Bummer: Volcanoes Only Slow Down Climate Change From Your FF Vehicle Temporarily

Goalpost shifting and Excuse Making. Or just a really, really misleading headline? (BTW, misspellings and formatting errors are in the news release, not mine. Mine are usually in the headline)

Volcanic eruptions slow down climate change — temporarily
Volcanic aerosols have acted during the last 10 years as a natural umbrella to slow down global temperature increase from greenhouse gases

Although global concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has continuously increased over the past decade, the mean global surface temperature has not followed the same path. A team of international reseachers, KIT scientists among them, have now found an explanation for this slowing down in global warming: the incoming solar radiation in the years 2008-2011 was twice as much reflected by volcanic aerosol particles in the lowest part of the stratosphere than previously thought. The team presents their study in Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8692).

There must be something in the article that supports the headline. Hmmm, all the way to the end

Whether a volcanic eruption has a global climate impact or not depends on several factors. There is the amount of volcanic sulfur dioxide as well as the injection height. But also the latitude of the eruption is important: As the air flow in northern hemispheric stratosphere is largely disconnected from the southern hemisphere, only volcanic eruptions near the equator can effectively distribute the emitted material over both hemispheres. As in the Tambora eruption on the Indonesian Island Sumbawa 200 years ago. This eruption led to such a strong global cooling that the year 1816 was called „year without summer”, including worldwide crop failures and famines. Also the Krakatau eruption 1883 on Indonesia or the Pinatubo 1991 on the Philippines led to noticeable cooling. The present study now indicates that „the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions was underestimated in the past, because the lowest part of the stratosphere was mostly not considered. Interestingly our results show that the effect also depends on the season. The eruptions investigated by us had their strongest impact in late summer when the incoming solar radiation is still strong”, explains Dr. Sandra M. Andersson.

The news release itself never really makes the case that volcano eruptions are just temporary, it just discusses the effects, which, as the last paragraph shows, have been underestimated.

The big question is, if volcanoes, and the solar radiation, can have a cooling effect, why can they not have a warming effect? Why do Cult of Climastrology members only believe that Mankind is mostly/solely responsible for the warming?

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8 Responses to “Bummer: Volcanoes Only Slow Down Climate Change From Your FF Vehicle Temporarily”

  1. john says:

    well Teach that PAUSE damn it last year was a world record hot year and it looks like this year is going to be even hotter. Can the PAUSE create record high temps ?

  2. john says:

    oh that’s right maybe it is the deep ocean heat that could do tor something

  3. Jeffery says:

    This is hardly news. Did you read the article?

    The big question is, if volcanoes, and the solar radiation, can have a cooling effect, why can they not have a warming effect?

    I guess you could say a volcano has a warming effect when it doesn’t erupt.

    The heat input comes from the Sun. Aerosols from volcanoes can block part of this input.

  4. Jl says:

    Scary, John. A temperature-adjusted “hot” year out of…..135 years. Dooms day must be coming.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Like lil’ jeffy and ‘tarded johnny, climate scientists are going full psycho.


  6. Dana says:

    Hey, problem solved! If it gets too hot, we can just bury some hydrogen bombs in the volcanic vents we want to erupt, and set them off when we need a cool-down. That’s got to be a lot cheaper than the warmists’ cockamamie plans to increase costs for every form of fossil fuel power generation!

  7. Jeffery says:

    Oh suckingpuppies, you were doing so well for a while.

    Did the pressure of behaving get to be too much for you? Did your boyfriend catch you with the puppy? Psychopaths like yourself can suppress their rage for a while but it always re-emerges. You’re incurable, sad to say.

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    Ouch. Lil’ jeffy going full psychoperv.

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