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Climate Change May
Increase Volcanic Eruptions

LiveScience, by Tia Ghose

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/4/2013 7:52:46 AM

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

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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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/4/2013 8:06:45 AM     (No. 9097872)

Oh brother! Next thing they´ll say is that we must bring back human sacrifices to appease Mother Gaia.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/4/2013 8:07:40 AM     (No. 9097873)

The study doesn´t address whether modern-day climate change would have any impact on the frequency of volcanic eruptions, though in theory it´s possible, Jegen said.

Theories are fun ...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 1/4/2013 8:10:25 AM     (No. 9097877)

...learned long ago that any scientific/medical article with "may" "might" or "could" in the title is to be passed by quickly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/4/2013 8:12:32 AM     (No. 9097879)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/4/2013 8:21:30 AM     (No. 9097897)

news flash: self-importance and arrogance may effect your theories.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/4/2013 8:22:09 AM     (No. 9097900)

What "rapid rise in sea levels?" I have heard of no coastal flooding. The sky-is-falling doomsday weather predictions, based on faux climate change, are becoming laughable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/4/2013 8:30:40 AM     (No. 9097918)

#3: In a related story, Salma Hayek ´may´ someday return one of my many phone calls...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JackBurton, 1/4/2013 8:33:44 AM     (No. 9097930)

Warm or cool... the water, pressing down on the hot guts of the Earth from whence come the volcanic mag-ma (doing my best Dr. Evil),...

...weighs the same. So how is *warm* water any more of a problem than *cool* water?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/4/2013 8:34:52 AM     (No. 9097933)

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.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: AisA, 1/4/2013 8:39:03 AM     (No. 9097941)

How about volcanic activity changes the earth´s climate?

Just a thought for study...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 1/4/2013 8:40:00 AM     (No. 9097945)

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


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Reply 12 - Posted by: harleynyc, 1/4/2013 8:42:06 AM     (No. 9097951)

Wouldn´t global warming cause massive water evaporation, resulting in rain clouds to cover the planet ? That´s good, cause this pretzels are making me thirsty.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: owl, 1/4/2013 8:46:48 AM     (No. 9097960)

lol , too good . I´ve heard earthquakes have intensified too . That´s why Ca. has been cracking down on emissions the way it has .

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/4/2013 8:46:52 AM     (No. 9097961)

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.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/4/2013 8:48:43 AM     (No. 9097968)

Yes, and climate change causes stupidity in Liberals...so what else is new?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/4/2013 8:53:04 AM     (No. 9097978)

Grant money causes climate change theories.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/4/2013 8:55:20 AM     (No. 9097986)

Yet another brilliant scientific study from the Josef Mengele Institute for Research.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cgood, 1/4/2013 8:57:39 AM     (No. 9097989)

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´.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DocH, 1/4/2013 9:02:02 AM     (No. 9098000)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 1/4/2013 9:02:48 AM     (No. 9098003)

Tail May Wag The Dog

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 1/4/2013 9:02:50 AM     (No. 9098004)

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.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/4/2013 9:07:37 AM     (No. 9098016)

I have a prediction: "Climate change" will cause a very bright comet to appear in the heavens next December. This will be a sign to the moonbats that the world is about to end.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/4/2013 9:15:25 AM     (No. 9098039)

Think of how much climate we could "save" if they stopped printing this garbage.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/4/2013 9:17:42 AM     (No. 9098051)

Looks like Geologists have finally figured out how to cash in on climatechange. Definitely below the curve.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/4/2013 9:44:37 AM     (No. 9098104)

ZZZzzzzzzzz

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dirtydave, 1/4/2013 9:48:29 AM     (No. 9098115)

Yawn.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/4/2013 9:50:37 AM     (No. 9098118)

It´s Bush´s fault. /s

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/4/2013 10:03:08 AM     (No. 9098145)

Hmmm, but not the other way around?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: billp, 1/4/2013 10:33:06 AM     (No. 9098223)

#1, the ´human sacrifices´ will commence just as soon as they´ve collected-up all the firearms.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/4/2013 10:36:40 AM     (No. 9098231)

"Scientists" today went to Obama schools, played video games, and watched Obama tv, resulting in no training for the task, and Obama conclusions.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/4/2013 10:49:34 AM     (No. 9098267)

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.

That should fix the problem. Class dismissed.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: toddh, 1/4/2013 10:57:56 AM     (No. 9098292)

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.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/4/2013 11:00:02 AM     (No. 9098296)

I´ve been reading about the gigantic linked volcanoes in Iceland which caused so much damage with ash. They are well overdue, and I defy anyone to stop them when they happen.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/4/2013 11:03:58 AM     (No. 9098312)

Did The Onion buy this rag and just not tell anybody?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/4/2013 11:43:48 AM     (No. 9098390)

Folks, these people are NEVER going to stop - - because they´re being financed very handsomely with money stolen from you.

And the more they steal - - the more they lust to steal again.

The sea levels aren´t rising - - but the balances in these communists´ bank accounts surely are.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 1/4/2013 11:48:59 AM     (No. 9098402)

Tia = Idiot

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/4/2013 12:17:30 PM     (No. 9098446)

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.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: tennman, 1/4/2013 12:43:05 PM     (No. 9098483)

Sorry. I stopped reading after "the rapid rise in sea levels".

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Reply 39 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/4/2013 1:27:10 PM     (No. 9098548)

Yea, maybe.

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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Reply 40 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/4/2013 2:41:31 PM     (No. 9098678)

#39, thanks for weighing in; good to hear from an actual geologist!

And #12, ya nailed it, first take!

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Family and friends demand U.S. investigation
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on ship made famous by Captain Philips

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Daily Mail [UK], by Paul Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/7/2014 9:41:30 PM     Post Reply
Disbelieving family and friends of an ex-Navy SEAL who died of an apparent drugs overdose on the ship made famous in the movie Captain Phillips are convinced of a ´cover-up´ and have called for a US investigation into his death, MailOnline can reveal today. The body of Mark Kennedy, a super fit, highly-decorated member of the elite fighting force, was found inside a cabin on the cargo ship Maersk Alabama - the vessel involved in a 2009 hijacking that ended with Somali pirates shot dead by SEALs. Another former SEAL, Jeffrey Reynolds, was found alongside him, also dead from a suspected drug

Bill de Blasio suffering
Hollande-like slide in approval

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American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/8/2014 2:12:58 PM     Post Reply
New York City lefty Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in a landslide with more than 73 percent of the vote last November. Yet after only two months on the job, his approval rating has been cut nearly in half, with only 39 percent of city voters expressing approval of the job he has done so far. (Snip) But this is a brutal start. For a worst-case scenario, consider the rapid slide of President François Hollande—another far-left candidate who swept into office in a landslide. He saw his approval rating crater within months of taking office; it now sits at

Why the Malaysia Airlines
jet might have disappeared

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Associated Press, by Scott Mayerowitzap    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/9/2014 4:14:34 AM     Post Reply
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call. (Snip) The problem had to be big enough, he said, to stop the plane´s transponder from broadcasting its location, although the transponder can be purposely shut off from the cockpit.

In pictures: Inside the palace
Yanukovych didn´t want Ukraine to see

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Telegraph (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LComStaff- 3/9/2014 8:55:13 AM     Post Reply
LCOmStaff: There is no text here but the pictures are absolutely remarkable and speak for themselves.

Malaysia Airlines plane
crashes in South China Sea
with 239 people aboard: report

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Reuters, by Stuart Grudgings & Anuradha Raghu*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/8/2014 1:35:09 AM     Post Reply
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam´s Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site. If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner´s deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago. Malaysia Airlines had yet to confirm that the aircraft had crashed. It said earlier in the day that no distress signal


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