Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by THE-BEAKER, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions.

    251 million years ago a mammoth undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth. [1] Experts agree that what is known as the Permian extinction event was the greatest mass extinction event in the history of the world. [2]

    55 million years later another methane bubble ruptured causing more mass extinctions during the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum (LPTM).

    The LPTM lasted 100,000 years. [3]

    Those subterranean seas of methane virtually reshaped the planet when they explosively blew from deep beneath the waters of what is today called the Gulf of Mexico.

    Now, worried scientists are increasingly concerned the same series of catastrophic events that led to worldwide death back then may be happening again-and no known technology can stop it.

    The bottom line: BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.

    The oil giant drilled down miles into a geologically unstable region and may have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble.

  2. If it's any consolation, those who believe in solar and wind energy will die with a hard on.
  3. Six months? Guess those LEAPS won't be worth much. Dammit.
    In all seriousness, let's hope this does not come to pass.

    "Most experts in the know, however, agree that if the world-changing event does occur it will happen suddenly and within the next 6 months."

    "So, if events go against Mankind and the bubble bursts in the coming months, Gregory Ryskin may become one of the most famous people in the world. Of course, he won't have long to enjoy his new found fame because very shortly after the methane eruption civilization will collapse."
  4. :D
  5. nickdes


    More pure garbage.....why post this crap on ET????????????
  6. An "earth fart"? Well, if it's anything like the one I ripped a couple weeks ago after dining on a sack of White Castles, we're all doomed.:eek:

    Wed Jul 14, 9:44 am ET
    Will human life be wiped out by a BP-induced methane eruption? No.
    By Brett Michael Dykes

    Let's just get this out of the way now: The BP oil disaster, while horrible in innumerable ways, is not literally the end of the world.

    If you've spent any considerable length of time on the Internet lately — and not just its dark conspiratorial alleys — you may have run across a number of geological reports that read like the plot of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie: BP may have haphazardly tapped into a violent reservoir of methane gas deep below Earth's surface, possibly setting off a chain of events that could lead to release of a "methane mega-bubble" capable of triggering floods of biblical proportions and emitting poisons into the atmosphere, effectively wiping humans off the face of the Earth.

    You're now probably wondering if it's time to start frantically compiling a bucket list of things to do before we're all killed off by a methane eruption. However, according to an expert interviewed by Yahoo! News, such doomsday predictions are "extreme" and highly unlikely to take place.

    “I wouldn’t believe that at all," Gregory Stone, director of the Louisiana State University Coastal Studies Institute, told us. "There’s a lot of press out there in regards to this event that is just inaccurate. We’ve got some of the best scientists in the world here, and we’re not concerned about that scenario at all."

    Another prominent scientist we contacted thought that the reports were such hogwash that he declined to even offer a comment to refute them.

    So what's the root of all these apocalyptic scenarios that some news sources have given credence to? Well, most of them seem to trace back to a single scientist, Gregory Ryskin, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Northwestern University. Ryskin published a paper in 2003 titled "Methane-driven oceanic eruptions and mass extinctions" in which he theorized that "mass extinction can be caused by an extremely fast, explosive release of dissolved methane," an eruption that would release "deep anoxic waters that cause extinctions in the marine realm," with extinctions on land brought about by "explosions and conflagrations that follow the massive release of methane" and by "eruption-triggered floods."

    In other words, we could all die from a massive earth fart.
  7. joe4422


    I would really like to hear more about this, but probably won't. If it is true, we'll all find out well too late. And all along we thought we had until 2012
  8. GTS


    Agreed, why is it that many of the factual statements in the article have no cites:

    "Methane is now streaming through the porous, rocky seabed at an accelerated rate and gushing from the borehole of the first relief well. The EPA is on record that Rig #1 is releasing methane, benzene, hydrogen sulfide and other toxic gases. Workers there now wear advanced protection including state-of-the-art, military-issued gas masks.

    Reports, filtering through from oceanologists and salvage workers in the region, state that the upper level strata of the ocean floor is succumbing to greater and greater pressure. That pressure is causing a huge expanse of the seabed-estimated by some as spreading over thousands of square miles surrounding the BP wellhead-to bulge. Some claim the seabed in the region has risen an astounding 30 feet."


    "More evidence? A huge gash on the ocean floor—like a ragged wound hundreds of feet long—has been reported by the NOAA research ship, Thomas Jefferson. Before the curtain of the government enforced news blackout again descended abruptly, scientists aboard the ship voiced their concerns that the widening rift may go down miles into the earth.

    That gash too is hemorrhaging oil and methane. It’s 10 miles away from the BP epicenter. Other, new fissures, have been spotted as far as 30 miles distant.

    Measurements of the multiple oil plumes now appearing miles from the wellhead indicate that as much as a total of 124,000 barrels of oil are erupting into the Gulf waters daily-that’s about 5,208,000 gallons of oil per day. "

    No evidence for any of these claims. I googled for Thomas Jefferson and gash and only found other questionable sites citing this article as the source. That plus these claims of a gov't news blackout (????) have all the makings of a tinfoil hat crowd mentality.
  9. nickdes


    Why don't you surf the net, along with the rest of the crazies, al gore, and the lunatics who are spoofing those ignorant people that wish to believe a lie.

    I don't wish to disparage anyone, but those who spread this crap and those folks that believe this crap are simply Ignorant!!!!!!
  10. joe4422


    For the truly religious this is welcome news. We're all very ready at any moment to meet our maker.

    Very interesting. Thanks for posting. I would like to see follow up.
    #10     Jul 15, 2010