Skip to comments.Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event
Posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:59 AM PDT by Neville72
Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions.
251 million years ago a mammoth undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth.  Experts agree that what is known as the Permian extinction event was the greatest mass extinction event in the history of the world. 
55 million years later another methane bubble ruptured causing more mass extinctions during the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum (LPTM).
The LPTM lasted 100,000 years. 
Those subterranean seas of methane virtually reshaped the planet when they explosively blew from deep beneath the waters of what is today called the Gulf of Mexico.
Now, worried scientists are increasingly concerned the same series of catastrophic events that led to worldwide death back then may be happening again-and no known technology can stop it.
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Is this Free Republic?
Oh, good grief!
World killing event.
Women and minorities hardest hit.
Oh, the drama.
Still no explanation as to what caused the disaster. Until proven otherwise, sabotage has to be considered.
All sheep get sheared. All beebers get stunned. Facts of life.
Like global warming, more “peer reviewed” science or junk science? =.=
“The warning signs of an impending planetary catastropheof such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it-would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and the massive venting of methane and other gases into the surrounding water.
Such occurrences can lead to the rupture of the methane bubble containmentit can then permit the methane to breach the subterranean depths and undergo an explosive decompression as it catapults into the Gulf waters. 
All three warning signs are documented to be occurring in the Gulf.”
There's another thread where people are bashing Fox's Megyn Kelly.
Well, no reason not to max out my credit cards and eat ice cream and pizza for breakfast then.
On the bright side, SS won’t go bankrupt...
Cue the Doomsday music...
The danger is perhaps a little overstated. I’m more worried about the effect of a Carrington event, or man-made EMP, than a methane bubble in the ocean. If our power grids go down, society will go feral within a year.
Sometimes, we Earth people just can’t catch a break.
It is the worst possible solution, the one most damaging to America, and therefore the one The One is most apt to use.
With luck he can diddle daddle long enough to have to do it in a blind panic just before a major hurricane lances into Americas soft white underbelly.
Such a nuke would:
Replace an 18 dia pipe leaking oil with a quarter mile wide crater over bedrock shattered all the way down to the full oil deposit.And as a special bonus he could then use the results to ban all oil drilling and eliminate Americas entire nuclear arsenal.
Violate international nuclear weapon treaties.
Flash abundant amounts of sea water into steam both by the bomb itself and the exposed hot crust/magma.
Provide a thermal turbocharge boost to convert an ordinary hurricane into a continent crossing hypercane.
Ignite vast quantities of methane and oil, generating massive quantities of CO2 and raining down fire over hundreds of square miles.
Inundate Americas breadbasket farmland with a deluge of radioactive, oily saltwater all the way up to the Canadian border.
And who knows? It might even shake loose the New Madrid fault.
From his viewpoint, whats not to love?
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