Underwater Volcano Explodes, waves flood island of Tonga

(CNN)A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption. The…

Natural Gas vs Coal, and what does it mean for the Climate?

Robert Howarth talks with Dan Miller about natural gas (methane) and coal in terms what these fossil energies hold for our climate. Robert Howarth is Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology at Cornell University. He is an expert on natural gas & methane and their impact on the climate. In this wide-ranging interview, Prof. Howarth…

Massive Methane Hydrate Dissociation Discovered near Brazil Coast

A joint research team from Brazil and France, spearheaded by professor Marcelo Ketzer and his colleagues from the Linnaeus University uncovered methane gas leakage from gas hydrate dissociation in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The study authors suggest that the leakage is tied to climate change, more specifically to ocean warming. Along the…

Further Evidence suggests Arctic Ocean Methane Storage getting Unstable

Experts of the field in studying one of the most puzzling regions in the Arctic for methane emissions, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) reported last October about the largest readings since studies started there 15 years ago. The region is known to be particular important due to it’s size, and low water depth, with…

Extinction Events in Earth History and Today

Flood basalts and mass extinctions – ancient hyperthermals as analogs for anthropogenic climate change.  Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) and mass extinctions are considered to be hyperthermals – usually associated with flood basalt eruptions.[2] Phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as hyperthermals.[1]  Flood basalts are a subset of large igneous provinces (LIPs), the terms flood basalt…

The State of Arctic Permafrost Thaw (2019)

Soil layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 more years have already begun thawing. NOTES In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and…

Video: Seismicity and Climate Change

Climate change and seismicity, read the study excerpt, Enhanced Seismic Activity Observed in Alaska Due To Climate Change. Sources Study 2018: Evaluating the relationship between climate change and volcanism Study 2018: Enhanced Seismic Activity Observed in Alaska Due To Climate Change Bill McGuire 2016, Waking the Climate Giant Bill McGuire 2014, Climate State Interview USGS:…