Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's been good to know ya...

G'bye:



Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions.

251 million years ago a mammoth undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth. [1] Experts agree that what is known as the Permian extinction event was the greatest mass extinction event in the history of the world. [2]

55 million years later another methane bubble ruptured causing more mass extinctions during the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum (LPTM).

The LPTM lasted 100,000 years. [3]

Those subterranean seas of methane virtually reshaped the planet when they explosively blew from deep beneath the waters of what is today called the Gulf of Mexico.

Now, worried scientists are increasingly concerned the same series of catastrophic events that led to worldwide death back then may be happening again-and no known technology can stop it.

The bottom line: BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.

The oil giant drilled down miles into a geologically unstable region and may have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble.

[...]

The warning signs of an impending planetary catastrophe—of such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it-would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and the massive venting of methane and other gases into the surrounding water.

Such occurrences can lead to the rupture of the methane bubble containment—it can then permit the methane to breach the subterranean depths and undergo an explosive decompression as it catapults into the Gulf waters. [6]

All three warning signs are documented to be occurring in the Gulf.



S'pose I just ought to quit my job and bike until the end comes. Why face the hammer behind a desk...

6 comments:

rlove2bike said...

I wanna quit and ride bike too:-( But I think I will wait it out for a while.

Joboo said...

i'm right behind you two!!!
where we meeting up to ride it out??
just an F.Y.I. i'll be the one with a yellow wind-catcher hooked up to my Pugsley, and a 6 year old following behind.
hey, if i'm going out pedaling, they sure the hell will be with me!!! :))

Peace

Pete said...

Eep.

brother yam said...

Let me say something here -- let's put on our critical thinking hats and look at this article. My initial intent is not to be of the "the sky is falling" argument. I found the article interesting, but it has a certain flaw -- a lack of cited sources, named commenters. I don't know what the Helium site is about, but I just passed on the link without really thinking about it.

Now on review, its many flaws make the article seem more scary than perhaps the facts belie. Caveat Emptor are always the watchwords of the Internet surfin' news junkie...

The Old Bag said...

Well, irrespective of helium.com's (and the author's) questionable reliability, life itself tends to "trigger an irreversible cascading apocalypse" in each of us...the eventual outcome is always the same.

I'm still in favor of riding off into the sunset!

Joboo said...

gota say, i didn't give much thought to the impending doom article, (somewhat over the top for me), haven't we been in the end times for awhile now????
all i really saw was people were going for a pedal, and i'll be damned if i was missing out on the end of times pedal!!!!!!!
Peace, Joboo