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Your first two links don't seem to mention clathrates. Much ado about methane says: What methane are we talking about? The largest methane pools that people are talking about are in sediments of the ocean, frozen into hydrate or clathrate deposits (Archer, 2007). The total amount of methane as ocean hydrates is poorly constrained but could rival the ...


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Rotting vegetation generates methane, or marsh gas as it is sometimes called. The most obvious method by which clathrates were formed in Arctic regions is that many years ago during summer and autumn, rotting vegetation produced methane, which combined with water at cold temperatures to produce methane ice, otherwise known as clathrates. Extremely cold ...


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No, it's not feasible. They are too dispersed, and any operation to harvest them would be too costly and inefficient, and would amount to vandalism on a gigantic scale. We just have to hope that the vast majority of tundra clathrates will remain un-melted, as will probably be the case. The last time they were melted on a massive scale may well have been the ...


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