Methane Lakes

This is what a methane lake looks like:

Up in the Arctic, inland lakes are bubbling up methane directly into the atmosphere. As a greenhouse gas, this is bad bad news.

Scientists have been puzzling over a dramatic spike in atmospheric methane levels, which since 2006 have averaged 25 million tonnes more of the gas per year. Walter Anthony’s study found that Arctic lakes could more than double this increase as well.

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The Insane Exploitation Plans Of The Arctic

Reprinted here from – http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2017/08/arctic-riches-most-insane-discussion.html

(timely reasonable observation on the insanity developing over the Arctic – Admin)

Arctic riches: A most insane discussion by Kurt Cobb

As climate change rips away the icy armor of the Arctic, nations surrounding the North Pole and companies eager to exploit the area’s mineral wealth–particularly oil and natural gas–are growing giddy with anticipation.

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Hundreds of Giant Seafloor Craters Found in the Barents Sea

Hundreds of giant craters erupting methane have been found in the Barents Sea. Some are over a kilometer in width.

This was expected by scientists and those who have researched this issue. Rising level of methane in the Arctic have been increasing to higher and higher levels for quite some time now. These craters are still leaking methane, but this is similar to the gigantic blowout craters also recently found in Siberia.

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Clathrate Gun Fired? A Perfect Storm of Failure

Phys.org has a new article on the methane clathrate issue. It’s an easy read – suggest you read this before finishing my post here.

I’m going to jump right to the point, assuming you’ve now read the article. It is this quote:

“We are now witnessing early warning signs of major methane release. If it gets out of control, there will be nothing humans can do to prevent the planet overheating quite rapidly.”

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Methane and Meat

In a warming world, cows are going to produce less meat and milk and more methane. That is the results found in a study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt.

“… plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to grazing livestock, potentially inhibiting milk and meat yields and raising the amount of methane released by the animals. Higher amounts of methane are produced when plants are tougher to digest – an effect of a warmer environment. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, around 25 times better at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. More than 95% of the methane produced by cows comes from their breath through eructation (belching) as they “chew the cud”.  Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly

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Earth’s Holds ‘Apocalyptic’ Warning About Climate Change, Say Scientists

Over 90% of all life wiped out. Rising temperatures of 8 to 11°C triggering huge methane releases. This melted vast amounts of methane that had been trapped in the permafrost and sea floor, causing temperatures to soar even further to levels “lethal to most life on land and in the oceans”.

It happened before, and it can happen again. Some of the names you’ve heard before are mentioned in this article, Peter Wadhams, who remains concerned about a major methane release that could happen in a blink of an eye (geologically speaking).

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7,000 underground gas bubbles poised to ‘explode’ in Arctic

The Siberian Times reports that 7,000 underground pingoes are set to explode in the Arctic region, releasing more methane and carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere.

Scribbler has a post about this, but I don’t post anything of his anymore as readers know. I’m absolutely fed up with his dishonesty about renewables and his past ridicule of “climate alarmists” that he engaged in, especially on the methane threat which he chose to ignore while several of us “doomers” didn’t. He is now having to back track from this position. If you want to read it, you can go find it yourself, it doesn’t add anything that anyone here doesn’t already know.

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More War, Less Life, Less Planet

Updated with more content and quotes!

As expected, that idiotic monkey in the Whitehouse has announced the following:

The White House has proposed slashing the overall budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by 17% and eliminating funding for research programs overseen by the agency.

Similar proposals have been sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, which could see its funding cut by nearly 25%.

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Review: 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016

This is the time of year when bloggers and websites will publish their 2016 Year in Review, Photo essays and other dubious human “achievements” for 2016. I am not going to bother because by and large, it’s all bullshit. Under-reporting our global crisis is not what I do.

I like Climate Central, so this isn’t a slight against their efforts. But it is very, very important that we not get enamored with bogus “achievements” (hopium) that do not accomplish what is claimed. So here are the 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016 from Climate Central.

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National Connedsumer Day Nearly Here

National connedsumer day is nearly here again. I won’t be celebrating, as I never do. I did brave the misery monkey’s briefly, making a mad dash for more victuals for the winter. It was jammed packed. Cashiers always wish me a merry xmas, but I never really know what to say in return. It’s not xmas. It’s not anything, certainly not the birthday of Christ, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. But it is national connedsumer day, which for whatever reason, is widely celebrated.

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Gigantic Methane Emissions in Eastern Arctic Confirmed

Arctic methane gas emission ‘significantly increased since 2014’ – major new research

Unlike the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the leaking methane into the Laptev sea is virtually unstoppable now. In time, the damage to the planet will be far, far greater then the oil spill was to the Gulf Coast.

But you have to realize some things that are still not being said. We all know methane is far worse for the climate then carbon dioxide, and that its contribution to greenhouse warming effects are far higher.

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Extreme Events Escalating World Wide Part III

Louisiana massive floods – 18 ft of river rise in just 12 hours. 24″ of rain and counting.

Record flooding in Louisiana may get worse – “Colossal amounts of rain”.

Louisiana flooding, evacuation and rescues – There will be more.

Flooding Now Causing Most Crop Damages – The extremes of drought and rain are vying for 1st place.

Wildlife and Plants Feeling the Heat – “It’s a wicked problem”. “It’s almost all bad news. … We’re sleepwalking to disaster”.

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Extreme Events Escalating World Wide

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Greenhouse Gasses Are Accelerating and It’s Trump’s Fault

The “Donald” has promised to expand oil, coal, fracking and the size of his hairpiece in the latest twist of planet destroying actions:

Trump: America First on Fossil Fuels, Last on Climate Change

Totally and utterly unconcerned for any viable habitable future for mankind or the planet, Trump intends to undue anything standing in the way of exploiting the planetary resources even further. The “plan” as it were, is to open up the floodgates and reverse any and all protections of the natural environment, “maximizing production of coal, oil and natural gas.”

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The Real Threat Explained

Much has been written about the escalating methane threat.

I’d like to clear something up regarding this topic: There is no threat and there never was. A threat is something that that “is likely to cause damage”. Calling methane a threat is erroneous and entirely incorrect. There is no threat.

Methane eruptions have occurred on Earth 11 times (known). Each time this has caused global massive extinctions. A rise in temperature always preceded the release of methane. Methane then drove the temperatures even higher, past biosphere survival. Extinctions were widespread, each time wiping out most life on Earth.

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Water World

Greenland Ice Loss

Scientists Warn Climate Change Affecting Greenland Ice Sheet More Than Previously Thought

The scientists were shocked by what they found. They discovered that an extreme melt which occurred in 2012 caused a thick layer of ice to form on top of the firn layer. “In subsequent years, meltwater couldn’t penetrate vertically through the solid ice layer and instead drained along the ice sheet surface toward the ocean,” Colgan said.

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Severely Degraded Permafrost Reveals Massive Carbon and Methane Source

I suspect that it will take a bit before this gains the traction that it deserves, but it’s hugely significant and is having a major impact upon the unfolding climate disaster.

Millions of lakes throughout the West Siberian Subarctic region are releasing gigantic amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gas. The area is larger then Scandinavian, Canadian and Alaskan wetlands several times over. Over 80% of this area is covered by these thermokarst lakes.

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Survivable IPCC projections based on science fiction – reality is far worse

For those few of you that actually give a damn about this extremely important topic, I strongly suggest you watch this video. Perhaps 2 or 3 times and listen carefully. Five minutes.

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The significance of this is this:

a) Virtually ALL of the projections used to date, and shared with industry, government, defense and world leaders contains carbon capture technology provision that does not exist (which literally means the projections are pure “science fiction”).

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