Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Discussion in 'Environment' started by waltky, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. waltky
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Granny says its the end times - we all gonna die...
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    Super volcanoes 'may be predicted'
    1 February 2012 - The eruption of some of the largest volcanoes on the planet could be predicted several decades before the event, according to researchers.
     
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    It's what the skeptics are counting on to stop AGW!!!
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    This POV doesn't belong in environment.

    It belongs in the fruitcake end of the world religion section
     
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    Thanks for sharing information about the Earthquake and Volcanoes .This one is the nature disaster .People can not prevent but we should precaution about the all this natural disaster.
     
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    A supervolcano eruption would be a very bad thing for our civilization but there is no real evidence currently that any of them are getting ready to pop any time soon.

    There is something that presents a much more immanent threat in the area of 'earthquakes and volcanoes.

    Fire and Ice: Melting Glaciers Trigger Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes
    Geologists Say Global Warming Expected to Cause Many New Seismic Events

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    Climatologists have been raising alarms about global warming for years, and now geologists are getting into the act, warning that melting glaciers will lead to an increasing number of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in unexpected places. Ice is extremely heavy—weighing about one ton per cubic meter—and glaciers are massive sheets of ice. When they are intact, glaciers exert enormous pressure on the portion of the Earth’s surface they cover. When glaciers begin to melt—as they are doing now at an increasingly rapid rate due to global warming—that pressure is reduced and eventually released. Geologists say releasing that pressure on the Earth’s surface will cause all sorts of geologic reactions, such as earthquakes, tsunamis (caused by undersea earthquakes) and volcanic eruptions. "What happens is the weight of this thick ice puts a lot of stress on the earth," said Patrick Wu, a geologist at the University of Alberta in Canada, in an interview with the Canadian Press. "The weight sort of suppresses the earthquakes, but when you melt the ice the earthquakes get triggered." Wu said melting ice in Antarctica is already triggering earthquakes and underwater landslides. These events aren’t getting much attention, but they are early warnings of the more serious events that scientists believe are coming. According to Wu, global warming will create “lots of earthquakes.” Writing in New Scientist magazine, Bill McGuire, professor of geological hazards at University College in London, said: "All over the world evidence is stacking up that changes in global climate can and do affect the frequencies of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and catastrophic sea-floor landslides. Not only has this happened several times throughout Earth's history, the evidence suggests it is happening again."

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    Losing s0n.....because the world has determined that environmental alarmism is gay.
     
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    You know.........some of the shit we see in here is nothing less than fascinating...........

    Nutters like Konrad and Rolling Thunder..............these dolts think tsunami's and hurricanes are some kind of a new phenomenon!!!!

    Fucking cool..........these people are the shit..............really :poop:


    Imagine living life where every single weather event becomes something to get hysterical over.:rock::rock::rock::rock::rock::rock::rock::rock::rock::rock:
     
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    Glaciers are getting bigger, not smaller.
     
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    ...because of manmade global warming
     
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    Good news for me.............

    Off the coast of Africa sits LaPalma........scientists say it has a high probablility of collapse due to eruption which could trigger a mega-tsunami 1,000 feet high. I live on the east coast 10 miles from the ocean. I like to boggie board still, but that would be a bit ridiculous, although if you're going to go out, what a way to go!!
     

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