is only ten days away and Santa Claus is just gassing up the reindeer for his Christmas Eve travels.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 10:05:07 AM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: geraldmcg

Quick, start harvesting it before it damages the atmosphere!


29 posted on 12/15/2011 10:09:38 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: geraldmcg
They better get the NO SMOKING signs up.
30 posted on 12/15/2011 10:23:07 AM PST by pallis
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To: Vigilanteman

Mass Norwal fart contest


31 posted on 12/15/2011 10:28:26 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: geraldmcg
If the methane released into the atmosphere is harmful, perhaps we should accelerate our capture and burning of it in order to reduce atmospheric methane levels.
32 posted on 12/15/2011 10:40:21 AM PST by fso301
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To: bigbob
Farctic!

Hot tea through the nostrils in not fun!

I had a clever comment about whales causing global warming, but your zinger knocked the wind out of my sails. LOL

33 posted on 12/15/2011 10:51:55 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: geraldmcg

I’d like to see how the enlightened liberals try to educate the planet itself. Where does one go to administer the fines?


34 posted on 12/15/2011 10:57:03 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks geraldmcg.

Pull My Finger ping.


35 posted on 12/16/2011 4:37:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks geraldmcg.


Thanks .




36 posted on 12/16/2011 4:39:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: aruanan; geraldmcg; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; All

Here are several related links a friend sent me. I am sending him this post.

Letter in nature
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/file/wildfires.pdf
http://www.wildfirepire.org/sites/default/files/hu_2010_tundra_burning_in_alaska_linkages_to_climatic_change_and_sea_ice_retreat.pdf

http://www.lter.uaf.edu/dev2009/pdf/1350_Tarnocai_Canadell_2009.pdf

NY Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/science/earth/warming-arctic-permafrost-fuels-climate-change-worries.html?pagewanted=1&ref=general&src=me

I have not read these yet, but was told the Alaska fires were very severe. Also, last year I saw something about a Russian scientist who was very concerned that large quantities of methane were being released from the Lena River delta emptying into the Arctic Ocean. There are those who believe that a giant methane burp caused a major extinction event about 55 million years ago.


37 posted on 12/17/2011 9:18:18 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

In central Michigan in the 1960s there was usually some methane fire somewhere burning someone’s lawn or field.


38 posted on 12/18/2011 5:34:04 AM PST by aruanan
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To: massgopguy
Some of these “bubbles” are big enough to tank down a ship in seconds.

Yep. There's been speculation that there are significant methane vents in the "Bermuda Triangle" and they, rather than anything supernatural/alien, are responsible for all the difference there.

There was a program, years ago, that used the tanks at the big US Navy experimentation facility in Carderock, MD to show just how easily a "moderate" (relative to what's actually been observed in nature) methane eruption would have sunk without any trace/wreckage a ship the size/dimensions of the USS Cyclops (one of the "Triangle's" enduring mysteries). Also bring down low-flying aircraft.
39 posted on 12/18/2011 5:49:27 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks for all the links. Methane, mine it or it burps out to enter the atmosphere. My thinking is as was stated above, mine it, burn it, produce energy from the methane’s energy.


40 posted on 12/19/2011 5:30:23 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: geraldmcg

Globull warming, Fracking, Bush Cheney HALIBURTON! AHHHHH

41 posted on 12/19/2011 5:37:32 AM PST by MaxMax
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