Like clouds perched in the sky on a windless day, the white and billowy bubbles in the frozen blue waters of Alberta, Canada’s Abraham Lake are really beautiful to see. But these Bubbles trapped and frozen under a thick layer of ice are hiding a dangerous secret.

Infact, these frozen bubbles are not air but methane caused the decomposition of organic matter—like plants, animals, and microbes. the extremely flammable gas,   trapped beneath the last remnants of ice., wait  until the thaw of spring to be released into the atmosphere

That’s when the gas can pose a problem.



Methane as a  greenhouse gas has 20 times effect on climate change as the more commonly fingered culprit carbon dioxide.

In fact, ecologist worry that as the planet warms, more methane gas will be released contributing in the changing climate.

Scientists believe that methane-producing lake such Lake Abraham are themselves compound global warming as more lakes melt and release methane.

But Methane is also very flammable and this flammability  can makes methane is also useful.

In fact, Methane lakes can be used as sources of energy, such as the outfit on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Here, developers have begun tapping into extensive gas deposits underneath the lake to be used in the creation of electricity.



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