In the deep sea, the last ice age is not yet over

Cruise leader Gerhard Bohrmann summarizes: “At the end of the SUGAR-3 programme, the drilling campaign with MeBo200 in the Black Sea showed us once again very clearly how quickly the…

The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean

It may not be very well known, but the Arctic Ocean leaks enormous amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. These leaks have been ongoing for thousands of years but…

Microbes might be gatekeepers of the planet’s greatest greenhouse gas reserves

Massive greenhouse gas reserves, frozen deep under the seabed, are alarmingly now starting to thaw. That’s according to an international team of scientists whose preliminary findings were recently reported in…

Study Calls for Ban on Gas Appliances, Misleads Californians

But the study, Effects of Residential Gas Appliances on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Public Health in California, lacks accuracy and perspective, as discussed in my paper criticizing the…

Alaska is getting wetter. That’s bad news for permafrost and the climate

Alaska is getting wetter. A new study spells out what that means for the permafrost that underlies about 85% of the state, and the consequences for Earth’s global climate.

Reducing Cows´ Methane Emissions

That’s why we’re working to change our cows’ diet and help fight climate change.

New 3D view of methane tracks sources

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world’s second largest contributor to greenhouse warming, the diversity of sources on the ground, and the behavior…

Methane emitted by humans vastly underestimated, researchers find

University of Rochester Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming. Methane emissions to the atmosphere have increased by approximately 150 percent over the past three…

NASA Flights Detect Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

From NASA Feature | February 18, 2020 The image shows a thermokarst lake in Alaska. Thermokarst lakes form in the Arctic when permafrost thaws. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech By Esprit Smith, NASA’s…

New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters

University of Southampton A study led by the University of Southampton has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate – a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the…

Facts About Methane Ignored to Support Climate Narrative

Guest essay by By Walter Starck Science is, above all, a search for understanding based on a primacy of reason and evidence, with all findings subject to revision in accord…

Methane warming exaggerated by 400%

By Barry Brill The IPCC’s AR5 estimated the global warming caused by a tonne of livestock methane would be 28 times that of a tonne of carbon dioxide. New research…

Methane production and emissions in trees and forests

Lots and lots of implications for climate models and GHG budgets. From New Phytologist Kristofer R. Covey J. Patrick Megonigal First published: 06 December 2018   https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15624 Summary Forest ecosystem methane…

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 3-Jan-2019 Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds University of Bristol Melting ice sheet release tons of methane into the atmosphere,…

Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint

From MIT Technology Review   Sustainable Energy Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint A diet supplemented with red algae could lessen the huge amounts…

Termite colony the size of Great Britain ‘has been being built since the dawn of the Pyramids’

The methane!  It burns. Seems as if this should be accounted for in GCMs~ctm From Yahoo News UK Rob Waugh Contributor November 20, 2018   It’s a construction project unlike…

Claim: Woolly Mammoth Resurrection will Defuse the Climate Methane Bomb

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Vast hairy beasts tramping the Arctic Tundra will help save the world. Scientists Hope Mammoth ‘De-extinction’ Will Save Earth Kashmira Gander 1 day ago ……

The world's first climate propaganda satellite to be launched?

This is quite something, and yet puzzling. The Environmental Defense Fund, an NGO with a history of environmental propaganda and  a huge budget, plans to launch their own methane-detecting satellite. They…

New DOE study on methane raises more questions than it answers

From: DOE/LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY First direct observations of methane’s increasing greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface Scientists have directly measured the increasing greenhouse effect of methane at the Earth’s surface…

Why did gas hydrates melt at the end of the last ice age?

GEOMAR researchers find links between sedimentation and methane seeps on the seafloor off the coast of Norway Large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are locked up as solid gas…

Study: Arctic ocean ‘methane bomb’ really isn’t anything to worry about

From the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER comes this study that backs up a study that we reported on just a few days ago about methane clathrates on the ocean floor. The so-called…

More “settled science” – Unexpected environmental source of methane discovered

Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES/UW MEDICINE An unexpected source of methane in the environment has been…

So much for the ‘methane bomb’ – study finds methane hydrate dissociation…’not caused by climate change’

From the HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) and the soon to be defunct “Arctic Methane Emergency Group” comes this good news. Methane hydrate dissociation off Spitsbergen not caused…

NASA-led Study Solves a Global Methane Puzzle

From NASA GODDARD: A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global…