Is it possible that a sudden release of methane from the shallow sea floor could cause a runaway greenhouse effect?
- Anonymous1 month ago
- CowboyLv 62 months ago
You're referring to methane clathrates -and yes it's a possibility.
- Donut TimLv 72 months ago
Yes, that is possible.
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
So you're suggesting that earth farts are worse than cow farts? They, of course, are. A single active volcano emits more pollutants than every factory on the planet.
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- JimZLv 72 months ago
Methane clathrates are formed in an environment and depth that isn't likely to change significantly due to minor warming at the surface. It has largely been debunked as a threat but that doesn't stop ignorant alarmists from lying to scare people into accepting their leftist agenda. It forms all the time and it frequently releases vast quantities from time to time on a local level but not on a significant global level. Any methane that is released quickly converts to CO2 and water. It might make a good Hollywood horror movie but it would be based on fiction, not science.
- oikoσLv 72 months ago
It is already happening, although not that suddenly. It started with carbon dioxide and some methane raising temperatures enough to release the methane hydrates in the arctic. Methane is ten times as powerful as CO2 as a greenhouse gas. The juggernaut has started to roll. The only change likely will be that people heavily invested in fossil fuels are going to invest in companies that manufacture air conditioners. Heaven forfend that they do anything to mitigate the problem.
- 2 months ago
Do you admire the Emperor's new clothes each day?
- Bubba GubbinsLv 72 months ago
- Anonymous2 months ago
LOL! Now the AGW kooks have gone from cow farts to sea farts!
- 2 months ago
It can, as I heard. But there are plenty more major catastrophes that can cause the same(if not worse) destruction, such as giant meteors, vulcanic eruption, nuclear wars, etc.