Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Methane seen as growing climate risk
AP on SFGate.com ^ | 3/4/10 | AP

Posted on 03/04/2010 11:37:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON, (AP) --

Methane, a potent global warming gas, is bubbling out of the frozen Arctic faster than had been expected.

Methane had become trapped in the permafrost over time and a warming climate is now resulting in its release, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

"The amount of methane currently coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming out of the entire world's oceans," said Natalia Shakhova, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center and the co-author.

Concerns about global warming have centered on rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but scientists note that methane can be 30 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: climate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; growing; methane; risk
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

1 posted on 03/04/2010 11:37:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Better start hiding your cows.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 11:38:27 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

On the Net:

Science: http://www.sciencemag.org


3 posted on 03/04/2010 11:38:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Heck, the cows will be able to graze in the arctic soon at this rate.. ;p-)


4 posted on 03/04/2010 11:39:13 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

BS. Methane could play a KEY role in breaking our dependence on Sauid oil. This is why the Saudis fund enviro groups, Hussein and Gore (major shareholder in Occidental Petroleum).


5 posted on 03/04/2010 11:39:33 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

“Hey, they didn’t believe us about CO2, let’s make up something else!”

Yay Science!


6 posted on 03/04/2010 11:39:36 AM PST by agere_contra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Must be President Bush’s fault. Look......just light a match and burn it off. Since this is coming out of San Franfreeco, I have this urge to ignore it.


7 posted on 03/04/2010 11:39:58 AM PST by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
Better start hiding your cows.

They can have my steaks, when they pry them from my cold dead meat eating hands.
8 posted on 03/04/2010 11:40:11 AM PST by ZX12R
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Oh no! Now even methane is...dare I say it?

“Unexpected.”


9 posted on 03/04/2010 11:40:23 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

I think History International Channel did a show on something similiar earlier in the week. A volcano in Sibera erupted; setting on fire the massive coal storage underneath the earth.....it increased the earth’s temperature by 20 degrees....the gasses spread and killed 95% of earth’s creatures. Hope history is not repeating itself.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 11:40:58 AM PST by NorwegianViking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

NO CHILI FOR YOU!! :p


11 posted on 03/04/2010 11:41:18 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Oh, please.

Yet another enviro-scare. Carbon monoxide (CO), “ozone layer” depletion, carbon dioxide (CO2), and now methane, besides all the dozens I haven’t mentioned.

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! ...................


12 posted on 03/04/2010 11:42:33 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NorwegianViking

Oh yeah,, If folks only knew half of what has happened to this planet time and time again..


13 posted on 03/04/2010 11:43:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

“More beans Mr. Taggard?”

“I’d say you’ve had enough!”

Love Blazing Saddles!


14 posted on 03/04/2010 11:43:09 AM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

“Methane seen as growing climate risk”

Stop farting.


15 posted on 03/04/2010 11:43:18 AM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; Genesis defender; markomalley; Carlucci; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 03/04/2010 11:44:00 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

How much of my tax money was blown on this research? Who gives a sht? The economy going down the tubes is much more of a concern.

The university bred eco-weenies will shrivel up and die when the gov’t money spigot is shut off. I’m the real eco-guy I have eight fruit trees on my property


17 posted on 03/04/2010 11:45:11 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

The prppaganda machine still at work.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 11:45:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

seems to me there are landfills that are producing power .. it’s not as glamorous as solar but hey..


19 posted on 03/04/2010 11:46:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: agere_contra
They get rewarded...

The Climate Industry Wall of Money ( Global Warming Hoax has Money behind it)

20 posted on 03/04/2010 11:47:30 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

AgitProp never sleeps.. they just nod off now and then.. but not for long.. I suspect this is a Seth B. piece.. :-)


21 posted on 03/04/2010 11:47:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

And Chili!


22 posted on 03/04/2010 11:48:28 AM PST by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Don’t forget radon gas, toxic mold, monster in the closet, monster under the bed and drunken stepdad!


23 posted on 03/04/2010 11:48:32 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; Revolting cat!

This report stinks!


24 posted on 03/04/2010 11:48:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

wonder if the new healthcare plan covers Beano?


25 posted on 03/04/2010 11:49:41 AM PST by oldmomster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Nice try, progressives.

Ain’t warming.

Go back to your play dough......


26 posted on 03/04/2010 11:53:09 AM PST by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

I’m sure some Hahavhd egghead will suggest a beer tax of $7 per gallon to reduce methane emissions.


27 posted on 03/04/2010 11:53:22 AM PST by Disambiguator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

They going to tax farts now? No, I am actually serious about this.

28 posted on 03/04/2010 11:53:55 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Oh man, what about all those cows walking the streets of India?


29 posted on 03/04/2010 11:55:43 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Most methane really comes from an unusual type of bacteria, some of which live as parasites in our guts. An antibacterial that targets this type would cure methane gas.
30 posted on 03/04/2010 11:56:30 AM PST by Reeses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: henkster

> Don’t forget radon gas, toxic mold, monster in the
> closet, monster under the bed and drunken stepdad!

Yes, of course.

How could I forget?

We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die! We’re all gonna die!..............


31 posted on 03/04/2010 11:56:39 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

LOL - The responses to this article are quite humorous.


32 posted on 03/04/2010 12:00:20 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Reeses

Our gut sure contains lots of interesting stuff... somke evidenced when it’s rumbling and gurgling away..


33 posted on 03/04/2010 12:00:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

-k


34 posted on 03/04/2010 12:02:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Yada, yada, yada.
35 posted on 03/04/2010 12:02:40 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Alinsky's values aren't American values.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
I fart in your general direction. sarcasm
36 posted on 03/04/2010 12:04:20 PM PST by boomop1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

“Okay, so carbon isn’t all that, but methane, methane is all that. Seriously, you know you can trust us...”

Pitiful...


37 posted on 03/04/2010 12:04:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, how can)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Reeses
Most methane really comes from an unusual type of bacteria, some of which live as parasites in our guts.

That's right. And it produces methane at your local wastewater plant if they use digesters. The methane is often used to power generators/boilers which produce electricity/steam to help power the plant.

38 posted on 03/04/2010 12:06:18 PM PST by RGSpincich
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; absolootezer0; The_Victor; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; hoe_cake

I better quit eating beans........


39 posted on 03/04/2010 12:08:13 PM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NorwegianViking
Not exactly. The Siberian traps were a massive eruption lasting over a million years that did cause major global climate change.

Siberian Traps
40 posted on 03/04/2010 12:08:55 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

I blame bean eating vegans.


41 posted on 03/04/2010 12:10:44 PM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nuke rocketeer

just so long as I stay upwind, honey, you can eat those beans.


42 posted on 03/04/2010 12:11:33 PM PST by hoe_cake
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

They forgot to tell me that the US is the ONLY country that can neuteralize this,,,,or is STUPID enough to fall for the SCAM.


43 posted on 03/04/2010 12:16:58 PM PST by Waco (Wanna buy an FBI file,,,See Hillary, she's got 900 of them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NorwegianViking
“I think History International Channel did a show on something similiar earlier in the week. A volcano in Sibera erupted; setting on fire the massive coal storage underneath the earth.....it increased the earth’s temperature by 20 degrees....the gasses spread and killed 95% of earth’s creatures. Hope history is not repeating itself.”

lol, the history channel should call itself the “Imaginary History Channel”, or the “Alternate Reality History Channel” or maybe just the “Science Fiction” channel. They gave up on broadcasting actual history long ago. Guess it wasn't entertaining enough for the morons who decide on the programing there.

44 posted on 03/04/2010 12:17:11 PM PST by monday
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: monday

The Arctic? Hell that’s nothing compared to the methane that’s bubbling up from DC.


45 posted on 03/04/2010 12:19:20 PM PST by marlon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Methane is a much better “greenhouse” gas than CO2. There are HUGE pockets of methane hydrates in the ocean floor - somehow they are trapped below the sediments, and folks are trying to come up with ways to make it practical to mine/drill them as a source of energy.

In the geologic past, sometimes these pockets are disturbed and the methane is released in a catastrophic manner that DOES cause problems. “Leakage” from some peat bogs is not that big of a deal.


46 posted on 03/04/2010 12:19:57 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

I CAN’T BREAT >>>>


47 posted on 03/04/2010 12:23:16 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Go-Go Donofrio. get us that Writ of Quo Warranto!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Heck, the cows will be able to graze in the arctic soon at this rate.. ;p-)

If the last polar bear doesn't eat all the cows.

48 posted on 03/04/2010 12:24:48 PM PST by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
"Better start hiding your cows."

Gas isn't the only bull emission in excess here.

49 posted on 03/04/2010 12:25:36 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 21twelve; Westbrook

http://armageddononline.tripod.com/methane.htm

The above “doomsday” site actually has a good brief description of the methane hydrates in the ocean floor and the effects of 55 million years ago when estimated 20% of them were released.

After the first few paragraphs though they get into the scare tactics. (”If this, if that, then maybe that....and we all die!”)


50 posted on 03/04/2010 12:25:54 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson