Russian Arctic Showing Methane Leaks One Mile Wide, Hundreds Of Them

on methane seep . . . .

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Scientist Igor Semiletov has sailed the Russian arctic ocean for years checking for small plumes of dangerous Methane gas. He’s mapped many of these meters-wide plumes, emitting gas 20 times more damaging to our climate than carbon dioxide. But on his last trip, as he came across the first plume, he couldn’t believe it. It was a KILOMETER wide. A vast column of gas spewing into our atmosphere.  He sailed on and found another a kilometer wide, and another, and another. Hundreds of them.

Scientists are investigating, but this could be what experts warned us about. As the earth warms, it creates many “tipping points” that accelerate the warming out of control. Warming thaws the Arctic sea ice and permafrost, releasing millions of tons of Methane gas, which massively accelerates warming, which warms the Arctic more, and so on. We spin out of control. Already…

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15 thoughts on “Russian Arctic Showing Methane Leaks One Mile Wide, Hundreds Of Them

  1. It is good to wake them up, even if one mind at a time. We should all realize exactly what finished us. 🙂 Jumping Jack Flash is looking money at this time.

  2. Hi FC,
    I posted the article on my fb page. This should go to Huffington Post, there has been recent activity and interest about methane thawing.

    • yeah, some recenr similar items posted here recently.
      Bayou Corne problem may be from a methane seep from out in the Gulf ….

      • Oil and banking executive, Matt Simmons died under mysterious circumstances after becoming a whistle blower against BP Oil. He understood the methane release in the Gulf which was planned by breaking through the Gulf seafloor and began the geographic changes, including Bayou Corne. Information related can be found in many places on YT. RadChick has produced an excellent video. Also, within the last year, scientists have found at least 8 methane leaks occurring along the East Coast. It was an unexpected find, quite unusual.

  3. Hi, an Aussie here with a great documentary on the investigation as to what would eat a tagged 3 meter 500 kg Shark, and the EPIC discovery of a methane reef rich in food and nutrients for the oceans that is rich in ocean life. Highly recommended, definite game changer!

    The documentary: The search for the ocean’s super predator
    http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/77201466

    As the film, to be screened on the ABC on November 3 uncovers, the area off Bremer Bay in WA’s South West is home to a natural phenomenon involving a leak from massive hydrocarbon pocket under the seabed, which fuses with the surrounding water to create an ice-like reef known as methane hydrate.

    This in turn sparks a food chain involving crustaceans releasing billions of nutrient-rich eggs into the desolate waters. And that food source brings with it the ocean’s big boys.

    “On one particular day, over a four nautical mile period, we saw in excess of 100 killer whales – it was ridiculous,” Riggs says.

    “They supplied me with all their observations, and the observations correlated exactly with what I had observed over the last eight years. They referred to it as the ‘hotspot’,” Riggs revealed.

    “So it definitely seems there is a link between these pressurized deep sea systems leaking, creating methane hydrate reef systems which creatures like.”

    “It is effectively a balloon of hydrocarbon underneath the sea floor which is pressurized, and it is leaking. So what happens when you put a hole in that with an oil rig and depressurize it?” Riggs asked.

    “Is that going to cause this [sea life phenomena] not to happen? And if that is the case is that something worth taking notice of?

    Ethical Energy?

    • That is Verrrry interesting!
      You know there have been some shark attacks off the California coast, I think more than usual, and they have had all that offshore seismic activity. I wonder if there’s methane there too.

  4. Most definitely, I don’t remember now where I saw it but there is a lot off the coast of Oregon.

    The last post I tried actually showed it was posted but would not show up on the blog. I had to redo it. That has never happened before. Does that happen to you also?

    • no … I don’t have that problem. I have edit as text only (no formatting) going on now. Plus no load/slow load to even see my blog. 75% drop in traffic…. WordPress is blocking ….

  5. In fact here is map of it. And wouldn’t you know it, there is plenty shown off Louisiana. The Chinese say may you live in interesting times!

    http://worldoceanreview.com/en/wor-1/ocean-chemistry/climate-change-and-methane-hydrates/

    Further investigation found evidence the formation was caused by methane leaking out of the seafloor, which would make it the first so-called “methane seep” in San Diego County,

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/48328660/

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/methane-0902.html

    Scientists worry that rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere. Once released, that methane gas would speed up global warming by trapping the Earth’s heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than does the better-known greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.

    An MIT paper that appeared online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Geophysical Research elucidates how this underground methane in frozen regions would escape and also concludes that methane trapped under the ocean may already be escaping through vents in the sea floor at a much faster rate than previously believed. Some scientists have associated the release, both gradual and fast, of subsurface ocean methane with climate change of the past and future.

  6. It would explain the mass deaths of the sea-life, inc. the dolphins and whales, there are few forms of life on this planet that can survive just by breathing methane, and most of them are bacteria.

    Anything that swims or gets caught in one of those plumes would asphyxiate almost immediately, even the air breathers wouldn’t be able to escape as the methane would form a cloud on the surface, which would dissipate slowly and block access to the air.

    And I’m pretty certain the government wouldn’t want to worry the general public / sheeple by telling them that the ocean and nearby landmasses are ‘farting’ into the atmosphere, hence the ‘surprise’ measles epidemic in the dead dolphins.

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    It also possibly explains the bird deaths too, those on land being more noticeable, those at sea floating away or sinking, which is why we normally only hear of land-based bird deaths.

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    I wonder what excuse they’ll use when masses of people start collapsing dead from these giant earth-farts.

    • I agree. But also the N. Pacific is getting blasted with high radiation from Japan and I think that’s killing the Pacific. But what triggered Fukushima could have also triggered all these methane seeps.

  7. RE: shark – –
    (Nov.30) – South Maui shark attack . . .
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20131130-41804-USA

    It was 60 feet offshore so maybe it was just nature.

    AND . . .
    A teenager has been killed by a shark off Australia’s east coast. It is the second fatal shark attack in Australia this month.
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/30/teenager-killed-by-shark-while-body-boarding-off-australia-east-coast/

  8. There are some stories floating around of Leopard and great white sharks moving in close to shore off California now.

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