The other day, after watching the Japan earthquake tragedy unfold, I jokingly commented; “Can we NOW blame this on Global Warming?” The very next day, the Global Warming loons came out and said just that. My favorite quote:
These frauds have no idea of what they are talking about.
The Earth isn’t held together by layers of ice that work like duct tape.
Indeed, here it was in all its splendid glory. Reasoning is beyond comprehension. Science designed by consensus. This is the reason why man is destroying the Earth. Climate Change is causing earthquakes.
The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do.
I’m no scientist, but I did once sleep in a Holiday Inn Express. How could there be a correlation between melting ice and earthquakes? Especially, when the ice caps are growing and not shrinking.
“When the ice is lost, the earth’s crust bounces back up again and that triggers earthquakes, which trigger submarine landslides, which cause tsunamis,” Bill McGuire, professor at University College London, told Reuters.
Melting ice masses change the pressures on the underlying earth, which can lead to earthquakes and tsunamis, but that’s just the beginning. Rising seas also change the balance of mass across earth’s surface, putting new strain on old earthquake faults, and may have been partly to blame for the devastating 2004 tsunami that struck Southeast Asia, according to experts from the China Meteorological Administration.
Well, that makes a lot of sense. There were never any earthquakes or tsunamis before the industrial age, were there? Never mind that the earth went through a hand full of ice ages, along with a variety of warming periods. Land masses have been moving across the planet through geological time and are continuing to move. Naiveté will continue to prevail as well.
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