Guest Essay by Eric Worrall
These things are proliferating, going viral somehow – the American Association for the Advancement of Science just hosted an international climate conference in San Diego.
Geophysicist Peter Ward, who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly three decades, discussed warming global temperatures during his Wednesday session.
“There’s a very interesting correlation between warming and volcanism at the end of the last ice age,” Ward said.
He said the past two years of record warmth can be attributed to more than greenhouse gases. Ward blames ozone depletion caused by the Bardarbunga volcano eruption in Iceland in September 2014.
“It was the biggest flow of basalt that’s been observed since 1783,” Ward said. “Now that’s good news, because if it’s Baroarbunga that’s causing the warming, next year we can expect it to be getting cooler again.”
Here I was thinking Volcanoes had a cooling effect. Settled science anyone?