Methane Plumes Going Off In A Massive Way
I’m NOT interested in arguing over this. I just want you to know it is happening. Sort of feel a duty to share the info…debaters are a waste of my time. Those who have been watching will know what this is about. This is for you. Get your preps in order, it’s going to hit hard:
Largest methane seep in the world found off the eastern coast of U.S.
June 19, 2013 – SOUTH CAROLINA – On the seafloor just off of the U.S. East Coast lies a barely known world, explorations of which bring continual surprises. As recently as the mid-2000s, practically zero methane seeps — spots on the seafloor where gas leaks from the Earth’s crust — were thought to exist off the East Coast; while one had been reported more than a decade ago, it was thought to be one of a kind. But in the past two years, additional studies have revealed a host of new areas of seafloor rich in seeps, said Laura Brothers, a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. New technologies have allowed scientists to keep locating new seeps, including one that may be the largest in the world. The findings have changed geologists’ understanding of the processes taking place beneath the seafloor. “These newly discovered [seafloor] communities show that there is much more seafloor methane venting then we previously thought, and suggests that there are many more seeps out there that we don’t know about,” Brothers said.
An even larger, previously unknown vent was found off the coast of Virginia, in research by Steve Ross, a scientist at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Sandra Brooke, a scientist at Florida State University….
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
Mean Methane Levels reach 1800 ppb
On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958. This is 120 ppm higher than pre-industrial peak levels. This unfortunate milestone was widely reported in the media.
Now another milestone has been reached that looks even more threatening than the above one. On the morning of June 16, 2013, methane levels reached an average mean of 1800 parts per billion (ppb). This is 1100 ppb higher than pre-industrial peak levels.
This may be the most important email I’ve ever written to you.
Scientist Igor Semiletov has sailed the Russian arctic ocean for years checking for small plumes of dangerous Methane gas. He’s mapped many of these meters-wide plumes, emitting gas 20 times more damaging to our climate than carbon dioxide. But on his last trip, as he came across the first plume, he couldn’t believe it. It was a KILOMETER wide. A vast column of gas spewing into our atmosphere. He sailed on and found another a kilometer wide, and another, and another. Hundreds of them.
Scientists are investigating, but this could be what experts warned us about. As the earth warms, it creates many “tipping points” that accelerate the warming out of control. Warming thaws the Arctic sea ice and permafrost, releasing millions of tons of Methane gas, which massively accelerates warming, which warms the Arctic more, and so on. We spin out of control. Already this year — storms, temperatures — everything is off the charts.
We have gone beyond the tipping point. What is a Feedback Loop?
Weather Ready Heat
Baked Alaska: All-Time Record Heat Grips State
Nick Wiltgen Published: Jun 19, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT weather.com
Alaska, well known for its long and brutal winters, is now in the grips of a historic heat wave.
As an unusually strong and very warm ridge of high pressure is parked in the upper atmosphere above Alaska, at least five cities broke all-time record highs Monday:
And here is what is happening to sea ice in the Arctic Sea and surrounding seas NOW:
Here is a good site to visit for Euro anomalies, note ‘damage to crops’ reports, and bear in mind the events are daily:
European Severe Weather Database
New Mexico in SEVERE drought:
Published on Jun 10, 2013
With New Mexico facing perhaps its most severe drought in its history, legislators are forming a Drought Subcommittee to discuss what steps to take next. Rob Nikolewski of New Mexico Watchdog talks to three lawmakers about the crisis. Interviews recorded 6/10/13.
Drought shrinking cattle herds
June 18, 2013 By Jenna Zamie
QCS photo: Steven Hansen
Cattle graze on ranch land south of Tucumcari. County herds have been cut by a third.
By Steve Hansen
QCS Managing editor
Between 2009 and the first quarter of 2013, Quay County ranches have reduced their cattle herds by more than one third, according to the Quay County Assessor’s office.
County Assessor Janie Hoffman said the current drought has caused steep drops in the size of local ranch herds.
From the 2009 level of 46,844 head, the first-quarter 2013 cattle count has shrunk to a little more than 31,132 head-a drop of 33.5 percent. About two-thirds of that reduction occurred between 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. The decline totaled 8,403 head, or 21 percent, from the 2012 level to 2013′s first-quarter reading.
And this is the tip of the iceberg, as they say…
Are Exploding Manhole Covers In Washington DC Caused By Shocking Levels Of Leaking Natural Gas?
Image 1. (above) shows high levels of methane over the poles. Peak levels of over 2000 ppb over Antarctica have been recorded repeatedly over the past few months, which is extraordinary, the more so since the photochemical sink for methane is typically strongest during summer, while average levels of methane over Antarctica have historically been the lowest on Earth (image 2. below).
(April 1, 2013)
Dramatic sea level rise.
Check this out, too (May 30 2013):