Researchers Claim Underwater Volcanoes Have Affect On Climate Change

Here’s one of those causes brought on by nature that have an effect on the climate

(UK Daily Mail) Volcanoes lurking hidden under the world’s oceans may play a far greater role in climate change than previously thought, according to a new study.

Scientists have found that underwater volcanoes, which were long assumed to ooze lava at relatively steady rates, in fact erupt in pulses.

A new study has shown that these submarine eruptions follow regular cycles that can range from just a couple of weeks to 100,000 years.

The researchers claim these eruptions appear to be linked to changes in the Earth’s orbit that occur over time.

Surprisingly the researchers also found that these eruptions also appear to be clustered during the first six months of each year.

The findings may now mean that models predicting how human activity will change the climate will need to be adjusted.

Wait, the models may be wrong? The hell you say!

This is certainly not the first bit of research regarding undersea volcanoes, and it won’t be the last. The reality of climate change is that most is caused by nature, just like has always occurred.

Underwater volcanoes are known to be widespread on the floor of the world’s oceans at joins in the tectonic plates.
Most are located in the deep ocean, where their activity can be difficult to measure, although some in shallow water can erupt with enough lava to create new islands. Others erupt with explosive results.

Make sure to read the article, too much info to excerpt. And, now, cue the true denialists, who’ll yammer on about Mankind and CO2 while, at the same time, refusing to give up their own big carbon footprints.

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11 Responses to “Researchers Claim Underwater Volcanoes Have Affect On Climate Change”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Where was the second quote box from? I couldn’t find it in the original article, but I may have missed it.

    The scientist claimed that undersea volcanoes could be adding 88 million tons of CO2 to the ocean/atmosphere per year.

    Do you now accept that CO2 contributes to global warming, but the source of the CO2 is mostly natural? Is that the conclusion?

    88 million tons a year is a lot of CO2. Manmade emissions are 34,000 million tons a year (lately, but creeping up each year)! So the undersea volcanoes are contributing much less than 1% of the total atmospheric CO2/year.

    So, if 88 million tons of CO2 per year can cause global warming, is it possible that 34,000 million tons of CO2 per year can also cause global warming?

  2. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Just think, all we have to do to eliminate all that man made CO2 is to become communist. Why don’t you tell us how eliminating our way of life will do anything. After all, the last stat that I saw said that with all the draconian measures that the communist insist on will only reduce CO2 by 3%. By the way, if you believe all that you commented on, then you are really sick.

  3. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    What do you think about Teach’s claim that undersea volcanoes emitting less than 1% as much CO2 as man are causing the Earth to warm?

    What you typed is just more of your dumbassery. You DO know that CO2 is a long-lived gas in the atmosphere, right? So if we stopped all CO2 emissions today, the Earth would continue to warm for a long, long time.

    Can you explain why you claim only Communists can cut CO2 emissions?

  4. Kevin says:

    They have this study backwards. I have degrees in climatology AND climatonomy, so trust me when I say that the CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the underwater volcanoes.

    You see, we already know that CO2 works in the atmosphere to make some places hotter, some places colder, some places dryer and some places wetter. And some places exactly average. But most people without climato***gy degrees don’t understand just how pernicious this molecule is.

    You see, every CO2 molecule has a memory. The theory among climatologists is that the souls of all of those dead plants and giant reptiles ARE that memory. And they’re mad about being dead. So they are trying to join together all of the world’s carbon dioxide to burrow down and rip the Earth’s crust to make magma flow unceasing across the world. And they’re doing it while Mercury is in retrograde, which, as every climatologist knows, is a bad time to do things.

    Now climatonomists don’t like to speak in terms of souls, since that’s not very scientific. Instead, they just think man is evil (a scientific term), and rich evil men are …

    Hey, I like where this is going. This might make a good movie!

  5. Deserttrek says:

    I think Kevin is on to something … “when the moon is in the seventh house and jupiter aligns with mars …………..”

    time to bring back Dr Evil

  6. Jeffery says:

    The article, and Teach for promoting it, claim that a trace amount of CO2 (less than 1% of all CO2 added to the atmosphere each year) is responsible for the warming we see. How? If you’re not prepared to defend the “science” you present, why present it?

    Also the source of the 2nd quote box, where someone said,

    The reality of climate change is that most is caused by nature, just like has always occurred.

    , is unclear.

    Anyone?

  7. drowningpuppies says:

    Sorry, little jeffery, but the ice-core records show unequivocally that temps move (up or down) long before CO2 follows.

    18+ years of no global warming while CO2 has risen 10+ percent = CO2 doesn’t matter.

  8. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    What I think is that you have no clue as to production of CO2. All you do is read biased articles. You would not know science if it fell on you.

  9. Jeffery says:

    Little goingdownonpuppies,

    So, you think Teach is wrong that the trace of CO2 added to the atmosphere by undersea volcanoes is not enough to cause global warming? Why won’t you say as much? Let me answer. You don’t care about the truth.

    dave,

    The data are available all over the internet. It’s just a fact. The amount of CO2 that the researcher claims will come from the undersea volcanoes is less than 1% of the total emitted each year. Your conservative leaders lie to you daily and you should be offended.

    http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php?v=CO2ts1990-2011

    33,376,327,370 tons in 2011

    You don’t even know enough to be an effective denier.

    This is the problem when deniers like Teach copy and paste without understanding or context.

  10. drowningpuppies says:

    Little jeffery, do you not understand what 400ppm means? Do you know the atmosphere weighs approximately 6+ quadrillion tons? Can you divide 6 quadrillion by 34 billion? Did you sleep through math class?

  11. Jeffery says:

    Little goingdownonpuppies,

    Wow, you’ve recited some irrelevant numbers. Some of them are big and “sciency”! But not relevant to the question at hand. Were you trying to make a point?

    Based on the information supplied by Teach, undersea volcanoes would appear to have little impact on atmospheric CO2 and are not responsible for the global warming of the past century.

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