Volcano blows hole in global warming ...

Volcano blows hole in global warming fight

There are 10 comments on the MSNBC story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Volcano blows hole in global warming fight. In it, MSNBC reports that:

A volcanic plume of iron-laden ash from a 2008 Alaskan volcano eruption led to an unprecedentedly huge bloom of photosynthetic ocean plankton that fed off the ash, researchers have found.

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Earthling

Valencia, Spain

#1 Oct 12, 2010
"The result was an "ocean productivity event of unprecedented magnitude," said oceanographer Roberta Hamme at the University of Victoria in Canada. The ash caused the largest bloom of photosynthetic plankton detected in the region since ocean surface measurements by satellite began in 1997 the first conclusive evidence that volcanic plumes can fertilize oceans."
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"Even if people wanted to artificially replicate this event to combat global warming, "it would be essentially impossible," Hamme told OurAmazingPlanet.
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Could someone please tell these geeks, that they have a long way to go before they can replicate natural processes.
LessHypeMoreFact

Nepean, Canada

#2 Oct 12, 2010
Earthling wrote:
"Even if people wanted to artificially replicate this event to combat global warming, "it would be essentially impossible," Hamme told OurAmazingPlanet.
It is amazing how some people can overestimate nature and underestimate man. The volcano erupted a volume of ash equal to about 0.4 cubic kilometers or 400 cubic meters.

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm...

That would equate to about 400 metric tons. Hardly even a blip. Mt. Pinatubo deposited an estimated 100 times that much ash and this had a significant impact on CO2 levels.

But today, bulkers make up 40% of the world's merchant fleets and range in size from single-hold mini-bulkers to mammoth ore ships able to carry 365,000 metric tons of deadweight (DWT).

In other words, the amount of ash from a volcano 100 times the size of this event could be carried by ONE bulk freighter. Kinda makes this guys claim of mans impotence a bit stupid?
Earthling wrote:
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Could someone please tell these geeks, that they have a long way to go before they can replicate natural processes.
Would you get a clue? Just one. Fire up a neuron and actually CHECK THE FACTS!
Earthling

Valencia, Spain

#3 Oct 13, 2010
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
It is amazing how some people can overestimate nature and underestimate man.
I'd be inclined to say the reverse is true, in the hands of Nature, mankind is often helpless.
Nature does what it wants, as man stands by watching and hoping he's not her next victim.
neighbour

Okotoks, Canada

#4 Oct 13, 2010
Earthling wrote:
<quoted text>I'd be inclined to say the reverse is true, in the hands of Nature, mankind is often helpless.
Nature does what it wants, as man stands by watching and hoping he's not her next victim.
This seems to be your favorite fall-back arguement, that we're beaten before we start, so why try?

You probably remember a late countryman of yours who had exactly the opposite approach to overwhelming difficulty.

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

Your "can't do anything about it" argument is utterly pathetic.
Earthling

Valencia, Spain

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Fighting an enemy you can see, take control of and destroy, is slightly different to fighting one you can't.
All humanity is at the mercy of natural forces.
LessHypeMoreFact

Nepean, Canada

#6 Oct 14, 2010
Earthling wrote:
Fighting an enemy you can see, take control of and destroy, is slightly different to fighting one you can't.
And where is this 'invisible enemy'??? We see and modify nature EVERY DAY.
Earthling wrote:
All humanity is at the mercy of natural forces.
Not since we grew a brain, and learned the scientific method to model how the world works, which may be why you are left out..

You are infinitely pathetic. A real example of the level of simple mindedness that is necessary to ignore not only the science but the simple day to day reality of mans impact on the natural world.
Earthling

Valencia, Spain

#7 Oct 15, 2010
Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty claims that, "we" can see wind?????
I'm sure he honestly believes that, "we" are in control of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, drought, flood, monsoons, lightning, tsunamis and volcanic activity, not to mention basic weather.
"Mans impact on the natural world" is pathetic when compared to natural forces.
Earthling

Valencia, Spain

#8 Oct 15, 2010
neighbour wrote:
Your "can't do anything about it" argument is utterly pathetic.
Where did I write that and why did you wrap it in quotes as if I did????
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Some of us can do something, "about it" and some of us do, that's why those of us who can, choose to live in buildings that can withstand the effects of most of the natural forces thrown at us, but not always all.
Millions of people can't and suffer whatever Nature delivers.
It's basic common knowledge, something you appear to avoid applying.
Concerned US Citizens

Broomfield, CO

#9 Oct 15, 2010
Weaponization

Scalar interferometry, Tesla howitzer, Tesla dome, heat/cold, dudding, 10 nations have them, dead-man fusing & Insane Systems, scalar strategy, earthquakes and weather wars, solar storms, mind attacks, leased to Yakuza, many examples of testing, quantum potential weapons.

"Indeed, Soviet energetics weapons are now capable of destroying both our triad shield, our homeland, our armed forces in the field, and our population, quickly and efficiently. We have a new "gap" of monumental proportions: not a missile gap, not a submarine or bomber gap, and not even a particle beam or laser gap. We have a scalar electromagnetics or electrogravitation gap."
Bearden:

http://www.cheniere.org/books/ferdelance/intr...
Volcano

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Mar 19, 2017
"Why does "global warming" have to be literally proselytized?
Why does every "believer" have to convert the "deniar"?
There is a mountain of factual information everywhere that Earth is "interglacial", and it has adverse, unpredictable, climactic, temperature changes, CO2 level changes, sea level changes, and even the disappearance of both polar ice caps.
Volcanoes emit millions of tons of greenhouse gases.
ONE volcanic eruption can throw the Earth into a mini ice age. There is modern day, factual proof of this.
Allmost everybody on Earth now fears the social ostracization of the " Global warming inquizition".
Convert, or be pestered with a barrage of charts and links, till you, "SEE THE WARMTH"!!!!!
SAY IT.....SAY IT!!!!
Admit to him, that forecasts the future.
No. I will NOT recognize your "CLIMATE GOD"."

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