Thursday, January 11, 2007

Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012

Well. Isn't this cheery?

Hydrate hypothesis illuminates growing climate change alarm

Compiled by John Stokes

A recent scientific theory called the "hydrate hypothesis" says that historical global warming cycles have been caused by a feedback loop, where melting permafrost methane clathrates (also known as "hydrates") spur local global warming, leading to further melting of clathrates and bacterial growth.

In other words, like western Siberia, the 400 billion tons of methane in permafrost hydrate will gradually melt, and the released methane will speed the melting. The effect of even a couple of billion tons of methane being emitted into the atmosphere each year would be catastrophic.

The "hydrate hypothesis" (if validated) spells the rapid onset of runaway catastrophic global warming. In fact, you should remember this moment when you learned about this feedback loop-it is an existencial turning point in your life.

By the way, the "hydrate hypothesis" is a weeks old scientific theory, and is only now being discussed by global warming scientists. I suggest you Google the term.

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Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 rose by a record amount over the past year. It is the third successive year in which they have increased sharply. Scientists are at a loss to explain why the rapid rise has taken place, but fear the trend could be the first sign of runaway global warming.

Runaway Global Warming promises to literally burn-up agricultural areas into dust worldwide by 2012, causing global famine, anarchy, diseases, and war on a global scale as military powers including the U.S., Russia, and China, fight for control of the Earth's remaining resources.

Over 4.5 billion people could die from Global Warming related causes by 2012, as planet Earth accelarates into a greed-driven horrific catastrophe.


1 Comments:

Blogger Weedgardener said...

Remember the mysterious gas smell in Manhattan? Here's an interesting comment from a Canadian blog on the article http://www.blog.agoracosmopolitan.com/?p=56)

"In view of yesterday’s reports of overwhelmingly strong smells of gas all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Weehawken, and Newark, and the recently discovered Methane venting coming from the Hudson Submarine Canyon, which extends 400 miles into the Atlantic from the New York-New Jersey harbour, I wonder for how long will the American public continue to sit on their dull, greedy, wilfully-ignorant backsides as the world suffers at their hands?

"Whilst I readily accept the possibility that the mysterious gas may not be coming from the Hudson Submarine Canyon (time will tell on that), I think it’s pretty much undeniable that the now-unstoppable release of unblievably large volumes of ancient Methane deposits is now an inevitability, and we have no agreed strategies whatsoever in place to deal with this impending global disaster."

You can tell the commenter is Canadian because the spelling and grammar is correct, not to mention the use of "whilst."

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