Could BP Gulf Oil Disaster Have Triggered a Doomsday Event?

Ominous reports are indicating that the oil spill unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may lead to results much, much worse than you might have imagined.  251 million years ago, an undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth.  55 million years later, another methane bubble ruptured, causing more mass extinctions.

Now, scientists are increasingly concerned the same series of catastrophic events may be happening again -- with no way to stop it.  BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered a chain of events that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.  The drilling might just have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble.

According to Helium.com:

“The warning signs of an impending planetary catastrophe -- of such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it -- would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and the massive venting of methane and other gases into the surrounding water ... All three warning signs are documented to be occurring in the Gulf.”

Helium.com, incidentally, is not some crackpot site.  It is a well-respected information hub that bills itself as a “knowledge co-operative where our writers are also our editors who read and rate every article on the site.”

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