HotCold Take: Volcanoes Are Irrelevant To Today’s Climate Change

Don’t question them, they are Scientists! Just comply, Comrade

Volcanoes have little to no effect on the current climate change, scientists say

Scientists say volcanoes impact global warming on a non-human scale — meaning the change is too slow to observe in one’s lifetime.

Billions of years ago when earth was a boiling cauldron of volcanoes and exploding gases, huge amounts of carbon dioxide were released, trapping heat as land masses formed.

However, today the effect of volcanic emissions on the environment pales in comparison to that of human activity. In fact, recent large volcanic eruptions have been shown to have a significant cooling effect, at least temporarily, on the atmosphere.

“In 1991 Mount Pinatubo caused about a 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit cooling. Also, an eruption in the 1700s in Iceland released a significant amount of sulfur dioxide and caused global cooling,” said Caroline Tisdale, a volcano researcher at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa.

But, see, now, despite volcanoes does things like warming up the Atlantic Ocean via the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is All Your Fault. And, it gets better

While volcanoes have little to no long-term effects on today’s climate change, human-emitted carbon dioxide can impact volcanoes.

Kenneth Rubin, a professor of volcanology and geochemistry at UH M?noa, says climate change can have an effect on the amount of gas volcanoes emit.

“Every year, even when they’re not erupting, volcanoes emit a lot of gases into the atmosphere. And those gases come from two sources. One of them is deep in the Earth, and the other one is primarily from water,” he said.

“Climate change has already induced changes in groundwater around the globe. That ultimately affects the amount of gases emitted by volcanoes when they’re not erupting. When they’re erupting, the gas that comes out is primarily this deeper gas that is probably not affected by climate,” Rubin said.

Elsewhere in the climate cult

Off to Scotland: Oregon’s governor at Climate Change Conference

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will travel to Glasgow, Scotland today for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties.

Brown will discuss the impacts of climate change on Oregonians, as well as to highlight the actions Oregon has taken to reduce carbon emissions, transition to clean energy, and ensure that Oregonians disproportionately impacted by climate change are not left behind. Brown will be joined by other U.S. governors to highlight the state-level actions that can be taken around the world to address the climate crisis.

Oh, good, she’s going to take a long, fossil fueled trip, joining other climate cultists like Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Did they fly commercial, at least?

“We must continue to move urgently and with focus—and we can tackle climate change and grow our economy at the same time. These goals are not mutually exclusive. Oregon is a shining example of how it can be done.

“What is clear is we cannot leave behind our historically underserved communities. In Oregon, we have worked to ensure that our communities hardest hit by climate change due to structural racism and systemic disparities are not left behind.

This isn’t about the climate, is it?

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5 Responses to “HotCold Take: Volcanoes Are Irrelevant To Today’s Climate Change”

  1. Hairy says:

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    Who should decide whether a child safety seat should be used a parent or BIG GOVERNMENT ?

  2. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: despite volcanoes does things like warming up the Atlantic Ocean via the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    Geothermal heat flow only represents about 0.027% of Earth’s energy budget at the surface. Davies, Earth’s surface heat flux, Solid Earth 2010.

  3. alanstorm says:

    “In 1991 Mount Pinatubo caused about a 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit cooling. Also, an eruption in the 1700s in Iceland released a significant amount of sulfur dioxide and caused global cooling,”

    Let’s see: The warmists claim that a 2 degree C change in temperature will cause disaster. That’s about 0.9 degrees F. (Dont’ forget volcanoes emit more gas than humans do even when they’re NOT erupting.)

    Therefore, a single event that changes the temperature by half of the warmist’s dire forebodings is no big deal.

    This is known as a “Used Food” argument.

    • Zachriel says:

      alanstorm: The warmists claim that a 2 degree C change in temperature will cause disaster. That’s about 0.9 degrees F.

      ? 2°C = ? 3.6°F.

      Volcanoes can cause severe disruption of climate, such as during the “Year Without a Summer“.

      alanstorm: (Dont’ forget volcanoes emit more gas than humans do even when they’re NOT erupting.)

      Humans emit greenhouse gases at a much higher rate than volcanoes. Volcanic aerosols, which tend to cool the climate, typically precipitate out the atmosphere relatively quickly.

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