The rapid rise in sea levels could cause a dramatic increase in volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Geology, found that during periods of rapid climate change over the last million years, the rapid melting of continental glaciers and the resulting sea-level rise eventually increased volcanic eruptions as much as fold. "Everybody knows that volcanoes have an impact on climate," said study co-author Marion Jegen, a geophysicist at Geomar in Germany. "What we found was just the opposite." The findings were based only on natural changes in climate, so it´s not clear
Comments: Yeah, sure. Global warming also causes liver spots on my dog´s belly, Low-T in men, squirrels to invade the bird feeder, and IQ´s of Leftists to drop an average of 30 points.
Don´t remember if it was the History channel or Nat´l Geographic but I watched a report on what´s inside this planet. Thousands of miles down filled with rock, lava, diamonds, and all sorts of stuff I never heard of before. There is no way anyone on planet earth will ever, ever! do anything to affect the earth´s core.
Look out for "new studies," especially if carried out by liberals. They specialize in lies published to further their agenda. What´s more, liberals predetermined outcome studies are typically funded with taxpayer money.
It´s so much more fun nowadays, since the scientific community adopted a new scientific method.
Skip these: ?Ask a Question ?Do Background Research Be inventive: ?Construct a Hypothesis Get a consensus to avoid testing: ?Test Your Hypothesis with an Experiment Save time with just the "Draw" part ?Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion Join the consensus; Do talk shows: Get grant ?Communicate Your Results
I´ve noticed that lefties have been trying to tie climate "change" in with plate tectonics since the ´04 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. With enough years and enough dumbing-down of the populace, they´ll succeed.
How convenient. These scientists state that the effects of ´man-made climate change´ won´t be evident for about 2500 years. Nevertheless, we must take action NOW. I think they publish this junk just to create opportunities to chastise ´deniers´.
Somebody needs to point out that sea levels have been rising (slowly) for thousands of years, and the current rate is the same as the historic rate. The faster rate is a "projection" based on "models." Enuff said.
This article in many ways fits the adage,"give a someone,(say scientists)a FACT and you will get thousands of theories to fit the fact. HUH? Also fta,"...it increases volcanic eruptions-----fold" Whats a fold? it is a multiplier. So how many "fold"? 2 or 2000 or what? Bah. So if some one is worried about it, go stick a cork in the craters. Yea, that´s the ticket.
Ok children, here is what you do for your next science fair project. Get a glass and fill it about half way with water. This represents the ocean. Then put in several ice cubes. They represent ice bergs. Then take a black marks a lot and draw a line on the glass of the water level. This represents the sea level of the earth. Then put the glass of ice water in the sun. This represents global warming. Come back in a few hours after the ice bergs melt and mark the water line. WOW! It´s still at the same level! Eureka! Whowouldathunkit!
Next rent a helicopter, buy a case of Smirnoff vodka and fly over a Hawaiian volcanoe and drop in the vodka as an offering to Goddess Pele.
Crustal deformation by glacier ice is well-known. Huge swaths of Canada - and even the land around Chicago - are still rebounding upwards from the last ice age. It´s almost certain to *influence* volcanism. What is interesting is that this study determines that the influence is in the form of a general increase, instead of an increase here and a decrease there.
And though the study´s author seems guarded, maybe skeptical, regarding AGW, now that her theory and AGW have been mentioned in the same article, anthropogenic global warming has been *linked* to increased volcanism.
This Tia fool apparently hasn´t had any contact with real science since, oh, eighth grade. She has it exactly bass ackwards, of course. While it has been documented that volcanic eruptions can temporarily effect climate (vide: the Year Without a Summer in the early 1800´s), no one but a silly girl who has avoided real science and math would actually be ignorant enough to state that changes in climate cause volcanic eruptions.
What is distressing here is that there are probably several thousand school children who will be handed copies of this nonsense by their teachers, and who will go through life believing that climate change will set off volcanic eruptions.
As a geologist I think I see the logic of what they are saying. I´m guessing the theory is that there would be continental rebound from removal of a super load caused by the melting of a mile thick glacier (rebound continues today in North America from the last Ice Age). The rebound area would have to be adjacent to a continental/ocean plate boundary where the ocean plate was then super loaded from the increased water depth (from melted ice) of 200´ to 300´. The differential pressure would cause mantle cracking at the plate boundary allowing lava to come to the surface as a volcano along these cracks.
I´m not aware of when in geologic time that glaciers occupied Costa Rica, but that would be required.
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