HuffPo Goes Full Stupid ——– Climate Change To Cause Volcanic Eruptions!!!


Holy crap!  These people can’t find anything else to crap themselves over, they have to misinterpret studies and regurgitate old bits of massive stupidity.   

From HuffPo……

The Effects Of Sea Level Rise On Volcanoes: How Climate Change May Increase Eruptions

They’ve entirely lost any sense of context and causality.  And, they’ve started to believe their own idiocy. 

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.

Sigh, that’s wrong on so many levels.  The recent supposed rise in sea levels is not rapid, and the rate is decreasing.  You’d think that the link would take you to the study, but it doesn’t.  It takes you to an old “Live Science” piece that quotes a quack and some very vapid thoughts.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides are some of the additional catastrophes that climate change and its rising sea levels and melting glaciers could bring, a geologist says.

McGuire’s speculations of increased geological activity have not yet been published in a journal, but he has written an article about them published in the Guardian Unlimited.

As the ice melts, the crust below no longer has anything sitting on top of it, and so can rebound fairly rapidly (by geological standards). (This rebounding is actually occurring now as a result of the end of the last Ice Age: The retreat of massive ice sheets from the northern United States and Canada has allowed the crust in these areas to bounce back.)

Areas of rebounding crust could change the stresses acting on earthquake faults and volcanoes in the crust.

Good heavens!  The ice is holding the earth together!!!!  LMAO!!!  HuffPo does, in it’s fourth paragraph throw this out……

The findings were based only on natural changes in climate, so it’s not clear whether human-caused climate change would have the same impact, Jegen said. And if it did, she added, the effect wouldn’t be seen for centuries.

Yeh, human caused…. whatever.  It took a minute, but I found the study they were referencing but not linking…..

A detection of Milankovitch frequencies in global volcanic activity


A rigorous detection of Milankovitch periodicities in volcanic output across the Pleistocene-Holocene ice age has remained elusive. We report on a spectral analysis of a large number of well-preserved ash plume deposits recorded in marine sediments along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Our analysis yields a statistically significant detection of a spectral peak at the obliquity period. We propose that this variability in volcanic activity results from crustal stress changes associated with ice age mass redistribution. In particular, increased volcanism lags behind the highest rate of increasing eustatic sea level (decreasing global ice volume) by 4.0 ± 3.6 k.y. and correlates with numerical predictions of stress changes at volcanically active sites. These results support the presence of a causal link between variations in ice age climate, continental stress field, and volcanism.

For those not familiar with Milankovitch cycles, a fellow named Milanković mathematically theorized that variations in eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession of the Earth’s orbit determined climatic patterns on Earth through orbital forcing.

For those even less informed, volcanoes under ice erupt anyway, as do earthquakes.   Because the earth shifting its orbital pattern and axis tilt is just like driving an SUV. 

In days past, we used to prevent people with a diminished mental capacity to breed with one another.  Now, in the US, it is illegal to prevent the mating.  Articles like this one in HuffPo is the result of discontinuing and reversing the practice.  /half sarc

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11 Responses to HuffPo Goes Full Stupid ——– Climate Change To Cause Volcanic Eruptions!!!

  1. DirkH says:

    Damn I can so predict them. I thought, hey that researcher talks of geological time scales, he’s gotta have an idea of how long this would take, and yes he has:

    “”We predict there’s a time lag of about 2,500 years,” Jegen said. ”

    And I thought, the Green fanboys will demand action NOW! anyway. Well:

    ” MandyTheMystic
    0 Fans
    8 hours ago (11:23 AM)
    Its already happening. Many volcanoes ARE becoming active (alaska, south america, central america, pacific rim). Probably because human activities have already caused climate changes for many years. Don’t believe everything put out there via “studies”. You can often find people putting out studies saying opposing things, the same way you can find multiple psychic channels all saying something different.”

    Yep, Mandy, don’t believe everything, smart girl.

    Oh Lord, the warmists are scraping the bottom of the barrel, movement-wise.

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      Mandy must not have gotten memo. We’ve kinda stopped believing in witches. And we’ve changed from calling it ‘multiple psychic channels’, to calling it schizophrenia.

  2. DirkH says:

    Another one. (But I must say… a surprisingly LOW concentration of real nutters. What’s happening?)

    144 Fans
    11:50 PM on 01/03/2013
    that is precisely the reason why “thou shalt not frack” and “thou shalt not drill”

    we have been changing the pressures on our planet and we’ve
    been doing it rapidly, within the past 100 years.

    Book of George Prophet George ”

    Book of GEORGE? Which George? Google has this one to offer:
    “Books | George Soros – Diese Seite übersetzen
    Five lectures George Soros recently delivered at the Central European University in Budapest which he founded in 1991 distill a lifetime of his thinking on …”

    Ah yeah, didn’t think he achieved prophet status by now, but if you can predict the breakdown of currencies, that should suffice. Sounds logical.

  3. tckev says:

    I had to check the date when I read this one – no it’s not April 1st – a full leap to lunacy by Huffo. What next from Huffo, ‘My wife was eaten by an alien’ style stories?
    Entertaining but vacuous.

  4. HankH says:

    The findings were based only on natural changes in climate…

    In other words, a mile thick sheet of ice over the NH melted away at the end of the last ice age. The land is rebounding and that causes more volcanoes. It’s natural. Global warming is supposed to melt more ice. What ice? It melted away millennia ago!

  5. philjourdan says:

    The get their science from Danny Glover, who said that the Haitian earthquake was due to AGW as well.

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