Tag Archives: Methane

Climate Change Experts Warn Of UK Tsunamis

From tsunamis in Britain to huge avalanches in the Alps and volcanic eruptions in Germany, some of the world’s top geologists are warning these potential natural catastrophes could become reality, if global temperatures continue to rise. At a three-day conference

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

Methane In Water Near US Gas Rigs

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Methane leaks are contaminating drinking water near shale gas drilling sites in the northeastern United States, scientists said Tuesday, placing a further question mark over this fast-growing energy source. Scientists tested water samples taken from 68 private

Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

Experts say methane emissions from the Arctic have risen by almost one-third in just five years, and that sharply rising temperatures are to blame. Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from

Methane release shows dramatic increase

Scientists have uncovered what appears to be a further dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas that is seeping from the Arctic seabed. Methane is about 20 times more potent than CO2 in trapping solar heat. The findings come

Droughts, melting ice signs of rapidly worsening climate change

WASHINGTON — Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said Thursday. Mountain glaciers in

Giant gas bomb under African lake could kill millions

Scientists fear that improper fuel extraction at Lake Kivu in Africa could trigger a massive release of carbon dioxide from its depths, potentially suffocating the two million people living on its shore. The lake lying on the border between Rwanda

Global Warming Apocalypse – James Lovelock

Five years ago, James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia” issued a terrifying warning: if humankind didn’t radically curtail greenhouse-gas emissions, there would, quite literally, be hell to pay. His new book out this year, “The Vanishing Face of Gaia,” says

Methane under permafrost could speed up global warming 20-fold

Washington, Sep 3 : Melting permafrost in arctic regions, triggered by global warming, will release underground methane. Once released, methane would speed up global warming by trapping the earth’s heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than the greenhouse gas,

Arctic now warmest in 2000 years

Climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions pushed Arctic temperatures in the last decade to the highest levels in at least 2,000 years, reversing a natural cooling trend that should have lasted four more millennia. Carbon dioxide and other gases generated by human