Is Antarctica icebergs melting due to methane seeps underwater ?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    No, increased global temperature is melting the ice, and the methane that was trapped by the ice will then be freed when the ice melts. Since methane is a greenhouse gas, it will worsen global warming, and more of the ice will melt when global warming gets worse.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    The glaciers are receding most likely because of global warming. How that warming has happened is debatable; mody likely contributed to by technological progress.

    What you know as 'the ice-age' only happened 4500 years ago... and it was not an 'age' but rather the result of the world-wide flood.

    These trees were buried by tsunami waves; the mud engulfed them, burying them upright.


    Under the forces of extreme pressure minerals in the sediment turned them to stone. 

    *Stone cannot be dated.*

    Once around the sun = one year.

    You can't hold up a rock and tell us how many times it has travelled around the sun:

    it does not 'age'.

    Every fossil that exists on the planet was created during the world-wide flood.

    That's why there are clam fossils on the top of Mt. Everest.

    The area where the ice caps are was subtropical before the flood.

  • 12 months ago

    not in such a direct way that you can make that claim. Methane plays a role in atmospheric heat retention, and heat retention in the atmosphere transfers into the ocean water with time, and thus there is some increased rate of methane loss from sea bottoms as the atmosphere warms and the ocean follows, and that methane will (eventually) add to the other things contributing to warming, so sure, it does add to it, but it is far from the only thing or even the most important thing.

    Your claim is sort of like saying kids returning to school after summer vacation causes more vehicular and pedestrian accidents. there is an indirect relationship, but it is hardly causative.

  • 12 months ago

    Partly but we need to untangle cause and effect.

    The atmosphere is retaining more heat than it used to.

    A lot of that heat is being absorbed by the oceans.

    Warmer oceans and slightly warmer air is causing ice sheets and snow fields to melt.

    In addition, warmer oceans are causing methane to be released from the sea bed (it has always leaked out a bit but now it is happening faster). Methane is a so-called 'greenhouse gas' which adds to the warming of the atmosphere and the oceans, so adding to the warming process.

    If the atmosphere had not warmed in the first place, the ice caps would not be melting and methane release would be at the slower rate it had always been without causing any problems.

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