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The potential for releases from Arctic stores to cause runaway global warming

What is the chance of abrupt release of 15 Gt of methane in the Arctic? What would be the impact of such a release?


Arctic temperature anomalies September 2011

Temperature anomalies in the Arctic Below are temperature anomalies for the September 10, 2011, from the DMI Center for Ocean and Ice (arrows and location text added).  Below is an animation with temperature anomalies for the period September 8, 2011, to October 7, 2011.  [ note: animation is a 1.72 MB file and may take a […]

Thermal Expansion of the Earth’s Crust Necessitates Geo-engineering

Global warming causes thermal expansion of the Earth’s crust. In areas prone to seismic activity, this can cause submarine earthquakes and landslides. Shockwaves can disturb methane hydrates that are already more vulnerable due to temperature rises of the ocean. When large amounts of methane are abruptly released in shallow waters, there’s little opportunity for oxidation, and the methane can enter the atmosphere largely unchanged, while hydroxyl depletion can extend methane’s lifetime in the atmosphere. Abrupt releases of large amounts of methane would dramatically accelerate local warming, necessitating geo-engineering.

Ten most Electrifying Transport Ideas

Innovative ideas of using electricity in transportation

Electrification dominates the future of trains, planes, automobiles and other vehicles — the following innovative ideas in ten areas of transport show what the future of transport could look like.


A collection of knols on transport

Knols in this collection can cover one or more of the following areas:  1. Trains, railway tracks, railway stations, trams, light rail 2. Planes, helicopters, airports 3. Automobiles, trucks, buses, SUVs, vans, etc 4. Bicycles, motorbikes, scooters, tractors, lawnmowers, etc. 5. Roads, bridges, tunnels, parking  6. Batteries, hydrogen, fuel cells and other ways to power vehicles 7. EV recharging, Vehicle […]

America needs more wind turbines, onshore and offshore

There is an abundance of wind energy, with the potential to supply huge amounts of energy. Innovation can be expected to make wind energy ever more cost-competitive. Wind turbines can supply clean energy to power transport, while the batteries in electric vehicles can store surplus electricity, and feed this back into the grid at times of peak demand.

Ten Dangers of Global Warming

There are more dangers of global warming than a sea level rise of a few centimeters over many decades. There are at least ten dangers associated with global warming and the resulting changes in climate around the world, and what’s even more worrying is that there is a degree of progression in them.

  1. The potential for releases from Arctic stores to cause runaway global warming
  2. Arctic temperature anomalies September 2011
  3. Proposals to most effectively shift towards a more sustainable economy
  4. Thermal Expansion of the Earth’s Crust Necessitates Geo-engineering
  5. Towards a Sustainable Economy
  6. Ten most Electrifying Transport Ideas
  7. Transport
  8. America needs more wind turbines, onshore and offshore
  9. Electric Vehicles – Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Ten Dangers of Global Warming
  11. The Use of Beamed Interfering Radio Frequency Transmissions to Decompose Arctic Atmospheric Methane Clouds
  12. Stratospheric Methane Global Warming Veil
  13. Space Elevators
  14. Runaway warming
  15. Methane linked to Seismic Activity in the Arctic
  16. The Biochar Economy
  17. Vortex towers could vegetate deserts
  18. Biomass
  19. Towards a Sustainable Economy
  20. Runaway Global Warming
  21. Carbon-negative building
  22. Posts by Sam Carana – by date
  23. What will power your next car?
  24. Action Plan
  25. Earth at Boiling Point
  26. Danger of Arctic methane releases: the figures
  27. Feebates
  28. Global Warming
  29. Myths about Electric Vehicles
  30. Ten most Electrifying Transport Ideas of 2009
  31. America can win the clean energy race
  32. The Threat of Methane Release from Permafrost and Clathrates
  33. Reinventing the Wheel
  34. Global Warming Action Plan
  35. Electric Vehicles
  36. Let electric vehicles power homes!
  37. Transport troubles . . . and how to resolve them
  38. We want EVs now!
  39. Target 2020
  40. Climate Change Action Plan
  41. Communities without Roads
  42. Epistemology
  43. Green Flight Challenge
  44. SuperB Grid
  45. Biochar
  46. Funding of Carbon Air Capture
  47. Subaru Stella
  48. Electric Ford F-150
  49. The Nissan LEAF
  50. The Lynx
  51. Feebates are most effective
  52. Global Warming – Red Alert!
  53. Open Letter warning President Obama about a Global Cap-and-Trade Scheme