Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kyoto May Be Scrapped!

The Kyoto accord is in danger and may be scrapped due to greenhouse gas emitters not signing on...

According to an article in New Scientist:

"Around 15% of today's global warming is down to methane, and some of it may be bubbling up from an unlikely source - deep-sea volcanoes!

Until now, such volcanoes were thought to be a negligible source of atmospheric methane because everyone assumed the gas would oxidise long before it reached the surface. However, research on Hakon Mosby, a mud volcano 1250 metres down in the Norwegian Sea, has overturned this assumption.

Eberhard Sauter of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, and his colleagues found a huge column of gas bubbles rising to the surface from Hakon Mosby. "

As of press time , deep-sea volcanoes have not ratified the Kyoto protocol and refuse to participate.

Experts agree that if deep-sea volcanoes don't sign on, forest fires and surface volcanoes may also opt out.

Animal methane releasers have already backed out, saying they could "give a fart" about Kyoto...

4 Comments:

Blogger ferrethouse said...

Ummm, yeah, it is being scrapped because certain countries didn't sign on. In my books it is worse to sign an agreement and then fail to live up to it then it is to not sign it in the first place. Kyoto is dead because even the countries who signed it didn't take it seriously.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess they never heard of the one ton challenge!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Gritter Online said...

Off topic but thought you may be able to do something useful with this.

11:28 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Good one jg!

12:24 PM  

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