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    Today Is Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1:21 pm.

    Methane and Global Warming – Updated

    Current Global Methane Levels

    Current Global CO2 Levels

    The Arctic Methane Monster and the Methane Time Bomb – Are They Real Or Are They Imaginary?

    Underwater Methane Emissions - this image links to one of our favourite articles, a methane primer.

    Recently, methane has appeared in the forefront as a possible climate game-changer. It has referred to as a ‘methane monster’ and ‘methane timebomb’ within social media and by a number of websites, news sources and blogs from around the world.

    Hidden away beneath melting permafrost and warming seabeds, methane is an extremely powerful and dangerous greenhouse gas, capable of retaining heat in the atmosphere at a much higher rate than CO2, thus accelerating the possibility of catastrophic global warming.

    Is it hype or is methane a real threat, capable of accelerating the 6th greatest extinction, including that of mankind? Below is an unbiased collection of source material from respected and accredited sources that present explore these very questions.

    Today, current evidence cannot categorically be sued to determine future emissions and impact of Arctic methane releases with a degree of certainty. It is important to diligently study the Arctic permafrost and shallow seabeds for any activity and carefully monitor the methane clathrate melt rates.

    Arctic Emergency: Noted Climate Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts, Including Methane Release (1080p HD)

    What Is Methane?

    Methane (CH4) is a common, flammable, colorless and odorless gas and is the main component of what many may know as natural gas. Pound for pound, the comparative impact of CH4 on climate change is over 20 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period.

    Methane is derived from the breakdown of organic matter in a low to zero oxygen environment. The greatest sources of atmospheric methane are:

    * Industry via production, transportation, storage, distribution
    * Livestock via digestion and waste management
    * Waste dumps
    * Waste water treatment
    * Permafrost melt
    * Undersea eruptions
    * Peat bogs, wetlands
    * Volcanos, fires

    Methane and Global Warming

    Is methane a serious cause of global warming? Why is there so much concern about methane by a number of climate scientists? How serious of a threat is it to our future? Can methane emissions be reduced? What is the concern with Arctic releases? These and other questions are addressed in the links below. The links have been chosen for non-bias, respected source material and peer review.

    Articles, Links & Opinion

    A Huge, New, Troubling Source of Methane…

    Microbes Remove Some Methane From Deep Ocean…

    Deep Sea Microbial Carbonates Consuming Methane…

    Satellite Data Shows U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Bigger than Expected…

    NASA Responds To Melting Arctic and Methane Holes…

    Mysterious Craters Could Be Attributed To Methane…

    Hundreds of Methane Holes Erupting Along US East Coast…

    How Worried Should We Be About Arctice Methane?…

    Arctic Methane Release Could Cost 60 Trillion Dollars…

    07.24.2013 – Cambridge University – Dr. Peter Wadhams – The cost of Arctic methane release could be ‘size of global economy’ warn experts…

    How Much Methane Came From Siberian Crater?…

    Response To Peter Wadhams Article (see above article^)…

    07.25.2013 – Washington Post – Jason Samenow – Methane mischief: misleading commentary published in Nature… most everything known and published about methane indicates this scenario is very unlikely…

    Response To Jason Samenow Article (see above article^)…

    07.25.2013 – Cambridge University – Dr. Peter Wadhams – The Washington Post article neglected to take into account the enormous retreat of summer Arctic sea ice and its oceanographic effects…

    7 Facts About the Arctic Methane Timebomb…

    08.05.13 – Dr. Nafeez Ahmed – There is robust science now supporting the possibility of catastrophic Arctic methane release. Outdated climate safety studies must be re-evaluated…

    Do These Bubbles Signal Rapid Climate Change?…

    08.08.14 – Bill Moyers.com’s John Light reaches out to top climate scientists around the world to get answers as to the seriousness of gas emissions in the Arctic ocean…

    Methane Time Bomb Fact Or Fizzle?…

    08.08.14 – There are two scientific camps on either side of this issue. This article explores the arguments of both…

    Extremely High Methane Findings In the Tiksi Region…

    07.31.14 – There are two scientific camps on either side of this issue. This article explores the arguments of both…

    Facts, Data, Research


    NASA – Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?…

    06.10.13 – While scientists don’t yet believe the Arctic has reached that tipping point, no one knows for sure. …

    The Greenhouse Effect…

    Greenhouse Gas Data

    Methane Emission Readings, KM3 Charts

    Ebullition & Storm-Induced Methane Release From Arctic Shelf


    Study: Arctic Seafloor Methane Double Previous Estimates

    Control Methane Gas Now Warns Greenhouse Gas Expert…


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