As if we needed another example that weather patterns are climate change is subject to, shocker, nature, we have this report:
Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted in 1783, freeing gases that turned into smog. The smog floated across the Jet Stream, changing weather patterns.
The winter of 1784 was also one of the longest and coldest on record in North America. New England reported a record stretch of below-zero temperatures and New Jersey reported record snow accumulation. The Mississippi River also reportedly froze in New Orleans.
Unlike reports of global warming, this is a report I’ll take seriously.
As part of my rebuke of the idea of global warming, I always maintained that current conditions are not unlike past conditions. We have seen times on this planet when CO2 levels were dramatically higher than they are today. Further, there have been many many times when the global temperature has been much higher than we are seeing right now. Literally, the climate, like the weather, is constantly changing. And changing on global scales.
This is one of those changes.
If this volcano erupts, and I think there is a decent chance, it is going to be catastrophic for the people of Iceland. If this thing is as big as they say, the eruption will be enormous. Further, the results of such an eruption have been well documented, per above snippet.
THIS is what impacts climate change. Not replacing the light bulb I love for the curly que toxic waste energy-efficient light bulb.