Sulphur pollution detected in northern France – Video

Measuring station in the Île-de-France identifies “very unusual origin from heavy pollution with sulfur and sulfates.” 


Between Monday night and Wednesday, the Icelandic volcano Holuhraun caused very unusual air pollution over much of northern France, warned Airparif the Ile Association monitoring air quality.



According to the Icelandic Environment Agency, Holuhraun is emitting 60,000 tons of SO2 per day, far exceeding all pollution SO2 emitted by transport, energy, home heating in all Europe, which is an average of 14,000 tonnes per day.

More than four times the pollution caused by humans in all of Europe! Including transport, energy and home heating!

Looking at air mass trajectories for five days, an alert was issued in France by the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory analysis of climate and environment (LSCE).

“On Monday 22 evening, I found by checking the instruments there was a high level of fine particles, and that they were not as sulfates, which normally never happens,” says Jean by phone Sciare, aerosol specialist at LSCE.

A volcano dirtier than all of Europe

“Normally, sulfates are emitted by burning coal in Eastern Europe, and when the clouds come to us they are mixed with other pollutants. But then, there were only sulfates. By calling colleagues Ineris, they learned that they had measured their side peak SO2 (sulfur dioxide) in Picardie, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Champagne-Ardenne. When I heard that, I doubted that I was in the presence of pollution from a volcanic eruption. ”

By tracing a posteriori trajectories of air masses which then flew over France, the researcher realized that the cloud flew over Iceland. “I was the first to raise the alarm when the air masses containing volcanic dust as they flew over the North Sea, avoiding Britain, made ​​landfall in northern France and are descended to the center of France before returning to the Atlantic, “said Sciare.

Link to article in French
Des poussières volcaniques islandaises polluent le nord de la France

Thanks to Piers Buesnel for this link


15 thoughts on “Sulphur pollution detected in northern France – Video

    • I guess that, the AGW crowd being cultists that wallow in self-serving magical thinking, they will have to blame the “Deniers” who have somehow pissed off the volcanoes!

      Theres always a way for magical thinkers / cultists to place the blame for any natural disaster on their “enemies”.

  1. ‘Course it won’t show up in the MSM – it has been spewing 60,000 tons of s02 a day, over thrice the amount all of European humans emit for how many days now? And we’re still alive and healthy? *tsk* Counterproductive info, if you ask me.

    • Very likely but if the rest of Euprope is matching the UK nobody knows about it as there is MSM blackout. It is only by taking time to search on the web is there any info available.

  2. By calling colleagues Ineris, they learned that they had measured their side peak SO2 (sulfur dioxide) in Picardie, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Champagne-Ardenne. When I heard that, I doubted that I was in the presence of pollution from a volcanic eruption. ”

    err did he mean he had NO doubt??
    cos nothing else is going to be causing that, is it?

  3. I wish some enterprising individual would use a thermal infrared camera to video the eruption so that the average person who watches could better understand the volume and rate at which sulfur dioxide (SO2) is being emitted into the atmosphere and that, ultimately, will have a global effect.

  4. Holuhraun is emitting 60,000 tons of SO2 per day, far exceeding all pollution SO2 emitted by transport, energy, home heating in all of Europe, which is an average of 14,000 tonnes per day. To complete the picture how much SO2 does the US 48 states produced per day?
    As a guess, the total value for the US and Europe is still less than this volcano puts out per day. This eruption could continue for the next 18 months, or it could stop tomorrow.

  5. Let’s get two thing stright. Sulphur is not pollutant. It is in brocoli,onion,garlic and marine pine bark and is very good for health. So2 is not sulphur. Like wise co2 is not carbon. Carbon and so2 bad. Sulphur and co2 good. Got it?

  6. That wasn’t my point, while it is in the Atmosphere; it acts as a reflector of heat energy away from the earth. Most if not all trace elements are vital to plant growth. E.g. trace Phosphate dust from Lake Chad is blown across the Atlantic and fertilizes the Amazon rain forest. In trace element amounts it is beneficial. In the SO2 amounts emitted by a Volcano it kills, many tens of thousands people died due to SO2 poisoning in Europe during the previous Icelandic rift eruption during the Maunder minimum period.
    See the following link:
    http://www.ivhhn.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82

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