- The Venus Syndrome (Part One)
- The Venus Syndrome (Part Two)
- The Venus Syndrome Revisited
- The Venus Syndrome Revisited Again
marine methane hydrates at the bottom of the ocean throughout the world. Worse, there is twice the abundance of energy in this deposit as the rest of the fossil fuel reserves combine. As the oceans slowly warm, there will come a time when these resources will come to surface, for what happens to gas in ice? The hydrates will float if not stuck to the bottom. The Ring of Fire in the Pacific is a particular worry because a good portion of these methane clathrates are positioned close to this natural anomaly, and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can jiggle the methane loose. Here are locations where methane hydrates are located:
Note that the sites mirror the Ring of Fire.
The Venus syndrome is the greatest threat to the planet, to humanity's continuing existence... In my opinion, if we burn all the coal, there is a good chance we will initiate the runaway greenhouse effect. If we also burn all the tar sands and tar shale (aka oil shale), I think it is a dead certainty.