The rapid release of methane into the earth's atmosphere 635 million years ago caused rapid warming and mass extinction of species, disrupting the climate for more than 100,000 years.and may happen again in the near future, reported in Nature . (1)

The concern is that it could take a relative small rise in temperature to start unleashing the gas,which would then trigger an unstoppable warming cycle. (2)

The first evidence that millions of tons of methane 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide over 20 years(3)is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been discovered by scientists(4) at Sep 2008 according to The Independent. (5)

The livestock industry is the number one producer of methane which is the most potent greenhouse gases. The UN reports that meat production emits 37 percent of the world's methane gas (6)


We have to save this planet, so that we’ll be able to stay, first. Because if the ice all melt, if all the poles all melt out, and then if the sea is warm, then the gas might be released from the ocean, and we might all be poisoned. It’s a lot of gas.

If you see the Singapore lecture, I already warned that we have to change the way we live, otherwise it’s too late. It was 10 or 15 years. Or before that, I always talk about how we deforest our planet, yah? Meat eating and all that contributes to a lot of damage to our Earth planet, you know.

Scientists say many things. They are listening now, but I just hope they do it fast. It just takes action. All the governments in the world really take it now seriously. It’s just I’m worried the action might be too slow, that’s all.

Because the ice reflecting the sun, you see, so send it back into the space, but the ice is melting
so fast now, that there’s not enough reflection and because the sea is already warm, it melts the ice. And because the ice melt, the sea warmer. You see what I mean, the cycle?

The way it is going, if they don’t fix it, 4 or 5 years time, finito. No more. It’s really that urgent.
- Supreme Master Ching Hai - Dec 2007 – Christmas Retreat (7)
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Runaway Methane Global Warming
 
The rapid release of methane into the earth's atmosphere 635 million years ago caused rapid warming and mass extinction of species, disrupting the climate for more than 100,000 years.and may happen again in the near future, reported in Nature . (1)

The concern is that it could take a relative small rise in temperature to start unleashing the gas,which would then trigger an unstoppable warming cycle. (2)

The first evidence that millions of tons of methane 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide over 20 years(3)is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been discovered by scientists(4) at Sep 2008 according to The Independent. (5)

The livestock industry is the number one producer of methane which is the most potent greenhouse gases. The UN reports that meat production emits 37 percent of the world's methane gas (6)


We have to save this planet, so that we’ll be able to stay, first. Because if the ice all melt, if all the poles all melt out, and then if the sea is warm, then the gas might be released from the ocean, and we might all be poisoned. It’s a lot of gas.

If you see the Singapore lecture, I already warned that we have to change the way we live, otherwise it’s too late. It was 10 or 15 years. Or before that, I always talk about how we deforest our planet, yah? Meat eating and all that contributes to a lot of damage to our Earth planet, you know.

Scientists say many things. They are listening now, but I just hope they do it fast. It just takes action. All the governments in the world really take it now seriously. It’s just I’m worried the action might be too slow, that’s all.

Because the ice reflecting the sun, you see, so send it back into the space, but the ice is melting
so fast now, that there’s not enough reflection and because the sea is already warm, it melts the ice. And because the ice melt, the sea warmer. You see what I mean, the cycle?

The way it is going, if they don’t fix it, 4 or 5 years time, finito. No more. It’s really that urgent.
- Supreme Master Ching Hai - Dec 2007 – Christmas Retreat (7)
Latest News
Melting permafrost intensifies greenhouse gases. - 23 Feb 2011
Account from scientists calculates methane emissions from freshwater sediments. - 21 Jan 2011
Continued Arctic methane release raises threat of runaway global warming.- 2 Jan 2011
Learning From the Past:Mass Extinctions and Global Warming with Dr. Peter Ward Play
Permafrost at Mt. Fuji and in Siberia melting at alarming rate - 28 Sep 2010
Antarctic melt is speeding methane releas - 23 Sep 2010
Warming Arctic oceans could result in devastating methane release - 30 Jul 2010
Nitrous oxide and methane emissions recalculated - 20 Jul 2010
Global methane from the livestock industry underestimated - 5 Jul 2010
Short-lived greenhouse gases heating the planet - 26 Jun 2010
Focus on reducing short-lived methane to cool the planet faster - 16 Jun 2010
Thawing permafrost releases nitrous oxide. - 15 Apr 2010
Seabed methane could spell climate disaster. - 27 Mar 2010
Sulfur dioxide pollution highlights methane as key to global warming. - 11 Mar 2010
Permafrost receding northward. - 26 Feb 2010
more  
51
Melting permafrost intensifies greenhouse gases. - 23 Feb 2011
50
Account from scientists calculates methane emissions from freshwater sediments. - 21 Jan 2011
49
Continued Arctic methane release raises threat of runaway global warming.- 2 Jan 2011
48
Learning From the Past:Mass Extinctions and Global Warming with Dr. Peter Ward
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47
Permafrost at Mt. Fuji and in Siberia melting at alarming rate - 28 Sep 2010
46
Antarctic melt is speeding methane releas - 23 Sep 2010
45
Warming Arctic oceans could result in devastating methane release - 30 Jul 2010
44
Nitrous oxide and methane emissions recalculated - 20 Jul 2010
43
Global methane from the livestock industry underestimated - 5 Jul 2010
42
Short-lived greenhouse gases heating the planet - 26 Jun 2010
41
Focus on reducing short-lived methane to cool the planet faster - 16 Jun 2010
40
Thawing permafrost releases nitrous oxide. - 15 Apr 2010
39
Seabed methane could spell climate disaster. - 27 Mar 2010
38
Sulfur dioxide pollution highlights methane as key to global warming. - 11 Mar 2010
37
Permafrost receding northward. - 26 Feb 2010
36
Methane emissions foretell runaway climate change. - 27 Jan 2010
35
Melting tundra releases immense carbon stores. - 20 Jan 2010
34
Siberian Arctic temperatures and methane emissions sharply increased. - 13 Jan 2010
33
Rapid warming is increasing global impact. - 12 Sep 2010
32
Methane gas released from lakes in Arctic region - 9 Sep 2009
31
Hydrogen Sulfide Eruptions Along the Coast of Namibia (NASA Images)
30
Melting Arctic Ocean Raises Threat of ‘Methane Time Bomb’
29
Methane gas flowing into the atmosphere From tundra much faster than expected
28
Methane Explosion Warmed the Prehistoric Earth, Possible Again - NASA Study
27
Stockholm University polar research makes international waves
26
Unexplained strong methane rises raise concerns
25
New permafrost study reveals larger global warming problem - 16 Nov 2008
24
Methane Hydrate: What it is & How it Affects Climate Change - An Interview with Dr. Roy Hyndman
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Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Melt: An Interview with Dr. Greg Flato
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