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Methane hydrate apocalypse? Maybe not…

 [ Articles skeptical of the clathrate gun theory: Mooney, C. 2013. How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb? Mother Jones. While researching the Permian extinction, I came across all sorts of doubts about methane hydrates as a … Continue reading

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

[ Methane hydrates are far from being commercial, and as I explain below, probably always will be. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips … 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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