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Underwater volcanoes heating Antarctic waters
13 Jul 11 - Scientists find previously unknown underwater volcanoes around the remote South Sandwich Islands. The volcanoes stand almost two miles tall and contain 3-mile-diameter craters. See Underwater volcanoes heating Antarctic waters

 

Vindication - Scientists admit that underwater volcanoes "Bake Sediments, Add to Warming"
15 Nov 10 - "Undersea hot lava is baking ocean sediments and releasing greenhouse gases." See Underwater volcanoes Bake Sediments, Add to Warming


Exploring underwater volcanoes near New Zealand

9 Apr 11 - Scientists will explore five major submarine
volcanoes for mineral deposits and hydrothermal activity.
I wonder how much heat these submarine volcanoes are
pumping into the seas?
See Exploring underwater volcanoes near New Zealand



Guess what has been heating the seas

Look at this 24-second video, multiply it by several
thousand, and see if you can guess what has been
heating the seas.
http://www.gohawaii.com/perfect/blitz#/lava

 

Eruptions as big as Pompeii under Arctic ice
26 Nov 10 - Is it just a coincidence that the ice has been melting above those gigantic eruptions?
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Eruptions as big as Pompeii under Arctic ice


Huge underwater volcano found off Indonesia

12 Jul 10 -
Taller than all but three or four mountains in Indonesia,
the two-mile-high volcano was found  in
an area about the size of
Delaware. Delaware is the second smallest state in the United
States. Imagine how many undiscovered underwater volcanoes
there must be!

See
Huge underwater volcano found off Indonesia


Underwater volcano erupts 90 miles north of Saipan -
Blasts ash up to 40,000 feet
31 May 10 - The National Weather Service on Guam today announced
that an undersea volcano has erupted between the islands of Sarigan and
Anatahan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
See Underwater volcano 90 miles north of Saipan



Massive volcanism created underwater plateau
one-third the size of the United States

27 Jun 10 - The Kerguelen Plateau, an underwater plateau
one-third the size of the United States, is the result of massive
volcanic eruptions about 100 million years ago. Intermittent
eruptions continue
today at Heard and McDonald Islands.
See
Massive volcanism created underwater plateau one-third size of US



3,477,403 Underwater Volcanoes EXACTLY?

9 Apr 10 - Reader calls me on my numbers
"I can understand the 'Watermelons' publishing glaringly stupid data, but
please don't fall prey to the same temptation yourself.
See 3,477,403 Underwater Volcanoes EXACTLY?

 

Deepest black smokers ever discovered - 12 Apr 10 - Experts say the superheated waters inside these volcanic vents are hot enough to melt lead. And we wonder what is heating our seas.    See Deepest black smokers ever discovered


Acid Oceans Due to Underwater Volcanoes?
3,477,403 Underwater Volcanoes

31 Mar 10 - New study refutes theory that humans are acidifying oceans
Bolsters my contention that underwater volcanoes are heating the seas.
See Acid Oceans Due to Underwater Volcanoes?

 

A fiery deep-sea blast
17 Dec 09 - These two short videos show the deepest erupting undersea volcano ever seen, with "fiery molten lava bubbles exploding 4,000 feet beneath the Pacific Ocean." The lava is about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Underwater volcanoes heat the seas


Highly active undersea volcanoes -
and we wonder why our oceans are warming

11 May 09 - Some of these volcanoes are as big as New Zealand's Mt.
Ruapehu, the largest active volcano in New Zealand. And we wonder why
our oceans are warming.
See
Highly active undersea volcanoes -
and we wonder why our oceans are warming



Eruption of the underwater "Brimstone Pit"
"At any moment you felt it could go Mount St. Helens," says the narrator,
from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. "You could see the glow
 of the lava inside the pit."
Great video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V36LnXI37Vw


Major undersea eruptions

4 Nov 09 – Here are links to a couple of cool videos showing huge
amounts of ash, rocks and steam emanating from underwater volcanoes.
See Major undersea eruptions


Scientists stumble across huge underwater mountain

29 May 09 - Marine scientists have discovered a massive
underwater volcano off Indonesia’s western coast. The 4,600m
(15,000ft) mountain spans 30 miles at its base, with its summit
some 1,300 meters below the surface. Its discovery was
"completely unexpected."
See Scientists stumble across huge underwater mountain
 

Galapagos volcano erupts -
lava flowing into the ocean 

12 Apr 09 - Again, we have 2,150-
degree lava pouring into the ocean –
ten times the boiling point - and we
keep blaming humans for heating the
seas.
Galapagos volcano erupts, lava
flowing into the ocean e
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  La Cumbre volcano erupts on Fernandina Island
Photo credit: Galapagos National Park

Underwater volcano building new mountain
7 May 09 – “An active underwater volcano near the island
of Guam erupts so frequently that it has built a new cone 131ft
high (13 stories) and 984ft wide in just three years.
See Underwater volcano building new mountain


Hot springs, coral, found in chilly Arctic waters
11 Aug 05 - Researchers were stunned when their mini-sub glided into
an area north of the Arctic island of Jan Mayen featuring pinnacles from
which streamed water nearly 500 degrees F and saw sea life including
shrimp and coral.
See Hot springs, coral, found in chilly Arctic waters
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Undersea volcanic eruption in Tonga heating the water?
19 Mar 09 - Sea Surface Temperature (SST) maps show a warm anomaly in the Tonga that extends off to the east. Is that a result of the underwater volcano, or just a coincidence?
See Undersea volcanic eruption in Tonga heating the water?

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Underwater volcano erupts off Tonga
19 Mar 09 – Spectacular columns of steam and smoke spewed
out of the seaabout 6 miles (10 km) from the main island of Tongatapu
- an area where up to36 undersea volcanoes are clustered. Large
amounts of pumice from the volcanowill likely clog beaches on the
southern coast of nearby Fiji islands shortly.
See Underwater volcano erupts off Tonga
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Global warming may be caused by underwater volcanoes
(Which I've been saying for years)

8 Dec 08 – A new study shows that the rise in land temperatures can
be tied directly to increased heat and humidity coming from warmer
oceans, which in turn may be caused solely by natural forces, including
underwater volcanoes.
See Global warming may be caused by underwater volcanoes
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Ocean Floor Geysers Warming The Seas
(And we wonder why the oceans are warming)
22 Sep 08 - "It's like finding Old Faithful in Illinois. When we went out to
try to get a feel for how much heat was coming from the ocean floor and
how much sea water might be moving through it, we found that there was
much more heat than we expected at the outcrops."
See Ocean Floor Geysers Warming The Seas
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Geothermal heat may be melting the Greenland glaciers
Nov 2007 – “Hansen's model is wrong! In reality, the Greenland and
Antarctic ice sheets occupy deep basins, and cannot slide down a plane.
Furthermore glacial flow depends on stress as well as temperature, and
much of the ice sheets are well below melting point.
See Geothermal heat may be melting Greenland glaciers
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World's deepest chain of undersea volcanoes to be explored
1 Sep 08 — Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre are set to
explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes five kilometers beneath
the Caribbean.
See Deepest chain of undersea volcanoes to be explored
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'Black smokers' found in Arctic Ocean
4 Aug 08 - Jets of searingly hot water spewing up from the sea floor
have been discovered in a far-northern zone of the Arctic Ocean,
Swiss-based scientists announced Monday.
See 'Black smokers' found in Arctic Ocean.
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Boiling Hot Water Found in Frigid Arctic Sea
24 Jul 08 – “Many miles inside the Arctic Circle, scientists have found
vents of scalding liquid rising out of the seafloor at temperatures that are
more than twice the boiling point of water.
See Boiling Hot Water Found in Frigid Arctic Sea
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Undersea volcanic activity blamed for mass extinction 93 million years ago
16 Jul 08 - Researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada, find evidence of
underwater volcanism in rocks dating to a mass extinction 93 million years ago.
See Undersea volcanic activity blamed for mass extinction
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Huge Underwater Volcanoes in the Arctic Ocean,
but scientists see no significant connection to melting ice?
27 Jun 08 – The eruptions discharge large amounts of carbon dioxide,
helium, trace metals and heat into the water over long distances, but
scientists see no significant connection to melting ice.
See No significant connection to melting ice
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Giant Undersea Volcano Found Off Iceland
(And we wonder why the oceans are warming)

22 Apr 08 - It's an active volcano that rises about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) 
above the surrounding sections, coming within 1,300 feet (400 meters) of the surface.
See Giant Undersea Volcano Found Off Iceland
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Hawaiian volcano pumping more lava than usual into the ocean

5 Jul 08 - The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Saturday that
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pumping more lava than usual into the ocean.
See Hawaiian volcano pumping more lava than usual into the ocean
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Magma May Be Melting Greenland Ice
18 Dec 07 - I added another article to this posting
13 Dec 07 - Scientists have found at least one natural-magma hotspot under
the Greenland Ice Sheet where heat from Earth’s insides could seep through,
See Magma May Be Melting Greenland Ice
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Arctic seabed afire with lava-spewing volcanoes
25 Jun 08 - Red-hot magma has been rising from deep inside the earth
and blown the tops off dozens of submarine volcanoes, four kilometers
below the ice. And we wonder what is melting the ice.
See
Arctic seabed afire with lava-spewing volcanoes
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Underwater Volcanic Eruptions, Not Meteor,
May Have Killed Dinosaurs
New discovery validates theories in
Not by Fire but by Ice
30 Oct 07 - "A series of monumental volcanic eruptions in India 
may have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, not a meteor 
impact in the Gulf of Mexico.
See Volcanic Eruptions Killed Dinosaurs
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 Rajahmundry quarry  near the Bay of Bengal, 
 about 1000 km from the center of the Deccan 
 Traps near Mumbai. (Photo courtesy Gerta Keller)

Mount St. Helens melted the glaciers, but Arctic volcanoes don’t?
3 Jul 08 - When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, it melted so much
ice that a giant flood swept a slurry of water, sediment and trees, along
with logging trucks, bridges and household debris down the Toutle River
at speeds of up to 50 mph.
See Mount St. Helens melted the glaciers
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Several Huge Active Submarine Volcanoes Found Near Fiji
20 Jun 08 - “We know more about the surface of Mars than we
 know about the ocean seafloor.”
See Active Submarine Volcanoes Found Near Fiji
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Antarctic glaciers surge due to volcanic activity?

24 Feb 08 - Much higher up the glacier there is evidence of a volcano that erupted 
through the ice about 2,000 years ago. "The whole region could be volcanically active, 
releasing geothermal heat to melt the base of the ice and help its slide towards the sea."
See Antarctic glaciers surge to ocean
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Mysterious "Swarm" of Quakes Strikes Oregon Water
(And we wonder why the oceans are warming)
16 Apr 08 - About 600 earthquakes have been recorded about 190 miles offshore 
from Yachats. Earthquake swarms normally indicate volcanic activity. Scientists say 
they may find lava oozing out onto the seafloor or hot water percolating up from 
magma-heated undersea hot springs. 
See Mysterious Swarm of Quakes Strikes Oregon Water
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The Sounds of Climate Change
Underwater volcanoes heating the seas?
8 Jan 08 - "Earthquakes and magma spewing on the seafloor 
go hand in hand ... there are new heat sources right off the coast 
of Deception Island that no one was aware of before.
See Sounds of Climate Change
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Warming Deep-Sea Temperatures Ended Last Ice Age 
Study Validates My Theories
See Warming Deep-Sea Temperatures Ended Last Ice Age 
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Unrecognized Underwater Volcanic Activity
13 Jul 07 - Transform faults are not developing or behaving as
 theories of plate tectonics say they should. The faults are often 
segmented and show signs of recent or ongoing volcanism.
See Unrecognized Underwater Volcanic Activity
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Three Million Underwater Volcanoes
9 Jul 07 - Researchers estimate that in total there could be about 3 million submarine 
volcanoes, 39,000 of which rise more than 1000 meters over the sea bed.
See Three Million Underwater Volcanoes
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Japanese scientists discover huge undersea lava plateau
9 Jan 07 - See Underwater Lava Plateau
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Pacific Ocean gives birth to new volcanic island

9 Nov 06 - See New Volcanic Island Near Tonga 




Three Million Underwater Volcanoes
9 Jul 07 - Researchers estimate that in total there could be about 3 million submarine 
volcanoes, 39,000 of which rise more than 1000 meters over the sea bed.
See
Three Million Underwater Volcanoes
Rivers of lava pouring into the seas at 2,150 degrees 
- and we wonder why the world's oceans are warming?
18 Jun 07 - See Kiluaea rumbles with 260 quakes
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Ocean around Japan warming fast -15 May 07 
The ocean around Japan has warmed up faster than elsewhere in the world 
over the last hundred years, Japan's Meteorological Agency said on Tuesday.
(More proof of underwater volcanoes heating the seas)
See Ocean Around Japan Warming Fast
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Underwater volcanic activity in the Atlantic stronger than anyone realized
(Guess what’s heating the oceans)
2 Aug 06 - See Detachment Faults
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Volcanic Eruptions, Not Meteor, May Have Killed Dinosaurs
New discovery validates theories in
Not by Fire but by Ice
30 Oct 07 - "A series of monumental volcanic eruptions in India 
may have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, not a meteor 
impact in the Gulf of Mexico.
See Volcanic Eruptions Killed Dinosaurs
  Rajahmundry quarry  near the Bay of Bengal, 
  about 1000 km from the center of the Deccan 
  Traps near Mumbai.
(Photo courtesy Gerta Keller

Underwater Volcanoes Heating the Pacific Ocean
27 Jul 06 - "A new type of volcano may be heating up the floor of the western 
Pacific Ocean," says this article posted on National Geographic News and on Yahoo. 
See Underwater Volcanoes Heating Pacific Ocean
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Record hotspot found underwater - 26 May 06 
Scientists working in the southern Atlantic Ocean have found a 407 °C hydrothermal 
vent, the hottest yet known on an ocean floor. 
See Record Hotspot  
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Underwater volcanic activity in Arctic Ocean 
far stronger than anyone imagined

See Volcanoes in Arctic Ocean
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Scientists Discover Major Underwater 
Volcano Off Antarctic Peninsula

And we wonder why the ice around the Antarctic Peninsula is melting?
See
Active Antarctic Volcano
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Hydrothermal vents pumping 500-degree 
water into Arctic Ocean

20 Aug 05 - See 500-Degree Water  
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Heat-loving bug found deep beneath the ice in Antarctic 
lake provides evidence of underwater volcanic activity
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30 Mar 06 – 
See Lake Vostok
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Enormous Hydrothermal Megaplume 
Found in Indian Ocean

12 Dec 05 - The plume, pumping 760°F water into the ocean, is 43.5 miles long. 
See
Megaplume 
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Hot springs found in Norwegian Sea  
11 Aug 05 – See Hot Springs
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Underwater volcano grows 1,000 feet in five years
12 Apr 06 - See Nafanua
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Volcanic eruption under ice sheet - 23 Nov 05 -
See Montagu Island
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Popping rocks reveal multiple underwater 
volcanoes off northern Mexico

27 Oct 2005 -
See Popping Rocks
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Underwater volcanoes pose tsunami threat
July 28, 2005 – See Tsunami Threat
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Warmer oceans may be killing West Coast marine life 
13 July 2005 -
See Marine Life Threatened
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Underwater volcano erupting 700 miles SE of Tokyo
 
July 3, 2005 - See Tokyo Underwater Volcano
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Sea levels change faster than thought
 
20 April 2005 - See Sea Levels Change Fast
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Underwater Volcanoes Erupting Simultaneously 
All Over the World
 
14 Mar 05 - See Volcanoes Erupting Around World
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More than 4,300 undersea earthquakes in five days

7 Mar 05 –
See 4300 Undersea Earthquakes
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Naturally occurring bubbles of liquid 
carbon dioxide rising from ocean floor
8 Jun 04 – See Liquid Carbon Dioxide
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Underwater volcano found off Antarctic coast
 
21 May 04 - See Antarctic Underwater Volcano
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NASA confirms changing Atlantic currents
 
15 Apr 04 - "Whether the trend is part of a natural cycle 
or the result of other factors related to global warming is unknown."
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0415gyre.html  
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Rapid heating in the deepest waters of the Pacific Ocean
Underwater volcanic activity may be the culprit 
See Rapid Warming in Pacific
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Undersea eruptions killing billions of fish
 
4 Feb 04 - See Undersea Eruptions Killing Fish
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                       Volcanism killed the Dinosaurs 
"It wasn't the impact of an asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago," says new research from Cardiff University in Wales. "It was a mantle plume, a huge volcanic eruption from deep within Earth's mantle...." 

See Volcanism Killed Dinosaurs

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Ice ages looked like El Niño
 
12 Jul 02 - See Ice Ages Looked Like El Niño
 

Here's an important study showing that 
El Niño activity correlates with ice ages
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(Meyerson, Mayewski, et al., Annals of Glaciology 35: 430-436.) 

The authors found that a shift toward cooler conditions during the Little Ice Age was concurrent with an increase in the frequency of El Niño events. This is contrary to what is generally predicted by climate models, where cooling leads to less El Niño activity and warming leads to more.  

The findings were harmonious with the historical El Niño chronology of both South America and the Nile region, which depict "increased El Niño activity during the period of the Little Ice Age and decreased El Niño activity during the Medieval Warm Period.
http://www.co2science.org/journal/2003/v6n34c1.htm

This goes along with what I have been saying for years - that today's increase in El Niño activity is the precursor to an ice age. 

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We’ve forgotten that this isn’t the first time our seas have warmed. Sea temperatures also shot upward 10º to 18ºF just prior to the last ice age.

As the oceans warmed, evaporation increased. The excess moisture then fell to the ground as giant blizzards, giant storms and floods (Noah's Deluge type floods), and a new ice age began.

The same thing is happening today.

It’s not global warming, it’s ocean warming, and humans have nothing to do with it. Our seas are being heated, I believe, by underwater volcanism. Here’s why:

  • We are living in a period of vastly increased volcanism, said Dixy Lee Ray in her 1993 book Environmental Overkill, the greatest in 500 years.
  • Eighty percent of all volcanism (say experts at NOAA) occurs underwater.
  • Therefore, underwater volcanism should also be the greatest in 500 years.
  • Our seas, heated by underwater volcanism, are leading us directly into the next ice age . . . and we don’t even know it.
  • That's what El Niño is all about. Warmer seas send excess moisture into the sky, leading to increased precipitation.
  • Worldwide flood activity is the worst since before Christopher Columbus. In Poland, it's the worst in several thousand years. In the U.S., precipitation has increased 20 percent just since 1970. This is no coincidence.
  • When that precipitation begins falling in the winter, you have the makings of an ice age.


  • See "Global climate: no change" in the July 12 issued of Nature.
    Global climate 50,000 years ago was rather like that of today, the article says.
    Studies of fossilized trees in southern Chile reveal that the climate between the
    last two ice ages varied much as it does now. "Climate fluctuations closely
    resemble those we are experiencing now, including the 2--5--year spell of
    El Niño oscillations."
    http://www.nature.com/nsu/010329/010329-13.html



"Fiery birth of a new Pacific island!"

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ava and ash blasted through the surface of the Pacific Ocean and 
plumes of steam and smoke rose thousands of feet above the ocean's surface.  
See Kavachi Island


Carbon dioxide 
If today's rising carbon dioxide are caused by humans, what 
caused the dramatic rise in CO2 levels at the dinosaur extinction? 
See Carbon Dioxide



No Global Warming
"Even with needed corrections, data still don't show the expected signature of global warming," 
says Dr. Roy Spencer, Senior Scientist for Climate Studies NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. 
See http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/notebook/essd13aug98_1.htm 

 

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