Methane in the Arctic

Mar 26, 2008Releases

Punta del Este, March 26, 2008— The melting of the Arctic as a result of global warming will not only increase the level of the sea, but will also cause the escape of significant amounts of methane hydrate that is found under the permafrost layer.

«Esto no solo va a contribuir aun más al recalentamiento global – el metano es un gas 25 veces mas potente que el dióxido de carbono, sino que va a provocar inmensas explosiones, incontrolables para la humanidad”, denunció en Uruguay el investigador Luis Seguessa,dela Fundación Códigos.

Many see the commercial opportunity and say that it will favor maritime routes and the exploitation of gas and oil. It is for this reason that five first world nations, Russia, Canada, the USA (Alaska), Denmark and Norway, are fighting for this territory that emerges thanks to global warming without taking into account two very important things: on the one hand, that said exploitation will bring more global warming, and that on the other hand, they will be playing with a time bomb of trillions of tonnes of methane hydrate that is under the ice, an explosive and poisonous gas, that will explode if the waters increase a few degrees plus its temperature"«, advirtió el estudioso.

Fundación Códigos, which since January 15, 2008 presented in São Paulo, Brazil, Seguessa's theory on the main cause of the weakening of the ozone layer, has been insisting on the importance of a global consensus to stop the main cause of global warming that is the burning of oxygen by internal combustion engines which is causing the weakening of the ozone layer, global warming and climate change. 

If we carry on believing that it is only the gas emissions that are causing climate change, we’ll never turn this problem around. We must curb the excessive consumption of oxygen. It is important to highlight that the rate of ozone loss is occurring with geometric not arithmetic progression as believed, and that is why the thawing of the polar ice is much greater today than was foreseen", he claimed.

“La capa de ozono además de ser un reservorio de oxígeno, es también una manta natural que nos protegía del inmenso frío del espacio exterior y de la potente fuerza calórica del sol. Al perderla, estamos experimentando cambios abruptos de temperatura en un mismo día, y esto irá en aumento, al igual que los cataclismos».