Yes nuke it and get this disaster over with so we can get ready for the next one.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Divinorumus
Because mother Earth is not alive. It's a system. And restoring a system you broke, with nukes, restores the system.
The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50–100 meters at 40°15′10″N 58°26′22″E / 40.25264°N 58.43941°E / 40.25264; 58.43941
(The Door to Hell).
To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.
Yes! Let's nuke the ground where possible methane reserves are sitting above it underwater.
Originally posted by xmaddness
reply to post by Divinorumus
You do realize that we have detonated many many nuclear bombs on this planet in the past right?
You do realize that we are still standing here right?
Setting of a nuke under a mile of the ocean's surface, and then drilled a mile into the crust, will -not- destroy or disturb much on the surface.
Radiation will also be minimal if found at all on the oceans floor, let alone above the ocean's surface.
I really wish people would take the time to learn what the true impacts of such a bomb would be, which IMO would be close to nothing, other than sealing off the well.
However, I know enough to realize that people are scared and will perpetuate fear mongering whenever they don't understand something.
So in keeping with such, I offer the following fear mongering and totally untrue prediction of using a nuke:
The nuke will shear off the planets crust causing the earths angular momentum to slow until the the planet stops rotating which will then cause the sun to cook one side of the earth and freeze the other side which will then start a convection current along the bordering sun/no sun areas making my day very bad. Oh and it will kill millions. MILLIONS! And it won't stop the oil it will just make a big hole in the ground duh!
[edit on 2-7-2010 by xmaddness]
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by Tentickles
I think you already know this but I'll point it out any way, methane is something like 1,000 times more effective as a green house gas than they wimpy CO2 that we all have to care so much about.
Some more food for thought, what if a small nuke is used that sets off a fusion reaction in the methane for an uber huge unexpected explosion!?! - Not even sure if it possible but remember methane is one part carbon to 4 parts hydrogen... And of course a hydrogen bomb is a bunch of hydrogen set off with a smaller nuke.
Also slightly unrelated but most of the strange appearance of ships over the years that didn't even get off a mayday call could be due to big methane burps from the sea bed - it totally changes the density of the water and the ship literally drops to the sea bed
Still I'm in favour of a nuke, it's something to do - should be quite a display - I reckon it's would work.
Originally posted by tomdham
There is no hydrogen in the fusion bombs that we use. Mostly Deuterium and Tritium with a few other FUN ingredients.