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The burp to end all burps

Okay, I don't have a copy of the text and I don't have a login for TimesSelect -- then how, you ask did I get this information? {mosimage}I have my sources/mother... -- but there's a New York Times op-ed today about the theory of the "methane burp," or as the headline puts it, "The Big Burp Theory of the Apocalypse."

Very flashy. Can't wait for the movie.
"Snakes on a Plane II: Burps at the Apocalypse."
At any rate, the idea is that under the sea (under the sea!), there is a store of non generic levitra methane that's waiting for warmer climes to bubble up and then, you know, make all of the oceans boil like giant seafood-frying... oceans. The beginning of the column looks like this:
"Since President Bush is complacent about conventional risks from climate change, let's try fear-mongering."
Some preview that is! At least we know it's about fear-mongering and burping, right? 
If you've got TimesSelect, check it out here.
For those of us without, here's the general idea of methane burps as extracted from an AP story that ran on a-way back in 2000:
"Huge reservoirs of methane trapped beneath the genuine cialis pills ocean floor rapidly escaped during prehistoric global warming and depleted much of the sea's oxygen, according to new research into why many forms of cialis on sale life suddenly vanished 183 million years ago."
"Methane hydrate is formed beneath the sea floor when algae from the surface dies and sinks. Normally a gas, the methane is locked in an ice-like state but is susceptible to changes in pressure and temperature."
So that's exciting. If that's not enough, check out this explanation from the UK's Environment Agency.
Via NYT. And Mom.
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