Editor,It has come to my interest that a recent study on a 1945 earthquake in the Arabian Sea may have been a huge problem, and probably still is, to our climate change. Researcher David Fischer and other colleagues explain that large quantities of methane may have leaked through sediments in the earth's surface. One may think: Why is it a problem? Well, as Fischer and the colleagues of Alfred Wegener Institute put it, methane gas is 23 times more potent that carbon dioxide. If I'm not mistaken, carbon dioxide seems to play a heavy role in the greenhouse effect; it adds something that trumps carbon dioxide by 23 times. This is going to be a problem with our carbon budget.