March 05, 2010
Global Warming Scientists Scramble to Find Way To Blame Man for Earth's Methane Release
I can only imagine that Phil Jones, Algore, and the rest of the anthropogenic global warming fetishists are wracking their brains to find a way to blame mankind for this discovery:
Vast amounts of methane are bubbling up from the East Siberian sea, raising fears of a massive hike in global warming.
Permafrost in the seabed has been previously assumed to act as an effective cap for the enormous amount of methane in the area.
But researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the University of Alaska and Stockholm University have found that eight million tonnes of methane are currently leaking into the atmosphere every year.
"The amount of methane currently coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming out of the entire world's oceans," said Shakhova, a researcher at UAF's International Arctic Research Center. "Subsea permafrost is losing its ability to be an impermeable cap."
The problem with this discovery is two-fold for the AGW Truthers.
First, the role of methane release in triggering previous warming periods is well documented, and the continuing release would seem to provide a far more likely explanation for any warming that may have occurred or which may occur in the near future than the anthropogenic argument.
Second, the release of the discovery comes at a time when the anthropogenic warming supporter are reeling under a continuous stream of revelations that have undermined the credibility of the "settled science" itself and many of the scientists/officials involved.
The great fear for anthropogenic warming supporters isn't that the world may be warming, but that they won't be able to find a way to profit from it, financially, or politically.