Grist: Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami “What Climate Change Looks Like”
I really, really, really wanted to avoid posting something like this today, after the tragedy in Japan. Despite being the best prepared country in the world for earthquakes and tsunamis, we know that the damage and death toll will continue to rise.
Typically, the second thing I do after offering prayers and/or condolences when something happens to a conservative is to see the disgusting comments and posts at Left leaning sites. With natural disasters, the second thing I do is look to see if they will link it to the globull warming hoax. And, Christopher Mims at Grist is the first: Today’s tsunami: This is what climate change looks like
So far, today’s tsunami has mainly affected Japan — there are reports of up to 300 dead in the coastal city of Sendai — but future tsunamis could strike the U.S. and virtually any other coastal area of the world with equal or greater force, say scientists. In a little-heeded warning issued at a 2009 conference on the subject, experts outlined a range of mechanisms by which climate change could already be causing more earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity.
“When the ice is lost, the earth’s crust bounces back up again and that triggers earthquakes, which trigger submarine landslides, which cause tsunamis,” Bill McGuire, professor at University College London, told Reuters.
Melting ice masses change the pressures on the underlying earth, which can lead to earthquakes and tsunamis, but that’s just the beginning. Rising seas also change the balance of mass across earth’s surface, putting new strain on old earthquake faults, and may have been partly to blame for the devastating 2004 tsunami that struck Southeast Asia, according to experts from the China Meteorological Administration.
Yes, he is blaming the earthquake and tsunami specifically on man induced “climate change.” In a sane world, Grist would yank that post, and fire Mims for this disgusting display of insanity.