Covid winding down? Cue the Super Volcanoes

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Oh Noooeessss...  A three-fer - first from the London Daily Mail:

Mystery Antarctic 'swarm' of 85,000 earthquakes 'was triggered by magma from a long-dormant underwater volcano'
A 'swarm' of 85,000 earthquakes in Antarctica that lasted about six months in 2020 was triggered by magma from an underwater volcano, a new study says.

The swarm occurred at Orca Seamount, a deep-sea volcano near King George Island in Antarctica, in the Bransfield Strait, which has been inactive for 'a long time'.

Researchers have used seismometers and remote sensing techniques to determine how long the swarm lasted, and what caused it.

Swarm quakes mainly occur in volcanically active regions, so the movement of magma in the Earth's crust is therefore suspected as the cause.

During the swarm, ground on neighbouring King George Island moved 4.3 inches (11cm) - suggesting a 'finger' of magma almost reached the surface, the scientists report in their new study.

And the area of interest:


Second?  From Newsweek:

Huge Earthquake Swarm Detected in Antarctica as Inactive Volcano Awakens
A huge earthquake swarm was detected in Antarctica, which researchers say was likely the result of a long-dormant volcano awakening.

An earthquake swarm refers to incidents in which many seismic events occur in the same small area over a relatively short period of time without an accompanying main shock.

According to a study published in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment, the swarm affected the Bransfield Strait—a body of water around 60 miles wide that is located between the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

And this little nugget:

While it may seem like Antarctica is totally devoid of volcanic activity, there is substantial evidence of volcanoes below the Antarctic Ice Sheet, according to NASA's Climate Change and Global Warming website. Some of these are currently active or have been in the recent geologic past.

The exact number of volcanoes in Antarctica remains a mystery but one recent study identified 138 of them in West Antarctica alone. Despite this, it appears from the available evidence that there have been no dramatic volcanic eruptions in the region in the recent geologic past.

Actually, there is a lot of well-known volcanic activity in West Antarctica.  (August 12, 2017November 17, 2013August 18, 2021    That is where all of the massive ice sheets are breaking off into the ocean.  The media puts all the cause on anthropogenic global warming but having 20-30 active volcanoes underneath the ice might be a contributing factor as well.

And third - FOX News:

Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt?
Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects.

It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there?

A new NASA study is adding evidence to a theory that there is an enormous geothermal heat source sitting beneath the ice.

Too many people pushing the agenda and not sticking their heads outside with a thermometer to actually get some hard data.  Computer models are one tool in a toolbox but they need to be reconciled with actual data and adjusted if there is no match.  The global warming people have these fancy forecasts.  We have over 200 years of very good global historic data.  The global warming forecasts do not work with this data.  They do not hindcast. They always show warming when zero warming has happened...

The volcano will be interesting if it goes.  Keep telling people that we need to prepare for a period of global cooling - this would greatly exacerbate things.  More people die from cold than from heat.

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