Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sorry, no help against climate change

As we all know a volcano has erupted in Iceland. Volcanoes have erupted before, but I am talking about Mount Pinatubo and St. Helen's both of these volcanoes erupted a huge amount, and it was proven that after both these eruptions, the planet cooled a very significant amount. Do not take out the wine, because this eruption was way too small so far, and scientists say that it will only have an effect on Europe's climate. To the global warming skeptics no help for you, but more importantly unless the next St Helen's blows out (even if it does) we are on our own.
The benchmark cooling event of the past 20 years was in 1991, when Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines.It cooled Earth's surface by 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) over the next year, enough to offset the impact of greenhouse gases from 1991 to 1993.
A smaller cooling episode occurred in 1980, when Mount St. Helens in the U.S. state of Washington blew its top, an event that while impressive disgorged only a tenth of the material of Pinatubo. Volcanic cooling is in any case only a temporary brake on the effects of manmade greenhouse gases, blamed for stoking dangerous change to the climate system.
Read about it at the Edmonton Journal.

1 comment:

  1. You may be correct, but if it cools Europe, more people who might be sitting on the AGW fence will be swayed to the skeptic side. And Europe is AGW hysteria central. Now that Cap&trade is dead in the USA, this volcanoe could not have been better located. And lefty's say there is no God. Ha!

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