It can be clearly seen, how the current differs above the methane seeps (blue square). Simulation and visualization: GEOMAR.

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Ocean Currents Impact Methane consumption Study in Nature Geoscience on interactions between marine microbiology and oceanography Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth. Luckily, bacteria are consuming a large proportion of the methane before it reaches the surface and is released to the atmosphere,…

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The Secret Life of Half-Life

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I first got introduced to the idea of “half-life” in the 1950s because the topic of the day was nuclear fallout. We practiced hiding under our school desks if the bomb went off, and talked about how long you’d have to stay underground to be safe, and somehow in all…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #177

The Week That Was: 2015-04-18 (April 18, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Energy Not Heat, Exclusively: A source of frustration for members of SEPP, and others, are the efforts by some of classifying these skeptics…

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Too Many Wild Cards in the Climate Game

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Climate alarmists claim incessantly that all bad weather is caused by man’s use of hydro-carbon fuels – oil, gas and coal. They insist that man-made carbon dioxide is the trump card in the climate game. Their computerised models of doom assume ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide which will trump all…