Seafloor Volcano Pulses May Impact Earth's Climate

February 6, 2015 12:33 PM

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It turns out that seafloor volcanoes may cause climate change. Scientists have taken a closer look at the way seafloor volcanoes flare up from time to time and have found that the pulses may actually help trigger natural climate swings.

"People have ignored seafloor volcanoes on the idea that their influence is small-but that's because they are assumed to be in a steady state, which they're not," said Maya Tolstory, the study's author, in a news release. "They respond to both very large forces, and to very small ones, and that tell...

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