Global Warming Faux-Pas? Arctic Melting From Undersea Volcano?

Maybe these cute guys like to swim and maybe their ice islands are getting smaller due to Mother Nature…possibilities that Mr. Gore doesn’t want you or anyone else to examine.



Some interesting items have been coming across the Internet in the last few days regarding a newly discovered volcano beneath the Arctic. It apparently is very large and has been spewing extremely hot lava perhaps as high as two kilometers through the water. Apparently this volcano was discovered a few years ago by accident. There had been some who had suspected that the ridge under the Arctic was oozing molten lava but no one had a clue that it was exploding with such force. One article says the eruptions are similar to the one that buried Pompeii.

Before I list a bunch of links that you can check out for yourself, I want to go back to something that I harp on. And that is that we, especially as Americans, tend to lose humility as humans and think we know everything and start talking in absolutes. Someone goes and makes a movie, that includes secretly computer generated scenes of melting ice, and claims that all that needs to be known is known and the debate is declared over. That smacks of totalitarianism, elitism and also is an un-American effort to stifle debate in a free society. I mean, it comes from the same people who claim to be for tolerance. They tend to tolerate what they deem is acceptable and want to squash opposing viewpoints.

Once again, we find that we don’t know everything but act as if we do. Mankind is limited in it’s knowledge and incapable of dealing in absolutes. Previously I posted about the building blocks of life coming from inorganic sources from the ocean floor. Who knew? Now we find that there is a giant heat source under the Arctic that may be responsible for the rapid ice melt. Who knew? As it turns out, you’ll find in some of the links that some people did ponder the warming of ocean waters from below being the cause as they had a theory that ocean warming caused the end of the last ice age.

What rankles me is that this discovery was made in 2004, before the supposed documentary An Inconvenient Truth was made. If the makers didn’t know about it they should have and if it were truly a documentary and not political propaganda to push a point of view, then they would have mentioned the possibilities. And of course, the national media has focused on the topic du jour, Global Warming, and have not even sniffed at this story that first came out in 2004.

Anyway…off my soap box. Here are some links to recent articles.

Canada-Arctic Seabed Afire With Lava Spewing Volcanoes

This one apparently has been saying it’s ocean warming for quite some time.

Ice Age Now

Within that page is an article from 2007 that says a USC study shows that ocean warming and not global warming caused the end to the last ice age

USC Study

Here is an article from the National Science Foundation in 2004 that reported the accidental discovery of the volcanic activity. This was before An Inconvenient Truth was released, yet the report was ignored.

National Science Foundation

Here’s one from a site that has more of a political edge but is informative with maps and such.

The Strata-Sphere

And this one is the most recent that seems to have gotten some attention. It’s a bit political too but it has an interesting chart that shows a drop in Arctic Ice that coincides with the time of when the scientists think that the volcano erupted in 1999.

American Thinker-Arctic Ice Melt May be Due to Undersea Volcanoes


7 Responses

  1. […] Update: BTW, Symonsez you need to check out this post. […]

  2. Volcanoes just personal viewpoint are like pimples of the earth. Heat of the body and heat of the earth. The ice at our past generations may have cooled those under the arctic. Now if the ice melts those volcanoes up there will erupt and we then have the real apocalypse.
    Still such due to global warming overall due to overuse of oils and deforestation.

  3. HAs anyone taken into account the fact that volcanoes produce more than lava? It would appear that most volcanoes spew out gases such as sulphur dioxide that would form sulphurous ions in the water which would reduce the melting point of the water. Then you have the double whammy – higher temperatures and lower melting point.

    But I completely agree that there is a political agenda with governments the world over salivating at the prospect of carbon taxes. A new form of revenue supported by the public – that’s a politician’s wet dream.

  4. This “fact” and the volcano at the Terra del Fuego/Antartic area show that the “poles’ have other reasons for melting than ‘Global Warming – Melting”.

  5. Volcanos are not pimples, read a friggen book about them first then see if your comment still makes sense.

  6. Dave, I would agree. The verbiage (pimple) of the commenter was a bit out there but probably just indicative of the general public’s lack of understanding regarding the magnitude of energy that “mother nature” is capable of producing.

  7. The idea that global warming and the warming of the earth over billions of years resulting from tectonic and volcanic activity is a no brainer, any government or private sponsored endeavour to blame global warming on Carbon should ring alarm bells around the world, i have never believed the government on any of this type of alarmist scenario.
    It is more believable that any global heating of the Earth is due to warming from underneath and that this is cyclical event due to External effects from the sun and other celestial bodies outside our atmosphere affecting the pressure kettle that is below us.
    The world needs to wake up on this issue, and be aware that the Earth changes quite frequently and that recent events are not new.
    How can we be expected to plan for these changes if we do not know the source from which they spring from, the world is being Lied to, if we do not plan for what is going to come many of us will be unprepared for what is to come.
    s.p. 24/9/2012

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