In the first post of this series "Is A New Age Of Pressure Upon Us?" we breached (a.k.a. broached) the subject of triggers of changing pressures in the earth's crust.
Specifically, we hypothesized that changing pressures in oil and gas reservoirs under the ocean surface could be caused (a.k.a triggered) by the effects of global warming.
The hypothesis is based on both well known science and less well known science.
The gist of this hypothesis is that all offshore drilling engineering is based upon a reality that is passing away because a new reality is approaching.
The formulas show how we can at once see a change coming as ocean levels change, as ice sheet thickness changes, and as the resultant torque (easing pressure on crust as ice melts; increasing pressure on seabed as ocean rises) works upon the thin crust of the earth.
The first effect of this new reality of pressures caused by melting ice sheets and ice caps and the resultant rise of ocean levels is already here, although in a degree we are not yet certain of.
It is obvious that p=pgh is at once impacted when "h" (e.g. ocean level) or p change, (since g is effectively constant).
The complication no engineers have calculated is the combined effect of both the torque and the pressures when both are concurrently changing.
In support of the hypothesis, a cool blog called Sky Truth has discovered what looks like two more leaking oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, not too far from the ill fated Deepwater Horizon graveyard of 11 souls human, a multitude of souls Earth flora, a multitude of souls Earth fauna, and a multitude of souls Earth marine.
Two posts at Sky Truth indicate suspicious oil at location one, and ditto at location two.
A new post shows that scientists knew of the unstable seabed as early as a decade ago. Also read this.
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.