posted on May, 21 2012 @ 03:30 AM
It's interesting how this is at least the 6th news article over the past 3 months from a mainstream and/or known source that has gone into the methane
release. The severity of this should be more known as it is fully capable of accelerating climate change at a rate that our oblivious nature will even
notice in due time.
At this point we can just hope that the release is quelled somehow by nature.
Massive amounts released could easily flip the planet into chaos.
150,000 seeps near Greenland and Alaska sounds intimidating. Most of the articles I had read before spoke of Siberia as the main culprit.
The weather here in Canada has been reaching both ends of the spectrum. On April 28th it was about 18C here in NL, and on April 29th we had a fair
snowfall. Since then we've been getting two days of warm weather, including a few 20C+ days, followed by days where it barely goes above 5C. Night is
usually freezing lately, though some have been too hot, too.
The tornado outbreaks in March and April should have been an indication to the US that temperatures are shifting as of late. Same for Europe with the
mini ice-age earlier in the year.
The last 12 months were the hottest in US history since record-keeping began in 1895.
"January-April 2012 was the warmest such period on record for the contiguous United States, with an average temperature of 45.4 degrees F, 5.4 degrees
F above the long-term average. Twenty-six states, all east of the Rockies, were record warm for the four-month period, and an additional 17 states had
temperatures for the period among their ten warmest."
edit on 21/5/12 by murkraz because: (no reason given)