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Atmospheric methane -- Environmental aspects

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View Resource Methane Gas May Have Caused Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago

According to an article published in the November 19, 1999, issue of the journal Science, a massive release of methane gas (CH4) may have caused global warming during the Paleocene Epoch 55 million years ago. The process began with a gradual atmospheric warming which sent warm currents of surface water down to the ocean floor. Solid methane, called methane hydrate, warmed and became gaseous. The...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1999/1124