Thursday, March 30, 2017


Nice juxtapositions by GEOLOGY_page and the Amer. Geo Soc.
regarding volcanoes and where all the carbon dioxide comes from to make limestones.

The Big-So Questions :-

Somewhere in the Pacific (click for a bigfig.)
 So, .. :-
1.  Given that so much of the ocean floors is made up of 'bleeding blips' of lava, where does all the water for the oceans come from?
2.  And so too, .. where does all the carbon dioxide (/SO2 etc) come from? (Cows farting?) (or the people who eat them) (i.e., bacteria)?  Is it them, or us, or industry, or something much bigger altogether? ["Sometimes, .. all I need is the air that I breath.." say the trees and all living things that can call themselves vegetable.]
3.  Talking of bleeding blips (and volcanoes) Why are the sensors for checking carbon dioxide levels for global warming on Mauna Loa (which is the biggest volcano in the solar system next to m.m.m.m Mighty Mons Meg on Mars)?
"We have confidence that the CO2 measurements made at the Mauna Loa Observatory reflect truth about our global atmosphere." (Link)  [OoO.O.oh ~ I don't .. And a whole lot of tourists who go to Hawaii don't either.  (Ah the hubris, the lemon juice and the egg-on-face) (The wh'whose wh'ho,'hough - thar be the question (Boris).]

Also in the image:-
4.  Why are there no volcanoes on the ridge (Not even under Noaa's icons)?
5.  Why are there not even any 'blips' on the ridges (under the icons either)?
6.  Why are all the volcanoes aligned with the transform faults (and not the ridges)?
And :- 
7.  Why did the Noaa-Man blow the whistle?
8.  Why do we have to pay for the smelly volcano with jobs? (say the miners) [" 'Coz God and yer gummint says yer a mucky mob (an' need a wash)]
9.  Did the oceans used to be more acidic? [My carbonate-encrusted, silver-plated, oath they did!  Never mind.  Them wee thingies clean it all up and lay their boddies down in big layers for us to use ('cos God is a control freak who likes the look of us, .. except me for perpetrating malodour on everybody's happy Plate Tectonics.) [Don't know what he makes of that .. ..]

10.  How does limestone form anyway (both sorts)? 

Is there something smelly in the state of Western Australia (as well as Hawaii)?  [Why Denmark I don't know.  Cows? .. Who says. ..?]

Has humanity's humility overtaken geological time as God's enigma code?

[You can continue this particular thread here if you like..]

( 20170504)
Translation from Gobbledegook

 AGS :   So what are you doing?
 We're looking at how best to advance land reform.

AGS :  How are you going to do it?
According to need.

 AGS :  Is anybody else doing anything similar?
 Dunno - we'll check it out.

 AGS :  So what did you get already?
That we're going to have to need the public on-side.



Blocked or muted (not unfollowed) by GEOLOGY_page.  (= Culture of Muzzling?)

( 20170405)
There is also a kidipede, in case of "questions later"

(This one's from the National Geographic .. )

Use slide bar to expand pic
 And discover that the mantle is not molten, but is solid - which is why earthquakes can be recorded. The reason why it is molten is because the pressure (and all bets) is/are off.  And everybody had just better look out.  [Remember Pompeii.]

Quote :- " The potential for danger increases as the region near the volcano becomes more actively developed. In the past 150 years, the surrounding population has nearly tripled."

... suggesting (to people like me) that it is us (and all the tweeting) who are awakening the wrath of Mother Earth.  [Remember Pompeii (again) .. and that was just with a few carousing Romans after the death of Jesus Christ.]   The Mafia had better pull its collective head in, .. methinks.  And who can blame me [correlation = causation and all that].

 [National Geographic as a teaching instrument needs to update its definitions on the mantle.  Methinks that too.]

"All it takes is one person to comment that something doesn’t add up."

("Plates")  ("Mountains" ) ("Erosion")  etc.


" ... Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources..."

I see they've downgraded their position now to "extremely likely".  It used to be a dead cert.  Moreover, back in the early 1970's all this "climate-change" used to go by another name - the (then) newly fashionable 'El Nino'.

"Yeah? What's that mean?
"Jesus Christ!"

This expletive had certain resonance for me back in those days because being in the field in the lead-up to Christmas it used to get fucken hot!!  And odds-on Christmas would be even fucken-hotter! .. well into the hot forties  'S'cuse the French, but it's appropriate.  Recently it's hardly been cresting the mid-thirties.  Back then when people greeted each other in the street (Kalgoorlie) it used to be with a "Hot enough for ya?" Nowadays the nice autumn days just slip into Christmas and much of January with hardly a curse.

I've never kept up with all of this "human-induced, man-made Climate Change", but there's an awful lot of 'science', media and public who go along with it.  I've only ever thought, "If they go about their science on that score the way they did with Plate Tectonics, then we can take it all with a big pinch of salt".  [A comment that some people are also wakening up to is also relevant to physics .]

I mean the human bit. Warming and cooling is the way the world does it for reasons which, if it isn't people who are to blame, then it's something else - and it doesn't really much matter what, because with our filling up the oceans with plastic bags and other contaminents, and pea-soup atmosphere in places, people really could do to clean up their act!!   And the eco-friendly alternatives on offer are a no-brainer, get real, imperative. ASAP.   As is the connection to financial expediency, on which governments generally could do to put their heads together (ASAP).  Just think of that, .. how 'free' energy could be a real game changer in people's lives [Jeez! and you think Donald Trump's a problem .. That's one that could really do with thinking about, and a "Beware of what you wish for".]
[More fuckens. (You can do this in the field when nobody's listening, .. (swear your head off. :-) )]

It's only in about the last year or so that the consensus on climate change has been mentioning El Nino, and then with an almost embarrassed "Ahem, .. Ah, well, yes, .. it does confuse things a bit." [Several links here to include.]

I think we're getting closer to "The Reveal" and what's going on... 


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