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(The US Sun)   What might 2022 have in store now? KILLER LAKES   (the-sun.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Lake Nyos, Lake Kivu, Carbon dioxide, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lake Monoun, killer' lake, Limnic eruption, Mount Nyiragongo  
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2022-01-28 8:35:36 AM  
Finland is finally going crazy?

/ they have a lot of lakes
 
2022-01-28 9:05:35 AM  
Deadly lake?  I read that Stephen King short story.

/Do you dream?
 
2022-01-28 11:52:25 AM  
You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.
 
2022-01-28 11:54:00 AM  
Calling Asylum studios, Asylum studios to the lobby please.
 
2022-01-28 11:55:41 AM  
Can we make this happen in Utah?
 
2022-01-28 11:58:30 AM  
Geologists have known about this for decades. I'm pretty sure there are already mitigation plans in place to lower gas levels in the lake. Not exactly a new story.
 
2022-01-28 11:59:53 AM  
Australia are now exporting lakes?
 
2022-01-28 12:00:57 PM  

kmgenesis23: Can we make this happen in Utah?


Dude...WTF?!
 
2022-01-28 12:01:18 PM  
Thanks, now I'll have  ballad  of the Edmund Fitzgerald on my mind
 
2022-01-28 12:01:36 PM  
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early
 
2022-01-28 12:01:46 PM  
Right on, man. Party at the Lake!
 
2022-01-28 12:02:41 PM  
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2022-01-28 12:06:51 PM  
Rwanda and Congo, well, those two countries have had it too good for too long anyways.
 
2022-01-28 12:10:09 PM  
Is this the same as when I soaked in the tub after eating Taco Bell for dinner?
 
2022-01-28 12:12:43 PM  
I could have sworn I watched a documentary about this phenomenon twenty years ago.
 
2022-01-28 12:14:36 PM  

MillionDollarMo: You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.


I don't think you would.

/ That would mean it's actually serious
 
2022-01-28 12:17:56 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Geologists have known about this for decades. I'm pretty sure there are already mitigation plans in place to lower gas levels in the lake. Not exactly a new story.


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Still, despite the potential for catastrophe, scientists have found a way to remove some of the methane from the lake and utilize it for energy generation in nearby Rwanda.
 
2022-01-28 12:18:45 PM  

Russ1642: I could have sworn I watched a documentary about this phenomenon twenty years ago.


You probably did.
 
2022-01-28 12:19:42 PM  

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My first thought
 
2022-01-28 12:20:17 PM  
A+ article! Death, destruction, calamity, and then this...

In other news, the next iteration of Apple's AirPods could come with a high-tech feature that makes it easier to listen to friends and family.

That's some mighty fine relevant reporting!
 
2022-01-28 12:20:43 PM  
Geologists have been warning us for years of this silent but deadly phenomenon.
 
2022-01-28 12:20:48 PM  

Russ1642: I could have sworn I watched a documentary about this phenomenon twenty years ago.


You did but maybe not 20 years ago. The lake in question was acting like a soda bottle. Pressure at the depths kept CO2 in solution. Then along came a landslide into the lake that acted like shocking the soda bottle and the CO2 came out of solution, surfaced and drifted over a nearby village while they slept killing hundreds.
 
2022-01-28 12:20:51 PM  
 
2022-01-28 12:21:08 PM  
Yeah, Lake Kivu has been known about for decades and they're mitigating it like they did for Lake Nyos, which actually had a limnic eruption and killed thousands in the 80s.

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2022-01-28 12:27:09 PM  

luckyeddie: Australia are now exporting lakes?


GODDAMNIT! Are we all sharing the same brain around here?!?
 
2022-01-28 12:29:08 PM  

bostonguy: MillionDollarMo: You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.

I don't think you would.

/ That would mean it's actually serious


Yeah, but think of the ratings.
 
2022-01-28 12:43:20 PM  
"Deadly lake could erupt and kill MILLIONS with poison gas cloud and tsunamis, experts warn"

Promises promises
 
2022-01-28 1:05:18 PM  

MillionDollarMo: You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.


Yeah.  It's apparently news to the Sun.

It's a rift valley, like eastern Africa is rifting away from the rest of the continent.   shiat like this is "normal".
 
2022-01-28 1:28:39 PM  

studebaker hoch: Geologists have been warning us for years of this silent but deadly phenomenon.


I am, however, deeply suspicious of their claims to be the ones who smelt it.
 
2022-01-28 1:42:45 PM  

WelldeadLink: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Geologists have known about this for decades. I'm pretty sure there are already mitigation plans in place to lower gas levels in the lake. Not exactly a new story.

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Still, despite the potential for catastrophe, scientists have found a way to remove some of the methane from the lake and utilize it for energy generation in nearby Rwanda.


This lake contains poisonous gas, lets poke holes in it.
 
2022-01-28 2:13:31 PM  

kmgenesis23: Can we make this happen in Utah? Bible belt FTFY

 
2022-01-28 2:16:25 PM  

MillionDollarMo: You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.


The other place that threats to millions of lives come from is anti-vaxxers.
 
2022-01-28 2:19:01 PM  
Damn lakes just creep up you out of nowhere.
 
2022-01-28 2:22:18 PM  

jso2897: studebaker hoch: Geologists have been warning us for years of this silent but deadly phenomenon.

I am, however, deeply suspicious of their claims to be the ones who smelt it.


Are you perchance suggesting that they may have dealt it?
 
2022-01-28 2:27:31 PM  
Ch, ch, ch, ah, ah, ah...
 
2022-01-28 2:50:53 PM  

DoctorWhat: MillionDollarMo: You know, just once I'd like to see threats to millions of lives come from somewhere other than a tabloid.

The other place that threats to millions of lives come from is anti-vaxxers.


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2022-01-28 2:59:31 PM  

Russ1642: I could have sworn I watched a documentary about this phenomenon twenty years ago.


Pretty sure I've run across mention of this lake at least once in a decade for the last 5.

I'm given to understand this happens every so often since at least the start of last millennium.  You'd think at some point people would wonder why there wasn't a village there already and make sure that there wasn't one that just got wiped out.

And then I realize they're still smarter than anti vaxxers.
 
2022-01-28 3:00:43 PM  

RaptorLC: jso2897: studebaker hoch: Geologists have been warning us for years of this silent but deadly phenomenon.

I am, however, deeply suspicious of their claims to be the ones who smelt it.

Are you perchance suggesting that they may have dealt it?


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2022-01-28 3:18:05 PM  
Look, either give me an extinction level event, or stop farking teasing me
 
2022-01-28 3:24:38 PM  
Just for the record, I would have accepted killer lakes as an alternative to the Cleveland guardians.
 
2022-01-28 10:56:43 PM  

RaptorLC: jso2897: studebaker hoch: Geologists have been warning us for years of this silent but deadly phenomenon.

I am, however, deeply suspicious of their claims to be the ones who smelt it.

Are you perchance suggesting that they may have dealt it?


Who sayeth the rhyme, committed the crime.
 
2022-01-29 1:47:55 AM  

Russ1642: I could have sworn I watched a documentary about this phenomenon twenty years ago.


Closer to 35 or so but yeah, I saw it too.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gas-cloud-kills-cameroon-villagers
 
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