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How Methane Gas is Responsible for Increasing Volcanoes

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posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 03:06 PM
Just as in the last thread about increasing earthquakes, volcanoes are also increasing. In this chapter of my series of threads publishing my book, Fever Rising, this one examines the relationship between methane gas and volcanic activity. Here are the first threads in this series.

The Mystery of the Clintonville Booms
The Jumping Jack Flash Hypothesis
The Rise of Deadly Methane Gas
The Truth about Atmospheric Methane and it's role in Global Warming
Methane and Fracking, part 1
Methane and Fracking, part 2
What is Hydrogen Sulfide?
Hydrogen Sulfide's Role in Global Warming
Natural Forces at Work
A Journey Down the Rabbit Hole
How Methane Gas is Responsible for Increasing Earthquakes

Chapter 13: The Dangerous Gas Theory and Volcanoes

Several times I’ve asked the most important question of all…what started this whole process of methane release. The answer is most likely volcanoes. In an earlier chapter about methane’s role in global warming, I showed you the Killer Greenhouse Effect, which says that volcano eruptions will lead to the effect as they melt the methane hydrates, which, in turn, cause the average global temperatures to increase, thus, melts more hydrates and you have an unstoppable chain reaction. This is what they theorize happened a couple of times millions of years ago, causing great die-offs.

Toward the end of the last chapter I showed you Jonny’s MISA theory where he discussed how extra mass added to the oceans leads to more volcanic activity the same as it does to earthquakes. If the volcanic activity was the launching mechanism for this catastrophic sequence of events, then the next big question is…why did volcanic activity increase enough to initiate the methane release? I’ll say that I believe it may have been caused by us humans. I believe that there are too many manmade causes of methane production, which we’ve already discussed, especially the fracking issue, and as previously discussed, the methane began to rapidly increase in 2007, not long after hydraulic fracturing began.

Volcanoes are most likely playing a huge role in the current situation. We know of dozens of actively erupting volcanoes in the world today that are above ground, but imagine the vast amounts of volcanoes erupting under the sea. The year 2013 was the most active volcano year setting records for the amount of activity, but yet, these measures only account for those above ground. It could be safe to say then that volcanoes are causing the oceans to heat up, which in turn causes the methane to release and allow bacteria to help spew hydrogen sulfide which then increases and eats up the hydroxyl radicals that normally mitigate the amount of methane in our atmosphere. It’s a deadly sequence of events.

Jonny showed me an article from, December 24, 2012, that backs up his theories about the volcano relationship. The article is titled, “When the ice melts, the earth spews fire.” Basically, the article states that it’s been long-known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate, but, it’s now believed that the reverse also occurs: Climate affects volcanic activity.

In 1991, global temperatures dropped a half degree for the few years after an eruption of the Philippine volcano, Pinatubo. The volcano threw up tons of ash that blocked out sunlight all around the planet. Its effects were felt in Europe. That was an example of volcanoes having powerful short-term effects on climate.

From, Dec. 24, 2012
"There were periods when we found significantly more large eruptions than in others" says Kutterolf, the lead author of the Geology article. After comparing these patterns with the climate history, there was an amazing match. The periods of high volcanic activity followed fast, global temperature increases and associated rapid ice melting.

The researches also found similar evidence in the entire Pacific region that was found in the Central American area. What they determined was that in times of global warming, the glaciers melt quickly on the continents and sea level rises. As the ice melts on the continents, weight decreases, while the weight on the oceanic tectonic plates increases. “Thus, the stress changes within the earth to open more routes for ascending magma.”

Their report said the rate of global cooling at the end of warm phases is much slower, so there are less dramatic stress changes during these times.

“If you follow the natural climate cycles, we are currently at the end of a really warm phase,” one of the researchers said in the article.

In support of the MISA theory, Jonny pointed to the Campi Flegrei caldera in Italy and how the ground there continues to rise. Over the course of one year, the ground near Pozzuoli rose 8 centimeters. It’s not that this phenomenon hasn’t been known in this region. This location has had subsidence for thousands of years and can be explained by normal pressure, temperature and density variations of the giant caldera, but, in 2012, scientists measured many micro earthquakes, a rise in temperature and an increase in magmatic gases. This is considered a “super volcano” and if erupted would be catastrophic. The last eruption occurred there in 1538 after a period of 3000 years of quiet. Before that last eruption in 1538, these same occurrences were recorded, such as ground lift, earthquakes, and changes in springs and fumaroles.

Here’s what Jonny had to say about the caldera and his theory;

By Jonny Mnemonic
Here's another indicator of MISA Theory being correct: Campi Flegrei caldera rising. Look on a map, see where that volcano is. It's right on the coast, on an archipelago in Italy, which is itself a peninsula nation surrounded by water. As the land-based ice on Earth melts, all that water weight is flowing to the oceans and seas and that weight is pushing down, squeezing and crunching faults and volcanoes right where the crust of the Earth is thinnest. If you look at the last 3 years of volcanic eruptions, you'll see just how many are near coasts, or even underwater. There are 3 million volcanoes on Earth. Let's say we've heard of 100 land-based volcanoes erupting. That means there simply has to be a ton of oceanic volcanoes erupting now, and either we simply aren't aware of them, or we're not being told. MOST volcanoes are in the oceans. And as they erupt, that's hot magma flowing upwards toward the surface, heating up the waters, which melts the methane hydrates, promotes anoxia and grows the hydrogen sulfide problem.


posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 03:09 PM
Quote: "However, in addition to the detected ground deformation, scientists also measured increased numbers of micro earthquakes, a rise in temperature and in particular, an increase in the proportion of the gases of magmatic origin at fumaroles in the Solfatara crater. As the hydrothermal system is closely connected with the underlying complex magma chamber of the Phlegrean Fields, new magma movements could in fact be the culprit for the observed changes."

So, I see a possibility of a double-whammy: the volcanoes continue to go berserk, escalate, and we get a huge eruption, one of those planet-changing VS8s. The world is plunged into incredible cold, the Sun blotted out, and the lands freeze over hard. But at the same time the OCEANS stay warm, from all the magma and volcanic eruptions, and we see increasing amounts of methane and hydrogen sulfide coming from them. Then, after we've frozen to death from volcanic winter for a few decades, while everything burns and is poisoned by the gases, THEN the cooling volcanic gases fade from the atmosphere and all that methane kicks in and then we BROIL.

That really looks like a possibility. Maybe that's how it happened before too.

There isn’t any certainty about whether this caldera will erupt any time soon, but residents are living with great concerns. The last eruption wasn’t that large on the super volcano scale, but any eruption today would be devastating due to the densely populated area of the caldera. As the ground lifts, it raises concern that the chambers underneath are filling with magma, which could lead to an eruption, but that’s not always the case. The land raised a meter and a half over a three-year period in the early 1970’s and nothing came of it.

The year 2013 was a record year for volcanoes and they have a cooling effect on the planet as the ash clouds block out the sun. This past winter was a very cold and snowy winter for many parts of the world causing the anti-global warming crowd to cry foul. They say that there can’t be global warming with all of this cold, but, what they fail to realize is that the year 2013 was also one of the warmest years on record. I will discuss this in a later chapter, but for now, I’d like to point out that it could be the rise in volcanoes causing the cold blasts smashing into parts of Asia and North America.

Here are the numbers for average volcanoes in the last five decades.1950s - 52; 1960s - 56; 1970s - 57; 1980s - 59; 1990s - 58; 2000s - 70. That’s quite a rise in volcanoes and although 2011 and 2012 numbers were just below 60, 2013 saw the most volcanoes in one year yet, 83.

There were 83 eruptions in 2013 while the average year usually sees about 50 to 60 (or once a week). I might also add that these 83 eruptions don't even include the underwater volcanoes like the one that recently created an island off the coast of Japan.

Some scientists believe many eruptions can actually result in a global temperature drop of two degrees. Various eruptions occur on the ring of fire, which is west of North America, and exactly where the jet stream would carry the ash plume. Volcanologists believe that the plumes only rise as high as the jet stream and then get caught up. So, the ash then gets carried by the jet stream. This may also be what's causing the jet stream to be so ‘out of whack’ lately. The normal jet stream should be more of a straight line across the northern part of the United States and across to Europe. But, the last couple of years, that's not the case. It looks more like a roller coaster ride dipping all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and rising way up into Greenland, as it did this last spring. I’ll discuss in the “Hell on Earth” chapter more on the volcanic activity and its role on the jet stream.

Alvin Conway of the Extinction Protocol blog said that having 23 eruptions more than usual is a significant increase in the amount of ash and gases entering into the planet’s atmosphere. Some analysts believe it could lower global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius. He said a temperature variation that great could alter agricultural yields in different regions.

The year 2013 got started off with a very explosive January. Ten volcanoes suddenly awoke in one week according to Volcano Discovery.

January 18, 2013
On the precipice of a shift: Geologically speaking, we may be on the verge of witnessing something unprecedented in recorded history, as more aggressive change progresses within the interior of our planet. From January 6 to 13, in a span of only seven days, no less than 10 volcanoes were stirred into activity. Six volcanoes in Kamchatka, along, are reporting activity. As the planet struggles to equilibrate its thermal cycle, more and more of the planet’s systems that utilize thermal energy will be thrown into disorder: tectonic plate movements, sea-floor spreading rifts, seismic events, climate, volcanic systems, and ocean circulation patterns. Change has come to planet Earth, and the effects will only become more pronounced and extreme over time.

The year remained very active with varied reports of sleeping and dormant giants awaking from their slumber, some even after thousands of years. Suddenly, one Saturday in November got really exciting in geological terms. Seven volcanoes spewed ash and lava within hours of each other in different parts of the world. One of them included the much publicized Japanese volcano that created an island. It was the first eruption of this particular volcano in 40 years. The Japanese Navy reported that the eruption caused boiling lava to meet sea water causing a new island to form.

Another one of those seven volcanoes included Italy’s Mt. Etna, which caused it to rain down rocks in Sicily. The ash covered streets and vehicles. Other volcanoes included Mexico’s Colima, Fire Mountain in Guatemala, Vanuatu in the Pacific, and Mount’s Merapi and Sinabung in Indonesia.

A surge in volcanoes of this magnitude can actually cool the planet because the ash that goes up into the atmosphere helps shade solar radiation, but at the same time, these eruptions release more dangerous gases such as methane and carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. So, if this dangerous trend continues, the more volcanic eruptions could be harmful and could help speed up this warming process. To sum up...a certain rise in volcanoes could possibly help to cool but a much higher rise in volcanoes will accelerate the warming trend due to the excessive amount of dangerous gases.

posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 08:27 PM
According to your calculations, how much time is left?

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 10:43 AM
I'm not sure how you got that chart but I ran the numbers (from the same source) and came up with this. No significant increase in the past 30 years (r2=10%)

edit on 3/5/2015 by Phage because: (no reason given)

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