Skip to comments.Are Volcanoes Melting Arctic?
Posted on 06/30/2008 5:41:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
Climate Change: While the media scream that man-made global warming is making the North Pole ice-free, another possible cause is as old as the Earth itself. They just have to look deeper.
"From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important," says the center's Mark Serreze. "There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water."
From a media standpoint, this is another sign of the apocalypse proof positive of man-made climate change. But we've heard this before.
In August 2000 the New York Times ran a piece claiming the pole was free of ice for the first time in 50 million years, long before SUVs roamed Earth. As earth scientist Patrick Michaels noted, "It was retracted three weeks later as a barrage of scientists protested that open water is common at or near the pole at the end of summer."
As reported in the June 26 edition of ScienceDaily, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) has uncovered evidence of massive undersea volcanic eruptions deep beneath the ice-covered surface of the Arctic Ocean. "Explosive volatile discharge has clearly been a widespread, and ongoing, process," according to the WHOI team.
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STOP THAT! I am working on a grant to study my thesis that the Arctic is freezing volcanoes!
Global warming PING!
I dono, just ask algore a/k/a “The Profit of DOOM”.
Even dumber than fire melting steel?
And who are these Investors Business Daily people....they pour out common sense stuff on a daily basis.
"For the first time in history, fire actually melting steel."
So I took a shot at you actually being Rosie. I take it you aren't, then?
Perfect screen name for this thread...
Let’s start a “melting pool” to guess the date this summer of the complete arctic meltdown. I place $10 on the 12th of never.
The freezing point of seawater would be lower than 32degF.
Great pics of the ice. Perhaps we should change “A picture is worth a thousand words” to “A picture iced a thousand warming-turds.”
An interesting discussion of changes in water temperature with depth can be found here:
There are over 3 million undersea volcanoes. Why do you think the arctic area is immune from volcanic activity? You just signed up today to make that remark. Do some research.
Great movie! A true sci-fi classic.
"Negotiating an underwater tunnel [beneath the ice] to gain the island's interior, those aboard U-33 are amazed to discover a tropical prehistoric world kept warm by volcanic forces. Here dinosaurs that should be long extinct live and roam, as do a curious race of humanoid savages that appear to exhibit all the various phases of Man's evolutionary development. To survive long enough to repair and replenish the U-boat, wartime enemies must put aside their differences and cooperate with one another. But not everyone is playing from the Kumbaya songbook... The Land That Time Forgot is a thoroughly old fashioned sci-fi/fantasy adventure of the type they weren't really making anymore even in 1975. A lot of this has to do with the script sticking to Burroughs' Victorian style. (His Caprona tales were first published in 1918; as late as World War II he'd still be cranking out novels in the writing style of the 19th Century.) The film's a throwback to the likes of the original King Kong and potboilers such as Unknown Island (1948) and The Land Unknown (1957), only in color."
Volcanic eruptions reshape Arctic ocean floor: study
June 25, 2008 | AFP
Recent massive volcanoes have risen from the ocean floor deep under the Arctic ice cap, spewing plumes of fragmented magma into the sea, scientists who filmed the aftermath reported Wednesday.
The eruptions -- as big as the one that buried Pompei -- took place in 1999 along the Gakkel Ridge, an underwater mountain chain snaking 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles) from the northern tip of Greenland to Siberia.
Scientists suspected even at the time that a simultaneous series of earthquakes were linked to these volcanic spasms.
But when a team led of scientists led by Robert Sohn of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts finally got a first-ever glimpse of the ocean floor 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) beneath the Arctic pack ice, they were astonished.
What they saw was unmistakable evidence of explosive eruptions rather than the gradual secretion of lava bubbling up from Earth's mantle onto the ocean floor.
From Ohio State University News, Dec 2007...
EARTH'S HEAT ADDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE TO MELT GREENLAND ICE
COLUMBUS , Ohio -- Scientists have discovered what they think may be another reason why Greenland 's ice is melting: a thin spot in Earth's crust is enabling underground magma to heat the ice.
They have found at least one hotspot in the northeast corner of Greenland -- just below a site where an ice stream was recently discovered.
The researchers don't yet know how warm the hotspot is. But if it is warm enough to melt the ice above it even a little, it could be lubricating the base of the ice sheet and enabling the ice to slide more rapidly out to sea.
Please do not attempt to bring FACTS to the Gorebbel’s Warming debate or you will be banned from the scientific consensus.
Absolutely amazing the lengths that people will go to hide from reality. Of course volcanos are causing the Arctic to melt. Isn’t it obvious? It couldn’t be the millions of tons of carbon. And the carbon and other GHG increases in the atmosphere? Obviously caused by Leperchaun dust. And, the increased rate of class 5 hurricanes is caused by super big dragon flies from the Bermuda Triangle. You’re implication that AGW is a vast left wing conspiracy reminds me of Hillary’s vast right wing conspiracy. You’re not Hillary are you?
Wake up and face reality. It appears that we are changing the climate. As long as dopes keep denying it, it gives guys like Al Gore a platform. Pathetic.
I know you’re making a joke but, no kidding, there was a report a week ago that claimed excess sunlight was absorbed into the earth and caused the interior to heat up. Totally bogus but it’s out there now and I’m sure the moonbats will be citing it for 50 years.
Was there supposed to be a < /sarc> tag anywhere in that? And if so, where?
Have you seen this one yet?
"Yearning to Understand" has an excuse -- he's today's newbie. What's yours?
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You have an awfully high opinion of what man can actually do.
Let me know when we can make one tornado. Just one is all I ask.
PS there isn't an increased rate of class five hurricanes.
If thats the case, shouldn't Florida be under water?
I believe that one of the factors in any variation in climate is the ocean temperature, and that it is highly influenced by undersea volcanos.
Nothing complicated, just common sense combined with information that is available.
You'll note that the Arctic Ocean is warming from the west, up from the Aleutians and the Ring of Fire.
Hmmm...that's a Long, Long time.....:)
No they aree not. It is clearly the plastic bags and unrecycled aluminum cans
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) pronounced (who-ee). I would change the name of my research group.
Checked out this interesting link. Tried going back in time for June 30. Did not find much change. Then I realized that the end of summer might be more interesting. So changed most recent date to August 30, 2007, and compared with that date in 1987, 1997, 2003 and 2006. Also compared those years with September 30. There is a very noticeable change using those months.
No. Does your drink overflow, when the ice cubes melt?(assuming you haven’t drunk from it.)
No it doesn’t. Neither does ice on the North Pole affect the water level of the ocean.
The undeniable anthropogenic increase in CO2 ppm since 1850 is not significant. Water vapour constitutes Earth's most significant greenhouse gas, accounting for about 95% of Earth's greenhouse effect. The effect from CO2 is tiny in comparison.
Any "facts regarding global warming that are based on the erroneous concept that CO2 is the main player in the greenhouse effect will end up overstating human impacts as much as twenty times.
Also, the idea that we have an unprecedented level of CO2 today is simply incorrect. For instance: a paleobiological study of the stomata frequency of fossil birch leaves (link is: here ) shows that CO2 concentrations in the early Holocene period (say 11000 years ago to 6000 years ago) were between 300 and 370 ppm certainly on a par with todays unprecedented levels of millions of tonnes of CO2.
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Fire under the ice
Fire under the ice | Jun 25, 2008 | Unknown
Posted on 06/25/2008 11:32:36 AM PDT by decimon
Volcanic eruptions reshape Arctic ocean floor: study
AFP | 6/25/2008 | AFP
Posted on 06/25/2008 10:05:57 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
Volcanic eruptions reshape Arctic ocean floor: study
AFP | 3 Days Ago
Posted on 06/29/2008 12:05:18 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
How do we know the volcanoes aren't the cause of the increase in atmospheric CO2?
Just how was the modern-day baseline for CO2 established, and where is it measured? cmdl.noaa.gov Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Dry Air Mole Fractions from quasi-continuous measurements at Barrow, Alaska; Mauna Loa, Hawaii ; American Samoa; and South Pole, 1973-2006
Mauna Loa? Has that been in the news in recent years? I believe Mauna Loa is an active volcano, that had a quiet period from 1975 to 1984 - the early part of the baseline period. hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maunaloa/history . In fact, Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on the planet! hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maunaloa
What's relevant about that? It makes me question the validity of the measurement, just like the distribution and location of official weather stations makes me question the validity of the "warming" data. www.surfacestations.org
Have you ever heard that old saying "figures don't lie, but liars figure"? Dig into the data yourself, and see what it tells you. There is a wealth of data available today to those who are interested in learning about any subject, and on the subject of Global Warming, the data is telling me that there are some liars figuring...
Indeed, in 2007 there is a considerable change in sea ice volume from earlier years. The question is what is the cause. Some theories (besides the man-made global warming one) are a strong wind from the area of northern Pacific moving the sea ice to the pole area from the Bering Strait, an abnormally warm year (1934 was warmer but no satellites were around back then so we don’t know the extent of sea ice) and the impact of arctic ocean warming from volcanoes (could there be a heat mixing delay from the ocean floor to the surface??). We don’t know, but based on what I’ve seen so far, 2008 is NOT going to be a repeat of 2007. Of course we’ll know in about 60 days, won’t we? :>)
Yes, the stupid fools can't see the writing on the wall, all they have to do is open their eyes!
Just look at the last decade of... Ooops, static to falling temperatures. And even the Gorebots assure us that this decade long trend will continue for another 10 to 15 years.
So the prediction of a severe .5 to 1 degree of global warming in the coming 50 years starts with at least 20 to 25 years of static or falling temperatures. Interesting.
As I think on it, it was little more than 30 years ago that scientists were issuing dire predictions of global cooling.
Also very interesting is that the fix for global warming is a tax on energy and a global redistribution of wealth. How very Marxist of Mother Nature.
And, the increased rate of class 5 hurricanes is caused by super big dragon flies from the Bermuda Triangle.
Perhaps you could point me to the actual prediction and data supporting this claim. I remember hearing the perennial predictions of greater numbers, and greater severity, but as I recall these were just a few of the very many global warming predictions that have proven false.
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.