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Scary. So, how much time left till the start of dying?
reply to post by Rezlooper
Once again, I'm not trying to create doom porn here.
Well you should do a little research first then.
I'm just trying to point out the obvious...something is off with mother nature. How do we explain the increase in these events;
Who says there has been an increase? An increase in detection as more and more exploration for oil and gas is performed is much more likely.
For me it is free energy let's get it. I'm really surprised we are not capturing this gas.
Some is captured off the California coast, not sure if it is at Coal Oil Point, but there are others too I think. Oil and methane seeps are found all over the world, and provide the food for organisms at the base of the food chain. Methane Munchers. In the Gulf of Mexico it is believed that without the seeps (500+ at last count) there would be much less life due to the lack of the small organisms the bigger ones feed on.
Coal Oil Point seep field
en.wikipedia.org...edit on 31-10-2013 by GaryN because: bad link
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TextThe sensitivity of climate to greenhouse gases, and the scale of (historically) modern biotic change, makes it likely that we have entered a stratigraphic interval without close parallel in any previous Quaternary interglacial. The nearest parallels seem to be earlier episodes of high atmospheric pCO2 and global warming (e.g., Toarcian; the PETM), but the ice volumes then were small, and melting caused only modest sea-level rises (~20 m at the PETM, partly through thermal expansion; Speijer and Marsi, 2002; Speijer and Wagner, 2002). The mid-Pliocene, at 3 Ma, may be a closer analogue: atmospheric pCO2 levels may have reached 380 ppm, and the polar ice caps were somewhat smaller than present, with global sea level higher by 10–20 m (Dowsett et al., 1999; Dowsett, 2007).
The methane is one of the biggest problems facing us if solutions aren't found.
In a joint message, the commanders of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets said that while major shipboard fires are uncommon, they can be dangerous or even fatal and the new coveralls can improve protection.
“We operate in an environment that contains inherent risks,” Adm. Bill Gortney, the head of the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command, said in a news release. “We are trying to make shipboard environments safer,” he said, adding that the coveralls will “help reduce the risk of injury aboard a ship.”
Whatever is driving the release is not good, let's hope it abates.
I have to think things are already happening just based on the amount of animal die-offs, both sudden and from disease outbreaks.
For instance, the herd of elk in New Mexico a few weeks back. Over 100 elk died nearly at the same time, as best as anyone can know...
TextNewest2 Now, human global warming is beginning to unlock a monstrous store of methane in the Arctic. A source that, in the worst case, could be many times the volume of the initial human emission. To this point, areas around the Arctic are now showing local methane levels above 1950 parts per billion with an ever-increasing frequency. The issue is of great concern to scientists, a number of which from NASA are now involved in an investigative study to unearth how large and damaging this methane beast is likely to become. (You can keep account of these methane spike regions in real time using the Methane Tracker Google app linked here. ) In late June and early July, Barrow Alaska showed two methane readings in excess of 1975 parts per billion. Sadly, this most recent methane spike is likely not to be an outlier.
Text Already measurements along the Siberian shelf uncover enhanced methane release. In 2010 a Russian marine survey conducted more than 5000 observations of dissolved methane showing that more than 80% of East Siberian shelf bottom waters and more than 50% of surface waters are supersaturated with methane. Atmospheric methane levels (during glacial periods: 300–400 parts per billion; during interglacial periods: 600–700 ppb) have recently reached 1850 ppb – the highest in 400,000 years (see Figure 2b).
Here's one for you....... All of the talk on here about oil and methane seeps being every where reminded me of what is happening all over my neighborhood. The big oil companies come in and drill wells under the guise of collecting methane, then they burn off the methane to get to the more profitable oil. Why not utilize both? What effect, if any, does burning the methane have on our environment?
Certainly from the ‘disaster’ perspective there was a financial disaster for the owners of the Fukushima plant. The plant overheated, suffered a core meltdown, and is now out of commission for ever. A financial disaster, but no nuclear disaster. - See more at: www.cfact.org...