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Methane hydrate apocalypse? Maybe not…

 [ I don’t think there’s enough evidence yet to decide for sure there won’t be a gas hydrate apocalypse, but here’s some evidence that this might not happen. Even Benton, who wrote “When Life Nearly Died” didn’t pin the mass … Continue reading

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Why we aren’t mining methane hydrates now — or perhaps ever

[ Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation, 2015, Springer]    Last updated April 18, 2016 Methane hydrates are crystalline structures that are mostly water: 4 methane molecules per 23 water molecules. Methane … Continue reading

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Huge releases of arctic methane

Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. At the American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, Dr Semiletov announced he’d found an unprecedented amount of methane bubbling up from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (which … Continue reading

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When Life Nearly Died. The greatest mass extinction of all time

[ Benton shows why it was probably lava flows, not impact from meteors that caused the Permian extinction. I don’t know why everyone isn’t reading whatever they can find on the greatest mass murder of all time — the Permian … Continue reading

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