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2006-03-08 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Methane gushes from sea floor: Ominous eruptions
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Posted by lotp 2006-03-08 13:40|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [275 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Pull my finger...
Posted by Gaia 2006-03-08 13:49||   2006-03-08 13:49|| Front Page Top

#2 Someone speculated that a way to tackle these underwater methane ice deposits was to robotically mine the ice, which is then piped to the surface to be combusted.

The energy produced could both provide commercial amounts, and be used to cool the primary waste product, CO2 into dry ice, which is then piped back down.

The dry ice performs several functions: it cools the mine, reducing the chance for a gigantic methane eruption; it prevents combustion of any methane gas in the mine; it prevents mine flooding by freezing any water; and when combined with water replaces the missing methane ice.

It has to be done almost entirely robotically, because of the poisonous methane and CO2 gases, but it does provide a lot of energy while reducing a seriously dangerous hazard.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-08 15:09||   2006-03-08 15:09|| Front Page Top

#3 I have seen methane coming out from under the lake ice in places in the arctic for 25 years. Climate is changing. There is not a hell of a lot we can do about it. We are already factoring these things into our water and sewer designs. Low lying coastan villages in areas of the lower Kuskokwim river may have to be abandoned in a few decades or less, due to increasing storms and storm surges of the Bering sea.

But make no bones about it, terrorism is the no. 1 issue. Climate change in the north is serious, but it is something that we will have to adjust to intelligently. So cut all the doom and gloom crap and rewire your brain for analytical thinking and not hysteria, heh.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2006-03-08 15:23||   2006-03-08 15:23|| Front Page Top

#4 The Japanese are working on mining undersea methane hydrates. Incidentally, hydrates are an energy resource bigger than all the oil, NG and coal combined.
Posted by phil_b">phil_b  2006-03-08 16:26||]">[]  2006-03-08 16:26|| Front Page Top

#5  federal permafrost specialist

Ima Independent Specialist in Red Clay.
Posted by 6 2006-03-08 16:53||   2006-03-08 16:53|| Front Page Top

#6 So those nasty Islamist invaders will take over the Netherlands, only to find themselves drowned by the rising seas. Where's the downside, again? ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-08 17:11||   2006-03-08 17:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Shit. Now we're all gonna die.
Posted by Thoth Theash6328 2006-03-08 17:17||   2006-03-08 17:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Damn it Toth! You beat me too it.
Posted by SPoD 2006-03-08 17:25||]">[]  2006-03-08 17:25|| Front Page Top

#9 nobody gets out alive!
Posted by 2b 2006-03-08 17:44||   2006-03-08 17:44|| Front Page Top

#10 I've got LOTS of methane. % horses, a 500 pound hog and a registered Belchin Farter Dog. It's really amazing how much horses fart. Sounds like someone playing a tuba.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2006-03-08 18:46||   2006-03-08 18:46|| Front Page Top

#11 And the dome in Yosemite is now 25 miles wide.

Wait until that thing blows.
Posted by anonymous2u 2006-03-08 19:21||   2006-03-08 19:21|| Front Page Top

#12 Yellowstone?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-08 20:19||   2006-03-08 20:19|| Front Page Top

#13 If we'd drain the refried bean deposits, this wouldn't be happening.
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-08 20:29||]">[]  2006-03-08 20:29|| Front Page Top

#14 Well, the park rangers at Yosemite are resigned to the Mono Volcanos West of the park going kaflooie eventually, an event which may not be good for Vegas, which I think is sorta in the downwind area.

Their action plan? Bug out. Would be a great view from the top of El Capitan, though.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-08 20:33||   2006-03-08 20:33|| Front Page Top

#15 Blaming George Bush in 5 ... 4 ... 3
Posted by DMFD 2006-03-08 20:52||   2006-03-08 20:52|| Front Page Top

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