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The Great Global Warming Swindle II

April 26, 2007

The global warmening de-bunkening film has been pulled from YouTube due to a copyright dispute but is still up at Google Video.

For now. The ban and burn crowd are on the march.

(Hat tip: Tim Blair and commenter Pogria.)

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One comment

  1. If you don’t know what hydrate is, you don’t fully understand global warming:

    Hydrate contains twice the carbon of all fossil fuel, and whereas fossil fuel needs to be burned to emit GHG, hydrate needs only to melt.

    Briefly, carbon in the soil is “eaten” by microbes, and in the absence of oxygen the microbes emit methane (CH4). Some of that methane gets trapped in ice called hydrate.

    There is about 400 billion tons of methane trapped in permafrost hydrate (20% of the land on earth is permafrost). 50% of the surface permafrost is expected to melt by 2050, and over 90% by 2100.

    A release of less than 30 billion tons of methane would be like doubling the CO2 in the air.

    Worse, there is an estimated 10,000 billion tons of methane hydrate under the ocean. Substantial quantities of this has melted before with catastrophic results (55 million years ago-the PETM ushered in the Age of Mammals, and 250 million years ago-the “Great Dying” killed most life on earth).

    In other words, the carbon cycle has been upset before (possibly by volcanic eruptions), causing a chain reaction. Mankind’s GHG emissions are over 30 times stronger a trigger than past severe runaway global warming events. This means the chain reaction will happen sooner, unfold faster, and therefore be much, much more severe.



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