Fears of reports about methane gas pertaining to it's toxicity, it's flamability, and it's catastrophic possibilities have surfaced lately, but the
subject quickly died. Methane has some possitive aspects as well however, but I'd like to weigh in here to see which outweighs which. Is Methane
something the inhabitants of Earth need to be aware of? I mean, Seas of Methane exist on other planets and moons, like the moon Titan, Methane cant
form seas on planet Earth. Right?
Methane and Methane Hydrate Deposites pose a strong possibility for future energy needs.
Under certain pressure and temperature conditions gas molecules such as methane can crystallize with water molecules to an ice-like structure,
so-called methane hydrates. At the MARUM institute in Bremen, scientists are working toward a better understanding of the role of methane hydrates for
the deep-sea ecosystems, the global carbon cycle, and the stability of continental slopes. Methane hydrates have received special attention because
the energy stored in them may be used by people in the future.
But when it comes to these substances, thats the possitive side of it all... Score = possitive methane effects 1 negative methane effects 0
A recent fear that stemmed from the BP oilspill was the fact about Methane and Methane Hydrates, as the story below reports:
Supposedly this fear can subside as it appears that BP has got the situation somewhat under control. Is this assumption premature? BP even announced
that the flow of oil has been contained.. but has it really? The world's oceans are heating up, causing something alot more disasterous than what BP
was involved with. True, if the seafloor had ruptured, releasing the methane contained within it it would have been globally disasterous. So far that
With the oceans around the globe heating up, previously trapped and stored deposites of Methane and Methane Hydrates are starting to disolve and
release that methane in the atmosphere at a globally alarming rate! Scientists have caldulated that each year 33 million tons of Methane are being
released atmosphereicaly on an annual basis! I guess Methane seas do form on planet Earth, UNDERNEATH OUR OCEANS OF WATER!
As this accident footage reveals, Methane pockets are located all around the world, and can produce some real and terrifying effects!
In reality huge, densly packed pockets of Methane and Methane Hydrate have been discovered practically on every Continental Shelf around the world, as
well as within deep trenches formed through tectonic plate subduction. Noteable locations of massive deposites are:
the Arctic Seabed, Costa Rica, Gulf of Mexico, Californian Coastal Waters, Siberia, Alaska, Sea of Japan, Indonesia, the Hikurangi Margin, New
Zealand, and several locations in the Indian Ocean. Methane hydrates have been found on Black Ridge off eastern US, in the Barents Sea southeast of
Svalbard, north side of Storegga Slide (site of past tsunami). Another hotspot (pardon the pun) is the northern coast of Spitzbergen, which is warming
fast as warm water currents break through the Fram Strait into the Arctic.
This week in Science, another team reports seeing the same thing during thousands of observations of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf on Russia’s
north coast, which is even more worrisome because it’s a huge methane deposit.
The shelf, which covers about 800,000 square miles, was exposed during the last ice age. When the region was above sea level, tundra vegetation pulled
carbon dioxide from the air as plants grew. That organic material, much of which didn’t decompose in the frigid Arctic, accumulated in the soil and
is the source of modern methane [Science News]. Now underwater, it’s covered by a layer of permafrost. But that permafrost seems to be becoming
unstable, thanks to the fact that the water on top of it is warmer than the air it was exposed to back when it was on dry land.
According to www.scientificamerican.com, with the rate of the oceans constant warming, oceans are releasing around 33 million tons of methane each
year; and apparently this isn't the first time the Earth has seen such a rise in methane release. At an estimate of 16,000 years ago, the Earth felt
the same peak of warming levels and global temperatures. www.sciencedaily.com also points out that scientists have data proving a huge methane release
on a global scale that occurred around 600 million years ago.
In Conclusion, Methane Hydrates are a threat Mankind cannot ignore. The Arctic timebomb is a prime example of why - and it's not just because of
Climate change, but something even more obvious - An Uncontrolled Massive release of Methane gases in the form of unstable Methane Hydrate deposits
suddenly warming to the right temperature to create massive tectonic shifts, Tsunami disasters, and ultimately a globally ecompassing cloud of
flammable Methane gas that would encompass the globe in a cloud 45 feet thick, which innevitably will find a source of ignition!
But all is ok, right folks? I mean, news reports after news reports after news reports warning of things like this have been published, but my
inclusion of these facts in this report doesn't mean it'll happen, so everyone just relax! People can continue to insert thier thumbs into thier
favorite location of warmth and joy, and continue to provide the global elite a controlling interest in their lives.
Looks like Methane Ignorance wins! So now that we are aware that Methane is a real problem, shouldn't we raise our awareness levels of it up and find
a solution for this before it becomes a Global Catastrophy???
bp couldn't contain a toilet overflowing. The reason the pressure has lowered is there is a huge crack on the sea floor relieving the well head
pressure which meens more merthane and oil comming out a mach 20
Well as you guys have noted, the BP fiascoe continues!
"..and what's really scary now is that some Scientists are starting to voice concerns over the Methane being at levels That will
kill millions of people. So this is no longer just an oil spill, this is a deathly hazard"
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