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(BBC)   The Arctic stops at Taco Bell after a night of heavy drinking   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 25
    More: Scary, arctic, Taco Bell, methane, isotopes of carbon, Nature Geoscience, waste disposal, Royal Holloway, permafrost  
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2012-05-20 10:28:15 PM  
Methane bubbling in the arctic is not new news to Fark. But it is serious.
 
2012-05-20 11:28:06 PM  
Game over man, GAME OVER
 
2012-05-20 11:28:34 PM  
Clearly we should gamble our children's future on the greenhouse effect either not being real or being severely exaggerated/overestimated, based on the propaganda campaigns of conservative American think-tanks and other corporate-political institutions.
 
2012-05-20 11:32:26 PM  
Mammoth farts again. It's always mammoth farts

/don't you see?... THIS IS WHY WE HAD TO WIPE THEM OUT
 
2012-05-20 11:35:45 PM  
This means nothing to the willfully ignorant crowd. Now sit back and wait for this thread to take a massive green shiat.
 
2012-05-20 11:41:09 PM  
A methane atmosphere is exactly what they want.


encrypted-tbn0.google.com

/hot - like a methane laced atmosphere
 
2012-05-20 11:42:30 PM  
All my stockpiled ammo will save me though, right?
 
2012-05-21 12:11:50 AM  
Ammo? Dude! You don't fire a gun in a methane/oxygen atmosphere! Get a sword.
 
2012-05-21 12:19:50 AM  

hypnoticus ceratophrys: Clearly we should gamble our children's future on the greenhouse effect either not being real or being severely exaggerated/overestimated, based on the propaganda campaigns of conservative American think-tanks and other corporate-political institutions.


That's what I'm planning to do.

I've been watching a lot of TED talks recently, and if we were -you know- actually listening to experts in their fields instead of PR people most of this country would be shiatting its pants right now about the next fifty years.
 
2012-05-21 12:30:47 AM  
Hey arctic. Stay away from naked chicks in pink duct tape.
 
2012-05-21 12:31:04 AM  
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116532&org=NSF&from=new s

"The amount of methane currently coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming out of the entire world's oceans," said Shakhova, a researcher at UAF's International Arctic Research Center. "Subsea permafrost is losing its ability to be an impermeable cap."


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in - arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head of the Russian research team who has been surveying the seabed of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf off northern Russia for nearly 20 years.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov of the International Arctic Research Centre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who led the 8th joint US-Russia cruise of the East Siberian Arctic seas, said that he has never before witnessed the scale and force of the methane being released from beneath the Arctic seabed.

"Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It's amazing," Dr Semiletov said.

"I was most impressed by the sheer scale and the high density of the plumes. Over a relatively small area we found more than 100, but over a wider area there should be thousands of them," he said.


www.countercurrents.org
 
2012-05-21 02:29:18 AM  
I DD a lot, and I am actually curious: Why is it ALWAYS Taco Bell?
 
2012-05-21 04:22:18 AM  
gambit.mit.edu
 
2012-05-21 04:40:29 AM  
The plus side (if there is one) is that when we do stabilize the CO2 levels, the world's going to be warmer than it is.
 
2012-05-21 06:55:02 AM  
I see fields of green... Red roses too...

web.mit.edu
 
2012-05-21 07:46:32 AM  
No white trash derp, yet? I'll be back later, then.
 
2012-05-21 08:55:04 AM  
somebody light a match
 
2012-05-21 09:33:23 AM  
Clearly, this didn't happen during the last interglacial period, what with it being warmer than today and having higher sea levels.
 
2012-05-21 10:02:55 AM  
Large scale methane releases may be the 'tipping point' for public opinion to demand 'something' be done to mitigate the damage.
Unfortunately, there is no ON\OFF switch, it is a continuous process that gains momentum as temperatures rise and fall globally.
Left unchecked a steady increase in global average temperature will cause more and larger methane out gassing which adds to the momentum.
We can influence the cycle on a local level, individually, which has zero effect globally or we have to go global. That will not happen until we experience a series of 'natural' disasters on a continuous global scale.

TL;DNR - we're farked
 
2012-05-21 10:19:10 AM  
But..but..but CLEAN COAL! FRACKING TOO!!

This is just like the idiots arguing that it's OK to derp it up in the fast lane.

If you're ignorant of the environment around you and your effect on it, you deserve to get flattened by a truck.

/but jorbs...
 
2012-05-21 10:25:39 AM  
Yeah, the next 50 years are going to be... interesting.

The crux of the problem is too many people on this planet. STOP BREEDING!
 
2012-05-21 10:32:53 AM  

machoprogrammer: Yeah, the next 50 years are going to be... interesting.

The crux of the problem is too many people on this planet. STOP BREEDING!


Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
 
2012-05-21 11:07:02 AM  

bandy: machoprogrammer: Yeah, the next 50 years are going to be... interesting.

The crux of the problem is too many people on this planet. STOP BREEDING!

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement


I follow their philosophy.
 
2012-05-21 01:20:58 PM  

machoprogrammer: bandy: machoprogrammer: Yeah, the next 50 years are going to be... interesting.

The crux of the problem is too many people on this planet. STOP BREEDING!

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

I follow their philosophy.


This is ultimately self-defeating and incredibly misanthropic besides. First, those very right wing, religious people who don't accept the science will go on having a lot more children, which means their philosophy will survive simply due to sheer numbers.

Second, a lot of people find the misanthropy repulsive. It reminds me of the Flagellents that wandered Europe after the Black Death, whipping and mutilating themselves over the "evilness" of humankind.

thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-22 05:55:43 AM  

machoprogrammer: bandy: machoprogrammer: Yeah, the next 50 years are going to be... interesting.

The crux of the problem is too many people on this planet. STOP BREEDING!

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

I follow their philosophy.


If you *really* cared, you'd already have done your part to solve the problem.
 
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