78.5 F
New York
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Home Climate Change Antarctic Region: First Underwater Methane Leak & the Microbes that Feed on it

Antarctic Region: First Underwater Methane Leak & the Microbes that Feed on it

News Sources have been reporting on the first underwater methane leak to be discovered in the Antarctic region.

Methane emissions come about throughout the world from man-made and natural sources. Considered to be a vastly greater contributor to global warming that CO2 such findings bring on quite a bit of worry.

Methane can warm the earth tens of times faster than Carbon Dioxide.

What could additional leaks, if found, mean for the planet? Increased and sped up warming would be devastating in many forms. Permafrost would melt faster thus releasing more methane. Warmer seas and surfaces will only add fuel to the fire of global climactic change.

We wrote about the concerns of Methane upon the planet three years ago. We abandoned this pursuit back then but pledge to continue it going forward. We’re thankful to see the media helping to alert the world of what lies ahead for Earth.

One news outlet, Business Insider’s article is titled, ‘Methane is mysteriously leaking from the sea floor in Antarctica, edging global heating to a point of no return’.

This source, as well as others, point to the Research Article titled: ‘Riddles in the cold: Antarctic endemism and microbial succession impact methane cycling in the Southern Ocean’ – so named due to the methane-eating microbial organisms that found at such locales in turn diminishing the amount of methane reaching the atmosphere.

More can be read on the subject of these microbes in Salon’s article titled: ‘A methane leak in Antarctica provides new insight into how methane-eating microbes evolve’.

Here’s a related video published by Oregon State University on Youtube.

Other related write-ups include the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleven More NY Bars Lose Liquor Licenses – August 4 State Liquor Authority Update

Governor Cuomo Announces Suspension of 11 Additional New York Bars' Liquor Licenses for Egregious Violations of Coronavirus-Related Regulations 10 of these bars are in the...

Facebook leases all of the office space at The Farley Building in NYC, formerly the Post Office Building

Facebook leases all of the office space at The Farley Building, managed by Vornado Realty Trust Through a press release issued on August 3, 2020,...

Dr. Oxiris Barbot Resigns and Replaced by Dr. Dave A. Chokshi as Head of NYC Dept. of Health

Dr. Oxiris Barbot Resigns and Replaced by Dr. Dave A. Chokshi as Head of NYC Dept. of Health NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today announced at...

Three Days In a Row : No COVID-19 Deaths in New York City!

No COVID-19 Deaths in New York City for 3 Days in a Row! New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today, followed upon yesterday's announcement by stating...

Rhode Island added to + Delaware & D.C. removed from New York Travel Advisory Watchlist

Rhode Island added to + Delaware & D.C. removed from New York Travel Advisory Watchlist Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state of...

Wind, Tropical Storm, Flash Flood and Tornado Advisories and Warnings for NYC

NY Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on the Tropical Storm Isaias Anyone wishing to be kept abreast of all the local and latest forecasts can...

More Climate Change Items

Antarctic Region: First Underwater Methane Leak & the Microbes that Feed on it

News Sources have been reporting on the first underwater methane leak to be discovered in the Antarctic region. Methane emissions come about throughout the world...

Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Earth Just Keeps Rising and Rising

This is a followup to our recent posting about the rising temperature anomalies over the past decades. The Geological Society of America does a good...

June 2020 classified as the third warmest June in NOAA’s 141 year global data

Climate Change: June is globally 3rd hottest on record June 2020 classified as the third warmest June in NOAA’s 141 year global data set which...

Climate Change: NASA Videos Show the Rising Temperatures and Movement of Carbon Dioxide

Posted in early 2020 the video on this page demonstrates the rising temperature anomalies that’ve taken place over the decades since the middle of...

NASA’s Global Climate Change Team Shows That no Pandemic Can Slow Them Down!

With the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting the entire world, and slowing down if not outright stopping life as we know it, one team at NASA's...

Governor Announces Clean Energy Investments To Help 350,000 Low-To-Moderate Income Households

Governor Cuomo Announces Clean Energy Investments To Benefit Over 350,000 Low-To-Moderate Income Households NYSERDA and New York Utilities Collectively Supporting Initiatives to More than Double...

Governor Cuomo: NY and Other States to Ramp Up Electrification of Buses and Trucks 

Governor Cuomo Announces New York and 14 States and D.C. to Ramp Up Electrification of Buses and Trucks New York Signs Memorandum of Understanding, Pledges to...

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Leading Scientific Experts to the Fourth NYC Panel on Climate Change

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Leading Scientific Experts to the Fourth New York City Panel on Climate Change Diverse, interdisciplinary panel will help New York City...

Mayor De Blasio and Billy Idol Announce Campaign to end Idling

Mayor De Blasio and Billy Idol Announce Campaign to end Idling Anti-idling initiative includes public awareness campaign, aims to increase citizen complaints, and expands enforcement...

Green New Deal: Mayor De Blasio Announces New Energy Code To Meet Challenge Of Global Warming

Green New Deal: Mayor De Blasio Announces New Energy Code To Meet Challenge Of Global Warming 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code holds new buildings to...

The Coming Methane Crisis – Part I :: Or will it be an Apocalypse?

The Coming Methane Crisis? - Part I Or will it be an Apocalypse? Did I say Apocalypse? Well, to many it may sound over the top...

About