methane apocolypse?


From [a cheery article on Helium.com](http://www.helium.com/items/1882339-doomsday-how-bp-gulf-disaster-may-have-triggered-a-world-killing-event):

> The bottom line: BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.
>
>The oil giant drilled down miles into a geologically unstable region and may have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble

Lots of scary tidbits in an article on a planetary extinction apocalypse event - although with questionable reliability - and then this:

> Most disturbing of all: Methane levels in the water are now calculated as being almost one million times higher than normal.

If that's true, holy fucking shit. Things could get really interesting. And by interesting, I mean scary as hell.

Another weird part of this whole thing, I heard about it from [a tweet posted by Roger Ebert](http://twitter.com/ebertchicago/status/18234834824). WTF? This would make a pretty awesome and dark film...

I **really** hope the article is just the delusional ravings of a crackpot loony conspiracy theorist.