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Is The Arctic Methane Situation Really As Bad As Headlines Make It?


Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, Is, The Arctic, Methane, Situation, Really As, Bad As, Headlines, Make It? )

Agnes
- 1097 days ago - treehugger.com
A few days ago the "shocking" headlines came out, describing some new research on how much methane is now seeping out of the Arctic seafloor--a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide, but much shorter lived in the atmosphere--as the region warm



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Past Member (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 3:53 pm
Thanks, noted.
 

KARLOLINA G. (118)
Monday December 19, 2011, 12:49 pm
Thanks
 

Val R. (254)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:12 pm
Most likely true - thanks - notes.
 

TERRY R. (302)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:23 pm
THANK YOU AGNES
 

Bob P. (424)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:50 pm
thanks Agnes
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:59 pm
I believe it is.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:15 am
noted, thank you Agnes
 

Dave C. (227)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:50 pm
noted, thanks.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:25 pm
I've read this but I'm still a bit confused. I'd read where as the permafrost melted in the Arctic on land that it would increase the methane released into the air which is not a good thing. And, I suppose as the oceans become warmer that would also release more methane from the depths of the ocean. I need to take a course on this but there are conflicting opinions.
 

alex l. (75)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:48 pm
this is misleading. the warming of the oceans is causing methane trapped at the bottom of the ocean to be released ALL OVER THE WORLD. that is because the cold is keeping it down on the ocean floor. there are billions of tons of methane gas on the ocean floor, and as the waters warm, they come up.
it is really that bad, and much worse than you want to believe.
crap like this article is funded by corporations that are panicking over lost revenue.
they are literally killing the world for cash - no overstatement.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:26 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

anne barusta (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:36 pm
thanks
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:24 pm
Thanks for posting. Hopefully some relevance to bolster the science of global warming, but yet not be alarmist. We must act to remove our dependence on fossil fuels and hopefully slow the progress of our climate change.
 

Victor M. (236)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:57 pm
Noted
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 1:49 pm
Thanks.
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 12:19 am
Noted
 

Carmen S. (616)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:13 pm
noted, thanks Agnes
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:42 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Ekolosko Porevit (2)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:32 am
It is not just about the Arctic situation....it is the fact that the human kind has all the knoweledge and possibilities to make the neccesery changes toward sustainable living and developing in harmony with nature. We try to protect our past and allready obsolete investements. If we do not change our point of view, about us beeing bigger than nature, i am affraid that nature will show us our real powerlessness.We are notthing but a small part of nature, that gives us life and takes it. It is up to every one of us to change our way of thinking and acting. Stay positive. Work with nature, not against it.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:56 am
Noted.
 

peggy p. (43)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:12 pm
gee whiz..how bad does it have to be before people consider it bad!?!
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Friday January 6, 2012, 12:22 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Peace Dolphin (2)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 10:00 am
thx for sharing^^
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Friday March 30, 2012, 11:08 am
How can anyone stop methane from coming out of the Earth?Oh jeez, I hope they don't send BP, Trans-Canada
or Shell to try to Cap it off,they might make it worst.(O_O)
 
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