Skip to comments.Today's Quakes Deadlier Than In Past... Because Of Global Warming
Posted on 04/20/2010 6:15:20 PM PDT by StACase
(AP) New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.
The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of "global warming" is comprehensively and urgently addressed.
The analysis of more than 386,000 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007 recorded on the US Geological Survey database proved that the global annual energy of earthquakes on Earth began increasing very fast since 1990.
Dr. Chalko said that global seismic activity was increasing faster than any other global warming indicator on Earth and that this increase is extremely alarming.
"The most serious environmental danger we face on Earth may not be climate change, but rapidly and systematically increasing seismic, tectonic and volcanic activity," said Dr. Chalko.
"Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet of planetary overheating.
"NASA measurements from space confirm that Earth as a whole absorbs at least 0.85 Megawatt per square kilometer more energy from the Sun than it is able to radiate back to space. This 'thermal imbalance' means that heat generated in the planetary interior cannot escape and that the planetary interior must overheat. Increase in seismic, tectonic and volcanic activities is an unavoidable consequence of the observed thermal imbalance of the planet," said Dr. Chalko.
Dr. Chalko has urged other scientists to maximize international awareness of the rapid increase in seismic activity, pointing out that this increase is not theoretical but that it is an Observable Fact.
"Unless the problem of global warming (the problem of persistent thermal imbalance of Earth) is addressed urgently and comprehensively - the rapid increase in global seismic, volcanic and tectonic activity is certain. Consequences of inaction can only be catastrophic. There is no time for half-measures."
But who is worse, the idiot that says things like this or CBS news for repeating it?
Outstanding journalism by CBS once again. They should broadcast a retraction.
Where did this guy get his degree from - a cracker jack box?
This is absolute idiocy and is no more rational than the Iranian cleric who said the earthquakes were the result of immodestly dressed women. I guess there is some similarity as both of these idiots are expressing the warped ideas of a kook religion ...Islam and the Church of Global Warming
Mother Nature’s having her periods and mood swings.
How arrogant to think man can change the earth’s cycles.
All they see are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Since there has been no global warming for the past 17 years (Mann’s admission), this blows a big hole in the seismic activity/global warming link unless you accept the fact that the earth might be cooling and heat is trapped underground. Like the volcano in Iceland knew this.
Never let a scientist drink.
See the whole article at Geology News at http://geology.rockbandit.net/2010/03/01/has-there-been-an-increase-in-earthquake-activity/
But the imam already told us that the earthquakes were a result of women not covering their bodies from head to toe.
Okay, who’s at fault?
Birth pangs getting closer together. Nothing to do with “global warming,” unless they’re talking about the end of the story.
These people are shameless shills
T O T A L. C R A P
As Rush says, “Everyone who eats cheese, dies.”
“The lights are going out all over the rational world and we do not know when they will come back on.”
I would suggest that while those in the grove of the academe are getting steadily less bright, it is interesting to observe that the Internet is throwing lots of light into many new places.
The frantic rustling you hear is the academented (intellectual roaches) running for cover.
Of course CBS runs anything from the AP like it’s gospel. Both “news” organizations are a rung below the National Enquirer.
Room temperature water on glass is fine but boiling water thrown onto glass will crack it. It is called Heat stress. A warmer Earth would actually lessen stress because the difference in heat between the surface and the interior would be less!
Any method that can not distinguish between causation and random correlation is entirely useless. What a sad state of affairs science has become....
20 years isn’t even a blip in geological time. What possible mechanisms could tie a putative rise in surface temperatures to the lumbering movements of huge tectonic plates afloat on white hot magma?
Danny Glover wannabe.
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