The above is called by locals The Door to Hell, this place in Uzbekistan is situated near the small town of Darvaz. When geologists were drilling for gas, 35 years ago, they suddenly found an underground cavern that was so big, all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas, so they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it has been burning. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite.
found here http://www.oddee.com/item_96619.aspx
Below is what I found!
Date back from 2009 , 35years ago : it is 1974 !!!!! where global warming started!
I think it is nothing to do with the co2 emitted mainly from human activities.
The Door to Hell, in Uzbekistan that heat up our earth ! The location is confirmed in Turkmenistan
Evidence is here! the temperature curve goes up from around 1975 ! (from the web info, it is 1971 that accident occurred). Exactly from where the termperature was going up!
To solve the global warming issues is simple, shut the door to hell down as soon as possible!
To close it down, I have an idea and I am glad to lead the team of engineers to work it out if sponsoring organization can support this action.
My solution is gradually divert the burning gas to a collector where no burning at all eventually and the gas can be used again. Valuable natural resources ! it worth millions of dollars!.
And, the burning gas will be under controlled when the construction complete.
I estimated this hole has a diameter of 50m at least, you can calculate the volume it generate every minutes with a upward velocity 1 m/sec.
The problem you must solve is the politcal and funding. These people waste 35years of wealth and cause most of the global warming threat to our world. Can we continue this mistake for another 35 years?