posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 02:58 AM
Here's what the EPA has to say about methane: Methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere for approximately 9-15 years. Methane
is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 100-year period.
So it would appear as if we're gonna have a big problem facing us in the very near future. I've not put much thought into this really. There's only
one solution I see at first glance that will allow us to come out of this in somewhat ok situation. We will have to compensate for all of the extra
greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. We will have to seriously cut back on industrial emissions, vehicular emissions, and every other
kind of greenhouse emissions that we can think of.
We will have to undertake a massive initiative to reduce almost all greenhouse emissions. To combat the levels of methane that will build up there
will have to be a massive planting of trees to try and use as much CO2 and replace it with massive amounts of oxygen.
Could this be a blessing in disguise?
Could this be the precipice at which point the human race changes?
The point where we suck it up as a collective species and make the change that's being staring us in the face for the last 50 years?
Do we finally quit using fossil fuels and non renewable energy sources?
Is this the final impetus, the final kick in the @$$ to get us over the hump and into living harmoniously with our planet?
True there may be many more disastrous days in the not too distant future, talk of tsunamis in the gulf of mexico, hurricane season is upon us, fears
for the food supply, fear of deadly chemicals being released into the marine food chain, chemicals finding their way into the water supply. We can
either focus on the gloom and doom; live out what could be our final years in the ever tightening grip of fear.
The time to choose is now. The time to act is now. While BP and the others are finding ways to stop the leaking of this well, we need to focus our
energies on finding the solutions we will need to survive tomorrow. The solutions that will allow the human race to continue to exist for the future.
We can take this disaster and turn it around. We can take the steps that ensure our children and our children's children can and will grow up on a
planet that has not become desolate of life...