Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hmm. First Time I've Seen That Admitted...

...underwater volcanoes, that is. According to Ian Plimer, 80% of earth's volcanoes are under the oceans, along the continental ridges, quietly spewing lava and various greenhouse gasses into the water. Something that past IPPC reports have chosen to ignore. Perhaps folks are starting to pay attention. Folks other than James Hansen, that is, who seems to think that what happens on American soil (droughts) amount to human caused "global" warming, while just to the north we've had one very, very wet year. But I digress.

In the meantime, you don't see many or any environuts fretting about this:

Super volcano could kill millions

Indeed, they'd probably be happy to see millions die.

Oops. I lied. Lefty Huff 'n' Puff Post has covered it. And will you look at this:
"Such an event could make thermonuclear war or global warming seem trivial, spewing untold tons of ash into the atmosphere to block sunlight. The result would be many years of frigid temperatures, wiping out millions of species. A super-volcano that erupted 250 million years ago is now believed to have created the greatest mass extinction the world has ever seen, wiping out up to 95 percent of all plant and animal species. Some renegade scientists believe it was a volcano, not an asteroid, that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago."
And it stinks, too.

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