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“There is wide scientific consensus that the increased number and intensity of climate change induced natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes, is of alarming concern,” said Ruppel, though adding that not all climate events lead to disasters.
Via Pirate. Somehow, the guy forgot to include meteors and solar eclipses.
Something is a little backwards here. Volcanos can cause climate change, or at least drastic changes in the weather. Whatever that huge volcano was that erupted in Indonesia in the 1800's caused a yearlong worldwide famine. If you consider how the New Madrid fault changed the landscape in the Mississippi River valley it's possible earthquakes can too. I'm not sure how these tie in with man made climate change since both were over a century before Al Gore discovered global warming. Maybe you can blame them on all the horses and cows flatulating.
"There is wide scientific consensus"
I was unaware that science was based on taking a poll. I can't recall any of my physics professors telling us students that there is wide scientific consensus that Newton's laws of motion are correct, therefore they must be valid and we should believe them.