Back in July 2012 a little known underwater volcanic area known as the Havre Seamount off the coast of New Zealand erupted and now after 5 years of analysis it’s been determined that it was one of the largest eruptions in modern history! Yet, no one realized just how large this eruption was at the time because it happened under the ocean.
High-resolution seafloor topography of the Havre caldera mapped by the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry shows the lava that erupted in 2012 in red. The volcano is nearly a mile deep (1,519 meters). The top of the volcano is at 650 meters below sea level. Credit: Rebecca Carey, University of Tasmania, Adam Soule, WHOI/
The Havre Seamount wasn’t even discovered until 2002 and even then researchers had no idea it was volcanic. That was until 2012 when it did erupt. On top of the ocean water it created a “raft” of pumice (porous floating rock) that was seen by passengers on an airliner that just happened to be flying over the area at the time. This “raft” may ave been 150 square miles in size and that in itself is astounding! The thickness of the pumice was about 16 ft thick.
But this huge underwater eruption just didn’t come out of one volcano cone. Rather, it came from an amazing FOURTEEN vent sites somewhere between 900-1220 meters (3000-4000 ft) deep. It’s being called one of the largest eruptions ever recorded and some sources are saying it is THE largest ever recorded.
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Scientists are “struggling” to explain why not one BUT AT LEAST 58 glaciers in New Zealand have been advancing since 1983. Lead researchers Andrew Mackintosh who is obviously a global warming advocate said it is “unusual” for glaciers to advance when the vast majority of glaciers in the world have not been advancing, or so he claims. And, of course, he added, this is especially odd in these times of “our warming world.” Hey Andrew GIVE IT UP BUDDY!! The whole world now knows how the rising temps have been lied about by people just like you!!
He went on to say, “We found that LOWER TEMPERATURES cause the glaciers to advance rather than increased precipitation as previously thought.” Seriously? And you needed a study to figure that out??? What wasted money!!
But, Mackintosh wasn’t done yet. “These periods of REDUCED TEMPERATURE affected the entire New Zealand region, and they were significant enough for the glaciers to re-advance in spite of human-induced climate change,” he continued. Still pushing the human caused climate change I see. DREAM ON! I suggest Andrew become far more worried about the slowing North Atlantic circulation and the growing ice at the poles as witnesses a few months ago by a team of global warming scientists who went to the Arctic to see the ice melt due to global warming and human caused climate change and who were SHOCKED by the amount of ice they found instead!
So the “logic” in this guys JUNK SCIENCE is that no matter what, HUMANS cause glaciers to advance and retreat. Laughable!! Sorry Andrew but we are coming to the end of the Holocene warming period and the ice will soon return as some scientists are now saying now. This guy should be barred from doing any further research IMO.
Oh and btw the report says the glaciers grew between 1983 and 2008 (and they still are btw). So why did it take this researchers EIGHT YEARS to report this???