Are you scared yet?
The GW scare machine is ginning up again. Now its National Geographic warning of “massive” earthquakes.
As ice sheets melt, they can release pent-up energy and trigger massive earthquakes, according to new study.
Global warming may already be triggering such earthquakes and may cause more in the future as ice continues to melt worldwide, the researchers say.
A series of large earthquakes shook Scandinavia around 10,000 years ago, along faults that are now quiet, the scientists point out.
The timing of each earthquake roughly coincided with the melting of thick ice sheets from the last ice age in those same places.
So “large” earthquakes (not as massive as “massive” earthquakes, I guess) “roughly” coincided with melting ice sheets 10,000 years ago. I would think that, given the fact that we’re talking 10,000 years ago, “roughly” might mean anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years from cause to effect. Even that seemed to me to be too wide of a timeframe for me to plan my life around. But no:
Finally the earthquakes hit Lapland, in northern Scandinavia, about 9,000 years ago.
Turns out, what they mean by “roughly” is actually 3,000 years. Tell you what: if your scared by this potential, you go out and earthquake-proof your house. I’ll watch.