We may create our own extinction

permianby c.j.b

Gamechanging Natural Gas Tech Gets Green Light.
[Via Dave Winer’s linkblog feed]

Gamechanging Natural Gas Tech Gets Green Light.

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wonderful. The greatest extinction event in the Earth’s history – the Permian-Triassic event – may well have been caused by the massive release of methane from the oceans.

So, instead of just leaving that methane sequestered in the oceans, we are going to burn it, releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases, just like what happened 250 million years ago.

We really may be too stupid to live. It is like we are Earl Mott (Bill Pullman ) in Ruthless People: