posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:27 PM
Debate technical terms all you want, the evidence that the Earth's environment is heating up is incontrovertible.
The evidence that this is a result of human activity is very strong, far too strong to ignore, as the consequences are far too great, at least as far
as humanity is concerned. The pressing issue in the minds of those who watch this happening are turning more and more towards finding the best place
to hole up until things blow over in a century or
two, or millennium or ten.
From the original article, can't find any new information.
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.'
'Earlier we found torch or fountain-like structures like this,' Semiletov told the Independent. 'This is the first time that we've found
continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It's amazing.'
'Over a relatively small area, we found more than 100, but over a wider area, there should be thousands of them.'
What they have discovered in the lakes, is that these methane releases are concentrated at specific points, creating little volcanoes or methane. If
these volcanoes of methane release create giant, deep drilling holes, than they could wind up tapping the huge concentrations of methane a mere two
hundred meters beneath the Arctic shelf. We could see rapid global warming in a few years, maybe a few months.
No more news on this one.