CBS Nate Burleson. Source Youtube, fair use, low resolution image to identify the subject.

CBS: Climate Change CAUSED the Tonga Volcanic Eruption

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Judge for yourself – on the following video, CBS anchor Nate Burleson appears to claim volcanoes are “happening, and becoming more frequent” because of climate change.

Burleson strenuously denies claiming climate change causes volcanoes.

h/t Newsbusters

To be fair, maybe it was just a clumsy CBS studio edit, splicing current news with a segment which had been recorded earlier. But it made me laugh.

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January 23, 2022 10:03 am

To quote your NFL podnah, Randy Moss…”C’MON, MAN!!!!!”

Doug Huffman
Reply to  trueblueandwhitemeteo
January 23, 2022 11:49 am

?? Randy Moss, or Joe Brandon?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Doug Huffman
January 23, 2022 12:29 pm

It was like Biden claiming at his press conference, “I didn’t say there WERE Bull Conner. I said they were LIKE Bull Conner.”

Bryan A
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
January 23, 2022 12:45 pm

Three simple concepts CBS (everywhere I look I SEE BS) needs to become edumucated on…

Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Subduction Zones

All of which produce Volcanoes, feed Volcanoes and activate Volcanoes. Not all Volcanoes but most currently active ones

Reply to  Bryan A
January 23, 2022 2:29 pm

Climate change might be capable of setting off volcanoes. Just go from an ice age to a warm interval, and the isostatic rebound could scramble plate tectpnics enough to give magma a chance to cause trouble. We – and the magma – should be used to that by now. But Antarctica has volcanoes under the ice, so going back to glaciers won’t help.

Ron Long
Reply to  Ellen
January 23, 2022 2:44 pm


Bryan A
Reply to  Ellen
January 23, 2022 5:21 pm

And how much isostatic rebound has occurred in Tonga/Fiji due to Glacial Melt?


Zero point Zero

Reply to  Ellen
January 23, 2022 8:47 pm

This is incoherent garbage.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Ellen
January 24, 2022 4:19 am

Climate change might be capable of setting off volcanoes

… and statements like this one might make me roll on the floor laughing out loud!…

Last edited 1 year ago by Joao Martins
Reply to  Ellen
January 24, 2022 2:36 pm

What a nonsense.

Reply to  trueblueandwhitemeteo
January 23, 2022 4:27 pm

When are you guys gonna “get” that these self-absorbed dweebs/dweebettes don’t know enough about what they spout to be taken seriously? They are the model for the “point and laugh loudly” people (like little old me) who understand (in a very modest way) plate tectonics, sub-surface rift zones in the oceans, and that whole thing about where volcano lava (molten rock to them) comes from.

Sorry, but this guy is in that part of the “point and giggle” category all by him lonesome. He probably thinks the Earth is flat, too, or close to being flat and has no clue about anything, including how to tie his own shoes. I do feel sort of sorry for him.

I wonder how people like that manage to figure out how to use a microwave for anything. Did I tell you all about a friend of mine who put her favorite (synthetic) sweater in the microwave to dry it? Yeah, it was a puddle of plastic when she realized what she’d done. And her microwave was, of course, ruined.

Some people really are dumber than a box of bent nails. What happens when all the stores run out of stuff like food and have to close?

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January 23, 2022 10:10 am

Where is the evidence…?

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Sunsettommy
January 23, 2022 3:29 pm

CO2 makes the air thicker, which increases wind pressure on the continents and pushes them around, which makes them angry and they finally blow their top.
They can only take so much, now that there haven’t been any volcano virgins in a while.
They just gotta vent every now and then.

Last edited 1 year ago by Alan Robertson
Reply to  Alan Robertson
January 23, 2022 4:56 pm

you guys have got it wrong

Maori mythology had Maui fish up New Zealand and where he club it to death were where the Volcanos formed

Obviously he had clubbed this Volcano on his way to New Zealand and it is just getting its revenge on his decendants

tom hewitt
Reply to  Alan Robertson
January 23, 2022 7:56 pm

No, through one of the most mysterious of all natural processes all the world’s forests simultaneously wave back and forth, creating incredible wind storms and hurricanes, even tornadoes if the conditions are right. Amazingly there doesn’t seem to be any grant money available to study this phenomenon.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Sunsettommy
January 24, 2022 4:21 am

Where is the evidence…?

What is evidence needed for? Everyone knows that humans create volcanos by sucking soda with a plastic straw!…

Last edited 1 year ago by Joao Martins
Peter Morris
January 23, 2022 10:14 am

I don’t see how it’s a bad edit.

The guy just up and started yammering about climate change right after she got done talking about the volcano.

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  Peter Morris
January 23, 2022 11:45 am

And the other guy followed with a “the big one” reference to earthquakes in CA.

Yes, the talking heads in US broadcast “journalism” really are this dumb.

Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
January 23, 2022 1:06 pm

Yes, the talking heads in US broadcast “journalism” really are this dumb.

Anyone remember the black hole swallowing an airplane?

Reply to  TonyG
January 23, 2022 4:59 pm

Yea, just like the Boeing B17 that landed on the moon!!

Reply to  TonyG
January 23, 2022 7:56 pm

Their “job” is to fill empty air.

The problem comes from their using empty heads and shallow experience to fill that empty air.

Curious George
Reply to  Peter Morris
January 23, 2022 12:26 pm

It is all Modern Science. Volcanos are our fault. So is the coronavirus. In the name of Science, get vaccinated, and wear a mask 24 hours a day. Precautionary Principle at work.

Bryan A
Reply to  Curious George
January 23, 2022 12:52 pm

People would be more likely to get vaccinated if you developed immunity afterward.
You may not die from the disease as easily but you still can get sick and pass it on.
Imagine how many people would get the Polio vaccine if after getting it…
…you won’t die from Polio but you will still get sick and can pass it on
Or Small Pox…
…you won’t die from Small Pox but you still get sick and can pass it on
A vaccine should prevent you from getting sick and passing along a disease via immunity.
Without the Immune Response, the vaccine is really just a Vac and they suck

Reply to  Bryan A
January 23, 2022 2:30 pm

For Covid 19 isn’t it a gene therapy ?

Bryan A
Reply to  Derg
January 23, 2022 5:23 pm

No wonder t didn’t work. My name isn’t Gene (or Jean)

Reply to  Derg
January 23, 2022 6:07 pm

viruses have complicated life cycles. The most common, effective vaccines use viruses that have been damaged to prevent their reproduction. But almost all the DNA is OK so the damaged virus causes your immune system to make a number of chemical “counterattacks” that kill a recent viral illness and builds up a different immunity that “reactivates” at any time in the future if you are exposed. That’s why vaccines were able to eliminate polio and many other diseases reliably.

NONE of the Covid vaccines work that way. The vaccine only partially stimulates an RNA response that can partially or for a limited time can attack the Covid virus. The weak vaccine response also makes it much more likely that various type of RNA can get produced that cause many other problems, such as fatal heart disease and maybe even pass it on to other people.

The whole Covid problem has been misinterpreted, misdirected, and many problems have been hidden or misrepresented- just causing huge misinterpretations and conclusions.

Reply to  Philo
January 23, 2022 8:49 pm

I am not going to comment because I have been admonished by Charles and Anthony that I must stay on-topic and the topic is
volcanoes, specifically Tonga Hunga?
So, does anyone know if Hunga is big enough to cause any significant global cooling? It certainly blew high enough but may not be that big.

Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 23, 2022 8:52 pm

Whining isn’t helping.

Reply to  Charles Rotter
January 24, 2022 1:12 am

LOL Charles – I’m not whining.
This is satire. All in fun. 🙂

But it was a serious question. So, does anyone know if Hunga is big enough to cause any significant global cooling? It certainly blew high enough but may not be that big.

Impressive video at

Major volcanoes (some VEI5 eruptions like El Chichon 1982 and most VEI6 events like Pinatubo 1991+) cause significant (~0.5C) global cooling – but industrial emission and smaller volcanoes don’t have much impact. Even Mt. St. Helens (VEI5, 1980) did not have much cooling impact because it blew mostly sideways, not up into the stratosphere.

Weylan R McAnally
Reply to  Bryan A
January 24, 2022 11:06 am

The urban myth that the shots “prevent death and severe disease” is simply not true. New data from the UK shows that the opposite is true. Also, Canadian officials accidentally posted data showing that about 1/2 of their vaxxed C-19 deaths had actually been vaxxed. Any person that died of C-19 within two weeks of ANY of the shots (including booster) were counted as unvaxxed. I suspect this type of data lying is being done in US as well.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Peter Morris
January 24, 2022 12:24 am

If memory serves, I recall the actor Danny Glover saying something about Climate Change after an Earthquake in the Caribbean a few years back!!! Just goes to demonstrate how some (many) folks in the entertainment industry ain’t too smart!!!

Weylan R McAnally
Reply to  Alan the Brit
January 24, 2022 11:07 am

If by “climate change” they mean Sun spot activity, I might could get on board.

Reply to  Alan the Brit
January 25, 2022 1:21 am

Hollywood actors are paid large amounts of money to wear fancy dress and pretend to be other people. No wonder they know nothing about the real, physical world.

Tom Halla
January 23, 2022 10:16 am

Truly amazing what those SUVs will do.

Reply to  Tom Halla
January 23, 2022 10:47 am

Did you hear about Ahnold’s SUV getting into an accident and crushing a Prius?

Shoki Kaneda
Reply to  MarkW
January 23, 2022 11:29 am

Made my day.

Reply to  MarkW
January 23, 2022 2:36 pm

Wasn’t it Arnold who said “Screw your freedoms?”

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Derg
January 24, 2022 12:28 am

Well you know those Austrians, they like to throw their weight around!!!

John Hultquist
Reply to  MarkW
January 23, 2022 2:47 pm

A 2nd car was damaged, and a woman was hurt. That is sad.
The wiki entry for him lists various accidents (also heart problems) that might (I’m not a doctor) indicate he is inattentive when active. He should buy a rocking chair and stay home. Just kidding.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  John Hultquist
January 24, 2022 12:29 am

He’ll be back!!!

Reply to  John Hultquist
January 24, 2022 2:28 am

From what I heard he hit a woman who was driving the wrong way , but I was amused to see him emerge from his car wearing a mask . Did he drive with that or was it put on when he saw photographers around? But a mask ? the symbol of subservience , not exactly he- man stuff .

January 23, 2022 10:20 am

If we would just follow the lead of our climate change leadership, all will be fine …

Ed Zuiderwijk
January 23, 2022 10:23 am

Wow. Tonga: climate change
Mt St Helens: climate change
Eyjafjallajokull: climate change
Pinatubo, Krakatao, Tombora, all climate change.

Who’d have thunk that?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
January 23, 2022 11:10 am

Yeah, and beyond that, I’m just wondering what the AGW/CAGW alarmists—in particular, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, AOC and the IPCC—have planned for the future to “deal with” volcano-induced climate change?

Maybe corks . . . really, really BIG corks?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2022 11:42 am

Maybe corks . . . really, really BIG corks?”

For AOC’s mouth…

Bryan A
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 23, 2022 12:57 pm

I can see really only one instance where CC could be blamed for an eruption and that’s where ICE sheets covering Volcanoes have been removed and the lack of external pressure allows for static rebound to weaken and fracture the rock above the magma.
Not much chance of that happening in the Pacific islands

Gilbert K. Arnold
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 23, 2022 5:33 pm

At the risk of sounding petulant… said cork should be tied in AOC’s mouth

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2022 11:56 am

If I knew how to put up a video I’d put up from “End Game” that part where they tell Black Widow that there was an undersea earthquake off of Africa (?).
She asked, “How do we handle it?”.
Answer: “Nat, it’s an earthquake under the ocean. We handle it by not handling it.”

January 23, 2022 10:25 am

Seems like Nate is saying stupid to fill air time.

Kevin Stall
January 23, 2022 10:28 am

Climate change reached underwater and cased a volcano to erupt. Where’s your sign? The most idiotic thing any one has ever claimed. Guess what volcano are responsible for most of the CO2 in atmosphere.

January 23, 2022 10:41 am

Mainstream media is now 24/7 self-parody.

Rick C
Reply to  Phil Salmon
January 23, 2022 1:37 pm

It is kinda fun to watch these clowns destroy their own credibility though.

January 23, 2022 10:44 am

And they wonder why “reporters/journalists” have no credibility anymore.

Coeur de Lion
January 23, 2022 10:46 am

But it’s just as true as anything else on the alarmist menus

January 23, 2022 10:46 am

Geological climate change.

Handmade tales are the provenance of secular cults for social, redistributive, and fair weather causes.

January 23, 2022 10:52 am

Let me propose an alternative theory:

A rapidly increasing proportion of the media consuming public has lost the ability to reason and has substituted emotion to fill in the “why” gaps of knowledge.

“Why did _____ happen?” followed by an attempt to attach a “How terrified of this ____ should I be?” And if there is a threshold of fear that demands a “How can we prevent ____ in the future?” then somebody needs to do something to prevent ____ from happening again.

Man has forgotten to know his limitations, and there will always be someone around who claims an ability to solve all of the world’s problems if you give that person enough power, money and time to accomplish it.

So we have a volcano. Is it scary? Yes. And the Enemedia has cast this as You should be terrified by injecting the “as much as fifty feet high” phrase in there. So you, thousands of miles away are now experiencing a bit of fear because you are seeing emotions and hearing rhetoric that manipulates you into sharing that fear – so now you need to know how to stop it.

Out comes the usual “climate change” statement. It serves two purposes: it triggers the emotions of something larger than all of us that can only be fixed by surrendering whatever liberties and disposable income remaining. The other portion is that “experts” have a cause, so there shouldn’t be a great amount of hand wringing over What Can We Do To Prevent It? It is a trigger word of trust the Communists – they can fix it. You can go back and play video games while high on drugs again.

This pattern has become so much a part of the narrative and on every news story: 1) Fear This, 2) We have a solution 3) Surrender and Trust that it is now reflexive on part of the television presenters to step through that pattern. The dude just makes the sounds of trigger words, the other presenters just absent mindedly nod.

This is what happens when reason, logic and intelligence is replaced with emotions – mostly fear.

Reply to  AWG
January 24, 2022 2:52 pm

I salute you – excellent summary.

January 23, 2022 10:55 am

Well you can’t fix stupid. Saw an article today that volcanic activity likely caused the little ice age. Chicken or the egg?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Grant
January 23, 2022 11:45 am

I don’t this there’s any supporting evidence for that.

John Tillman
Reply to  Grant
January 23, 2022 4:17 pm

Volcanic activity didn’t cause the LIA. Less then thanin the Modern WP.

Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2022 11:00 am

CBS anchor Nate Burleson definitely needs to consult with—if he hasn’t already been mentored by—current House Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga), who in a House Armed Services Committee hearing on March 25, 2010, seriously asked US Navy Admiral Robert Willard about the possibility that the island of Guam would tip over due to overpopulation and capsize.

Watch the videotape documentation at

Answering how Rep. Hank Johnson has remained in public office is akin to asking how CBS news anchor Nate Burleson will remain in his position with CBS . . . and answering either, IMHO, is unfathomable.

Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2022 2:40 pm

I forgot about that stupidity. Thanks for the reminder.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2022 3:02 pm

Well, Hank is from the State of Georgia. Therein is a large place called the Okefenokee Swamp. The name appears to be from the Seminole language and means “land of the Trembling Earth”, alluding to the floating tree-supporting islands built on interlocking roots and vegetative matter. When walking on this floating mass, the trees will sway or “tremble.”
It is only a slight mental concession to think Ol’Hank had this island vision in his head.

{It is an interesting place – worth a visit.}

Old Cocky
Reply to  John Hultquist
January 23, 2022 6:24 pm

Isn’t that where Pogo Possum and friends lived?

That may perhaps be showing my age…

Dern Smachavitch
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 24, 2022 3:45 pm

Keep in mind Nate was a football player, head injuries are very common. Also he was “educated” at U.N.R. That stands for University……..not really! Or, the place where N stands for knowledge.

January 23, 2022 11:01 am

I was patiently waiting for some moron to make the claim that climate change caused the eruption. I’m just surprised the first one to do it wasn’t he-who-shall-remain-nameless from Pennsylvania.

Thanks, Eric, for finding it and posting it here.


Gunga Din
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 23, 2022 12:14 pm

I’d made a sarcastic comment at some point about the “acidification” of the oceans dissolving the mantle and thus weakening the mantle’s ability to contain the pressure.
Perhaps he read and mistook me for a “Climate Scientist” like Mann? 😎
PS I searched for that comment but couldn’t find it. (Maybe it’s in Mann’s emails?)

Reply to  Gunga Din
January 23, 2022 1:02 pm

Wouldn’t acidification dissolve the crust? The mantle’s a bit too deep.

Gunga Din
Reply to  MarkW
January 23, 2022 3:17 pm

What can’t the magic molecule do?

Bryan A
Reply to  Gunga Din
January 23, 2022 5:36 pm

It can’t bring about World Pease

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Bryan A
January 24, 2022 9:32 am

It can certainly help with world peas.

Last edited 1 year ago by Timo- Not That One
Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
January 24, 2022 12:42 am

Just because a body of water becomes slightly less alkaline doesn’t means it is becoming acidic, as I have pointed out to many a warmunist over the years!!! Having said that, how “acidic” would the oceans have to be to dissolve rock???

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Alan the Brit
January 25, 2022 7:59 am

Well, the pH of natural rainwater (in the range 5.0 to 5.5) is strong enough to “dissolve” rocks . . . evidence of such is found in caves having stalactites and stalagmites.

Rain gets its acidity by absorbing that “ever-so-evil” chemical CO2 as it falls through the atmosphere.

Nonetheless, the process of rain across most of Earth’s surface area is a largely unappreciated, widespread, natural means of CCS (carbon capture and storage). In comparison, any of mankind’s planning for technology-based CCS pales into insignificance.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 23, 2022 11:28 pm

The first time I heard someone state that volcanoes and earthquakes are caused by climate change it was from that actor Glover from the Lethal Weapon movies. It must be getting fed to idiots somewhere because I don’t think these idiots are imaginative enough to come up with it on their own.

January 23, 2022 11:09 am

The Grauniad got there first

“ How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes”

Totally bonkers

Reply to  fretslider
January 23, 2022 4:28 pm

Ha, beat me to it by a few hours, but I live upside down and time challenged in Queensland – where waves almost a metre high inundated the coast, to the media’s disappointment.

Last edited 1 year ago by DaveW
Laurence Lowne
January 23, 2022 11:10 am

Oh well – mother nature appears to have been discounted here.

I suppose 4.5 billion years of natural climate change means nothing.

Goes off to shake head in dismay

Gunga Din
Reply to  Laurence Lowne
January 23, 2022 12:37 pm

They can’t control the past, the present or the future climate.
But they can deceive people into believing they can.
The method? “Climate Change” the past. (No Medieval, Roman or Minoan warm periods)
“Adjust” the present 100+ past years to make this year the hottest ever. Actually believe that faulty, programmer-biased computer models (that can’t even hind-cast with any accuracy) are a crystal ball into the future unless we surrender freedom, reliable energy, prosperity, … ourselves, to those who crave power.

January 23, 2022 11:20 am

Joe Biden’s hair and teeth grew back because of climate change. There was nothing else that could have caused that to happen, unless you think it was his two brain aneurysms and subsequent brain surgeries.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Doonman
January 23, 2022 12:43 pm

Good news on his brain surgeries. They’ve nearly removed all of it. One more surgery and they’ll scrape out the last few brain cells, and he’ll be ready for reelection.

John Bell
January 23, 2022 11:20 am

“We have to do our part” = the little peons need to sacrifice more, but not me!

Shoki Kaneda
January 23, 2022 11:29 am

Does anyone sentient still watch or listen to main stream media?

Jeff Alberts
January 23, 2022 11:39 am

99% of the TWITter comments rip him to shreds.

January 23, 2022 11:52 am
Reply to  Yooper
January 23, 2022 12:28 pm

Yep, Full Moon.
Right on time.

Bob boder
January 23, 2022 12:24 pm

He’s an retired NFL WR not a news anchor. He’s a sports commentator now.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Bob boder
January 23, 2022 12:39 pm

So why is he commenting on earth sciences? Stick to the San Jose Earthquakes and the Colorado Avalanches, Nate.

High Treason
January 23, 2022 12:29 pm

The narrative is becoming absurd. So is the COVID narrative. The flagrant absurdities have reached the lunacy stage, but with mainstream media controlled , giving only one perspective on the issues (propaganda) people remain brainwashed. To quote Voltaire-“Those that can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
It is time to question the narrative. We must lead the brainwashed sheep (and sleeping lions) to ask questions and seek the truth for themselves. At present, there are not enough people awake and active, but once we hit 10% understanding the hidden agenda, then we can tell people. We must start by showing people, which is hard.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  High Treason
January 24, 2022 12:51 am

“At present, there are not enough people awake and active, but once we hit 10% understanding the hidden Agenda 21, then we can tell people. We must start by showing people, which is hard.”

There, all fixed for you!!!

Alan Kovski
January 23, 2022 12:32 pm

It is worth noting that not only did Nate Burleson clearly link volcanoes to climate change, but CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil responded, “Yes, yeah, and if you’re on the West Coast, the clock is ticking on the big one. People are worried.” So Dokoupil not only endorsed the link to climate change but linked it to … earthquakes? In California when people refer to “the big one” they are referring to a San Andreas Fault rupture that could be disastrous.

Last edited 1 year ago by Alan Kovski
January 23, 2022 12:35 pm

I don’t think this would be the first time media muppets have suggested volcanoes are being caused by climate change.

Gunga Din
January 23, 2022 1:19 pm

To be fair, MSM media bends over backwards to connect any and every weather event to “CAGW/Global Warming/Climate Change” and, therefore Man’s CO2 via fossil fuel.
Maybe he just couldn’t resist?
PS I’m not excusing him for being an idiot. He seemed a bit to eager to, somehow, make a connection to “Climate Change”.

January 23, 2022 1:47 pm

I don’t know about you all, but I get most of my climate science from a former NFL wide receiver.

January 23, 2022 2:53 pm

The 2nd half of the CBS segment (Burleson) did sound like it was scripted/recorded to follow a different story, like recent weather events. If it was the fault of ignorant/clumsy editing then the people off-screen are to blame.
It makes it very hard for the general public to be correctly educated or know when to disbelieve their eyes & ears when presented with misleading content/presentation.

John C
January 23, 2022 2:53 pm

The votes are in. Alarmist climate scientists have voted 95% that climate change causes volcanoes. The science is, therefore, settled. Discussion over or plan on being banned from social media.

January 23, 2022 4:21 pm

These kinds of claims are common after major geological events. Here’s a typically unbalanced and disingenuous article from The Graniaud: “How Climate Change Triggers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanos:

I predict that if a large asteroid makes a really close pass, then they will be claiming climate change as a causative factor too. ~”It is a well known fact that a warming atmosphere increases in size and makes Earth a larger target and an asteroid impact more likely.”

Alan the Brit
Reply to  DaveW
January 24, 2022 12:59 am

Is that the large asteroid that is really an alien space ship because they are supposed to be keeping an eye “or three” on we Earthlings because of our rapidly unprecedented changing climate, through their intergalactic telescopes all due to a minor increase in CO2 in the atmosphere???

Rich T.
January 23, 2022 4:34 pm

Latest eruption went to 98,000 ft. Put maybe 400 mt SO2 in the upper atmosphere. Now comes the real “climate change”. How much cooling will this eruption cause?. Lower sunspot activity, lower solar wind. Higher cosmic rays now bombarding earth. Been known to kick volcanic activity higher. The talking heads wouldn’t know real climate change if it hit them like the Monty Python “Fish Slapping Skit” in reality.

January 23, 2022 4:52 pm

just proves my observation

US TV is run by the Black minority

unfortunately he is of the minority uneducated

seen him on early TV in Australia

if he is the best of America

well there is no hope for America – Biden and him make a good combination

January 23, 2022 4:57 pm

Well, don’t forget this beauty…

“CNN anchor questions whether global warming to blame for asteroid”

January 23, 2022 7:06 pm

If everyone got vaccinated we wouldn’t have climate change and volcanoes erupting all over the place.

Joel O'Bryan
January 23, 2022 9:08 pm

Well Guam is about to tip over ya’ know… because Climate Change. Volcanos gotta be in there somewhere.

January 23, 2022 10:58 pm

I look forward to the climate scientivists explaining how Nate Burleson is mistaken and volcanos are not caused by CO2

Could be a long wait

January 24, 2022 1:27 am

Donovan explains climate attribution ambivalence:

Joao Martins
January 24, 2022 4:15 am

“Climate Change CAUSED the Tonga Volcanic Eruption”
Seriously? No kidding!…

Andrew Lale
January 24, 2022 5:23 am

Nope, he definitely said it. The trouble with having everything on video is, you can lie your arse off but everyone can see that you’re lying.

January 24, 2022 6:05 am

Tongan Climate Change Commissioner: Hey chief CBS are worried about the volcano so what can we do about it?
Chief: Round up the usual virgins as I’ve got Greece on the blower offering plenty to fix their climate extremism and issue a media release to CBS it’s all sorted.
Snowfall blankets much of Greece (

D. J. Hawkins
January 24, 2022 8:59 am

There was no jump cut during the segment that I could see. Therefore, it is perfectly reasonable to assume that Nate was making his comment in the context of the current topic of discussion. I’m speculating his real intent was to simply shout “squirrel!” and inject some climate change blather, but I’d rather see him squirm.

January 24, 2022 12:12 pm

This volcano exists along a subduction zone between the Pacific and Australian Plates … pretty much the long and the short of it.

January 24, 2022 5:51 pm

this seems to be what happens when a confused mind tries to express itself – its slipping & sliding logic leaves everyone on all sides scratching their heads – the fact that he’s a reporter and an anchor for a major network – should cause a lot of head scratching too

January 25, 2022 2:48 am

Precautionary principle: can you demonstrate that climate change did NOT trigger the eruption? No?
So you should act as if it did. After all, the sky MIGHT indeed fall down, you chickens.

January 25, 2022 9:06 pm

Seriously! The tsunami generated by the volcano was 50ft high? Were do people get this garbage from!? According to the official accounts this tsunami was between 80 and 120cm in total height. For the metric illiterate in the USA that is about 3ft in height! For comparison, the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was about 30ft in height.

A 50ft tsunami would have obliterated most of the islands in the south Pacific, done massive damage to New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Japan, Hawaii and South America. I can understand how the average Joe and Joanne in the US might not be across the mysteries of the metric system but for a major news organization like CBS to allow this crap to go to air is totally unacceptable. Nobody has picked up on this and demanded they fix the BIG mistake. They must have got the 50ft number from somewhere, the same center for BSology that they get their climate information from no doubt.

January 25, 2022 10:45 pm

It was cow farts, soccer mom’s driving their kids, and Pedro’s gardening business with all of those gas machines, that caused the volcano to blow.
Does anyone really believe this crap?

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