A proof earthquakes are NOT caused by global warming

16.03.2011 09:51


Lethal icebergs?

Global warming may bring tsunami and quakes: scientists. Reuters 17 September 2009

Professor Bill McGuire works at the University College London. His article „Potential for a hazardous geospheric response to projected future climate changes” (2009, see) attracted attention of Reuters. 

Professor even organised a conference about his hoax saying: When the ice is lost, the earth's crust bounces back up again and that triggers earthquakes, which trigger submarine landslides, which cause tsunamis.” 

McGuirre also mumbled (see): "Maybe the Earth is trying to tell us something.” Let me guess. I think Mother Earth is trying to make McGuirre think why we have (or actually DON’T have) an earthquake season every single spring when the snow and ice thaw and the first flowers pop out of the soil. After all the difference between the ice levels in winter and summer in the Arctic is much greater than the difference between the average ice levels between now and thirty years ago.


Earth gonna explode?

Today's Quakes Deadlier Than In Past. CBS 18 June 2008 (and here)

In another article we can read about the amazing discoveries of another super scientist. The new research by the Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that the global seismic activity is now five times stronger than it was 20 years ago. And the scientist adds: “Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet of planetary overheating… … Unless the problem of global warming (the problem of persistent thermal imbalance of Earth) is addressed urgently and comprehensively -- the rapid increase in global seismic, volcanic and tectonic activity is certain. Consequences of inaction can only be catastrophic. There is no time for half-measures." 

Meaning what? The air that has warmed  by 0,7°C on the Earth surface over the last century is somehow bringing the planetary bowels to the brink of explosion? Hey, but I though the Earth core has thousands of degrees Celsius? Does oh point nothing really matter? 

In figure 1 you can see the type of graphics IPCC loves so much. Showing only the recent 30 or 40 years, when something has had a rising trend. This is what IPCC did with the artic ice melt figures. This “legitimate trick” is called “cherrypicking.” 



















(Figure 1: Since the onset of global warming in the 1970s the earthquakes have been on the rise. Conclusion is unequivocal. The end is nigh. See other graphs here)


Reality check

But isn’t all that just a false correlation? How can we find out? Easy. Just compare longer period to see if the correlation holds. So let us have a tour of the US Geological Survey website.






First I recommend reading the “earthquake myths“. 


And why not see the graphs made by the physicist Robert Johnston PhD (see) based on the data from USGS (Centennial Earthquake Catalog): 

















(Figure 2: Energy release in earthquakes. As CO2 levels and temperatures are going up, earthquake energy is weakening. Source)


















(Figure 3: Earthquake death toll per million population. Source)


If you do not trust Johnston, you can compare the decreasing earthquake energy curve 1900-1975 in the following study: Hiroo Kanamori. The Energy Release in Great Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research vol 80, No. 20 (July 1977)  (fig. 3)


Last words

If we check the facts, we an see the increase of CO2 and temperatures has been correlated with a… DECREASE of the earthquake magnitude.

Lubos Motl in his blog mocks these hoaxes produced by various alarmists (see). And he presents a theory illustrating that with false correlation you can correlate anything with anything else. “In particular, the Japanese earthquake was caused by iPad 2 which is being released exactly today while iPad 1 was released exactly one year ago, i.e. 2 weeks after the Chilean earthquake. At the time of the Indonesian tsunami, Apple changed its suppliers and opened its first store in Europe (London) and sold its 200-millionth song via iTunes. The science is clearly settled.“