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"Methane clathrate, also known commonly as methane hydrate, is a form of water ice that contains a large amount of methane within its crystal structure. Potentially large deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis
The huge Siberian methane blowholes of 2014 were Methane Clathrate Guns in its smaller effect. I used to make silver fulminate in my youth, and methane clathrate is VERY similar. Without ignition it is 100 times the heat trapping of CO2 for the first 20 years. Its stability is only with lower temperature and depth. It explosively releases with seaquakes, or as little as a 2*F temperature rise. The Siberian deposits are legendary, and 50GTs of it are ready to release, it very rapidly expands to 169 times its volume. That is just the beginning.......
Like nitroglycerin without fire. Arctic surface temperature goes +5*C or more and it starts below the surface. It is now +6*C over in the Arctic. The 50GTs of it are equivalent to 5000GTs of CO2, compared to the HGHG annual of ~33GT. Then the tundra total with all the ocean deposits is another 1000GTs, or 100K GTs of CO2, and the H2O vapor, and nitrous gases, among others. That puts the surface temperature beyond the boiling point of water. As a worst case scenario, but even an 80% turnover would would eliminate all but thermal vent life. :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :cry: 8-[ :-k :- :mrgreen:
http://guymcpherson.com/2015/03/for-tho ... of-humans/
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2015/02 ... -2031.html
http://planetextinction.com/planet_exti ... hrates.htm
http://planetextinction.com/documents/M ... rvival.pdf
http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.nz/2015/ ... -2015.html

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