One lava field eruption just emitted more climate change aerosols than all 28 European countries COMBINED –


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One lava field eruption just emitted more climate change aerosols than all 28 European countries COMBINED

(Natural News) There is no doubt that human activity is hurting our planet, whether it’s all the plastic winding up in our oceans or widespread deforestation. However, it’s a bit inaccurate to pin all the blame on people, particularly when it comes to issues like climate change and carbon dioxide emissions. Besides the fact that the threat is sometimes overblown, it’s important to keep in mind that the contribution of human activity to these problems is actually quite small when compared to natural phenomena like volcanoes and ocean life.

{Sojourner note: so what if human activity is hurting this planet? We’re just on this planet for a ride. Do you cry over your car when it breaks down? So why cry over this “oblate spheroid” vehicle we are speeding around the sun on? I mean, according to the Darwinian faith-based mindset, we’re all here by chance and mutation anyway (as is this planet), just like all the other “species” before us. So if we destroy the planet, so what? It’s all “natural selection” and “survival of the fittest”, after all! And if the planet is to unfit to deal with us humans existing on it, well then, perhaps, “natural selection” has chosen your (not mine, I didn’t sign up for any of this!) “earth mother” for extinction? Again, so what? It’s all relative, right? You Darwinian types are pretty good at your multi-syllabic, ‘hypothetical goo’ (B.S.), and your neurotic (verging on psychotic) defense thereof. But you completely suck arse, when it comes to legitimate, rational thought. You need to skip the “scholarly” sounding diatribes and get real for once in your relativistic/materialistic lives! In other words, you need to get your philosophical crap together, you Chucky D worshipers. But that would mean having to get in touch with your atrophied, lifeless souls (your humanity), and I’m afraid many of you are incapable of accomplishing this feat. Most of you are evidently too far gone!}

(Wow, that felt good!)

This is perfectly illustrated by a recent study that was carried out by a team of climate scientists from all over the world led by the University of Exeter. After an in-depth examination of the environmental effects caused by the Holuhraun eruption in Iceland in 2014-2015, they discovered that it emitted sulfur dioxide at a far higher rate than each of the 28 countries in Europe combined, creating a gigantic plume of sulfate aerosol particles above the North Atlantic Ocean.

This eruption gave scientists the perfect opportunity to study the interaction between clouds and aerosols, and their findings challenged several existing climate models. Their results could help improve the accuracy of future climate change predictions. While sulfate aerosol has been considered the most significant atmospheric aerosol coming from industrial sources, this serves as a reminder of the impact of sulfate aerosol from natural sources, such as this volcanic eruption.

The Holuhraun eruption emitted as many as 100,000 tons of the chemical each day while it was erupting. After studying the complex cloud cover that was formed as a result, the scientists discovered that the water droplets produced were smaller. This caused cloud brightening, which reflects a higher fraction of incoming sunlight back into space and has the effect of cooling the climate.

However, the most interesting part was the fact that the aerosols did not seem to affect other cloud properties, like the amount of liquid water the clouds were able to hold. This indicates that clouds have something akin to a buffer protecting them from aerosol changes in the environment.

Ocean life creating carbon dioxide

When it comes to carbon dioxide, the human contribution pales in comparison to that of natural phenomena. Biological activity in the ocean is responsible for creating around 90 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is far more than the six billion tons produced by humans. The oil and coal industries might be deplorable for other reasons, but their carbon dioxide output is just a drop in the bucket. Moreover, studies show that the slight rise in carbon dioxide levels has set off a sort of “global greening” that sees new forest growth, higher food production, and better plant cover. It should go without saying that these effects are actually quite positive…

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Here’s even more nails in the coffin of “anthropogenic global warming”:

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate DataSTUDY FINDS TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENTS ACCOUNT FOR ‘NEARLY ALL OF THE WARMING’ IN CLIMATE DATA

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician.

The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.

Climate scientists often apply adjustments to surface temperature thermometers to account for “biases” in the data. The new study doesn’t question the adjustments themselves but notes nearly all of them increase the warming trend.

Basically, “cyclical pattern in the earlier reported data has very nearly been ‘adjusted’ out” of temperature readings taken from weather stations, buoys, ships and other sources.

In fact, almost all the surface temperature warming adjustments cool past temperatures and warm more current records, increasing the warming trend, according to the study’s authors.

“Nearly all of the warming they are now showing are in the adjustments,” Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo, a study co-author, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “Each dataset pushed down the 1940s warming and pushed up the current warming.”


“The conclusive findings of this research are that the three [global average surface temperature] data sets are not a valid representation of reality,” the study found. “In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

Based on these results, the study’s authors claim the science underpinning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases “is invalidated.” (emphasis mine)

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