Happy new year…

Sorry…. Just reporting the news.


From Malcolm Light, projection of methane release. See how it goes up? not good.

If you’ve been following this page for the last six years, you know that I’ve occasionally called on the projections of Dr. Malcolm Light. Dr. Light’s focus has been on the Arctic and Arctic Methane. This just out, courtesy of my blogger friend SEEMORE ROCKS. 

The title:


quote from article–

Humanity is facing the final, western corporate capitalist, fossil fuel initiated, catastrophic Arctic methane hydrate destabilization and Permian style methane blowout – firestorm that will culminate in 1 to 8 years (2020 to 2027). We will all be boiled alive like lobsters in a massively humid atmosphere and converted into stardust. Recent data from the Arctic confirm an exponential rise in the temperature anomaly of the Arctic stratospheric methane which is now 65 degrees C above the normal, while it was only 20 degrees C above the normal, 6 to 8 years ago. Using this data and the recent Piomass (2017) estimates of the minimum Arctic ice shelf volume it is now possible to estimate the timing of the Arctic – Permian style methane blowout firestorm more accurately and the events are tabled below.

An Arctic blue oceanic event is possible in 2020 due to the fast rise in Summer temperatures (Piomass – Zhang and Rothrock, 2003, Wipneus,2017, Carana, 2016)…

I’d like to disparage this news–to tell you that I don’t believe we’re facing a Permian-style methane explosion that will turn earth into Venus. But the point about global warming that’s been ignored (most pointedly by the MSM reporting on it, but also by the UN’s IPCC, which hasn’t counted the methane threat) is that there are hundreds of billions of tons of destabilized methane sequestered under the poles. A temperature that dissolves the clathrates keeping the methane under the water is already affecting the methane levels on earth.

And there’s been an interesting development in Europe, reported by Nick Smith, climate activist and director of the  Noah’s Ark Earth Rescue Campaign . Europe maintains its own methane surveillance system called the Copernicus programme. And–funny thing–suddenly data is no longer being uploaded to their website. This has been true for a couple days now. See for yourself.  Nick Smith has no doubt this is accidental: 

smith copernicus

And his advice in the face of this news?


Gee, sounds like meme I’ve put up here several times…

image polar bears



sorry the news isn’t better.


  1. Where did Nick Smith reported these?I can’t find it anywhere.Does he have a blog or something?Could you provide me with a link in the comments?

    1. He places his comments on his FB wall, so I’d start there. There are multiple linked groups for the Noah’s Ark campaign. As for the campaign goals, I find that many people who are talking about dire times and drastic solutions are of the opinion that we can solve or side-step problems through permaculture setups. You’d have to ask him whether he believes that it possible.

  2. Does he even associate with NTHE? The Noah’s ark campaign seems to be more long term related.

    1. Nick Smith has been posting much of this NTHE. IDK if that means he’s giving up on his projects or he’s continuing while knowing the temperature pop-up is inevitable.

  3. Sounds a bit too dire, however, we should develop the 30,000 or so molten salt reactors, ASAP, just in case!

    1. It is far too late to start any sort of development project on the scale you’d need. Jeremy Rifkin’s investment company won’t touch nuclear (even thorium) not because of cost or risk but because it’s too late. In a lecture you can find on YouTube he explains that we’d need 2000 nuclear reactors to make a dent in AGW, and even if we gave ourselves 20 years (instead of 34 months), we’d need to open two reactors a week to come close to solving the problem. There aren’t enough engineers, materials or capital to do that. Any nuclear engineers with slack-time should be working on shutting down current nuclear reactors.

  4. Ray Watson · · Reply

    A somewhat “chicken little” story. The Methane levels are currently on a cyclical downward leg, of the climb, so probably not worth graphing on the blogsite.
    Even so, since 2015, the ppb has gone from 1645 to 1865 in the last 50 years, (about 1% per year at most)
    The current data is all here

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