The steam will be used to power Baraq’s new mansion. Surely there’s a multi-million green energy subsidy in there someplace.
It’s hard to call this rare when it was flowing into the ocean like this day after day for years.
They listed it on the cruise ship itineraries for night-time sail bys
Wow, that’s pretty spectacular.
Here’s the youtube direct link so you don’t have to mess with yahoo.
I kid you not, I saw it with my own eyes from the deck of a sailboat on the first day of a solo trip from Hilo on the Big Island, south around the corner, and onward to Guam. The Big Island is so damn big it took me until way at night just to turn the corner, and the orange lave was visible against the black island. That was pretty cool. Took me a month to get to Guam, sailing on the trades from the high to low teens in latitude. That was the middle point of my longest solo, Panama-Hawaii-Guam. I’d never do long trips solo again, if I had a choice. With crew is much better.
Did they get a permit for that lava flow?
Uh, hardly rare.
It’s an experience watching in person a lava flow.
We were in Hawaii in 1987, and were able to view this same vent spewing lava into the ocean and the ENORMOUS sheets of steam that rise up as the molten lava hits the water. The area is not easy to get to and is barricaded in some spots but if you ask around, people know how you can get over there. Probably the most spectacular event I have seen in my lifetime. We had our children with us and they still talk about how fascinating that was!
It was flying over the volcano in a helicopter, walking along the surface lava flows and diving the lava tubes that convinced me that anthropomorphic CO2 estimates by the IPCC were false.
The pre-IPCC estimates were that humans produced an insignificant amount of CO2 in the carbon cycle. After AR1 (we’re at AR4 now) all that changed and the UNEP started predicting global warming. IPCC now says we produce 3-4% of global CO2.
I truly think termite farts contain far more CO2 than man produces, not to mention the world’s bacteria. And despite reports by New Scientist and others, I think volcanos (especially underwater ones) produce far more CO2 than we do.