One of the potential effects of methane release is that a higher concentration will lead to a longer lifespan in the atmosphere. From RealClimate contributor David Archer's book:
"It could be that if the methane concentration were higher, the lifetime might be longer because degradation might be limited by the availability of OH radical molecules"
So my obvious question is, is there any way to mass-produce this OH radical? It seems it would be a good idea to at least keep the levels constant, if not much higher; if we increased the concentration of this molecule to artificially high levels we might even be able to force methane concentration to decrease, or at least slow its rate of increase even with continuing man-made emissions. Of course this would in turn create more CO2, but molecule for molecule isn't CH4 something like 100 times stronger as a GHG?
This might also be a useful emergency strategy should the hydrates ever start their unstoppable burping...
What you guys think? I tried hunting around google but couldn't find much information about this...does anyone know if it is possible to mass produce the hydroxyl radical?