They fail to mention in this article, Overlooked danger in Gulf oil spill: Methane, that methane/natural gas is the most potent GHG gas, 25 times more potent at warming our atmosphere than CO2. It’s also highly explosive and an asphyxiate.
“The gas that escapes, what we don’t flare, goes up to the surface and is gone,” he said.
Wow! Just wow! It’s no wonder industry has made such a mess of this planet. Could it be any clearer that they do not know what they are doing? The gas that escapes is not “gone” nor does it “go up to heaven” like industry told Calvin Tillman. The gas that escapes, along with all the toxics it carries with it, remains in our freaking, fracking atmosphere!!!
And another scary piece of information about this disaster in the Gulf of Mexico: The only way to stop the leak is to shove a nuclear bomb down there and detonate it. LINK