Melting ice became a significant issue for our planet, and sea levels are shifting more and more. Volcanoes and fault lines are moving, and the Earth’s axis is tilting. The future could bring many more issues if we don’t do something about the existing ones. Professor Bill McGuire stated back in 2006 that: “All over the world, the evidence is stacking up that changes in global climate can and do affect the frequencies of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and catastrophic sea-floor landslides.”
With some overall temperature quickly warming, polar ice layers are collapsing. Glaciers are melting, and soil moisture is fading. Such things indicate a lot of weight is suddenly changing about our planet’s surface.
Cause and Effect
There is no analytical proof of a raise or decrease in the rate of critical volcanic eruptions in the past 600 years. Only in New Zealand, volcanoes such as Ngauruhow, Rangitoto, Taranaki, Tongariro, and the South Island’s Banks Peninsula have become focal parts of the flourishing tourism industry. The country’s city of Auckland, for example, is made among 48 various volcanic cones. It’s a place that has dealt with 55 eruptions in the past 190.000 years. Also, volcanologists state that they can’t forecast when the next one will happen.
Weather vs. Climate Change
Our collective knowledge has excelled significantly in the 2300 years. We know now that many earthquakes and volcanoes are the consequences of massive powers within the Earth. These make ruptures along advanced error-lines in covered rock. NASA’s Alan Buis explained, “Finally, we know the statistical distribution of earthquakes is approximately equal across all types of weather conditions.”
There Is No Rain
Major storms, such as hurricanes or cyclones, can develop significant changes in atmospheric force. Such a thing sometimes triggers a quiet earthquake, quiet but constant movement that does not make any notable shock. The weather, however, is not as climate appears to be. Between 2011 and 2017, the Sierra Nevada mountain chain increased by up to 2.5cm as it discarded water and lost weight. Buis added, “Such stress changes could potentially be felt on faults in or near the range.”
Reshaping the Future
Changes in the Earth’s layer are being noticed far from existing tectonic fractures and identified as error lines. For example, up until 2000, the North Pole was regularly running towards Canada.
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