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Alarming Link Between Global Warming and Seismic Activity

Apparently there is. According to an article in June:

“There has been an unprecedented rise in the number of un-seasonal, unexplained tsunamis and regional earthquake activity, particularly along coastal regions.

These seismic activities are not well-explained by survey data and statistics without the incorporation of global warming.” (bron)

Mountains are growing in the Alps.

As the glaciers melt and the mountains are freed of their heavy burdens, the surface of the Earth springs back very slowly. This effect is well studied and it occurs in North America, too.” (bron)

If glaciers have an impact, what about the polar caps?

“At the same time the disappearance of ice caps will change the pressures acting on the Earth’s crust and set off volcanic eruptions across the globe” (bron)

A kilometer of displacement?

As the land ”rebounds” back up once the weight of the ice has been removed – which could be by as much as a kilometre in places such as Greenland and Antarctica” (bron)

Something to watch for sure.. 

 

The famous Yellowstone Cladera is often associated with climate change, as it’s erruption would devestate North America and darken the skies, cooling the surface. But it seems there could be a reverse causality, at least in theory. 

“This super volcano has erupted in a cycle about every 600,000 years. The last eruption occurred about 650,000 years ago. If the super volcano where to erupt, it would bring massive loss of life and tremendous loss, to the United States.” (bron)

Is this all a big surprise? Put it in other words : Which industry depends entirely on deep knowledge of geology?

How often would you suggest the guy above tries his luck?

Tony Hayward Geologist 

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