Cooling volcanoes

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The volcanic eruption on Mount Ontake in Japan sent thick plumes of smoke, ash, rocks and toxic gases into the atmosphere. (Your reports). Sadly, this eruption claimed more than 30 lives.

Professor Dougal Jerram, from the University of Oslo, said: “It is worth reminding ourselves that volcanoes are one of nature’s wonders and you cannot tame nature”.

Independent scientists now have proved that volcanic ash clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. There are 200 active volcanoes spewing out these gases and ash clouds at any one time every day.

In 1991 Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines and spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admitted that this crucial “cooling” factor had not been taken into consideration when they ­issued their apocalyptic scenarios for the future of our planet.

The world has not warmed 
for 17 years but we have 
been burdened by numerous 
punitive green taxes and wind turbines because the IPCC were negligent.

Clark Cross

Springfield Road