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Study: Microbes can’t remove all natural gas from Deepwater spill in Gulf - The Galveston County Daily News: Local News

September 29, 2016

Study: Microbes can’t remove all natural gas from Deepwater spill in Gulf

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  • Don233 posted at 5:07 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 920

    Man made Climate Change (formally Global Warming until the earth started cooling) the largest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

  • carlosrponce posted at 9:45 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6215

    But Man-Made Climate Change EXISTS! - The rest of us call it air-conditioning![beam]

  • gecroix posted at 11:50 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6196

    Much as I love A&M, this sounds like much more about research money than about harm.
    The Gulf leaks more NATURALLY each year than the Deepwater Horizin spill put out.
    Maybe research how to stop that....and every other location of natural seepage on the globe...
    In the meantime, where's Al Gore on the 'climate change' issue?
    Seems like 100 million al Jazeera Middle East oil dollars cured it for him... [beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

  • DottyOA posted at 8:24 pm on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    DottyOA Posts: 273

    The Buzzard is going to sue the microbes. Get 'em, Buz.

  • Alvinbr62 posted at 7:45 am on Tue, May 13, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 538

    Methane and Naural gas are a gas.They are both lighter than water . What is there to remove ?
    Since when did farts (methane) become deadly ?

  • Don233 posted at 11:29 am on Tue, May 13, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 920

    I agree totally Gecroix. Research $$$$ is what's fueling the whole Clinate Change lie.

  • kevjlang posted at 2:43 pm on Tue, May 13, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    Carbon Dioxide is lighter than water, too. So, how come those bubbles keep coming up from the bottom of my glass long after I've poured my Coke or Beer into it?

    At low percentages, Carbon Dioxide causes no problems. However, if you happen to be stuck breathing large concentrations of it for a significant amount of time, it, too, will kill you. Heck, at sea level, our air is perfectly fine to breathe. However, if you spend much time more than about 100 feet down, it essentially becomes poisonous. Imagine that. Just about anything can be hazardous in a large enough concentration under the right circumstances.

  • gecroix posted at 3:36 pm on Tue, May 13, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6196

    The absolute most toxic, deadly thing there is, the thing that results in a 100% mortality rate if exposed to it long enough...is life, itself...
    No need to study that.

    Since the Deepwater Horizon spill could only be estimated, and therefore the concentration/quanitity of gas released also was an estimate, then applying a known amount of remediation 'bugs' to the unknown quantity of material to be remediated would result at best in an estimate of the success of their consumption, would it not?
    Of course, additional releases, naturally, could be expected to have a negative effect on the ability of a finite number of hungry microbes to do their imnitially assigned task, could they not?
    If these two things are correct, then the whole thing amounts to a definite 'maybe'.
    Better than nothing, certainly, but a less than perfect ending is hardly cause for ramped up alarm, is it?
    Perhaps some day we'll hear how the same sciences predicting 'global cooling' to the point of a mini-ice age some 4 decades ago could now be predicting we'll all heat up and roast or starve from failure of crops or drown in rising seas.
    And do so while ignoring their own data showing the last 15 plus years of essentially static global temps even as CO2 concentrations have increased, something obviosusly inconvenient to ponder.
    Until then, I wish they'd pull on their own legs for a while, and stop yanking on mine...
    Or, do like Al Gore, and sell their absolute convictions about 'global warming' or whatever the term-du-jour is to the highest bidder, which just happened to pay him with Middle Eastern oil money, such from countries that forgo environmental laws/standards, and cheerfully belch all the greenhouse gasses they can.
    Research money would be well spent figuring out how to eliminate hypocrasy, and the 'climate-of-hysterical-fear, rather than baking more data fudge...