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Methane and the Climate


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.


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




Updated 10.18.2014

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 & Opinion

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...

How Much Methane Came From Siberian Crater?...

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

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

7 Facts About the Arctic Methane Timebomb...

Do These Bubbles Signal Rapid Climate Change?...

Methane Time Bomb Fact Or Fizzle?...

Extremely High Methane Findings In the Tiksi Region...


 

Facts, Data, Research

NASA - Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?...

The Greenhouse Effect...

Greenhouse Gas Data



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