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TIDBIT: ON THE OTHER HAND: METHANE, BACTERIA, AND PENGUIN PINEALS

While we're talking about Antarctica and "climate change," Mr. T.M. found this important article for "the other side of the story":

Methane-Eating Bacteria Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet Could be Curbing Global Warming

And... lest you think we're done with Antarctica for the day, there's this very odd little find from Mr. S.Q. via Wikileaks. I do not know if this story is verifiable or legitimate, nor for what purpose these would be studied, but I include it in today's Antarctic wrap-up simply for completeness:

10 thoughts on “TIDBIT: ON THE OTHER HAND: METHANE, BACTERIA, AND PENGUIN PINEALS”

  1. “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”
    goshawks – August 8, 2017 at 2:21 am’
    I tried three times to publish. No luck getting-around the moderation. I give up…

  2. (Let’s try it again, with “per1od” as the no-no word…)

    From the ‘Methane-Eating Bacteria discovered deep beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet could be Curbing Global Warming’ article: “Concluding, the team wrote, ‘The bacterial conversion of [methane] to [carbon dioxide] beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet reduces the warming potential of subglacial gases that may be released to downstream ice sheet margin environments and to the atmosphere during episodes of ice sheet retreat’.”

    It is interesting what Misleading conclusions may be drawn from a limited viewpoint. First, look at the Vostok Ice Core data from Antarctica. In the below article, go halfway-down to the graph below the subtitle “Orbital Variations”:
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11659-climate-myths-ice-cores-show-co2-increases-lag-behind-temperature-rises-disproving-the-link-to-global-warming/
    Graph only:
    https://d1o50x50snmhul.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/dn11640-1_800.jpg

    Note that the graph encompas ses four complete glacial cycles – roughly 100,000-year-long glaciation per iods and 10,000-year-long “Interglacial Per iods.” (These are sometimes called Milankovitch Cycles.) Observe that this is Much More a glaciated planet than a relatively ice-free planet. Note also that WE are at – or slightly past the end – of the last Interglacial Per iod (on average). From this data, we should be slowly-entering a 100,000-year-long glaciated per iod at any time (geologically speaking).

    Getting back to this blog, what if the “Methane-Eating Bacteria discovered deep beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet could be Curbing Global Warming” is actually part of this cycle? I could postulate a scenario where the 10,000-year-long Interglacial Per iod eventually produces enough sustained-warming to expose substantial Methane-Eating Bacteria to the atmosphere. These bacteria chow-down on global methane, tilting the fragile Interglacial Per iod over into the next Ice Age. Soon, they are buried again, and the chowing-down ceases until the next expo sure.

    Given the above, any minor human-caused input to global heating would just speed-up the expo sure of these bacteria and simply accelerate our inevitable-entr y into the next Ice Age.

    (Betcha the MSM didn’t tell you that…)

  3. Anyone for the latest Chicken Little story the sky is falling or have our scientific community forgotten about the carbon-oxygen cycle of life on is planet.

  4. Great! Now they can make bovine suppositories from the bacteria and save the planet.

    As for those penguin pineal glands shipped to Boston in 1973, whatever.

  5. This puts the woo in woo-woo! I understand the fascination with methane eating bacteria. But, the pineal glands of penguins?? Are they worried about penguins becoming telekinetic??

  6. Not surprising to see fakenewsweek connect “global warming” and methane emissions – though from permafrost thawing rather than from bovine entrails, posited for a time as a serious risk by the Church of Warming.
    And penguins: biologists have long been interested in them for their resistance to extreme climatic conditions. But we had better believe that if there is ANY experiment that can be done on animals or parts of the them, biologists without any ethical scruples have performed it. Some of this, like much of the “Frankenstein Agenda” is “hidden in plain sight” in specialised publications…

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