Message from Brian: #39/#103

This is the 39th e-mail message I received from Brian Harner, and the 103rd message in our conversation. It was sent on November 24 2020 at 4:06AM.

Not only is it worse, but methane is 80 times more destructive to the environment than carbon dioxide. Using it for fuel is almost impossible. Just straight up burning it would be an improvement, but only in theory. You'd have to keep an ignition source burning everywhere on an entire ocean all the time. The permafrost melting is bad, mainly due to the enormous and sudden release of CO2, yes. The methane hydrates situation would be worse (80x) if it were the size of the land masses involved. Thing is... this is an ocean we're talking about, and the depths of the reservoirs are much much larger. There were areas recently discovered that were releasing methane gas 200-400 times the saturation of past explorations. Another thing... this has never been experienced by Earth... ever. There is no record in any meaningful form that has ever trapped those hydrates. It's truly a horrific situation. Almost worst case type shit.