Sunday, September 25, 2022

Another excuse for climate change - but this one is different...

More than eight months after the underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on Jan. 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent blast, and they're discovering that it could warm the planet.
Recently, researchers calculated that the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa spewed a staggering 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the atmosphere, in addition to enormous quantities of ash and volcanic gases.
This massive vapor injection increased the amount of moisture in the global stratosphere by about 5 percent, and could trigger a cycle of stratospheric cooling and surface heating – and these effects may persist for months to come, according to a new study.
Tonga's eruption, which began on Jan. 13 and peaked two days later, was the most powerful witnessed on Earth in decades. The blast extended for 162 miles and sent pillars of ash, steam, and gas soaring more than 12 miles into the air, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
 

Had it occurred above ground rather than under water, the effects would have been devastating to the area, and would have been heard around the world. That is one big motherfuckin' volcano, brutha. Juss' sayin'...



5 comments:

  1. The phrase 'act of God' is just so humanly stupid. God doesn't control crap like this on Earth. Shit like this happens on Earth because the planet is broken just like people are. Human sin has caused the planet to be cursed just as it caused us to be cursed. We cursed us and all things in this world. The Bible says the world waits for the return of Jesus just like people are waiting. In the meantime, weather and natural phenomena happen because 'that's the way of the world'. Which is a great song from Earth, Wind and Fire, incidentally. The short version of all that is, stop people should stop saying they're acts of God. They aren't!

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  2. My point was there is no such thing as an act of God.

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  3. I realize that there may not be any similarity, but I believe the Krakatoa eruption in 1883 created worldwide global cooling

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  4. So the reefs are not impacted...right? Or was that just from man-made stuff?

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