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  •  Hopefully you will rethink this!! (0+ / 0-)
    I always thought that natural gas is neutral when it come to the planet (Neither helpful nor harmful)
    because it frankly makes no sense at all.  Because, if burned, it emits a goodly amount of carbon dioxide (a huge amount, really).  And if it isn't, it is 20-fold more potent than carbon dioxide on a molecule by molecule basis.

    seriously, if methane hydrates start being used, that will make coal look like child's play.  there are people out there who remain skeptical about that, but people were skeptical about tarsands development for decades as well, and look at that today!

    •  you are clearly right no doubt (1+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy

      I am openminded don't worry :). I don't know everything about fuel sources and energy. I did not know that natural gas is made out of those hydrates.

      Yes in that case then, it is clearly potent without a doubt. I realize that now.

      1. But how does that "potentness" (when non-burned) specifically cause bad effects?

      How can natural gas specifically erode the ozone or cause other planet problems?

      Lastly, are there ANY good things we can use natural gas for when not burning it?

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