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The Methane is Rising and Humanity’s Time on Earth is Growing Much Shorter | Robert Heston

The Environment

My ultimate, ongoing concern with the climate problem is Methane. The northern permafrost areas are melting back at an accelerating rate and releasing as much CO2 as humans did in 1950. Add that to what we humans emit now. There are millions of square miles of it and it is loaded with the stuff. Micro organisms in the soils eat carbon and emit carbon dioxide. Added to that are countless pockets of methane that have begun to explode out of the permafrost along Northern Siberia leaving large craters.

Enormous holes were formed by methane eruptions triggered by melting permafrost

Perhaps even more dangerous than that is the Arctic Ocean. Methane Hydrate floats around in parts of it like a slushy drink but that is only a small fraction of what lies beneath. There are very large swaths of frozen methane laced along the seabed of the Arctic Ocean with enough volume to kill the life on this planet 10 times over. The covering ice above is tapering back at an alarming rate, the surrounding atmosphere is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, warming ocean currents from Pacific and Atlantic flow into it while increasing exposure to the sun acts on the water there. Other sources of methane around the world have been increasing. Methane is at least 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. There is the future potential of a warming event to send enough methane out of the Arctic Ocean, over a period of just several days, sufficient in volume to kill off practically all life on this planet. I have collected links to relevant articles and am posting them here.

Our president is total idiot who denies all of this. There’s a small army of deniers out there trying to convince the public that there is no such thing as global warming. They ignore science and the abundant facts and evidence. Our government is inhabited by corporate and Wall street representatives who have opened the floodgates to the destruction of life on this planet. They are deregulating fossil fuels and its use increases. Within a few years we will pass the point of no return and there will be no way to stop the progression or our demise. Global warming has increased to the point that the abundant natural sources of greenhouse gases will increase output by virtue of their existing output thereby causing feedback loops. Within a few years, humanity could completely stop all carbon gas output and it would not prevent the progression of global warming.

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Frozen Methane Hydrate fills areas of the Arctic Ocean. Impending warming will be releasing it.

There is at least 1,000 Gigatons of frozen methane estimated to be present in the Arctic Ocean so far. That is One-Thousand multiplied by One-Billion tons. (1,000 x 1,000,000,000) Most if it is laced along the surface of the seabed. Large amounts of it are simply floating in the water. Any time between now and the next thirty years there can easily be a catastrophic release of methane that will end the life on this planet. Just 100 of the 1000 gigatons gets released in a warming event and it will be the end. First the plant life begins dying then everything follows.

Photo: ‘Usually, I catch on fire’: Ecologist blows up thousands of methane bubble ‘grenades’ trapped in frozen lakes

Using a pick axe, Katey, an ecologist at the University of Alaska, pierces the bubble trapped in the ice. As gas rushes out from the hole, one of her students holds a lighted match towards it and ignites the vapour, causing it to explode.
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The deniers claim that CO2 and methane do not act as a greenhouse gas. They will not admit that this gas we release and cause to be released traps the heat from the sun and is causing global warming. They do not realize that if it were not for these greenhouse gases, they and the life on this planet would not even exist. If what they say were true, this planet would be frozen. Too much of it and life here will and is going to perish. Below are links to related articles.

Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean | May 10, 2018

‘Nothing More That Can Be Said,’ Warns Famed Social Scientist, Humanity ‘Doomed’ by Capitalism and Fossil Fuels | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Warning Signs | Saturday March 3, 2018 | Arctic News

Unfolding Arctic Catastrophe – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Warming is accelerating – Friday, November 24, 2017

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return

The ‘ancient carbon’ of Alaska’s tundra is being released, speeding up global warming

Arctic Warming – Update May 2017

Methane Erupting From Arctic Ocean Seafloor

NASA Study Nails Fracking as Source of Massive Methane ‘Hot Spot’

High Methane Levels Follow Earthquake in Arctic Ocean

Release of Arctic Methane “May Be Apocalyptic,” Study Warns

Epicenter of Obliteration – Arctic Ice

Far From Turning a Corner, Global CO2 Emissions Still Accelerating

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

Arctic Methane Emissions Persist in Winter

Massive Methane Leaks From Texas Fracking Sites Even More Significant Than Infamous Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Massive Leaks Are an Everyday Occurrence in Gas Fields

Warming Fuels Rise in Methane Threat

Enormity of Billowing Methane Plume in California ‘Cannot Be Overstated’

Bubble plumes off Washington, Oregon suggest warmer ocean may be releasing frozen methane

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb

Methane Vent Hole In Arctic Sea Ice?

Lucy-Alamo Projects – Hydroxyl Generation and Atmospheric Methane Destruction

Bombshell Study Reveals Methane Emissions Hugely Underestimated

Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm

Dahr Jamail | The Methane Monster Roars

Bubbles in the Sea, Craters in Earth Spark New Methane Worries

The Giant Methane Monster Lurking

‘Out-Of-Control’ Rig In The Gulf Gushing Methane Freely Into The Atmosphere

Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

Climate news: Arctic seafloor methane release is double previous estimates, and why that matters

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Permafrost In a Warming World

Arctic Sea Ice Blog

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