Skip to comments.The World’s Volcanic Past and Future
Posted on 02/21/2014 7:27:43 AM PST by rktman
While Americans coped with massive snowfalls in the South, Midwest and Northeast, a dramatic volcanic eruption occurred on February 13th in Indonesia when Mount Kelud in the province of East Java erupted so loudly it could be heard 120 miles away.
It is one of 130 volcanos in the worlds fourth most populous nation, located on the ring of fire volcanic belt around the shores of the Pacific Ocean. About 200,000 people were affected and more than 76,000 had to be evacuated according to Indonesias National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The affect was dramatic, shutting down an airport in Indonesias second largest city, Surabaya, a major industrial center, along with those in five other cities as well as a major oil refinery that provides more than a third of Indonesias total output of refined products.
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Look around you. Pretend youre a dinosaur Then remember they dominated the Earth for thousands of years until Nature eliminated them.
Boy...a stupid error like that lends to automatic mocking of the whole content by the AGW-morons.
Really, REALLY stupid (but for the record, absent the egregiously-ignorant error, good piece).
LOL! well, I gues they did live “Thousands” of years.
Like, 165,000 Thousand years!
In the past century, several eruptions during the past century cooled the Earth by up to half a degree Fahrenheit for periods of one to three years.
I think the Canada Free Press could use a new copy editor. :-)
LOL! Well, if it was a 100% correct we wouldn’t have anything to gripe about. ;>}
It’s a interesting article... but, it gives the incorrect impression. The writer gives the estimated CO2 contribution of volcanoes each year, but doesn’t show how that figure compares with current levels of human CO2 contribution.
In fact, on average humans produce about 100X more CO2 each year than volcanoes. Of course, a big one like Yellowstone could make up a lot of ground for the “fire-mountains”. But, overall... volcanoes are not a major source for CO2.
Don’t let this article give you the idea that they are.
Actually, if Yellowstone goes it’s gonna be a bad few years if not decades. No super volcano has erupted during historic times. The effect would be devastating and global. Similar to a large comet or asteroid strike.
Maybe "up to a quarter of a degree Celsius" doesn't sound as scary as "up to half a degree Fahrenheit."
The birds, gators and their cousins are still here.
Probably uses degrees Fahrenheit and not degrees Celsius because Alan Caruba is American not Canadian. His columns and other works appear in several places and this article was probably picked up from one of his blogs.