Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flame On

Gulf water samples are now showing levels of methane which would be instantly flammable if the gas reaches the surface and gets into the air. At the end of the clip, this professor tells of dead bottom-feeding fish floating on the surface of the ocean, which he says is highly unusual -- normally they sink to the bottom and stay there when they die. I don't know exactly what that implies, but the methane levels are already 1,000,000 times normal and safe levels in the air. When the rest of it dissolves out of the water and into the atmosphere, watch out. Instant barbecue time if there are lightning storms. And there's another tropical depression on its way in this weekend...

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