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    It appears there is a relationship between global warming and volcano activity. From Nature International journal of science:

    "As thick ice is getting thinner, there may be an increase in the explosivity of eruptions," says Hugh Tuffen from Lancaster University, UK. Tuffen has spent time in many countries, including Iceland and Chile, studying volcanoes. The effects of climate change over the next 100 years will be different for different volcanoes, he says, and much more data are needed if we are to understand what those effects might be.

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    In Icelandic volcanoes, the ice provides a protective cap that, when removed, makes the magma below the surface decompress much faster than is already occurring through normal geological movement. The steady state that usually exists is lost, making eruptions faster and more explosive. There is not much delay between the climatic change and the volcanic eruption in these cases, says Tuffen.

    Also reporting on this phenomenon are: Popular Science, International Business Times, Live Science and the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre at University College London just to name the first few I came across in a quick Google search.

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    by Mopshell on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 09:24:10 PM PDT

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    •  Speed and explosivity (2+ / 0-)
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      That doesn't say the eruption wouldn't have taken place, just that it might be more violent. And in any event, it's not that the earth is trying to "right itself".

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      by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 08:05:42 AM PDT

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      •  Picky! (◕‿◕) (0+ / 0-)

        It's just a turn of phrase; it isn't intended to anthropomorphize the planet. (◕‿◕)

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        by Mopshell on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:02:24 AM PDT

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