I do not believe the warming is due to methane clathrates. If that _were_ true, it would be huge news.
> Do I need to do this? I don’t know.
I didn't mean you or any particular person needs to do this; I'm not trying to boss people around. I meant that "we", whoever is interested in working with me on the El Niño project, need to look at the data and form some hypotheses.