In mid-December I authored a theory here on ATS about dangerous gases, methane and hydrogen sulfide, as causing a lot of the increased global
incidents that we are experiencing, such as a rise in earthquake and volcano activity, mass animal die-offs, sinkholes, sonic booms and unexplained
explosions. There are more events and phenomenon, but right now I want to propose another one that I think is caused by the dangerous gas theory.
That’s the increase in drug-resistant and mutating bacteria and viruses.
If you’d like to know more about the dangerous gas theory you can visit the thread here
This link has the theory about methane plumes rapidly increasing and causing an alarming increased rate of global warming far more dangerous to
civilization than CO2 ever was. I’m not going to get into the theory anymore here because you can visit the link and find out a lot, there are pages
and pages worth of information in the thread. This thread is rather long but worth the read. I tried to keep it short but there is just too much
information to share here. Hopefully you like to read and you take the time because there it's a very interesting theory.
First, you may be asking yourself how diseases and pandemics have anything to do with dangerous gases and atmospheric heating. It’s simple really.
There are various types of microbes that eat methane. They live deep underground and they live 30,000 feet into the air. Basically, they are
everywhere and they feed off methane hydrates.
The theory goes something like this. The more methane increases it becomes a feeding frenzy for the microbes. What happens when these microbes have
more than enough to eat? They multiply. As methane release increases, there is naturally going to be a rapid increase in the microbes that feed.
Through the evolution of bacteria over millions of years you can expect that other species of bacteria can also experience growth. As one species of
bacteria rapidly increases, others will follow. I propose in this theory that as the microbes continuously feed on the increased methane hydrates,
other bacteria are following the lead, thus, literally thousands of species of bacteria and viruses are experiencing phenomenal growth all over the
To back this idea up, let’s first take a look at what bacteria really are. Bacteria are made up of the same genetic stuff that we are, only we have
our DNA stored in the nucleus of the cytoplasm of a cell, while bacteria DNA isn’t stored in the nucleus. Their DNA is stored in the cytoplasm
without a nucleus and that gives way for genetic mutation. The bacteria are made up of a genetic material called plasmids, which are small ring-like
structures that float in the cell. They are separate from the chromosomal DNA and each has a specific job. One plasmid will cause the production of a
chemical which negates antibiotic a, while another plasmid will cause the production of a chemical which negates antibiotic b. Then there is
horizontal and vertical transfer of the plasmids to other bacteria. Vertical transfer is when a bacterium transfers the plasmid through its offspring,
but it’s the horizontal transfer that may be responsible for the rapid rise in disease. This is when a plasmid replicates itself independently of
the host cell and a single bacterium transfers a copy of that plasmid to every bacterium within range, and this includes bacterium of another
If you’ve followed news headlines over the past year then you’ve noticed a rise in disease outbreaks or resistance to drugs to fight these
diseases. You’re not imagining things if you’ve questioned whether these diseases seem to be getting stronger. The flu virus that normally lasted
less than a week has this year persisted for two to three weeks.
Let’s take a look at the microbes that feed off methane. These are called methanotrophs. There are two separate groups of methanotrophs, those that
feed off oxygen in the atmosphere (aerobic) or those that thrive in the absence of oxygen underground (anaerobic).
Aerobic methanotrophs are usually found in soils near methane-rich environments, such as oceans, landfills, underground environments, mud and bogs,
and rice paddies.
A March 24, 2010 article that Nature.com published found that a new species of methane-eating bacteria lives in environments without oxygen and
produce their own.
The article concludes by talking about the evolution of methane-eating bacteria and which one came first, the aerobic methanotrophs that scientists
know so much about, or these newly-discovered guys. Some of them worry though that this new species may have been born recently due to the increase in
these methane-rich environments that may have been produced by man.
Either way, there are methane-eating microbes everywhere and especially in the present day with the amount of methane to feed the hungry little
buggers. To actually have bacteria that can thrive without ever having any oxygen at all shows the tenacity of these bugs. And if that’s not
tenacious enough, here is another eye-opening article that describes the discovery of bacteria and fungi floating in the atmosphere at 30,000 feet.
LA Times article
The scientists said in their report that these microbes are floating at 30,000 feet, in an atmosphere that they had previously assumed was just sea
salt and dust. They tested the air before and after a hurricane and they assume it’s these storms that lift the bacteria high up into the atmosphere
and that it floats along in the jet stream and has to come down somewhere.
Note the scary part in the article about how the scientists found Escherichia and Streptococcus bacteria. They found 17 types of bacteria. All these
bacteria catching a ride on hurricane-force winds to 30,000 feet then feeding on the high amounts of methane rising to these levels could lead to a
dangerous recipe. As I mentioned earlier, the more to feed, the more growth the bacteria will experience.
Not only do the scientists claim that these 6-mile high bacteria could affect weather patterns, but they state that they may also carry disease to far
away places. I propose that we take this a step further and suggest that these bacteria, traveling in packs, are the cause of mutating strains of
virus and drug-resistant bacteria popping up all over the planet today. They have plenty of food in the methane-rich environments in the mud, in the
oceans, deep underground and now, high in the atmosphere. Plenty of food means that there will be rapid growth in their numbers, at first for the
microbes feeding off the methane, but then, for all other species within range as I previously described with horizontal transfer.