In a prior post I queried: “Why is my cold tap water so darn warm?” Today my tap water temperature came in at 78 to 79 degrees, fluctuating after
it was allowed to run liberally. In the past, it was as warm as 85 degrees while it is expected to be in the range of 50 to 60 degrees.
And now we have:
Study: ‘Surprisingly High’ Amounts
Of Geothermal Heat Melting Antarctica
A while ago, a self-proclaimed prophet was predicting that the end of the world was imminent and would come about by a series of major earthquakes
that would happen in a sequence that would circle the globe.
At that time (elsewhere on the Net), I lent a degree of credence to that prophecy by writing that the core of the earth is cooling, and, so, it would
contract thus drawing the tectonic plates of the planet down to the core in a series of catastrophic earthquakes.
Someone countered that recent incidences of volcanic events indicate that the core is not cooling down but is heating up. Oh, I beg to differ.
Now, here, on abovetopsecrect dot com, I wrote that strange, unexplained noises around the world and sinkholes had a common thread: a cooling core and
its contraction in volume. Well, I faced a good deal of derision with that one.
I reassert: a cooling core and a contracting core ARE
responsible for increased volcanic activity as well as what I previously stated,
to wit, my extra warm tap water (as is the case of a melting Antarctica), strange noises, and sinkholes.
The contracting core draws down crust material like rock and soil into the magma below. That eroded portion of the crust is melted by the magma which
is still quite hot even though it has dropped in temperature. That which is melted expands thus building up pressure down below; then it results in a
volcanic eruption somewhere. After that pressure is released, the core continues cooling and contracting drawing down more of the crust which melts
and expands causing pressure to be released yet again by the next volcanic event. This pattern is repeated and repeated while the crust gets thinner
and thinner due to the aforementioned process of erosion.
A thinner curst has less insulation efficacy, and so it allows more and more of the heat (albeit cooling) below to reach the surface of the earth
resulting in warmer tap water and the melting of the Antarctic ice.
Very ominous is the melting of frozen methane deep down in the oceans; geothermal activity down below would do this thus allowing methane, a highly
effective greenhouse gas to rise to the surface of the ocean and escape into the atmosphere. Also, the warmer crust is defrosting permafrost in
northern climes thus releasing frozen methane AND
carbon dioxide gases into the atmosphere. Also, the oceans are getting warmer thus
releasing more water vapor into the air, and water vapor happens to be yet another greenhouse gas.
The warmer ground is warming ponds. Here we have a new study:
Study: Rising pond
temperatures could accelerate global warming
Experiments by scientists at the University of Exeter and Queen Mary University showed ponds become less efficient at absorbing and storing CO2 as
they warm. Warmer ponds also released methane at an accelerated rate
Earth’s mantle is cooling, you know. Here’s a source:
Earth’s mantle is cooling faster than
Conclusion: Scientist Guy McPherson is correct in his very grim prognosis: human civilization will collapse within 10 years. (Alternatively, he says
that there will be no humans left on the face of the Earth in 10 years.)