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Originally posted by chiron613
reply to post by quedup
Um... methane is a greenhouse gas. This isn't an example of earth's "self-correction" (negative feedback). It is an example of a runaway process in which there is positive feedback. Warming led to thawing of permafrost, which in turn leads to release of methane, which adds to the warming.
I don't know the significance of this. In fact, I'm not even convinced of the legitimacy of this report. However, if it's legitimate, it may be an indication that we've lost any chance of reversing the climate changes we've initiated. If there are kilometer-wide fountains of methane spewing, I don't think worrying about our own emissions is going to help much.
Kinda makes me glad I don't have any kids that have to deal with this crap...
Originally posted by quedup
Originally posted by rick004
I'm not very savy to the science behind this but all this methane , would it not mean that the planet would get hotter as opposed to another ice age ??
I think you're right but I always think that this is when the climate flips - when it get's too hot - nature perhaps creates an ice age????
Either way - it looks like something has to give.
Originally posted by unityemissions
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Very very good find.
This show that us humans are puny and earth will do whatever she has to do.
I'm sure those vents are producing in a week way way way more greenhouse gases than all of humanity has produced in the last thousand years.
Now I'll just print this and show this to the still brainwashed ``we must cut our CO2 and pay carbon taxes`` eco-nazis in my family... maybe that'll wake them up.edit on 13-12-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Do you seriously not "get it"
These puny humans and their weak carbon emissions caused the permafrost to start melting which is the reason this methane is being released.
How the hell can people still be in denial? The bulk of global warming effects the poles, and this is exactly what we're seeing. These same methane bubbles are going on in antartica.
This hasn't happened in at least 400,000 years. Nothing besides human beings starting the industrial revolution accounts for this. Nothing.
Are you people in this much damned denial?
Do you not make the OBVIOUS connection here?
edit on 14-12-2011 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nfflhome
Who started it 400,000 yrs ago?
Originally posted by JBA2848
I would almost adventure to say this is propaganda from Russia so they can start drilling and capturing gas in the Arcrtic. They have been wanting to do it for a long time now and they will create a fake problem that they will solve by moving in on the Arctic ice for drilling.edit on 14-12-2011 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.
Based on my close observation of their actions, and watching the recommendations made by the CoR many years ago now being adopted as official UN and government policy – well, I have become personally convinced that they are deadly serious. On this website I try to use quotes and excerpts as much as possible and let the reader reach their own conclusions.
So, what exactly is the Club of Rome and who are its members? Founded in 1968 at David Rockefeller’s estate in Bellagio, Italy, the CoR describes itself as "a group of world citizens, sharing a common concern for the future of humanity." It consists of current and former Heads of State, UN beaureacrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Its funny you say that because pockets of air in glacial ice formed during the last ice age reveal co2 levels of over 500 ppm. Basically emissions were higher in those days. Something to think about.