Inconvenient study: Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate – models may be wrong

This is a fascinating article and yet another potential blow to climate-alarmist fantasies.

Watts Up With That?

New data show strikingly regular patterns, from weeks to eons

seafloor-volcanoes This topographic map of Earth’s ocean floor in the Atlantic ocean reveals thousands of sub-oceanic volcanoes along the mid-Atlantic ridge. Source:

From The Earth Institute at Columbia University:

Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. But a new study shows that they flare up on strikingly regular cycles, ranging from two weeks to 100,000 years–and, that they erupt almost exclusively during the first six months of each year. The pulses–apparently tied to short- and long-term changes in earth’s orbit, and to sea levels–may help trigger natural climate swings. Scientists have already speculated that volcanic cycles on land emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide might influence climate; but up to now there was no evidence from submarine volcanoes.

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2 Responses to Inconvenient study: Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate – models may be wrong

  1. Climate science is very complex and systemic by nature, yes climate models may be wrong, but the fact remains that we are in a period of warming due to several interrelated things going on in our environment. Volcanic eruptions are just one element adding to the overall impact. We need to move the discussion on from just who is responsible towards deeper and improved understanding. The value in understanding comes from considering all the different perspectives, without ruling out issues that have not been fully considered. The more interesting part of this article is in the comments section, where contributors add value by widening the discussion.

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