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Friday, April 16, 2010

Moonbats Now Claim Global Warming Causes Volcano Eruptions

You have to give the global warming moonbats some credit, they are very creative, every time something bad happens, they find away to blame it on global warming.  Over the past year, these pages have recorded claims that global warming caused the heavy US snow this winter, the bitterly cold winter in Europe, the melting of the Arctic Ice Cap, a new ice age, nor'easters, violence, even even bird suicides. Lets face it, if they found a way to blame the death of Michael Jackson on global warming the would (although I understand they are still working on it).

Now they are trying to tie their warming hoax with the volcano eruptions in Iceland and other places. Their new theory is global warming is melting the glaciers, the ground is getting lighter making it easier for the magma to make it to the Earth's surface. The good news is they aren't saying that this particular eruption was caused by global warming as the glacier that sits upon the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano is too tiny to make a difference
"Our work suggests that eventually there will be either somewhat larger eruptions or more frequent eruptions in Iceland in coming decades," said Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a vulcanologist at the University of Iceland.

"Global warming melts ice and this can influence magmatic systems," he told Reuters. The end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago coincided with a surge in volcanic activity in Iceland, apparently because huge ice caps thinned and the land rose.

"We believe the reduction of ice has not been important in triggering this latest eruption," he said of Eyjafjallajokull. "The eruption is happening under a relatively small ice cap."

Carolina Pagli, a geophysicist at the University of Leeds in England, said there were risks that climate change could also trigger volcanic eruptions or earthquakes in places such as Mount Erebus in Antarctica, the Aleutian islands of Alaska or Patagonia in South America.
Here's why this particular theory doesn't make sense. According to the global warming moonbats, the ice cap over Antarctica has been been melting so quickly that soon the entire Continent is going to sell itself as a beach resort. Yet there has been no unusual increase of volcanic activity in Antarctica.

Researchers may believe Iceland may may be heading for more volcanic activity,  but CNN's Rick Sanchez probably still believes that volcanoes can't erupt in a cold climate. On the other hand, there is no truth to the rumor that Congressman Hank Johnson is worried that the glacier melting caused by the latest eruption may cause Iceland to capsize.


Grace Nearing said...

Well, it is a theory. If Mount Erebus starts rumbling, then what?

DNY said...

The hypothesis seems silly, but let us suppose for the sake of argument that some mechanism connects ice melts to increased vulcanism.

We know, in a way infinitely more robust than the computer models connecting anthropogenic CO2 emissions to increased mean global temperature, that volcanic eruptions cool the earth's climate (cf. the effects of Tambora and Krakatoa, not to mention the Icelandic volcanoes in 1783 and 1821-23).

If the hypothesis that warming leads to ice melts which lead to increased vulcanism were true it would be a massive negative feedback mechanism omitted from the computer models that purport to show anthropogenic global warming. So, no argument for cap-and-trade, global warming is self-limiting.

10ksnooker said...

After melting it's way through about 100 miles of rock and earth, what makes anyone but a lunatic moron think 32 degree ice will stop 2000 degree lava.

This is science for really stupid people.

David L. said...

Non-green neanderthals (like you and me, for example) don't get it. This is Gaia's way of balancing the effect on the earth's rotation that was caused by the filling of the Three Gorges Reservoir.

See, that particular process has raised a significant mass of water above sea level, changing the earth's moment of inertia and changing the speed of rotation.

Gaia, in her infinite and all-powerful wisdom, set off the volcano to melt the glacier and put all that water back at sea level. She threw a little magma and ash around just to make a point.

Unknown said...

Vulcanic activity is caused by increased magnetic solar activity. And is a way to cool down the earth in order to keep balace (Gaia). Check out this link
Here you can see that the magnetic activity of our sun is increasing very fast the last hundred years. It can be an explanation for global heating and the increase of human activity.