MIND OVER MAGMA
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I guess we can give Climate Change credit for one thing – it’s endlessly versatile. There was a time we called it, Global Warming, which meant what it said – the globe would get warmer. It was only later that we appreciated that a planet running a fever is just like a person running a fever, which is to say it has a whole lot of other symptoms; in this case, droughts, floods, wildfires, habitat disruption, sea level rise, species loss, crop death and more.
Look out a window, read the news and listen to the technocrats who know better than you. The planet is doomed they say, and it is all your fault.
With the fault all being yours, you should feel guilty and allow for an all knowing global operation to redistribute wealth and run checks and balances. You should also be ready to buy cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, change your light bulbs, get a smart meter and embrace nuclear power.
Now, you can add yet another problem to the Climate Change Hit List: volcanoes. That’s the word from a new study conducted in Iceland and accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. The finding is bad news not just for one comparatively remote part of the world, but for everywhere.
You may want to bundle up because we could be seeing some cooler weather, and we may just see some temporary changes to the climate models.
Don’t worry Climate Change believers – scientists will find a way to blame us all again and just write off the volcanoes as natures little helper when it comes to evening the climate game.
It may not surprise you, but we are in what is called a catastrophic cycle. These cycles can be temporary or they can last for a long time. Volcanic threat assessments are now being rolled out, mainly because of the awareness in the United States of the volcanic activity in Hawaii. It is important to note that all over the world there are moments where volcanic threats are issued as there are at least 1500 potential active volcanoes and many more which are currently bubbling under the ocean floor.
We have been seeing a great deal of worldwide crises. Every time we hear of a volcano erupting, or an earthquake, or even bad weather, we have tendency to lie to ourselves that there has to be someone responsible for these anomalies. I would love to reiterate that history and future tense potential gives us the major kick in the head which forces us to confront the idea that we are heading for what is being called, the Sixth Extinction.
Einstein warned us that crisis is the pretext for extinction. Every crisis that we try to over analyze, every terrorist event that we develop new theories for is tantalizing mental masturbation, but it does nothing to help us over come and get beyond our collective victimhood.
The environment is damaged, or it is adapting to some other “normal” that we are contending with now. We are seeing global upheavals, unexplained animal deaths and human behavior that is quite destructive.
It appears that the consensus is not united and that through their division and discontent are seeking a suicidal end to what we have cherished. We may have the fight in us to protest, resist, scream and shout, but that is what happens before the final blow silences the screams of those who are in pain.
It appears that the technocrats and proponents of anthropogenic Climate Change have seized the moment and want to make it clear that the volcanic eruptions around the world will not cool the planet but will warm the planet even more.
I have been seeing more and more people on social media blame Climate Change for the increase in earthquake and volcanic activity.
On one side, we have scientists talking a about the heat-trapping properties of CO2 creating a plausible hypothesis about changing climate on Earth. This hypothesis is of course being challenged on all grounds, from the possibility of negative feedback loops to a demand for evidence that temperatures were in fact rising.
While no scientific answer has been perfect or assuredly permanent, we are told not to question the political stand on what Climate Change is.
It is the political nature of Climate Change that turns me off and to say that Climate Change does not happen is ludicrous.
That is the trick — it is a political trick that puts you in the bin with a label of being a liberal or conservative. The truth is there should be concerned, but not surprised that our planet is changing.
Climate changes all the time and there are many things that can contribute to it, and while you can say that Climate Change is causing earthquakes and volcanic eruption because of weight displacement on the crust – the real story is how volcanoes change the climate, naturally.
I have been seeing many headlines where climate scientists have commented on the recent volcanic eruptions beyond the recent one in Hawaii and even with all of the sulfur dioxide that is being put in the air, there are the scientists who are saying that this activity isn’t as bad as what humans do to the climate around the world.
The truth, however, is staggering.
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory has reported that worldwide carbon dioxide levels reached a new record high in April, hitting 410.31 parts per million (ppm). This is the highest concentration of this greenhouse gas seen over the course of human history and prehistory, for that matter, as the Earth’s atmosphere hasn’t seen CO2 levels this high in well over 800,000 years, and possibly as long as 20 million years.
Over the last 800 millennia, CO2 levels would vary between 180–210 ppm during ice ages, and increase to 280–300 ppm when the climate warmed up during interglacials; however, in all that time it never rose above 300 ppm, and had otherwise remained relatively stable over the past 10,000 years.
This is pretty impressive if the data is not cooked like everything else climate science pundits have presented.
What the political climate scientists won’t tell you is that volcanic activity will create a change in the overall climate of the planet, but the cooling effects and the warming effects are anybody’s guess.
It is pretty much like the local weather report where the weatherman can say there are fair skies in the forecast only to be caught off guard by a storm that comes out of nowhere.
In 1784, Benjamin Franklin made what may have been the first connection between volcanoes and global climate while stationed in Paris as the first diplomatic representative of the United States of America. He observed that during the summer of 1783, the climate was abnormally cold, both in Europe and back in the U.S. The ground froze early, the first snow stayed on the ground without melting, the winter was more severe than usual, and there seemed to be “a constant fog over all Europe, and [a] great part of North America.”
What Benjamin Franklin observed was indeed the result of volcanic activity. An enormous eruption of the Laki fissure system (a chain of volcanoes in which the lava erupts through a crack in the ground instead of from a single point) in Iceland caused the disruptions.
The Laki eruptions produced about 14 cubic kilometers of basalt (thin, black, fluid lava) during more than eight months of activity. More importantly in terms of global climate, however, the Laki event also produced an ash cloud that may have reached up into the stratosphere.
This cloud caused a dense haze across Europe that dimmed the sun, perhaps as far west as Siberia. In addition to ash, the eruptive cloud consisted primarily of vast quantities of sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), and hydrogen fluoride gases (HF).
The gases combined with water in the atmosphere to produce acid rain, destroying crops and killing livestock. The effects, of course, were most severe in Iceland; ultimately, more than 75 percent of Iceland’s livestock and 25 percent of its human population died from famine or the toxic impact of the Laki eruption clouds.
Consequences were also felt far beyond Iceland. Temperature data from the U.S. indicate that record lows occurred during the winter of 1783-1784. In fact, the temperature decreased about one degree Celsius in the Northern Hemisphere overall. That may not sound like much, but it had enormous effects in terms of food supplies and the survival of people across the Northern Hemisphere. For comparison, the global temperature of the most recent Ice Age was only about five degrees C below the current average.
There is no agreement on any point of fact.
Large eruption columns inject ash particles and sulfur-rich gases into the troposphere and stratosphere and these clouds can circle the globe within weeks of the volcanic activity. The small ash particles decrease the amount of sunlight reaching the surface of the earth and lower average global temperatures. The sulfurous gases combine with water in the atmosphere to form acidic aerosols that also absorb incoming solar radiation and scatter it back out into space.
The ash and aerosol clouds from large volcanic eruptions spread quickly through the atmosphere. Volcanoes are nature’s geoengineers and have been known to abruptly cool the planet down.
However, if the recent volcanoes have produced these stellar amounts of greenhouse gasses as reported then if the conditions are right we could see the heating trend and the political climate technocrats will say “I told you so.”
The ash and aerosol clouds from large volcanic eruptions spread quickly through the atmosphere. On August 26 and 27, 1883, the volcano, Krakatoa, erupted in a catastrophic event that ejected about 20 cubic kilometers of material in an eruption column almost 40 kilometers high.
Darkness immediately enveloped the neighboring Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Fine particles, however, rode atmospheric currents westward. By the afternoon of August 28th, haze from the Krakatoa eruption had reached South Africa and by September 9th it had circled the globe, only to do so several more times before settling out of the atmosphere.
Keep in mind that the larger particles of ash have little effect on climate because they fall out of the air quickly. Small ash particles form a dark cloud in the troposphere that shades and cools the area directly below. Most of these particles fall out of the atmosphere within rain a few hours or days after an eruption.
But the smallest particles of dust get into the stratosphere and are able to travel vast distances, often worldwide. These tiny particles are so light that they can stay in the stratosphere for months, blocking sunlight and causing cooling over large areas of the Earth.
Erupting volcanoes emit sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. Sulfur dioxide is much more effective than ash particles at cooling the climate. The sulfur dioxide moves into the stratosphere and combines with water to form sulfuric acid aerosols. The sulfuric acid makes a haze of tiny droplets in the stratosphere that reflects incoming solar radiation, causing cooling of the Earth’s surface.
The aerosols can stay in the stratosphere for up to three years, moved around by winds and causing significant cooling worldwide. Eventually, the droplets grow large enough to fall to Earth.
With all of this data—Climate scientists that profess global warming are using Co2 levels increasing with the current eruptions as a reason to fear the melting of the Ice caps.
The amount of greenhouse gasses put into the atmosphere from a large eruption doesn’t change the global amounts of these gases very much. However, there have been times during Earth history when intense volcanism has significantly increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and caused global warming.
Still other research has shown that cooling can extend to the oceans, further dampening the impacts of climate change. Take the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, the second-largest eruption of the 20th century. It cooled the oceans so much, it actually caused sea levels to drop by six millimeters over two years.
Of course, those particles eventually drop out of the stratosphere. And when they do, the effects of carbon dioxide quickly reassert themselves. After the stratosphere cleared due to the Pinatubo eruption, sea level rise rates ticked back up, and have been accelerating since as climate models predicted they would.
The pendulum swings from the cooling trend to the warming trend again, basically the way the climate is supposed to behave.
Keep in mind that the global warming trend which has been measured since the early 2000s, was recorded prior to all of the recent mass volcanic activity. Using mind over magma we could see cooling trends where measures that have been proposed for geoengineering don’t have to be even carried out.
However, people with bottomless pockets have too much money tied up in alternative fuels and geoengineering weather control operations and so it will be harder to determine just how the trend will go.
What is the truth? What are the lies? How are each rapidly determining our collective futures? How can we have any chance of deciphering truth from lies unless or until we are willing to honestly investigate? The biosphere implosion cannot be hidden for much longer which makes the power structure more dangerous than ever.
We can feel it in the air, we can sense that the truth is being kept from the consensus, and we are always being fed the idea that all things going haywire on this planet can be explained away with technocrats screaming about climate doom.
You can’t tell people who invested their lives and money into environmental activism to calm down and wait for the results to come in after a spate of volcanic activity. Climate deniers and anti-geoengineering spokespeople are anathema to the framed narrative of global sustainability and the socialist world order plans for the planet.