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Could this be a reason for arctic pack ice melting?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, June 26, 2008

This wouldn't heat up the surrounding ocean or anything would it?
Recent massive volcanoes have risen from the ocean floor deep under the Arctic ice cap, spewing plumes of fragmented magma into the sea, scientists who filmed the aftermath reported Wednesday.

The eruptions — as big as the one that buried Pompei — took place in 1999 along the Gakkel Ridge, an underwater mountain chain snaking 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles) from the northern tip of Greenland to Siberia.
Apparently science was convinced this couldn't happen at the depths involved:
But when a team led of scientists led by Robert Sohn of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts finally got a first-ever glimpse of the ocean floor 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) beneath the Arctic pack ice, they were astonished.

What they saw was unmistakable evidence of explosive eruptions rather than the gradual secretion of lava bubbling up from Earth's mantle onto the ocean floor.

Previous research had concluded that this kind of so-called pyroclastic eruption could not happen at such depths due to the crushing pressure of the water.
Seems research was wrong. Sound familiar?
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Sorry McQ, you’re deliberately lying and obfuscating the true issue, which is man-made "climate change".

I’m going to have to bring changes against you. I hereby make a citizen’s arrest for high crimes against humanity and nature.

Please surrender peacefully!
Written By: shark
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Why do you hate the earth?
Written By: Is
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Well, yeah, why would the mere weight of column of water 4,000 meters in height be sufficient pressure to prevent an explosion when a column of that much plus the height of a 1500 meter mountain volcano of it’s own magma — likely 2 to three times the weight of water — isn’t enough to suppress the internal pressure to a trickle.

Once it hits that point near the surface where the explosion occurs, the water will suppress the extent of the explosion but I can’t imagine why they’d think the explosion couldn’t occur. They must have run a computer simulation to give them that idea.
Written By: Dusty
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Another round of simple answers to simple questions:

Could this be a reason for arctic pack ice melting?


This concluded another round of simple answers to simple questions.
Written By: Uhuh
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The arctic ice is melting because of:

1. Chinese soot increasing heat absorption
2. Cycles in the ocean currents and wind currents’
3. Undersea volcanic heating
4. natural climate cycles

The undersea volcanoes are only part of the picture.
The idiots at the IPCC are unaware that the Northwest Passage was wide open twice in the 20th century. But then that’s what idiots do.
Written By: Buhuh
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You’re right that there are four reasons, I think you’ve just gotten them mixed up a bit:

1. SUVs
2. Incandescent light bulbs
3. George W. Bush
4. Capitalism in general
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