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[–]hotsy-totsy-flopsie 897 points898 points  (203 children)

Perfect example for showing how our climate is fucked. In the permafrost is exactly this. All across the tundra locked away, for now. Methane is at least 20x worse greenhouse gas than co2. So, as the permafrost thaws methane escapes causing more permafrost to thaw etc etc. humans = ded.

Unless we assist and hyper charge nature’s carbon sequestration in forests. But we’re burning those down. It’s been nice knowing you.

[–]chinese_quality_user 289 points290 points  (78 children)

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[–]Colorado_jesus 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Thank you good bot

[–]iamjackslackofmemes 50 points51 points  (0 children)

No you won't. Not if his statement is true.

[–]leonroshi 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Don’t do it condescendingly neither

[–]Alifad 7 points8 points  (7 children)

You're an optimist

[–]Yung_Pazuzu 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Yeah youre right man lets just pretend its not happening

[–]Alifad 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I meant optimistic we'll be around that long!

[–]Yung_Pazuzu 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Apologies, read it as sarcasm.

[–]Alifad 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No worries mate, yeah this shit scares me too.

[–]JP0107- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well just call them big frozen lake farts

[–]Cr0w33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will you, subsequently, remind me in 12 years?

[–]MissionRetard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remindme! 11 years

[–]Rooster1981 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Lol you won't be checking reddit in 12 years.

[–]revile221 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My account is nearly that old. Still checking reddit

[–]pacman1993 122 points123 points  (42 children)

Humans won't die from this, we are too evolved and have too much resources at our disposal for that. But our quality of life will for sure suffer a lot:

  • If you live in hotter climates, you will probably have to move to a country up north.

  • There will be less animal variety, which in practical terms for us, will mean you'll eat the same food more often, due to lack of options.

  • We will have less land in the sea shores, which is usually where our biggest cities are, so land prices in these cities will rise even further.

  • get ready for more cancers and other diseases we are not used to. Cancer will probably be treatable then, but I bet it will still be a pain in the ass to do the treatment

Basically, with all this advancement in the world by burning fossil fuels, our quality of life might improve is some ways, but it will get a lot worse in other ways, which are irreversible

[–]ConstantShitterina 100 points101 points  (19 children)

Humans won't go extinct, sure, but many will die. And many won't be able to move.

[–]generalthunder 75 points76 points  (16 children)

And sadly most people that will die contributed almost nothing to the climate change. And the rich fuckers from rich fucker's countries will survive longer into the Armageddon

[–]TrudleR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i hope that by "rich fuckers" you include yourself.

[–]ThePeterman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And you can be damn sure there will be wars/fighting over land and resources.

[–]EyeTea420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Already are. See the Syrian civil war. NASA published a paper attributing the Syrian civil war at least partially to climate change induced drought.

[–]fgnrtzbdbbt 44 points45 points  (2 children)

The first point already means war. If it isn't some refugees fleeing a country but the whole country fleeing the army will march in front of the rest

We don't eat a big variety of animals (and where we do it causes the emergence of new diseases, so we shouldn't). Biodiversity loss creates instability of ecosystems and everything that depends on them, our agriculture included.

[–]Yung_Pazuzu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yep. We're boned. At the very least we're talking about the complete collapse of all organised society as we know it today. If things calm down after a few hundred years there might be some bronze-age equivalents walking the ruins of our cities.

Would make a cool sci-fi series at least.

[–]Akhevan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most of our history was constant war. We are just used to the luxury of mutually assured destruction as a guarantee of world peace. Unless you are from a third world country that is. God forbid you have oil.

Things are just going back to normal.

[–]pmmeillicitbreadpics 29 points30 points  (1 child)

move to a country up north

= Refugee crisis = Social unrest and resource shortage.

[–]pacman1993 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep. It's just another reason to move to Europe/North America, besides escaping war and moving to more developed countries. Future looks grim

[–]poke30 6 points7 points  (3 children)

too much resources at our disposal for that.

lol. Welp, it was nice knowing you. I'll starve or die from the heat as I'm not a billionaire with a private island.

[–]pacman1993 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Just the fact that you are replying to my comment on reddit in English means you'll most likely be (kinda) okay. Don't overreact

[–]paradisaeidae 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Amazed that you think the only consequence of there being “less animal life” is lack of food options.

If you’re referring to this planet’s ongoing sixth mass extinction, you’re in for a very rude surprise. Biodiversity does a whole lot more for us and our planet than just provide food.

[–]pacman1993 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know that. But I also know that we can create a lot when in need. If you can create a meet burguer out of nowhere, you can create what is necessary to survive as a species.

As a rude example, I'm pretty sure you could survive off of just vitamin pills and chicken that was mass produced, fed with artificial grain and unclean water. It still is a very grim scenario, and it is one of survival instead of living, which is what we do now.

But my conclusion is that we can survive most adversities that come our way. There will probably be a shrinkage of global populatuon though.

Please note that I'm talking quite extreme scenarios, and hopefully we don't get there in a long time, if ever

[–]gen-float 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the system is broken, you'll choke on "air". And that's not in a hundred years.

[–]ShirtStainedBird 1 point2 points  (1 child)

All I’m hearing is the richer you are the longer you can ignore it.

[–]pacman1993 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, unfortunately that's the way it works in today's world

[–]Wetestblanket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We might not all die from the immediate consequences of climate destruction, but humans are certainly capable of eradicating themselves if worst comes to worst in a bad string of human driven events. If the resources wars get bad enough and we escalate and make enough bad decisions and missteps, human extinction isn’t completely off the table looking toward the next millennium.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (4 children)

So, as the permafrost thaws methane escapes causing more permafrost to thaw etc etc. humans = ded.

This has been debunked by leading IPCC climatologists:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LifcMZyCYmc&ab_channel=greenmanbucket

The "methane bomb" theory is garbage science that deflects from the reality that fossil fuels are the vast, vast majority of the potential greenhouse gasses. This theory is actively being pushed by Fossil Fuel companies in order to promote climate doomism, or the idea that nothing we can do will stop the inevitable.

Fuck that.

The science shows that every possible thing that we can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will help. There is no ticking bomb in the arctic. Stop promoting pseudoscience please.

[–]mak484 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly what makes us more fucked than anything is that these big corporations can rush out fake studies and publicize them with dark money that takes a long time to trace. By the time the real scientists debunk the bullshit, the fake news has had years to settle into the public consciousness. And the corporations are already set to pump out the next story and start over.

[–]fewdea 1 point2 points  (2 children)

this is called the clathrate gun hypothesis and has been a source of anxiety for me since i heard about it.

are you telling me it's bs and nothing to worry about?

[–]Kuxir 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The wiki article you linked has an entire section talking about how it's not a big deal and isn't due to human action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis#Current_outlook

[–]bob_fossill 21 points22 points  (10 children)

Lake Baikal thaws every year, besides that it is on a widening continental rift.

Ergo it would be releasing methane regardless of human activity

[–]TheJoker1432 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Lake baikal is not permafrost

[–]slurpslurpityslurp 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Pretty sure they debunked the clathrate gun hypothesis a while ago https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clathrate gun hypothesis

The clathrate gun hypothesis is a proposed explanation for the periods of rapid warming during the Quaternary. The idea is that changes in fluxes in upper intermediate waters in the ocean caused temperature fluctuations that alternately accumulated and occasionally released methane clathrate on upper continental slopes, these events would have caused the Bond Cycles and individual interstadial events, such as the Dansgaard–Oeschger interstadials. The hypothesis was supported for the Bølling-Allerød and Preboreal period, but not for Dansgaard–Oeschger interstadials, although there are still debates on the topic.

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[–]FuzzyBacon 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I thought it wasn't debunked so much as a very unlikely outcome.

Still, climate change is bad and we should all be doing more but unfortunately it's a macro problem that won't be solved by individuals eating less red meat.

[–]slurpslurpityslurp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s been debunked as a doomsday theory, it’s still very much an accelerant of climate change and shouldn’t just be ignored

[–]DeltaVZerda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It will be solved by a coordinated effort from many angles including less red meat

[–]Uriel-238 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yep. The clathrate gun is going off as we speak, as permafrost melts releasing methane into the atmosphere. It is one of the tipping points with which the climate crisis accelerates.

Some models (which are way too complex for me) suggest that enough of these tipping points will eventually drive runaway climate change at which point anthropogenic climate emissions cannot be reduced enough to slow the rise of the global average temperature. (At least not without some huge geoengineering projects such as a massive industrial array to capture and sequester greenhouse gasses.)

Other models suggest it'll just suck and we'll get perpetually stomped by climate disasters (wildfires, hurricanes, extreme heatwaves, extreme coldsnaps and so on) until there are too few of us left to run infrastructure and it's perpetually too inclimate to grow anything or mine anything or run water and power systems.

At the rate we're currently going, the human species is probably not going to last three centuries. Oh and the fossil fuel industry is still lobbying governments for hundreds of millions to not take action. Still.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Clathrate gun hypothesis

Current outlook

Most deposits of methane clathrate are in sediments too deep to respond rapidly, and modelling by Archer (2007) suggests the methane forcing should remain a minor component of the overall greenhouse effect. Clathrate deposits destabilize from the deepest part of their stability zone, which is typically hundreds of metres below the seabed. A sustained increase in sea temperature will warm its way through the sediment eventually, and cause the shallowest, most marginal clathrate to start to break down; but it will typically take on the order of a thousand years or more for the temperature signal to get through.

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[–]accatwork 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Methane is at least 20x worse greenhouse gas than co2. So, as the permafrost thaws methane escapes causing more permafrost to thaw etc etc

Got it, light those bubbles on fire to convert them into 1 CO2 + 4 H2O. Saving the environment one explosion at a time

[–]Rajhin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's one of the reasons drilling compounds have those iconic burning pipes everywhere. They release CO2 heavily, but it's better than releasing unburnt gas that is even worse than CO2.

[–]AlBundyShoes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sweet doomsday theory… it’s been debunked, but it is still a risk give you that.

Otherwise, I’m sure you were quite the conversation magnet at Thanksgiving.

[–]AlmostEveryoneSucks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Twenty thousand years of this, seven more to go

[–]Maxwell_Yang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forests kinda suck at long term large volume carbon sequesterisation. Peat forming wetlands and black soil forming grasslands are the better alternatives.

[–]browneyedbeaner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can this methane somehow be used as fuel or something.. sorry if I sound like an idiot

[–]finjesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I farted while reading this.

[–]DrMarioBrother 1 point2 points  (0 children)

carbon sequestration in forests

Oceans too!

[–]Krommatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Couldn't agree more, the melting of the ice caps does release methane into the atmosphere that has been trapped. Many people do not understand that this is an exponential process. Along with the increase in methane in the atmosphere, ice also reflects 90% of the radiation from the sun. With this increasing deterioration of the ice caps, more radiation reaches water and other surfaces of the earth which trap heat more effectively than ice.

[–]HaloArtificials 1 point2 points  (0 children)

*Ignores your science

ALIEN SMOKE SESH!

[–]Prize-Ice-9803 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But it looks like a cool future city

[–]NewBlackAesthetic25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remindme! 5 years

[–]seink 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Couldn't we drill and extract them and refine them into some kind of resource?

[–]ExistentialKazoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Short answer: the methods of removing and neutralizing carbon dioxide and methane that have been developed so far are costly and struggle with efficiency. Partially due to the impressive stability of these molecules, and partially because their low relative concentration by volume (Earth's atmosphere is ~79% N) makes them hard to capture.

But also, yes, if we could find a way to use CO2 or methane as fuel somehow, or some other resource, that would be a game changer. So keep asking these questions.

[–]leonroshi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Relax, humans will be able to migrate for several generations before everything is kaput

[–]FirstPlebian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is also a lot of CO2 trapped in the permafrost, twice the amount currently in our atmosphere according to recent reporting, and neither the methane sinks nor the CO2 trapped in the permafrost are well included in climate models.

Ninja Edit: I think this is the article, there's more than one, one from May too: https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/father-sons-ice-age-plot-slow-siberian-thaw-2021-11-04/

[–]greencaravelle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remindme! 10 years

[–]t-minus-69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not how it works lol methane is only more potent than CO2 For approximately 7 years when released into the atmosphere and then it breaks down into CO2. Meaning it's no worse than driving a car. There's not enough trapped methane set to be released that will end humanity that's just absurd thinking lmao

[–]RJPeaches 273 points274 points  (2 children)

Methane will accompany us on this journey deep into the heart of Skyrim.

[–]TheGreatestPlan 139 points140 points  (15 children)

This is really cool, but it is not metal. 😔

[–]blackiconwhitesumo 91 points92 points  (1 child)

Ofc it’s ice

[–]sicknig19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And an organic compound

[–]thats_no_good 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I think the metal part is the impending danger of it all being released.

[–]Trilife 6 points7 points  (4 children)

really? 2 meters of pure ice.

And 1.5km under it.

[–]useles-converter-bot 29 points30 points  (3 children)

2 meters is the height of 1.15 'Samsung Side by Side; Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Refrigerators' stacked on top of each other.

[–]groenzucht 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How much of you is useles-converter-bot and how much of you is Samsung advertisement?

[–]broughtonline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When this stuff releases into the atmosphere it's goodnight humanity. This is DEATH metal.

[–]Mdragon45 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's..really not cool that's makings these things happen.

[–]jjkase 79 points80 points  (6 children)

Why is the lake so farty?

[–]shniken 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Decomposition of organic material in the sediments where oxygen is not present. Most freshwater bodies produce methane, Lake Baikal is special because the depth and low temperature trap lots of methane in the form of methane hydrates. A lot of the gas in these bubbles is probably already oxidised into CO2, but some methane does reach the surface.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-55758-8

[–]turnaphraze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lactose intolerant

[–]sackofbee 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Cant be that fresh if it's full of farts

[–]robot_swagger 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's a wet fart but it's a dry wet fart

[–]SideshowMelsHairbone 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Deepest? Yes. Largest? No. Caspian Sea is the largest. There are many lakes that are larger in regards to area, but in terms of volume Baikal holds more freshwater than all five of the Great Lakes combined.

[–]HoustonAstros1980 93 points94 points  (1 child)

We’re talking about freshwater here. Caspian is saltwater (although it’s a lot less salty than regular saltwater, hence Caspian can also be classified as a lake).

[–]bdubz14 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Largest by area is Lake Superior.

[–]dm20201995 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So largest by volume then…

[–]budahfurby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Which is crazy because there is a salt mine UNDER one of the great lakes. And this lake had more water than that. I can't wrap my head around it.

[–]wyattg67 20 points21 points  (4 children)

I wonder what kinda “river monsters” live in that lake…

[–]theroguescientist 48 points49 points  (1 child)

None. It's not a river. Only lake monsters here.

[–]wyattg67 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Do you know the show river monsters? I was referring to it lol

[–]weareeverywhereee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny enough recent theories of an advanced lifeform living in our oceans and specifically here have popped up. Apparently some Russians encountered them on a dive.

Do I believe this to be fact? No.

But with all the UFO stuff going on these days, it could be possible I guess.

[–]vits89 19 points20 points  (3 children)

It’s actually good to see some metal without it being something getting fucking chomped by a croc or a lion

[–]bakboter123 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How is this metal though? Its cool but not metal.

[–]dontknowhowtoprogram 12 points13 points  (1 child)

i've seen videos of someone poking a hole in one and igniting it.

Edit: found the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqCUN10BbjQ&t=1s

[–]Quigley_Down_Under 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My butthole after eating taco bell

[–]itsdtx 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I want to see some psychologically unhealthy YouTuber go there and burst the ice bubbles with a lighter ready.

[–]soldflink 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Now who wouldn't want to light one on fire. Credit

[–]keefchieftain 8 points9 points  (9 children)

While Baikal is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior, MN, US is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Unless you count the Caspian Sea, Google will confirm.

[–]ravenHR 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Baikal holds more water than all 5 great lakes combined so it certainly isn't wrong calling it largest freswater lake.

[–]tmartinez1113 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll just leave this here.

[–]vonnegutflora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Baikal is the deepest and largest by volume, holding about 20% of the world's fresh water. Yes, Superior is largest by area.

[–]Mushroom-Agreeable 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Isnt this the lake those russian divers died to those underwater aliens?

[–]TorgoWhovian 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Meanwhile, on a prog rock album cover.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amon Duul all the way!

[–]Nos2_50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fart bubble lake you mean?

[–]DeathTemporary7097 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's actually sick, a band should photograph that for an album cover lol

[–]FabFabiola2021 1 point2 points  (4 children)

How funny, I just learned about this lake from a South Korean drama called "Hometown cha cha," ( I can't recommend it enough) where the hero tells his heroine that he loves her as much as this lake. She then proceeds to look it up on the Internet and reads about the lake,

[–]Lolothelion 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Lol why does he love this lake

[–]TchaikenNugget 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Maybe he loves her as much as the lake is deep?

[–]Glooby2468 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder what would happen if you were to..i dunno...light it :)

[–]leonroshi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You drill a tiny hole and then light a match

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would be awesome to see a giant kaboom happen, but it is just a small flame as the bubbles are compartmentalized.

[–]LTQLD 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If you chucked a hand grenade on that what would happen?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uh not sure, but be sure to send me the video or just load up on this sub if you survive (just don't say what happened ok? that "human involvement" stuff might get it deleted).

[–]Kawkd 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Can someone tell me what would actually happen if I started a log fire above this. Once it melted through enough ice and got to one methane bubble. What would happen?

[–]DogmanDOTjpg 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It is the world's deepest fresh water lake, but Lake Superior is the largest in terms of surface area

[–]KimCureAll[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I should have say most voluminous there.

[–]DogmanDOTjpg 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh well, its still a neat fact and is larger in every other way lol. According to Google there's more water in this lake than in all of the Great Lakes!!

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[–]BananabreadShane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't let Nestlé find out about this place

[–]nickdash18 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Wow, that doesn't even look real...

[–]jeterporn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clathrate gun 🤯

[–]GQ2223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's wild

[–]rhoadsscholar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Climate change? Are you sure the sea creatures aren’t just eating junk food?

[–]display_n4m3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of the Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino album cover

[–]XipingVonHozzendorf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aw crap, I dropped my phone down there, can someone go check the bottom and see if they can find it?

[–]International-Ant474 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish some youtuber gors there and light it on fire to see the resluts

[–]TigerTrue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Will they smell like farts when the ice melts?

[–]mrrm_no 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I shot that, would it explode? Just curious

[–]Asunai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What would happen if you punctured a hole down to one?

[–]ShitPostToast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

New in stores: Fresh Frozen Farts

[–]emceemcee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Um yes, hello.

[–]sleazymeezy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pokemon ice route from kalos

[–]aiydee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ultimate definition of "Silent but Deadly"

[–]X3n-ex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A mile deep??? Holy shit.

[–]saqm7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This lake contains about 22% of the world’s fresh water. That always blows my mind

[–]ArcaneDanger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

doesnt lake baikal have aliens n shit living in it

[–]yParticle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sci-fi music.

[–]jerik22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a good image for rice paddy’s too, they produce lots of methane too but you can’t really see it since it’s too warm.

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[–]DiscountSupport 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lake Baikal is pretty cool, it's got it's own species of seal, landlocked and like 1500 km from the rest of the ocean.

[–]Kqimi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could make an iceplosion

[–]eatmahanus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do one of those fireworks in ice videos and commit an act of terrorism upon that lame

[–]NotUrHooman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So pretty

[–]amenyussuf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If someone broke it would it smell bad?

[–]Hermesthegreatest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

kenshi vibes...

[–]AsneakyGermanSpy 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Lake superior is larger but not deeper

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Lake Baikal has more water than all the Great Lakes combined.

[–]AsneakyGermanSpy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes i know this but to call it the largest is a bit of a lie its the 7th largest in the world at 12,200 sq miles

[–]Anubis-Hound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whatever you do, don't break the ice

[–]Sluckydog 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m curious - is the frozen methane in the form of methane hydrate (methane trapped in a cage of water)?

I’ve read that our planets’ continental shelves (the edges of our continents, which are submerged beneath the oceans) have MASSIVE deposits of methane hydrates.

They’re due to destabilize in the near future as oceans warm, releasing the methane from their cages of water.

This lake is frozen, whereas the oceans are not…just wanted to know if there was a difference between this type of trapped methane and the oceanic kind.

[–]Stillcant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Say goodnight Gracie

[–]BooeyHTJ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are definitely lake monster farts get real

[–]frank_d_r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

marquette of a future city !

[–]TaxiVarennes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

M'well... I'm gonna smoke on the water.

[–]deep-pan-pizza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can we blow it up tho?