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."
11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
The lights are going out all over the rational world and we do not know when they will come back on.
AMEN brother you said it. These are people with .phd’s and so called experts. It is mind boggling.
So, is are earthquakes stronger because the air is hotter than the ground??? But I thought the earth was a million degrees inside. Man oh man. Save us from these maroooooons.
You beat me to it. This guy needs to read the Bible.
I hurt myself laughing
Anthony Watts dealt with this at the time on his climate blog, wattsupwiththat.com
The “scientist” in the story is some sort of new age mystic he even goes so far as to say the planet will explode because of the overheating.
CBS quietly took the story down, apparently after someone did their fact checking for them. They also attributed the story to the Associated Press even though it wasn’t an AP story.
Go to Anthony’s site to read more about this guy (complete with links to some of his other crazy stuff)
If you say God is the cause of earthquakes and volcanoes the MSM will say you’re a kook and a nut and laugh at you;
If you say man caused global warming and that caused earthquakes and volcanoes
then they give you the Nobel Prize.
Just want to get the rules straight.
The “scientific journal” the paper was published in had all five of its articles that “issue” by Tom Chalko.
The guy is a complete nutjob.
Tectonic plates move, lock up and suddenly slip and break. Always have, always will. Trying to tie EVERY happening to AGW is just plain nuts.
Global warming representative says, “It’s not my fault”!
Of course, the zealot environuts and so called scientist will poo-poo that idea in second. Without even considering it as a possibility. After all, they have an agenda to push.
Would any of you folks that rode out that 7.1 Loma Prieta shaker in uhhh SAN FRANCISCO 21 years ago like to chime in re: Chalko the Australian Scientist Guy?
Chalko hold his PHD in laser holography.
His main line of business seems to be reading your aura and using it to heal yourself. Meditation too. Or somethin’.
I thought this was from the Onion or at least Scrappleface.
This is just nonsense. “Global warming” is nothing more than mass hysteria.
They have had seismometers and measuring quakes since 1880.While not providing time information or information on distant earthquakes these did give accurate initial shock directions and proved useful in a late 19th and early 20th century analysis of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.I think the scientists need to analyze the records further in time to get accurate report.
Typical of the “drive by media” Rush talks about. They drive by, spray a bunch of nonsense and then never retract the front page story that caused all of the reaction in the first place.
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.
Unbelievible, I thought this was a joke at first.
Yeah, there’s some pretty dramatic “global warming” coming, alright...