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Arctic melt releasing ancient methane - Comments

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 1 by jbkaffe

We need an industry-sized methane converter.

I'm going on ebay.

Sun, 20 May 2012 21:08:55 UTC | #942497

AnthropicConstance's Avatar Comment 2 by AnthropicConstance

I don't know enough to tell if this is a silly question or not: Will the methane concentrate enough at a strata that may explode due to lightening in the atmosphere?

Anybody with geophysical knowledge out there?

Sun, 20 May 2012 23:43:30 UTC | #942525

Quine's Avatar Comment 3 by Quine

The methane breaks down in the atmosphere, so no, it is not going to build up and 'splode.

Mon, 21 May 2012 00:45:23 UTC | #942534

AnthropicConstance's Avatar Comment 4 by AnthropicConstance

Thanks, Quine. It would have made good Hollywood science fiction fodder. (Light on science, heavy on fiction.)

Mon, 21 May 2012 01:22:26 UTC | #942539

xmaseveeve's Avatar Comment 5 by xmaseveeve

I heard a funny anecdote today from someone reminiscing about BBC Centre. Loos were on alternate floors, and a producer, caught short, sneaked into the ladies'. While he was washing his hands, he let out a very loud fart and a voice from a cubicle said, 'Is that you Maureen?' LOL - see, I'm so cool now.

Mon, 21 May 2012 04:40:44 UTC | #942565

jeffjcrooks's Avatar Comment 6 by jeffjcrooks

And now there is the Massive Algae Bloom hitting the Arctic. Great story thank you.

Sun, 10 Jun 2012 07:18:25 UTC | #946695