December 14, 2010 | Graham

Some other effects of global warming

A recent blog post I was reading appealed for newer and more innovative potential effects of global warming. Can’t find the post now, but I’ve had my eye out, and low and behold, came across two today while scanning blogs.

At Delusional Economics the anonymous author implies in It’s not the price, it’s not the debt, it’s global warming that the SMH is blaming a slump in housing construction on global warming. They don’t actually, but it is only a matter of time until someone does.

Then I came across this unsatirical post – Is Ice Melt Causing Volcanic Eruptions? . . . Maybe So! – which makes a serious case that glacial melt may in fact have contributed to recent volcanic activity.

If anyone can find the blog offering the prize, maybe we could enter these two theses. Happy to split the prize with the successful Googler.

Posted by Graham at 12:26 pm | Comments (9) |
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  1. Weird as it sounds, there have been serious scientific claims that changing the weight of water (not just as a result of global warming) on various tectonic plates could facilitate seismic activity. Don’t know if that includes volcanoes.

    I am sure that my recent bad haircut is a direct consequence of global warming.

    Comment by Ronda Jambe — December 15, 2010 @ 5:43 am

  2. All controversies attract people in tin foil hats.
    We all have our hobbies, mine is reading the ridiculous arguments that Climate Change deniers employ to ‘prove’ that AGW is a fantasy. I also try to find deniers with the appropriate scientific credentials, ie those without some vested interest, who actually know what they’re talking about and don’t confuse weather and climate-it’s not easy.


    you might find this interesting.

    Comment by Russell W — December 20, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

  3. I don’t know any “deniers” Russell, but most skeptics I know understand the difference between climate and weather and wouldn’t get sucked-into thinking that a long drought is the same thing as climate change, like CSIRO did recently with respect to Australia.

    Comment by Graham Young — December 21, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

  4. Graham – you must be desperate when you provide the reader with such nonsense – latching onto an obscure author who facetiously blames the recent building decline on “global warming.” Are you again inciting unrest among our gullible climate sceptics? Crossing the line between persuasion and deception is the strategy of scoundrels.

    Comment by Dryblower — December 29, 2010 @ 11:59 am

  5. Its the global warmist believers who are delusional as the scientists who have been following the magnetic pole shift since it started show that it is that which changes global warming & that the pole shift is accelerating so we are in for some big storms ahead.
    Global warming is only a ploy to get more money out of the populace, & everyone seems to believe them. I guess it’s true that there are none so blind as those who will not see.

    Comment by Merv — February 9, 2011 @ 2:18 am

  6. ah, good luck to all of us. Merv, I would like to know what sources you get your info from.

    Comment by Ronda Jambe — February 10, 2011 @ 6:45 am

  7. Merv @ #5: “Global warming is only a ploy to get more money out of the populace, & everyone seems to believe them.”

    Errr….well not quite Merv. You see when greed barons in the mining industry believe they have a mandate to cull the biosphere including the populace’s rivers, oceans, soils, health and air with carbon dioxide and other lethal, hazardous emissions, someone has to pay for the remediation, unless the damage is irreparable which is often the case.

    I sincerely trust that any mining tax will be retrospective. I mean let’s face facts. BHP Billiton just made a cool $11 billion in one year by bludging off the environment, free of charge! And oil and gas giant, Chevron is weasling out of paying an Ecuadorian court order of $8 billion for human rights abuses and for the wilfull destruction of large tracts of land in the Amazon jungle.

    But then “I guess it’s true that there are none so blind as those who will not see.” Of course they would be the neanderthals, sufficiently deluded in believing that homo-saps are the most important species on the planet.

    Comment by Dryblower — February 16, 2011 @ 11:20 am

  8. yes, Dryblower, we are blind fools. My next blog will call for Aussies to ‘walk like an Egyptian’ and rise up to claim some of these excessive profits back for both remediation and adaptation to climate change. bout time.

    Comment by Ronda Jambe — February 16, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  9. Good stuff Ronda Jambe and a timely year for a citizens’ revolt, particularly in WA, now the most unsustainable and dirtiest state in the nation (see National Pollutant Inventory). In addition, WA’s EPA recently warned that the state’s carbon emissions are set to rise by some 75% in “just a few years.”

    And that would be with no thanks to the state’s dear leader, one Colin Barnett who likes to override EPA environmental impact assessments to appease the mining industry so watch out for WA’s transboundary hazardous emissions drifting your way – in fact over the entire continent and beyond.

    Nor is it difficult in determining this nation’s contribution (via our “big Australians”) to the dire state of the global environment and an outraged planet.

    Don’t forget to wear your hard hat and hazmat suit though to ward off industry’s overlords if you’re brave enough to publish a few inconvenient truths.

    Comment by Dryblower — February 17, 2011 @ 3:39 am

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