Hat tip to The Independent: The methane time bomb – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

Exclusive: The methane time bomb – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

Methane release as the planet warms looks like bad news.

Here is an article on the Arctic methane release issue.

Arctic Sea  Looks ok, but there is trouble bubbling up from below in the form of methane being released from the seabed as the Arctic warms.

Methane is 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

The planet will continue to warm faster than the models predict and we are going to be faced with some horrendous choices that will include taking part in a major die-off on the small blue planet or engaging in some dangerous bio-engineering solutions such as the release of huge amounts of sulfates into the environment to attempt to stabilize the environment.  These are ugly scenarios.

I am searching for any hint of good news in these stories and the methane release does cause me to wonder if we have any capacity to drill and capture methane as a fuel source.  Burning methane as a fuel certainly makes more sense than letting huge amounts of it loose in the atmosphere where we know it will cause more global warming.