Climate change continues worsen our earth, not only with the melting of glaciers, but with the increase in mehane released into the enviroment. A study conducted by the University of Washington found that warming ocean temperatures off of the coast of Washington have been releasing bubble plumes of methane that was once in an "ice" form a third of a mile below the surface. Luckily, the bubbles are at such a level before and after they release that they do not reach then surface very often. Unfortunately, this poses another problem. Marine microbes have been converting this methane into carbon dioxide, lowering the area's oxygen content and increasing acidity.
This finding correlates with many environmental scientists worries and hypotheses of the effects of a warming ocean. The components of these plumes are currently being tested in order to determine if they are in face from the ice-like methane. If so, this once again shows the dangers of climate change, and how quickly we must band together globally in order to slow or better stop its impacts.