Tags: geological - gasses

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Methane is 10-40 times more deleterious than carbon dioxide, when it comes to building the global warming, "greenhouse effect." The natural gas we use to heat our homes is methane, with a scent added, for detection. Note that the Gulf oil disaster was caused by ignition of an expansive bubble of methane. While methane is always associated with oil drilling, lately methane has been increasing underground, especially as methane ICE melts around the sea floor, or in the warming Siberia tundra. But, methane might ALSO be increasing deep underground, due to geological processes involving magma rising, and earthquakes. In an earlier, long post, I theorised this possibility. You can find that via tags. Specifically, my hypothesis that methane may be correlated with sinkholes may be true. That's a sad feather in my cap. Yes, stored methane under the Louisiana sinkhole is a big problem, but methane from natural processes may be contributing as well, agitated or opened up by human drilling - and/or by related earthquakes. An even more toxic gas to worry about is hydrogen sulfide. That has a tag, but I'm not sure how much I've written about this doomsday gas. I will tidy up this post later.

Earthquakes trigger undersea methane reservoirs: study
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-earthquakes-trigger-undersea-methane-reservoirs.html

Earthquakes Burp Up Methane Bubbles
http://www.livescience.com/38488-earthquakes-trigger-methane-release.html

"Within twenty-four hours of the quakes ending, the sinkhole emerged, Horton said."

Mysterious tremors 45 miles from sinkhole
http://www.examiner.com/article/mysterious-tremors-45-miles-from-sinkhole

Sinkhole explosive methane officially life threatening, residents not told
http://www.examiner.com/article/sinkhole-explosive-methane-officially-life-threatening-residents-not-told

La. sinkhole emergency zone quakes, methane extends 2 miles
http://www.examiner.com/article/la-sinkhole-emergency-zone-quakes-methane-extends-2-miles

Horse Swallowed by Sinkhole...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/pets/10205527/Horse-swallowed-by-Somerset-sink-hole.html

Gulf Stream might be releasing seafloor methane
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346009/title/Gulf_Stream_might_be_releasing_seafloor_methane

Rapid Arctic thawing could be economic timebomb, scientists say
http://www.zeeburgnieuws.nl/nieuws/mb_methane_hydrate_melt.html

Paired microbes eliminate methane using sulfur pathway
http://phys.org/news119786908.html

Arctic Methane Claims Questioned
http://www.livescience.com/38473-arctic-methane-warming-debate.html
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Image of three red unidentified lights in triangular pattern and pale shaft of low, rainy fog that appeared right after loud boom at approximately 8 PM on April 14, 2013, southwest of San Diego in the City of Imperial Beach, California.
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Dude. You know we're in trouble when the frickin PLANET starts doin' CRYSTAL METH!...

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/340200/title/Arctic_sea_emits_methane

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346009/title/Gulf_Stream_might_be_releasing_seafloor_methane

"In climate models, researchers generally only consider the methane produced in bogs and lakes as dominant greenhouse gases," says House. "They do not need to consider ocean methane because these microbes destroy most of it before it is released from the sediments." - [Not when there is a collapse into DEAD ZONES!]. - http://phys.org/news119786908.html

Video: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/audio_video/kieran-s-thomhartmann-06-28-2010.html


http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/31/16792048-mystery-oil-sheen-grows-near-site-of-bp-gulf-disaster-says-researcher

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