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Wed Jun 28, 2017, 02:53 PM

Methane not escaping into the atmosphere from Arctic Ocean

https://cage.uit.no/news/methane-not-escaping-into-the-atmosphere-arctic-ocean/
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[font size=5]Methane not escaping into the atmosphere from Arctic Ocean[/font]

[font size=4]Methane gas released from the Arctic seabed during the summer months leads to an increased methane concentration in the ocean. But surprisingly, very little of the climate gas rising up through the sea reaches the atmosphere.[/font]

[font size=3]“Our results are exciting and controversial”, says senior scientist Cathrine Lund Myhre from NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research, who is cooperating with CAGE through MOCA project.

The results were published in Geophysical Research Letters.

The scientist performed simultaneous measurements close to seabed, in the ocean and in the atmosphere during an extensive ship and air campaign offshore Svalbard Archipelago in summer 2014. As of today, three independent models employing the marine and atmospheric measurements show that the methane emissions from the sea bed in the area did not significantly affect the atmosphere.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL068999.

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OKIsItJustMe Jun 2017 OP
defacto7 Jun 2017 #1
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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 03:05 PM

2. "The arguments are futile and contradictory."

Are all views equally valid?

If I say that within 10 years, I will have developed the ability to flap my arms and fly to the moon, and aeronautical engineers say otherwise, is the issue left, uh… well… “up in the air?”

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 03:10 PM

3. Nope...

Be well and fight for our planet. I'll drop the subject and you do what you need to do.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 04:08 PM

4. Don't get me wrong, the situation is serious, even dire

However, spreading bad science tends to make people question good science (especially when, in ten years, in spite of withdrawing from the Paris agreement, we’re not all extinct.)

I look at it this way:

Let's say that the Polly Anna "scientists" are all wrong, and that humanity will be extinct within a decade, no matter what we do. OK, so, what harm would there be in making an effort to avoid our inevitable fate?

On the other hand, what if they're right? What if there is a chance, even a small chance, of avoiding that fate. What if, by making an effort, like the Paris agreement, we can at least improve our lot?

There are a number of things (like the methane seeps for example) which, upon close inspection are not as bad as they appeared at first.

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:05 PM

5. I agree with your philosophy.

And if the, as you put it, Polly Anna scientists are wrong, of what use is it to know they're wrong? Not much.

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