Valocarb©, CO2 and climate change CO2 threat to Earth life
We have seen that marine life is under serious threat, but there is another threat from climate change, and it is much more horrific than that: the Earth threat.
There are indeed huge stocks of methane trapped in ice, permafrost on land, and clathrates at the bottom of the oceans.
There is a gradual melting of ice that is leading to the destabilization of these stocks, with the certainty that they will eventually be released into the atmosphere, if we are not able to curb global warming.
These gases, produced by the biological activity of methanogenic organisms, have accumulated over millions of years, and their quantity could be one hundred times greater than that of all fossil fuels consumed over the last hundred years.
These stocks are a time bomb.
In fact, on contact with the air, at certain rates, methane ignites and even explodes, generating CO2 qthat contributes to increased global warming, which itself accelerates the melting of the ice, resulting in the release of methane.
In this way, an infernal spiral could be formed, creating an appalling scenario that would make climate change anecdotal, and could lead to a 6th mass extinction.
The Lake Nyos disaster in 1986 could give us a smaller overview of this disaster.
Already in Siberia, at permafrost level, methane explosions are observed leaving spectacular craters, several tens of meters in diameter.