Skip to comments.'Fountains' of methane 1,000m across erupt from Arctic ice
Posted on 12/15/2011 4:29:02 AM PST by wolfcreek
The Russian research vessel Academician Lavrentiev conducted a survey of 10,000 square miles of sea off the coast of eastern Siberia. They made a terrifying discovery - huge plumes of methane bubbles rising to the surface from the seabed. 'We found more than 100 fountains, some more than a kilometre across,' said Dr Igor Semiletov, 'These are methane fields on a scale not seen before. The emissions went directly into the atmosphere.'
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The article cites a HUGE, NATURALLY OCCURRING source of “greenhouse gases”, which nature manages just fine.
This little data point helps illustrate that the human factor is insignificant and there is no AGW!
Let me guess... They're horrified, horrified at this discovery. Why someone should do something about this immediately if not sooner! Don't think, just know that you have to act now! Let me take another wild guess - who do they want to pay for it? Someone else.
Should be? Heck, I can take a WAG from my desk here in North America.
And yet, this passes for serious science.
I saw a show about the Bermuda Triangle. These types of methane plumes were one of the possible explanations for the loss of so many ships in that area of the Atlantic.
The lack of bouyancy was given as the reason for the sinking of so many ships.
Maybe this has been where Godzilla has been hiding. Siberia is not that far from Tokyo.
I recall a documentary claiming huge methane bubbles could be responsible for sinking ships in the Bermuda triangle.
And there was that lake in Africa or where ever that released a huge methane [turned to CO2] bubble that killed everyone in the area.
Oh Nos......THE BLOB
As the planet warms and sea levels rise, it is inundated with seawater, which is 12-15 degrees warmer than the average air temperature.
The areas of these methane ‘fountains’ is 150 ft UNDER WATER. Since man caused ‘global warming’ the ocean level has not risen even an inch, and in fact has been going down the last few years.
Anyone with a brain should realize that trying to blame man for what is going on on the sea floor 150 ft below the surface is a moron.
Good to see an expert graciously remind posters that nat-gas and methane are the same.....Russia has a large gas field waiting to be harvested.
It is unknown if there is oil on Titan or not, but at least on Earth where there is methane there is oil nearby.
Can you imagine what those sailors were thinking, as they drowned in a gigantic fart?
Or you could research creation science [specifically Dr. Walt Brown PhD and his hydroplate theory] for a very interesting reason why we have so much coal, oil, and methane deposits - how quickly they formed and possibly even why their are deposits of same throughout our solar system.
Center for Scientific Creation - In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood
The AGW crowd will try to make the nexus. This is one of their catastrophic, tipping-point scary scenarios that they use to justify shutting down modern civilization, that we’ll warm the oceans just that little bit that releases the clathrate and turns Earth into Venus.
Soot! ime for Dick Obama to shut down all the diesel trains and trucks. Of course, the diesel public transportation buses will be allowed.
IIRC, all the buses here in the Austin metro run on NG.
Safe from Barry’s wrath
He wouldn’t want to shut public transportation out. He wants to get rid of non-GM-Volt cars to force more people to depend on freedom-restricting gummint transportation.
But if he ever does want to shut it down, he should remember that natural gas is mostly methane and that he could demand that not one molecule of methane can leak out of the refueling system.