“It is one of the biggest leaks we’ve ever seen reported,” said Tim O’Connor, California climate director for the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit group that obtained the video. “It is coming out with force, in incredible volumes. And it is absolutely uncontained.”
Zero Hedge reported that methane is 72 times more impactful (aka, worse) for the atmosphere than carbon dioxide is and this stuff is escaping with the force of a volcanic eruption that hasn’t stopped for months.
Nearby neighborhoods have been forcibly evacuated for safety. And again, the media outlets that have actually covered this situation just keep reaffirming the fact that there is no way to stop it. The leak continues to vent a gas which, in this volume, will have disastrous consequences on the atmosphere at a rate of up to 110,000 pounds per hour. This is all happening right now just 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
Why isn’t this a top story right now? Has it ever been this whole time? We heard all about the climate talks in Paris… How come we’re just now hearing about this?
This leak has supposedly already released the equivalent of what would be released from six coal fired power plants (the ones he wants to regulate out of existence) over the span of twenty years… in just under two months. And it just keeps leaking at an alarming rate.
A 6.2 magnitude quake has hit northern Afghanistan, the US geological survey (USGS) reports. Strong jolts have been felt in neighboring Pakistan and northern India, according to reports on social media.
The quake, which was initially reported at a magnitude of 6.4, then downgraded to 6.2, struck northern Afghanistan on Friday, the USGS said.
The epicenter fell 81km southeast of the Afghan city of Feyzabad, 40km west-south-west of Ashkasham, according to US seismological monitors.
Tremors were felt in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and in India’s capital, New Delhi.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province issued a red alert in the wake of the quake. However, it did not report on casualties or damages.
A Pakistani official, Ghulam Rasool, told AP that a strong earthquake had struck the region, shaking buildings and forcing residents in Islamabad out of their homes.