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We Are Doomed!

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "Giant plumes of methane bubbling to surface of Arctic Ocean"

    "Russian scientists have discovered hundreds of plumes of methane gas, some 1,000 meters in diameter, bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists are concerned that as the Arctic Shelf recedes, the unprecedented levels of gas released could greatly accelerate global climate change."

    More...

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/gi … 04179.html

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can we harness the gas and use it as fuel?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Come to think of it, I wonder what would happen if someone struck a match...

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps the 2012 end-of-the-world scenario would arrive a little early!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            One can only hope. lol

      2. Debby Bruck profile image86
        Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What an incredible thought? Why do I think not?

    2. dfuntanar profile image61
      dfuntanarposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Relax.. It's just the abominable snowman diving for noms and decided to break wind underwater.

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's really scary!

      Here's a front page article from this morning's NYT.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/scien … r=1&hp

      1. aguasilver profile image87
        aguasilverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Harness it and run vehicles on it, free methane on demand!

        Science government can surely turn this into a low cost fuel source.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Oh, my! Thunderstorm! Computer unplugged.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We are doomed I say, doomed!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://lamarzulli.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/volcano.jpg

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          OMG, PDS, is this you? Where am I?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I decided to try that match thing...

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
              Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You burnt me?

  3. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 5 years ago

    That stuff has been bubbling up for a zillion years making more coal from rotting vegatation.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There was a previous thread where I explained it in detail - after all I'm the scientist here tongue

    2. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, harmless  - unless you go back to the Permian extinction http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis

      And THAT is why  people are worried about melting ice caps.  But don't worry - not EVERYTHING died that time,

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Doomed I Say!!!

    http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/thesideshow/fallingapples.jpg

    "Unexplained shower of apples falls from sky over town"

    "More than 100 apples mysteriously rained down upon a small British town on Monday night. The still-unexplained apple shower left 20 yards of city streets and car windshields covered in the cascading fruit just after the daily rush hour."

    More...

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/un … 21738.html

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you serious!!???

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Haha I just read it - freaky!!

    2. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well the price of apples here in britain is disgusting so maybe some one thought we needed too eat more of them? lol

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Doomed I Say!!!

    "Cable guy finds sleeping bear in NJ basement"

    "HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A cable TV repairman got quite a surprise when he walked into the basement of a New Jersey home.

    There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor."

    More...

    http://news.yahoo.com/cable-guy-finds-s … 23975.html

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    DOOMED!!!

    "Brain-Eating Amoeba Fatalities Linked to Common Cold Remedy"

    "...a deadly amoeba living in the tap water, called Naegleria fowleri, worked its way from their sinuses into their brains. The parasitic organism infected the victims' brains with a neurological disease called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAME), which rapidly destroys neural tissue and typically kills sufferers in a matter of days...."

    http://news.yahoo.com/brain-eating-amoe … 03508.html

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    I hope that 2012 thing will not push through. I need to watch the movie of Daniel Day Lewis about Lincoln on that month and year December 2012....

  8. aguasilver profile image87
    aguasilverposted 5 years ago

    Do whales fart?

    Maybe we need to lift the moratorium on whaling. smile

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, it should be strengthened. smile The impact of whales on the carbon cycle is actually really fascinating:

      http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 … cycle.html
      http://www.physorg.com/news202985104.html

      1. aguasilver profile image87
        aguasilverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually being totally facetious, no whale should ever be killed for profit or even food, except perhaps by Eskimos. smile

        1. kerryg profile image88
          kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I guessed as much, but the science geek in me couldn't resist sharing those links. smile Whale poop sequesters carbon, who'da thunk it?

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, sports fans. It truly is over...

    "We're Doomed: Scientists Discover Jumping Cockroach"

    "Yes, friends, this week scientists announced the discovery of the newest, scariest addition to the already dream-haunting 4,000 species of the sewer bug -- and this one jumps. "

    More...  http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackal … kroach.php

  10. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Any way you look at it, we're definitely doomed.
    The simple answer, of course, is to put an immediate halt to any/all scientific research! lol

    1. Debby Bruck profile image86
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HUGE LAUGHTER. lol Mighty Mom has all the answers. Let's follow her.
      Shut the door, let's not look no more.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This thread is going crazy!!  - It's DOOMED!!! tongue

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.message.uk.com/uploads/luddites.jpg

  11. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 5 years ago

    Yeah...my neighbor got the same thing from eating tofu.

  12. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I hope we are not relying on the whales to save us.

    1. aguasilver profile image87
      aguasilverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That would be true irony, whales swimming past with 'Save the Humans' banners

      http://www.peaceproject.com/graphics/tshirts/T4-small.jpg

  13. GoldenBird profile image61
    GoldenBirdposted 5 years ago

    I tried smoking cannabis a few years ago. I was in a hostel with friends, and they told me it would feel 'nice'. I tried first, and it was a cool experience. The sad part is that I can not remember how cool it was. But I can remember some fine memories like fresh images. There is a difference between being drugged and not. smile

    1. aguasilver profile image87
      aguasilverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you in the right forum?

      1. GoldenBird profile image61
        GoldenBirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Considering the type of posts on this thread, I guess I am smile

        1. aguasilver profile image87
          aguasilverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I see, our jocularity has led you to believe we must be 'smokin the weed' well that's OK, but as they hang you for drug possession where I am currently, I am stone cold sober, rather than stoned!

          1. GoldenBird profile image61
            GoldenBirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Smoking the weed can clear up the mind. But it does not bring any revolutionary ideas. It does not produce creativity. I believe the authorities are right on that. Weed is even illegal here.

            Discipline is often healthy. smile

  14. Wayne Brown profile image88
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    Great plumes of methane gas are escaping from your local landfill. Maybe the NYT would like to report on that one as well. WB

 
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