Methane lake

Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada. Frozen methane gas bubbles caused by the decomposition of organic matter-like plants, animals and microbes. When the lake is frozen, much older methane from deep beneath the Earth’s crust and ancient oceans remains trapped at the bottom of the lake as a white rock substance known as ane hydrate. As the lake starts to warm up, the methane escapes and comes to the surface. Yes, beautiful, but very ominous. Methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas and escalates global warming at 20X the rate of CO2. The warmer it gets, the more methane is unlocked from permafrost and lake bottoms.

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