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Looks like we may get a little warmer these coming years (Que the Democrats screaming about melting ice caps and dying polar bears)

Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools into stratosphere
Researchers noted that the volcanic eruption could weaken the ozone layer

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he violent eruption of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022, injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere - enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

"We’ve never seen anything like it," said Luis Millán, an atmospheric scientist who works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

When the volcano erupted, seawater came into direct contact with erupting lava and was superheated, creating "explosive steam."


An umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan. 15, 2022. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS)


NASA scientists say that the vapor will stay for years, likely affecting the Earth's global average temperature. Normally the vapor takes around 2-3 years to dissipate, but the water from the Jan. 15 eruption could take 5-10 years to evaporate.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai "may be the first volcanic eruption observed to impact climate not through surface cooling caused by volcanic sulfate aerosols, but rather through surface warming," Millán hypothesized in a paper.

Millán led a study examining the amount of water vapor that the volcano injected into the stratosphere, the layer of the atmosphere between about 8 and 33 miles (12 and 53 kilometers) above Earth’s surface.

Millán and his colleagues' found that the Tonga volcano sent around 146 tetragrams (1 tetragram equals a trillion grams) of water vapor into the Earth's stratosphere. The amount of water launched in the stratosphere is equal to 10% of the water already present in the atmospheric layer. Their research was published in Geophysical Research Letters.


The eruption came from a volcano that is more than 12 miles wide. One day before the massive eruption, Tongan officials reported on Facebook the volcano was continually erupting. In the post, they reported that the volcano was sending a 3 mile-wide column plume of ash, steam and gas rising to an altitude of 35 miles into the atmosphere.


The researchers also noted how the water vapor could weaken the ozone layer that protects life on Earth from damaging radiation from the sun.

The study authors said it's still too early to predict the exact climatic effects of the Tonga eruption. "It is critical to continue monitoring volcanic gases from this eruption and future ones to better quantify their varying roles in climate," Millán wrote.




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2000 years of man vs 30 minutes of nature.

We are so arrogant, and puny...




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Might not the two be additive? The water vapor won't be washing the CO2 out of the atmosphere.
 
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It might wash the CO2 out of the atmosphere. CO2+H2O yields carbonic acid, which is a much heavier molecule that will condense easier.

I’d like to see the chemistry or physics behind the theory it could damage the ozone layer. Maybe the carbonic acid reacts with it?
 
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How can we shift the blame from nature to fossil fuel usage? We just need to find a way to get ignorant rubes into electric cars…




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I had heard and I wish I knew the source that the ash in the air would cool the planet. The suns rays couldn't penetrate as much.



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Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools into stratosphere


Uh-oh. Conditions favoring Sharknado formations.


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That's 37.6 BILLION gallons for those of you keeping score at home!





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The eruption started Dec. 20, 2021 and ended Jan. 15, 2022 and we are just hearing about this now? Can’t be that big of a deal.
 
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There is a video on Youtube that superimposed the eruption and plume satellite video from space over Europe, it just about covered the entire map of Europe, mindboggling how large it was.
 
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"The study authors said it's still too early to predict the exact climatic effects of the Tonga eruption. "It is critical to continue monitoring volcanic gases from this eruption and future ones to better quantify their varying roles in climate," Millán wrote."

But we thought we'd go ahead and try to scare as many people as would could now, and then go back later and find out what the exact climate effects will be...



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Just like a pack of Libtarded idiots. Make shit up to sway public opinion while "searching for the truth". And then when the truth refutes what they've been spouting outta their cake-holes, bury the truth. CLASSIC propaganda moves. And the sheep fall for it 24/7... Roll Eyes



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...Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools into stratosphere
Researchers noted that the volcanic eruption could weaken the ozone layer...


They said the same thing about all the hair spray my aunt used circa 65-75!


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Warming ??? Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but if I remember correctly, when the Philippine's Mount Pinatubo erupted it spewed so much in the atmosphere that global temperatures got cooler for a year or 2. God Bless Smile


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Can’t be that big of a deal.

It's not.


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Just another story to keep scary climate change on our minds, so reasonable government control can be advanced (otherwise known as deficit spending). Roll Eyes


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Warming ??? Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but if I remember correctly, when the Philippine's Mount Pinatubo erupted it spewed so much in the atmosphere that global temperatures got cooler for a year or 2. God Bless Smile


The issue here is the amount of water vapor shot up into the stratosphere. I mean, it's right there in the article.

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NASA scientists say that the vapor will stay for years, likely affecting the Earth's global average temperature. Normally the vapor takes around 2-3 years to dissipate, but the water from the Jan. 15 eruption could take 5-10 years to evaporate.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai "may be the first volcanic eruption observed to impact climate not through surface cooling caused by volcanic sulfate aerosols, but rather through surface warming," Millán hypothesized in a paper.


If anything, this event refutes the man-made global warming propagandists. Could this event explain why many places are experiencing such a hot summer this year? I don't know. What I do know is it has nothing to do with cow farts in New Zealand or my Jeep's exhaust in Utah.


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Warming ??? Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but if I remember correctly, when the Philippine's Mount Pinatubo erupted it spewed so much in the atmosphere that global temperatures got cooler for a year or 2. God Bless Smile


Pinatubo was above ground and primarily ejected ash into the atmosphere, whereas the Tonga volcano is underwater and threw primarily more water into the atmosphere, ash blocks sunlight whereas water traps heat according to the experts.
 
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Warming ??? Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but if I remember correctly, when the Philippine's Mount Pinatubo erupted it spewed so much in the atmosphere that global temperatures got cooler for a year or 2. God Bless Smile


The issue here is the amount of water vapor shot up into the stratosphere. I mean, it's right there in the article.

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NASA scientists say that the vapor will stay for years, likely affecting the Earth's global average temperature. Normally the vapor takes around 2-3 years to dissipate, but the water from the Jan. 15 eruption could take 5-10 years to evaporate.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai "may be the first volcanic eruption observed to impact climate not through surface cooling caused by volcanic sulfate aerosols, but rather through surface warming," Millán hypothesized in a paper.


If anything, this event refutes the man-made global warming propagandists. Could this event explain why many places are experiencing such a hot summer this year? I don't know. What I do know is it has nothing to do with cow farts in New Zealand or my Jeep's exhaust in Utah.


could explain why it has been humid here in
Va,

however, it is alway humid here in Va in the summer,


of course, we have cows here that fart as well,



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A cow farts and 1/2 the world loses its mind. A volcano farts and nobody cares.




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