Volcanic Upticks in Iceland and Russia

Scientists concerned: “this is an anomaly”



Almost all of the climate-cooling volcanic eruptions of the past correlate with low solar activity. Worryingly, the Sun is currently going through its deepest solar minimum of the past 100+ years and, looking forward, NASA has revealed the next cycle (25) could be “the weakest of the past 200 years” — a return to Dalton Minimum conditions.

The Dalton Minimum (1790-1830) was a period of historically low solar activity that also included the famine-inducing eruption of Mt. Tambora, in 1815.

Tambora’s eruption was one of Earth’s most powerful of the past 2,000 years, and it compounded the terrestrial cooling already occurring due to low solar activity. This unfortunate combination resulted in some of the harshest climatic conditions of the modern era — 1816 is also known as “the year without a summer”.

See which volcanoes have scientists concerned (this is worthwhile reading; a very informative article):

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link

12 thoughts on “Volcanic Upticks in Iceland and Russia”

  1. Scientists are always concerned about something.That’s all they seem to do,be concerned and try to put fear in every day folks.Nothing bad is gonna happen,and definitely not something that will turn Europe or Canada or The United States into an iceball.

    • Steve,
      Europe or Canada or The United States into an ice ball will happen as soon as this stunted Interglacial ends. Unlike the previous three Interglacials which peaked near 6C higher than this one. The Holocene rise to its Max to similar temperature levels was cut off at the knees by three separate re-glaciations called the Younger Dryas, with one of them a largish impact event in the Northern Hemisphere which killed off most of the NH Mega fauna and the Clovis.
      Slide 12 here:
      This Interglacial is possibly due to an ON Temperature Trend end in around 1500 years.
      Side 17 from same PPT.
      However, the reason for Grand Solar Minimums is the orbital shape of the Solar orbit around the Solar System Barry centre with Gravity controlling the energy output of the Sun in the Process.
      During a Deep GSM the orbit is Trefoil in shape with significant orbital Moment changes in direction which has significant tidal effects on the inner rocky planets and in particular to Earth tectonic plates floating on a sea of fluid magma, this additional gravitation force simulates both volcanic and compression fault releases in energy as seen throughout this first active cycle of the Modern GSM
      A better example of volcanic forcing of the cooling climate from a GSM is the LALIA period 585 to 640 which kicked off three separate, massive pyroclastic volcanic T6/7 eruption’s spaced around the world and ushered in the European dark ages which lasted until 1500s

    • Steve Robert isnt here to give out fear he is giving out the truth.The whole ice age process is in one big clock work cycle with the inerglacer and glacier parts of the ice age cycle.I do agree that talk of an iceball earth is a bit to misleading as Robert makes it clear and well known that the whole Earth is certainly not covered in ice and there will be places that remain the same or only slighly cooler then today.Roberts main message is as humans we have to find wsys to adapt to any kind of change that takes place.

  2. Actually we are heaving the lowest solar activity in the next 50 years since the Maunder Minimum. NASA is trying to downplay it again.

  3. Leif Svalgaard, a physicist who was one of the few to predict Solar Cycle 24 correctly, is currently predicting that cycle 25 will be relatively weak, but not quite as weak as cycle 24.

    So the chances are that we are in a Dalton-esque minimum period, until new evidence points the way to a deeper, more sustained solar minimum.

  4. I often wonder how much CO2 the volcanoes produce. And other pollutants. Probably a lot compared to our cars and cows.

  5. A better example is the pair of cycles which start and finish the LIA period, with WOLF the closest in depth of solar activity and Dalton 1780 to 1820 not far behind the Modern Grand Solar Minimum. LIA periods happen every 2500 yrs. with GSMs occurring every 172 years with that solar period made of a GSM of two cycles, A Gleissberg period of 80 years which can be Cold, Cool, or Tepid and finish with a 70 years Solar Warm period.
    All variable dependent on the shape of the orbital characteristic of the orbital dance around the Solar System Barry Centre by the Sun and the four large mass objects called our Jovian gas Giants.

  6. Volcanoes have been going off almost constantly in Kamchatka. Sort of an area that gets glossed over or missed. I was going to say maybe not very recently, however 2 are erupting today it appears, which is more that the usual one at a time.

  7. Three volcanoes are actively erupting in Kamchatka, one to 30,000 feet. Bezymainny or however you spell it just became active again. Popocatepetl in Mexico has been going off very regularly too. Just Kamchatka alone could give the planet above average vulcanism. Add the largest Earthquakes on Earth this year near the Bering Sea off the Aleutians, and it’s a very active place. Weird it’s warm near the ocean though, right?

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