Comments: Global Warming Scientists Scramble to Find Way To Blame Man for Earth's Methane Release

Oh Oh

It might get as warm as the Medevial Warm Period was!

Posted by Rick at March 5, 2010 03:56 PM

Worse yet, with average global temperatures tumbling at the same time as huge amounts of additional methane are being released into the atmosphere, that kinda blows the entire greenhouse gas hypothesis to hell and back.

A few weeks back there were studies released showing that changing CO2 levels weren't having an impact on reflection of infrared radiation. Now we find that a huge flood of methane did nothing to increase temperatures. So much for the greenhouse fable, time for the climate scientologists to go back to rent-seeking school.

Posted by Junk Science Skeptic at March 5, 2010 07:02 PM

Author John Barnes wrote a novel, 'Mother of Storms' back in the 90's about a massive methane release in the Arctic caused by....the UN! You get a giant hurricane in the Pacific that spawns daughters all over the place and the only hope for salvation is a US astronaut. :)

A little dated in the tech area but still a really fun read!

Posted by tps at March 6, 2010 10:18 AM

A few weeks back there were studies released showing that changing CO2 levels weren't having an impact on reflection of infrared radiation.

CO2's GHG effect isn't linear (something the media INVARIABLY FAILS to mention). It follows a logarithmic curve instead, and we're well off the steep vertical part and well onto where it starts to flatten out. So, at this point, even largish increases (a doubling or tripling) in CO2 concentrations would have only small very incremental (possibly so small as to not be discernible from noise) effect.

Posted by Purple Avenger at March 7, 2010 11:57 AM