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Methane-spewing microbe blamed in Earth's worst mass extinction
Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | Will Dunham

Posted on 03/31/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Sometimes bad things come in small packages.

A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land vertebrates.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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non anthropomorphic methane caused climate change??
1 posted on 03/31/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Sure would like to have the patent on that little bugger.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

just think of the chaos.....


3 posted on 03/31/2014 2:39:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This helps to explain why King O wants to suppress cow farts.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 2:40:01 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: MeshugeMikey; thackney

See? I told you that stuff was dangerous!...................


5 posted on 03/31/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Oh Please! It's just to scare us about the Culprit of the Week, Methane.

6 posted on 03/31/2014 2:40:55 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: NautiNurse

if MICROBES....could talk....

these clowns just had to get the METHANE meme into overdrive...


7 posted on 03/31/2014 2:40:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Red Badger

beware the ......microbes

run away.....run away


8 posted on 03/31/2014 2:41:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BitWielder1

SURVEY SAYS

BINGO...the Methane Meme Hard At Work..

FRACK THE MICROBES NOW!!


9 posted on 03/31/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

So what happened to all that methane?


10 posted on 03/31/2014 2:42:51 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is the way to UNLIMITED FREE NATURAL GAS!!


11 posted on 03/31/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: MeshugeMikey
humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere

Blowed up real good.

12 posted on 03/31/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: beethovenfan
Now in the exclusive ‘secret recipe’ for White Castle.
13 posted on 03/31/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: 2harddrive

Amen Brother or SIster

Obummers about to give away some GREEN STIMULUS money to the first company that can pretend to be doing any MEANINGFUL Speculation on this vital matter!!


14 posted on 03/31/2014 2:44:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

were all gonna be methaned to death......


15 posted on 03/31/2014 2:44:57 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: beethovenfan

it was elimi....it was eradicated by GAIA...over several billion years

ommmmmmm!


16 posted on 03/31/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

See. I told you what would happen if we pumped too much See-Oh-Two into the atmosphere. People will never learn. It looks like we’re in for a long dry spell for the fishermen and the hunters. But then again, there may not be that many of them left.

Where is Al Gore when we really need him. If we had spent a measly $Trillion or two, or three or four or maybe five or six or seven or eight or a thousand just 10 years ago this would never have happened.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: MeshugeMikey

We knew about them 50 years ago — we called then SBDs — and blamed a lot of things on them.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 2:55:50 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MeshugeMikey

The mixing of junk sciences, amazing what comes out of the mouths of the fools. What’s next? Maybe it was because of the Earth was too round.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 2:56:54 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Beat me to it. Yup. Methane demonization is on the ticket.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 2:58:07 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: MeshugeMikey

I thought it was a meteor.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 2:58:15 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: Black Agnes

they dont miss a beat.

there are likely teams of vapid greenies being paid bundles...to do nothing but cook up anthropomorphic fairy tales.like this for mass consumption..


22 posted on 03/31/2014 2:59:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ergo, AGW is real, we must stop all natural gas production in the US, and we need to spend about $500,000,000,000 on more studies. /spit


23 posted on 03/31/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Uncle Chip

STDs cause global climate change ye say?.....;-{


24 posted on 03/31/2014 3:00:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Busko

If these microbes were so numerous as to create
such an effect, wouldn’t there be some sign of them
left in the geologic record?
They must have covered a lot of the earth’s surface.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: piytar

I got into an argument once where the nut said the government needs to change the ocean currents to reduce global warming.

I suppose because “government” can do anything, just like God.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 3:04:52 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: MeshugeMikey

I thought that extinction was caused by massive amounts of volcanoes blowing up where Siberia was?


27 posted on 03/31/2014 3:04:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tet68

They settled in the shale so now we have fracking to get the methane out.


28 posted on 03/31/2014 3:06:28 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: piytar

my favorite poliitcal cartoon of all time was one in which someone.... was warning a colleague...... not to tell obie what came after a trillion...


29 posted on 03/31/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: beethovenfan

It morphed into politicians.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: MeshugeMikey

Interesting hypothesis, but more information required.


31 posted on 03/31/2014 3:11:40 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: beethovenfan

It is on the sea floor. That is the next source for energy when they can get the mining costs down. Under pressure and chemical balance it is held as a solid.


32 posted on 03/31/2014 3:12:31 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: MeshugeMikey

honest, it was the dog!


33 posted on 03/31/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

ahahahahaha The DOG ate my homework and elimin....eradicted Thousands of SPECIES.....HONEST!


34 posted on 03/31/2014 3:14:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: tet68

ah detail details......


35 posted on 03/31/2014 3:15:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DallasDeb

that was my understanding..yes.

maybe it was a giant MICROBE SPEWING Meteor?


36 posted on 03/31/2014 3:15:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Ocean Current Change.. Yes We Can’t!


37 posted on 03/31/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GraceG

that was old school theory....this is a New Theory for a New Age...so to speak....

Must Keep Methane Meme Alive...Must Keep Methane Meme Alive...Must Keep Methane Meme Alive...

Stop Assault Fracking Now!


38 posted on 03/31/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The worst environmental catastrophe this planet has ever suffered was when blue-green algae came along. Those little rascals put forth a toxic gas that killed nearly all of the species living at the time, and permanently changed the composition of the earth’s atmosphere, from which the planet has not yet recovered.

If the EPA had been in existence then, can you imagine the furor?


39 posted on 03/31/2014 3:23:05 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: MeshugeMikey

Did these killer microbes drive SUVs?


40 posted on 03/31/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They sure changed the climate in cars that I rode in —


41 posted on 03/31/2014 3:44:54 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MeshugeMikey

42 posted on 03/31/2014 3:50:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: beethovenfan

Released into the atmosphere, it would eventually breakdown to CO2 and water. As long as there is enough oxygen, it will oxidize. Spark an ignition and speed up the process.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 3:50:48 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Is that the same algae that Stink said could solve the energy crises?


44 posted on 03/31/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT by tsomer
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if MICROBES....could talk....

these clowns just had to get the METHANE meme into overdrive...

I made some memes of my own!

45 posted on 03/31/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Sure would like to have the patent on that little bugger.

You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at.*

*Obscure Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reference.

46 posted on 03/31/2014 4:01:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: GraceG

oh no.... run away.... its those wild Methanes////


47 posted on 03/31/2014 4:47:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GraceG

....and it appears shes wearing their tails.....


48 posted on 03/31/2014 4:48:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: tsomer

No.


49 posted on 03/31/2014 4:56:22 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: MeshugeMikey

The infestation has settled into DC.


50 posted on 03/31/2014 4:58:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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