Monday, October 15, 2012

Volcanoes under the artic

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and somehow the "experts" discount the influence on the ice sheet? Pull the other one please. The Gakkel Ridge is dotted with volcanoes and hot water vents and since the discovery in the 1950's there seems to have been an increase in the activity of the geothermal sources, my common sense tells me this is the overlying reason for the increased loss of ice cover and not climate cahnge per se. Especially when one looks at the map... it lies in the centre of the artic se and one can compare it to the element inside an electric kettle, sooner or later it will heat up the water above it and disturb the existing thermoclines which would have shieded the ice from the warm water. Heat will eventually find a way to rise to the top of a thermal system... basic physics! This of course has been kept rather quite in the media as it does not fit in well with the popular scenario of Climate Change. Tectonic activity is also why part of the Antartic ice shelf is melting while the rest of the continent is recoding record ice levels. 
Yes, we are living in changing climatic conditions but there are bigger influences from earth and space than the puny species homo sapiens can ever imagine. Having said that we should be guardians over our little patch in any case but to presume that we can influence the winds is taking things out of perspective. Bear in mind that we should always remember who is really in control...
Psalm 8:4 "What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?"

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