New Study Brings Some Grim Methane News
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Methane is a common waste by product of bacterial digestion, in other words “Farts”. I suppose we could hold lit matches up to their little butts, and so flare the methane off. We would also have to do this to every animal, and methane also seeps up out of the ground and water from where ever life has lived in the past (everywhere), so we would have to basically lite up and flare off the entire Earth’s farts. 😉

  • Corlyss

    More bogus science that threatens not only fracking but meat production in America.

  • Andrew Allison

    Interesting, is is not, that as evidence (namely the cessation of warming in 1997) mounts that the impact of atmospheric CO2 on global temperature has been grossly exaggerated new, improved, sources of man’s inhumanity keep appearing? Perhaps we should keep in mind the Google mantra: In God We Trust, all others bring data.

  • cubanbob

    And why is this a problem?

    • Corlyss

      It wouldn’t be in a world of scientifically literate voters who didn’t fall for every trendy fad in foods. Methane is another bogus excuse for the UN to batter wealth nations about meat production. The UN wants to stamp it out before the 3rd-5th world find themselves rich enough to start growing meat themselves a la Latin America. Meat production endangers forests, often for painfully meager results because a lot of land that was just dandy for growing trees ain’t so dandy for growing crops and beef.

  • lukelea

    Correlation is not causation. Perhaps there is something about the geology of the South Central US and a lot of methane is seeping out of the ground.

    Anyway, what does it say about our climate modelers who have been blaming everything on CO2 emissions when not only are temperatures not going up the way they predicted but suddenly here is another well-known greenhouse gas that could be contributing to the trend?

    It means that climatology is a very young science and we don’t know very much.

  • BobSykes

    Listen up! Variations in the Sun’s output and the Earth’s orbital position drive climate. Atmospheric levels of methane and carbon dioxide follow (not lead) sun-induced temperature fluctuations. The key is that a warmer ocean released gasses and a cooler one absorbs gases.

    The Vostok cores that Al Gore used showed that large scale variations in temperature lead large scale variations in carbon dioxide by 400 to 800 years. Even the small scale variations we now see have temperature leading carbon dioxide.

    A significant number of climatologists are engaging in criminal and scientific fraud. They succeed because we are in a Lysenkoist era. Politicians use bogus science to advance their power schemes (a la Stalin), and corrupt scientists get rich and famous.

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