Letter to the Editor
Super volcanoes Campi Flegrei (Italy 36,000 year ago, now active again) devastate much of Europe and Yellowstone (swelling up again) produced the two biggest eruptions equal to Krakatoa; Yellowstone 640,000 years ago ejected 8,000 times more ash and lava than Mount St. Helens.
Iceland volcano eruption (2012) caused havoc over Europe, Philippines Mnt Pinatubo (1991) blasted ash and gas for three days, Hawaii’s Kilauea continues erupting since 1983, and Alaskas Pavlof; Toba caldera in North Sumatra, Sakurajima Japan, Pacana Chile, Popocatepetl & Colima Mexico, New Zealand’s Taupo caldera, Indonesia Mnt Sinabung and many others under oceans are all still releasing CO2 in massive amounts the Earth’s natural capacities are able to cope with. Just one major volcano has produced more CO2 than man has ever produced—the current amount of CO2 (0.04%) is irrelevant compared to natural and volcanic emissions. An estimated 139,096 undersea volcanoes are active and 1,581 on land.
Will the Greens please protest where the real CO2 problem lies—inside the volcanoes.
from Gil May