Skip to comments.Volcano emitting 150-300,000 tonnes of CO2 daily: experts(But the same experts say no big deal)
Posted on 04/19/2010 1:32:02 PM PDT by bestintxas
Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano is emitting between 150,000 and 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day, a figure placing it in the same emissions league as a small-to-medium European economy, experts said on Monday. Assuming the composition of gas to be the same as in an earlier eruption on an adjacent volcano, "the CO2 flux of Eyjafjoell would be 150,000 tonnes per day," Colin Macpherson, an Earth scientist at Britain's University of Durham, said in an email.
Patrick Allard of the Paris Institute for Global Physics (IPGP) gave what he described as a "top-range" estimate of 300,000 tonnes per day.
Both insisted that these were only approximate estimates.
Extrapolated over a year, the emissions would place the volcano 47th to 75th in the world table of emitters on a country-by-country basis, according to a database at the World Resources Institute (WRI), which tracks environment and sustainable development.
A 47th ranking would place it above Austria, Belarus, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, according to this list, which relates to 2005.
Experts stressed that the volcano contributed just a tiny amount -- less than a third of one percentage point -- of global emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Gee this is one natural event, only one. Someone should ask the "experts:" how many of these events happens everyday in this world. There are many, many volcanos around and many can not even be seen as they are under the oceans. They all spew.
And this is just volcano. I wonder if the other natural events like say, emission of CO2 by breathing by all animals in the world were added up, how much that would make it?
The world is also full of oil and gas being generated beneath the earth, much of which escape into the atmosphere or oceans that are natural as well.
If one adds it all up, I wonder just how much is made by nature instead of "man-made"? The enviro-freaks would like us to believe that close to 100% of all pollutants come from man, but do they?
I like volcanos. Like this last cold winter, they help dispel the myth concocted of man-made gloabl warming.
They would rather work on a goverment program to get free beano for cows.
Nice discussion. There are over 3 million undersea volcanoes, 200 thousand have been documented, and 30,000 plus are very active. Very little CO2 is absorbed by the ocean from the atmosphere compared to what is produced, unmeasured, of course, by the oceans volcanoes. Fully two-thirds of the worlds’ volcanoes are underwater. The collective CO2 production of underwater volcanoes must be immense, and it not accounted for at all in climate change assumptions or data files.
The ocean indeed has temperature interchanges with the atmosphere, but, like a pot on the electric range, it receives great heat from those undersea volcanoes. How can one account for the heated waters of the specific SW Pacific area related to El Ninos if not from specific underwater heating due to volcanism? Undersea volcanoes must have a MASSIVE effect on ocean temperature, and CO2 and acid levels (SO2 release).
Have a circa 1850 book about volcanoes...particularly ocean and the release of methane....
Woah. Like it's organic dude.
Hmm...could it be that hell is just sending up smoke signals to Fat Al and Obama to “come on down” and regroup? Didn’t I read something about ice being part of the “perfect storm” that has made this volcano exceptionally nasty?
Did Hell freeze over when Satan found out about the emails that proved that global warming is a big fat lie?
Go to hell Al Gore....it’s calling you home. lol
When can we start hunting season on “climate experts”?
I’m sure the experts would think it was a really big deal if they could only figure out some way of taxing us for it.
What is taking the EPA so long in issuing pollution fines?
I think AGW is total BS.
Now: Animals exhaling are "carbon neutral".
How do we know this?
Because ultimately, they all eat plants. Even purely carnivorous "top predators" are eating plants that have been processed through one or more other animal species. And plants get their carbon by removing CO2 from the air.
yeah man, like if it comes from the earth then its good for you, like the ganja!
If animals are a problem for carbon footprint (methane, CO2), we reduce their carbon footprint to zero when we eat them. Carbon bad. Man good.
If animals are carbon neutral because they eat carbon, then we would be carbon neutral because we eat animals. Carbon bad. Man good.
I like that. Eat Mor Burgers and Mor Chikin’. Got to do our part to save the planet.
While I think the whole global warming scam is the biggest fraud in the history of science, at least one point should be kept clear.
CO2 exhalations by animals, including humans, contain only carbon that came from eating food, all of which originally was extracted from the atmosphere by plants.Animal--exhaled CO2 simply returns to the atmosphere carbon that was earlier removed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis. It's a wash. Even burning wood only returns to the atmosphere carbon that was extracted to build up the tree. The net additions to CO2 in the atmosphere come from burning fossil fuels. If you go far enough back, even the CO2 from burning coal represents carbon that was once part of the atmosphere.
Whether petroleum is the residue of animal or vegetable matter, or instead is inorganic in origin, is still being debated. There seem to be valid points on both sides. Maybe some day we'll know.
So who do we tax??
Do we place a carbon tax on Iceland, as it’s their evil volcano??,
Or, do we place a carbon tax on Europe because the ash and spew are landing on their property??,
Or, do we carbon tax the UN, as the CO2 crossed over ocean as part of their attempt to take over responsibility (and profit from) all the worlds oceans??
Enquiring minds want to know!
Well...when they finally get around to implementing an international treaty to cap CO2 emissions they just need to count the volcano as part of Iceland’s share. This will force the country to buy CO2 endulgencies from the Grand Exalted Poobah of the Church of Global Warming, Al Gore.
“When can we start hunting season on climate experts?”
More important then when is HOW. Like baby seals, they should be clubbed in the head so as not to damage the pelts.
Is Iceland gonna have to pay a UN Cap and Trade tax on that ???
“The enviro-freaks would like us to believe that close to 100% of all pollutants come from man, but do they?”
You don’t need to say “close to”. Since their view is religious, not scientific, they believe that “only” man-made processes can constitute “pollution”, and no natural process can ever constitute pollution (because it is natural).
Maybe we could gather them all in one place to worship manbearpig gore... then nuke the place.
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