Rapid Warming in Pacific
Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Updated 21 May 2004
Rapid heating in the deepest waters of Pacific Ocean
Oceanographers are “baffled.” They don’t understand how the deeper waters could be heating so quickly, although it may be possible that underwater volcanic activity may be the culprit. (This is the first time I’ve heard any scientist admit that underwater volcanism may be heating the seas.)
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A recent article entitled “Changing Climate” talks about newly discovered rapid heating in the Pacific Ocean. "We find that the deepest waters of the North Pacific Ocean have warmed significantly across the entire width of the ocean basin," Japanese and Canadian scientists report in the current issue of the journal Nature.”
Oceanographers are “baffled.” They don’t understand how the deeper waters could be heating so quickly.
“Climate scientist Andrew Weaver, of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, said the undersea-volcanism possibility "was one of the first things I thought about" when he read the Nature paper. Even so, Weaver doubts that explanation because the warming is so uniform over a large area, whereas undersea volcanism tends to be along midocean ridges.”http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/03/01/MNGEL5B7VE1.DTL
(March 1, 2004, by Keay Davidson, Chronicle science writer)
Anyone who has read my book knows that I think the heating is caused by underwater volcanism, which will lead directly to an ice age. This is the first time that I’ve seen anyone willing to admit that underwater volcanism may be heating the seas.
See also It's not global warming, it's ocean warming
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