While Canada, Russia, Scandinavia and the US prepare to go whole hog exploiting possible energy sources in the Arctic, there is real not imagined evidence that methane bubbling up from the Arctic sea floor is going to get worse and possibly cause an environmental catastrophe for us land lubbers on the surface. I’ve seen this in Africa back in the eighties. A huge build up of CO2 was trapped below the bed of a lake. It escaped one day and bubbled up and poisoned an entire village of two thousand people inside of two minutes. Now that is frightening! Can you imagine if Mother Earth belched up a huge Mesozoic fart from the North Pole, with no Arctic ice to contain it, and that green cloud got loose? What if the Universe decided to light it? Foooosssshhhh!