Methane, the ticking time bomb will go off

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    Reality.

    Climate Change: The Next Generation: Methane, the ticking time bomb, will go off!

    Scientists estimate that permafrost holds up to 950 billion tons of carbon. As it thaws, 50 billion tons of methane could enter the atmosphere from Siberian lakes alone. “That’s ten times more methane than the atmosphere holds right now,” Walter Anthony notes. “Since methane traps heat so efficiently, temperatures will rise higher, faster.” In the atmosphere methane spreads rapidly too, circling the globe in just one year.

    Walter Anthony’s research in Alaska and Russia explores this dangerous, self-perpetuating cycle: thawing permafrost caused by global warming releases methane, which contributes to global warming. The bubbles she observes in the wilds of Siberia will soon be felt by the entire planet
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TDqvD34hEA[/ame]
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC5pSuzldzs[/ame]
     
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    The Earth is going to fart soon if we all don't listen to Al Gore, right Rocks?
     
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    950 billion tons of carbon. What a resource! Harvest/capture/burn. It's not a doomsday machine, it's an answer to our ever-growing energy needs. We can crawl into caves and live the lives of neanderthals, or we can get off our asses and seize on opportunity.
     
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    What happens when Mother Nature goes into a cooling trend, natural CO2 decreases, we're all on a carbon diet, and there's not enough CO2? Will we be allowed to exhale then?
     
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    My, my, the usual nonsense from the usual idiots.
     
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    Ah come on, admit it . . . you laughed at the Methane interview. :D
     
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    Olde Fossil is so far above fart jokes!

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