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10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms

 
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10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
January 8, 2007 -- The environmental "surge" you're not hearing anything about.

According to U.S. maritime industry sources, tanker captains are reporting an increase in onboard alarms from hazard sensors designed to detect hydrocarbon gas leaks and, specifically, methane leaks. However, the leaks are not emanating from cargo holds or pump rooms but from continental shelves venting increasing amounts of trapped methane into the atmosphere. With rising ocean temperatures, methane is increasingly escaping from deep ocean floors. Methane is also 21 more times capable of trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

In fact, one of the major sources for increased methane venting is the Hudson Submarine Canyon, which extends 400 miles into the Atlantic from the New York-New Jersey harbor. Another location experiencing increased venting is the Santa Barbara Channel on the California coast.



Fuel tankers reporting increased methane venting from sea beds.

Meanwhile, a strong natural gas odor was reported this morning in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Weehawken, and Newark. The strong odor was also detected in Union City, Secaucus, and Hoboken. Last August, a similar unexplained gas odor sent people to the hospital in Staten Island and Queens. Although methane is odorless, natural methane venting is often accompanied by the venting of acrid hydrogen sulfide, a byproduct of bacterial decomposition.

The US Coast Guard sent a message to ships and tugs in the bay and ocean south of New York requesting any reports of the odor being detected at sea. There were also an unconfirmed report of a similar strong odor being detected this morning on the Delaware coast near Lewes. This morning, the prevailing winds in New York and New Jersey were southerly at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

In other global warming news, the warm temperatures on the U.S. East Coast are resulting in early blooming of the cherry trees and azaleas in Washington, DC and New York City, apple and peach trees in Maryland, and roses, forsythias, and crocuses in Connecticut. A number of people along the East Coast are suffering from allergies usually experienced in April. Monk parakeets from South America have invaded the Chicago area.

George W. Bush continues to insist that global warming is "silly science" based on "fuzzy math." Corporate news media masters are pressuring plastic-faced and neatly-coiffured TV weathermen to treat the current abnormal warm weather as an unexpected "gift" for their viewers. The latte-sipping and SUV-driving yuppies in Washington, DC are certainly taking the current weather abnormality in stride -- they almost appear ecstatic about the weather, obviously unaware that the future of our planet is hanging on a thread.
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
So how is global warming responsible for plates breaking apart on the continental shelf and methane leaking out?
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So how is global warming responsible for plates breaking apart on the continental shelf and methane leaking out?
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It's the treehuggers reflex action to make everyone feel guilty.

Don't get me wrong though, I do like trees.
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So how is global warming responsible for plates breaking apart on the continental shelf and methane leaking out?
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The methane is actually frozen beneath the seabed. Global warming = raising global sea temperatures = melting the frozen methane therefore releasing it as gas into our atmosphere.

We're doomed.
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So how is global warming responsible for plates breaking apart on the continental shelf and methane leaking out?

The methane is actually frozen beneath the seabed. Global warming = raising global sea temperatures = melting the frozen methane therefore releasing it as gas into our atmosphere.

We're doomed.
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Would not the rise in magma to the floof surface cause the gas

to melt and expand and spllt the canyon walls further apart ?

Three yrs ago Scientist said temps would rise by 1.5.to 3 degreess more in 100 yrs.

Thats not going to happen now smart Scientists..
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
First, methane in continental shelf deposits is held as a clathrate. A small temperature rise of a few degrees can cause the clathrate to release methane gas. The gas itself is not solid and therefore cannot melt.

Shelf slumping and seabed movements of shelf deposits have little if anything to do with earthquakes. Also global temperatures have little to do with earthquakes or volcanic activity although they may have an effect on global temperatures due to released gasses and other pollutants.

A 10.5 magnitude earthquake is just fancifull - an 8.0 on the Richter scale would give you a very bad hair day

Finally George (defender of your constitution) Bush is the last person I would go to for an in depth analysis of either human induced or natural global temperature trends
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Why is this pinned?
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
The global warming theory is no axiom, however, the other theory is that global warming is coming from the sea not the air because the sea bed is getting warmd up from beneath and evaporation on the surface thus is increasing resulting in all this weather havoc as seen.
We see how hot the volcanos are and wherefrom does all that jeat comes from? Inside.

So they are trying to sell this one theory of emissions to tax epople to death, its just a theory not proven as good as the one I mentioned.
So have a choice.

There are other theories such as the bombardment of the globe by sun particles effecting the strength of globes magentic sphere etc. etc.
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So how is global warming responsible for plates breaking apart on the continental shelf and methane leaking out?
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The sun is emitting more radiation. The radiation only gets absorbed by solid objects like the eart. The earths crust continues to warm up and is causing the low level warming that we see. The upper level atmosphere has remained mostly unchanged. As the earths surface warms, the plates expand and earthquakes happen. That is exactly why we are in deep doo doo.
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
Yeah, it's the sun, we're toast eventually.
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Why are you here?
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"Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him." Prov. 30:5
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
Don't tell the Sierra club that, they are going to be pissed an probably file an injunction on the web site for slandering thier FUZZY SCIENCE.

Mt Pinatubo errupted in 1991 and produced 15 million tons of the greenhouse gas Sulfer Dioxide. This is more carbon products than have been released by human hands since 1932.

The sun is heating the surface of the planet, the earth is releasing its energy in form of Earthquakes and Volcanos.

Nature is far more powerful than man will ever be.

But the Sierra club will keep saying its the US's fault, it George Bush's fault.
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''So they are trying to sell this one theory of emissions to tax epople to death, its just a theory not proven as good as the one I mentioned.
So have a choice.''

SPOT ON!

BBCnews 24 and Sky News are going on non stop about GW and our responsibility for it today!

I'm getting fucking sick of this now!
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
GW raising ocean temps?

try and warm your bath up by raising the room temperature half a degree. see how long it takes you.

(You may want to install a shower in the meantime!)

GREENland!
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Re: 10.5 earthquake coming ... now METHANE gas leaks on Seafloor, setting of Tanker Alarms
"natural methane venting is often accompanied by the venting of acrid hydrogen sulfide, a byproduct of bacterial decomposition."

thanks.





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