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Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge

Posted on 08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT by Renfield

When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons.

Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the past 10,000 years.

Such was the size of the eruption that its sulphurous gases would have released a stratospheric aerosol veil or dry fog that blocked out sunlight, altered atmospheric circulation patterns and cooled the Earth's surface. It caused crops to wither, bringing famine, pestilence and death....

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: 1258ad; ad1258; africa; antarctic; archaeology; arctic; austria; blackdeath; britain; cameroon; catastrophism; china; ecuador; elchichon; famine; france; germany; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; greatfamine; greenland; iceland; india; indonesia; iraq; italy; krakatoa; lakemalawi; littleiceage; london; mexico; mountrinjani; quilotoa; syria; tambora; tunguska; turkey; unitedkingdom; volcano; volcanoes
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 5:20:44 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/05/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

And if so it could all happen again today or tomorrow.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 5:28:45 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Don’t worry, the EPA recently introduced strict regulations on permissible volcano emissions.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 5:30:51 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Williams
All those people on earth ... building fires to cook and keep warm ...

manmade disaster, fer shur.

5 posted on 08/05/2012 5:31:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Renfield

It is interesting that they cannot pinpoint the volcano that probably caused this mass die-out.

They never knew it was coming and most probably never knew why it was happening.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 5:47:35 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Renfield
sulphurous gases ... cooled the Earth's surface

The left is working to demonize an escape route to their world socialism trap: geoengineering. Statistically the explanation of most human mass deaths is mass executions ordered by a leftist leader.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 5:57:57 AM PDT by Reeses (Sustainable energy? Let's first have sustainable government.)
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To: Renfield

Blame on man made global warming in 5...4...3...2...


8 posted on 08/05/2012 5:58:33 AM PDT by bike800
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To: Renfield

I think that we can all agree that climate change affects volcanic activity. Just kidding.

But what’s scary about this article isn’t that the Atlantic Ocean might rise 6 inches over the next 50 years, but rather we have ZERO PREPARATIONS for an event like this again. No serious storage of food, no plans to quickly move agriculture to areas where food could still grow. Nothing. Just like for an EMP.

...and we’re the kooks. LOL.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 6:15:28 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: BobL

Agreed


10 posted on 08/05/2012 6:19:01 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Renfield

“6 billion people. We probably need some population rationalisation with a volcanic eruption now.”

The above is a comment below the article. It looks like the left is further along with their genocide planning than even I suspected. They have a new term: “Population Rationalisation”

NEVER understand the capability for evil in these people.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 6:20:15 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Renfield
From the article:Would have? Really? Where's the proof. Or is this just more journolist surmising?

If they are sure this is what happened, why not drop the words "would have" from the sentence above?

12 posted on 08/05/2012 6:52:28 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Renfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1258

In the year 1258, there was an enormous tropical volcanic eruption in January.

“One of the largest volcanic eruptions of the Holocene epoch occured, possibly from a tropical location such as Mount Rinjani, Indonesia; El Chichón, Mexico; or Quilotoa, Ecuador. Observed effects of the eruption include the following anecdotal accounts: dry fog in France; lunar eclipses in England; severe winter in Europe; a “harsh” spring in Northern Iceland; famine in England, Western Germany, France, and Northern Italy; and pestilence in London, parts of France, Austria, Iraq, Syria, and South-East Turkey.”


13 posted on 08/05/2012 7:19:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Tijeras_Slim

yes, and the fines on those volcanic emissions will be used to produce public education materials on global warming, start a carbon exchange, provide weather stripping for poor people, and train unemployed workers to install new energy efficient lightbulbs


14 posted on 08/05/2012 7:35:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Renfield

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/poison-gas-cloud-that-killed-30000-britons-and-it-could-happen-again-431991.html

they didn’t necessarily starve or freeze to death all at once requiring mass pit burial


15 posted on 08/05/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: bike800
Blame on man made global warming in 5...4...3...2...

I get the sarcasm, but seriously, volcanic eruptions are the elephant in the Global-Warming room that everyone wants to ignore.

Volcanic eruptions produce about 95% of all the CO2 - human activity accounts for less than 5%. So even if every car was banned, every factory and power plant shut down, every wood fire put out - we'd STILL have 95% of the CO2 going into the atmosphere - virtually no difference!!!


16 posted on 08/05/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Williams
And if so it could all happen again today or tomorrow.

I wonder if there is much evidence of this in other cultures like India and China. We've been lucky the last 200 years even with Krakatoa and Tambora causing some problems. The Tunguska event could have been way worse if it would have happened a few hours later. But something bad will happen again.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: gleeaikin; blam; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Thanks Renfield.



18 posted on 08/05/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 10:33:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

Related topic...

2,000 killed in Cameroon on August 22, 1986 by CO2 gas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/the-strangest-disaster-of-the-20th-century/


20 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:01 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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