Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

The news just keeps getting worse on this blowout-

Methane gas (natural gas) is what caused the explosion. Natural gas not only profoundly depletes oxygen in the ocean at this concentration, it is also a much stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. I have to wonder if a gas emission of this magnitude is a climate  changer.  Some alternative theories of global warming suggest that sudden oceanic emissions of methane are what really brought on abrupt global warming.

Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press.

4 Responses to “Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns”

  1. mikarooni Says:

    Leave it to BP to pass gas as well.

  2. MJ Graham Says:

    There’s another BP twist that makes me just sick at heart. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it appears that turtles and other wildlife are being burned with the boom. http://www.seaturtles.org/article.php?id=1660

  3. JimT Says:

    BP is going to end up making the Gulf largely a dead zone before this is all done…No amount of money will suffice to punish them sufficiently for what they have done.

  4. Ralph Maughan Says:

    This is going to have a huge effect on bird life throughout most of North America, such as no migratory birds of many kinds.


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