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Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes


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OSLO (Reuters) – A thaw of Iceland's ice caps in coming decades caused by climate change may trigger more volcanic eruptions by removing a vast weight and freeing magma from deep below ground, scientists said on Friday.

They said there was no sign that the current eruption from below the Eyjafjallajokull glacier that has paralysed flights over northern Europe was linked to global warming. The glacier is too small and light to affect local geology.

"Our work suggests that eventually there.
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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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This sounds like a stretch on sooo many levels. What are they going to try to scare us with next? Climate change causes male pattern baldness? Erectile Dysfunction? I mean seriously. I am not saying CC isn't happening. But they are making it hard to believe it when they try to blame every dire prediction they think they possibly can on it. I remember when they said hurricane season was going to be more intense and it spawned several dire seasons that turned out to be embarassingly nothing much. At times calmer none the less!

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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You cant go against laws of nature. If co2 plus other warming gasses we put in the air, cause the outside of our planet to heat up. the inside would absorb this heat as well as INSULATEING the heat made in the furance we have inside the core--I say the result would be EXPANTION , which is what we are seeing with the earthquakes and volcanoes fireing up.
Its biblical and seems to be comming true--



posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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The molten core of the earth is the engine of life. It will do as it will and nothing we do will stop it. It is the creator and destroyer of all that we know.

Climate change science is right up there with creation science and phrenology.



posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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To say that though, you would have to know everything about the way the climate works. So far we don't know how the climate works. All we have is some rather poor theories that are only validated on sketchy computer models. There is a lot of stuff we don't know about climate.



posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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ummmmm noooo. . . read this. . .

www.abovetopsecret.com...

that should explain some

and plus we are not an intelligent species, at all!

Bible is bigoted, homophobis, misogynist, etc crap.



posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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This is hardly a stretch at all. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it sounds... *GASP* logical! This is not some new concept made in the deep, dark "Climate Change Laboratory of Doom", it's pretty much taking scientific knowledge (which a decent number of the posters on this thread lack) and putting 2 and 2 together.

In fact, this phenomenon would be known by the name of glacial rebound. Look it up, really, it's not hocus-pocus. Try to imagine the immense amount of weight a kilometers thick sheet of ice extending for thousands of miles would have. Not getting much of anywhere? Don't worry, I can't really fathom it either. But the gist of it is that this has so much weight it actually depresses the surface of the earth! Now this would also, by default, compact the earth below it (we're talking lithosphere here).

Ok, now what happens when the huge ice sheets start shedding some of that weight and melting? The wieght is gone, and the earth actually rises back up! This is known as glacial rebound. Now since the ground was compacted under all that weight, it has expanded, leaving gaps and cracks. Molten rock, which is quite viscous, has a knack for finding it's way into these. This will also open up the lava tunnels more so they can flow more.

Now that you have the basic scientific knowledge required to understand this (trust me there is a ton more behind it), you can do the putting 2 and 2 together thing now. Open up the lava tunnels, and you get more lava flow, which results in more eruptions. Now consider that the weight of ice sheets pressing down and restricting flow could also have caused more pressure build-up in the lava, and you have a delightful recipe for an increase in volcanic activity.

That's all for this thread folks! Look around for my avatar in other threads to find more delightful bits of wisdom and clarity! Thanks for playing.

NEXUS



posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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OH PLEASE! This is patently laughable. I must thank the "scientists" for givig me a chuckle.



posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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I laughed pretty hard when I seen this. Maybe the actual effect is vice versa? The increased activities of volcano's seems to be causing all the earthquakes, melting ice caps, and weather anomaly.

I have always thought that the sun had something great to do with it.



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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Exactly. As time passes, scientist (and authority figures) are losing their credibility, issuing such absurd proclaimations. They do create humor, which in my humble opinion is a very good thing.



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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You know, it's really hard to not lump all of the deniers of the science into one ignorant category, seeing as you all seem to go around issuing proclamations about how you know better than the science, and then smugly receive pats on the back from all your equally ignorant friends.

Have fun in la-la land.

NEXUS



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