Toba Superuption: Perfect Analogy to the “Climate Crisis”

Guest “never mind” by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… How Did Humans Survive Our Near Extinction?By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff Roughly 75,000 years ago, Indonesia exploded. A great supervolcano in Sumatra erupted, spewing an estimated 2,800 cubic kilometers of magma and rock into the air. Ash may have been deposited as far as the Indian Ocean, the…

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“Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath Australia”

Guest geology/geophysics drive-by by David Middleton H/T to Dr. Willie Soon Cool story, stupid headline… Scientists Found a Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath AustraliaThe subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot. By Becky FerreiraAug 14 2019 A trove of 100 Jurassic-era volcanoes has been…

Geoengineering vs. volcanic activity for a cooler climate

[More crazy talk from Carnegie Institute’s Ken Caldiera… Anthony] Washington, DC– Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into space and cool the planet. But could this effect be intentionally recreated to fight climate change? A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters investigates. Solar geoengineering is a…

Earth Devouring Its Own Oceans!!! Film at 11.

Guest oy vey by David Middleton First we learn that climate change is dissolving the seafloor and now we find out that Earth is devouring its own oceans (like it could be devouring some other planet’s oceans)… And it’s three times as bad as “previously thought” (is it ever three times better than previously thought?).…

Volcanoes Once Again, Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [also, see update at the end of the post] Anthony recently highlighted a couple of new papers claiming to explain the current plateau in global warming. This time, it’s volcanoes, but the claim this time is that it’s not the big volcanoes. It’s the small volcanoes. The studies both seem to…

Get Laki, Get Unlaki

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, we haven’t had a game of “Spot The Volcano” in a while, so I thought I’d take a look at what is likely the earliest volcanic eruption for which we have actual temperature records. This was the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki in June of 1783. It is claimed to…

Volcanoes and Drought In Asia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent study in AGU Atmospheres entitled “Proxy evidence for China’s monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries”, by Zhou et al, paywalled here. The study was highlighted by Anthony here. It makes the claim that volcanic eruptions cause droughts in China. Is this possible?…

New WUWT ENSO Forecast Page, Underwater Upgrades to the WUWT ENSO Page and a Disturbance in the Equatorial Atlantic

Guest Post by Just The Facts Introducing the new WUWT ENSO Forecast Page with an array of low skill forecasts… There are also several upgrades to the WUWT ENSO page, including new Sea Temperature Anomalies at depths. Lastly, WUWT reader “tim” points out in comments of the WUWT Ocean Page that “everybody is focusing on…