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Royal Ash: Royal society jumps on magma driven worry express

Posted By admin On April 20, 2010 @ 4:33 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Watts Up With That? [1]
April 20, 2010

Guest post by Steven Goddard

Royal Ash: Royal society jumps on magma driven worry express Disaster movie

Wikipedia Image of Disaster Movie poster [2]

While volcanic ash falls on Britain, in yet another assault on reason [3], the Royal Society has warned :

In papers published by the Royal Society, researchers warned that melting ice, sea level rises and even increasingly heavy storms and rainfall – predicted consequences of rising temperatures – could affect the Earth’s crust.

I also watched the movies 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow,  but apparently I didn’t take them as seriously as some – Zombieland was probably more realistic.

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As the land ”rebounds” back up once the weight of the ice has been removed – which could be by as much as a kilometre in places such as Greenland and Antarctica – then if, in the worst case scenario, all the ice were to melt – it could trigger earthquakes. The increase in seismic activity could, in turn, cause underwater landslides that spark tsunamis. A potential additional risk is from ”ice-quakes” generated when the ice sheets break up, causing tsunamis which could threaten places such as New Zealand, Newfoundland in Canada and Chile.

Pleeezzz  …. Even if these claims worth worth considering, it would take tens or hundreds of thousands of years for Greenland and Antarctica to melt [5].

Back in the real world we hear from the Icelandic Meteorological Service [6] that the glacier is what is causing the ash :

Einar Kjartansson, a geophysicist at the Meteorological Office.believes the volcano has melted about 10 percent of the glacier

It still could take months for the volcano to burn through the rest of the glacier, to a point where the steam and ash would turn instead into lava, he said.

What he is saying is that the sooner the glacier melts, the sooner the volcanic hazards will subside.   This must be tough to swallow for people who believe that world is better off when it is cold and icy.

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[1] Watts Up With That?: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/04/19/royal-ash-royal-society-jumps-on-magma-driven-worry-express/

[2] Wikipedia Image of Disaster Movie poster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Disaster_movie.jpg

[3] another assault on reason: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7604188/Volcanic-ash-cloud-Global-warming-may-trigger-more-volcanoes.html

[4] Image: http://www.homegain.com/housead/homes_for_sale/index?entryid=11502

[5] tens or hundreds of thousands of years for Greenland and Antarctica to melt: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/02/03/nasa-still-spreading-antarctic-fud/

[6] we hear from the Icelandic Meteorological Service: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE63H0OV20100418?type=marketsNews

[7] Royal Society Humiliated by Global Warming Basic Math Error: http://www.prisonplanet.com/royal-society-humiliated-by-global-warming-basic-math-error.html

[8] Latest climate climbdown: the Royal Society reviews its statements on global warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/latest-climate-climbdown-the-royal-society-reviews-its-statements-on-global-warming.html

[9] Possible natural explanation found for West Antarctica’s warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/possible-natural-explanation-found-for-west-antarcticas-warming.html

[10] UK Royal Society: Engineering Earth ‘is feasible’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-royal-society-engineering-earth-is-feasible.html

[11] At Earth Summit Royal Society and WWF: Humanity is an Unsustainable Danger to Earth’s Eco-System: http://www.prisonplanet.com/at-earth-summit-royal-society-and-wwf-humanity-is-an-unsustainable-danger-to-earth%e2%80%99s-eco-system.html

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