But according to the new work, these benefits would be a fraction of the likely costs of a large scale methane emission. The authors say a release of methane on this scale could bring forward the date when global temperatures increase by 2C by between 15 and 35 years.
"We are looking at a big effect," said Prof Peter Wadhams from the University of Cambridge, "a possibly catastrophic effect on global climate that's a consequence of this extremely fast sea ice retreat that's been happening in recent years."
Good to see major media sources giving what is probably the greatest threat humanity has faced for tens of thousands of years. Given that climate change continues to accelerate, an increase of average global temperature by 2 degrees C in fifteen years is very likely.
2 degrees C increase was what was predicted to happen at the end of this century. Here is a link to a map that discusses what can happen.
And this is undertating changes likely to happen.
Looks like the SWHTF in our life time.
Originally posted by NISMOALTI
drill it, and use it as an alternative fuel source. it might work, dont you think