In one article, The Express manages to claim that an eruption will cause both warming and cooling. How’s that for having it both ways?
Concerning the recent earthquake swarm at Yellowstone National Park, The Express warns that an eruption could cause global warming. Here’s a direct quote from the article:
“Italian geologist Mario Tozzi warned Yellowstone’s eruption could cover the entire United States, cause a the planet’s temperature to rise and a reduction of the polar ice caps.
It would lead to a rise in sea levels worldwide – submerging Venice, New York and London.”
However, further down in the article – the same article – The Express has this to say:
“If a mega eruption of Yellowstone, one of the world’s largest supervolcanoes, happened so much toxic ash and moult on rock would be hurled into the atmosphere it could block out sunlight and trigger a nuclear-winter type effect or even a mini ice age. “
I love it. So scientific. I wonder what “moult on rock” looks like.
Just to be clear as to my stance, if Yellowstone should erupt in its supervolcano form, I think the entire planet would descend into an ice age within days.
Thanks to Periwinkle for this link – and for a good laugh.