For millions of years methane had been produced in the ice caps on the north and south poles of Earth from isolated microbes triggered by greenhouse gases. As the ice caps begin to melt this methane as well as other toxins are being released into the air and water. The rise is methane levels around the world coincides with the melting of the ice caps. The ice caps are melting, and their is little we can do to stop them, but we need to be aware of the world changing around us and prepare for the worst. As well, we must prepare our world for future generations by cutting down on carbon emmisions and pollution.