Thursday, June 30, 2011

Is this true

Professor Ian Plimer (a member of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He is also a joint member of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)could not have said it better!
 If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary. 
 Okay, here's the bombshell.  The volcanic eruption in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2emissions on our planet, all of you.

Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress, that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow, and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans, and all animal life.

I know, it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cents light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes - FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon.  And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time - EVERY DAY.

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire YEARS on earth.  Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year, think about it.

Of course I shouldn't spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years.  And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you on the basis of the bogus ''human-caused'' climate change scenario.

Hey, isn't it interesting how they don't mention ''Global Warming'' any more, but just ''Climate Change'' - you know why?  It's because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.

And just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme (that whopping new tax)
imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.  It won't stop any volcanoes from erupting, that's for sure.

But hey, relax, give the world a hug and have a nice day!

PS: I wonder if Iceland is buying carbon offsets?



Dani said...

Volcanoes - that's hectic and yet completely understandable.

But the change from Global Warming to Climate Change is no surprise - see

But I still believe that we mortals should try and do as much as we can to mitigate the legacy we are leaving behind for our future generations.

Finally, I wonder what effect the USA's underground nuclear testing had on this planet - the images (still and movie) of those incidents are mind-blowing. It MUST have affected the earths' mantel - which, in turn, would affect the volcanic activity / earthquake frequency, etc. - never mind the earths atmosphere.

African Bliss said...

I must agree Dani, and yes we must do what we can to minimize the effect we have on rivers, land and air. It is just a far more healthier attitude to life, and it is a far healthier attitude to pass on to future generations.

garden girl in SA said...

Maybe our irresponsible human behaviour will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Natural phenomena like volcanic eruptions are bound to happen, maybe the earth can cope with these, but our added carbon emissions may just tip the scale in the wrong direction! Volcanoes or not I still think we have a responsibility to conserve and restore as much of our earth as possible

Muddome said...

Yeah, interesting that the language has changed to climate change rather than global warming. They are however still able to convince everyone that it's all human caused. This is critical in order to get people to swallow a global-wide carbon tax. Very few are talking about how to actually adapt to or work with climate change, only ramping up the fear in order to squeeze cash from individuals (and have them grateful for the 'opportunity to do their part').

Coco Oro said...

Well I do believe you have hit the nail on the head regarding Global Warming....HAARP is a significant part of our problems and the reason that the polar caps are melting. and in response to Dani...I also agree with you though it is essential that we actively participate in creating a Human friendly world. one that truly has human interests at heart. You may already be aware I apologize if this is selling coal to New Castel...but there is a "Heart-Math" institute and globally people are choosing to emit, connect and Beam heart coherence to all open hearts and to the Globe regularly. As often as possible. The intention being to inflate by all means possible Critical mass and effect REAL positive and lasting change on the planet. here is the link to heartmath...*&url=
Should you be inclined to look at it.
Regards Coco