"This Is Crazy" - Antarctic Supervolcano Is Melting The Ice-Caps From Within

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As we’ve pointed out, the supervolcano phenomenon is hardly unique to Yellowstone National Park, where a long dormant volcano with the potential to cause a devastating eruption has been rumbling since mid-summer, making some scientists uneasy.

Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in Italy, North Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park.

Of course, if accurate, this theory would help rebut the notion that man-made climate change is in part responsible for the melting ice, Russia Today reports.

A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume, a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth's crust, may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet.

While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago, and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.

"I thought it was crazy. I didn't see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it," said Hélène Seroussi of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Seroussi and Erik Ivins of JPL used the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a mathematical depiction of the physics of ice sheets developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California, Irvine. Seroussi then tweaked the ISSM to hunt for natural heat sources as well as meltwater deposits.

This warm water lubricates the ice sheet from below, allowing glaciers to slide off into the sea. Studying meltwater in western Antarctica may allow scientists to estimate how much ice will be lost in future.

During their initial work, Seroussi and Ivins created simulations using higher heat flows than 150 milliwatts per square meter, which did not align with their space-based readings, except for one area: The Ross Sea.



Their calculations showed that, in certain sections of the sea, a heat flow of at least 150-180 milliwatts was required to create sufficient meltwater flows that matched with observations. They now believe the mantle plume is responsible for these higher-than-average readings.

The Marie Byrd Land mantle plume formed 50 to 110 million years ago, predating the Western Antarctic ice sheet. The mantle plume theory was initially proposed 30 years ago, but it’s not the only theory. Another posits that the sheer weight of the ice sheets causes melting deep below the surface.

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MsCreant's picture


He was called a quack and a climate change denier. Anything he wrote was taken off the web. He lost his job and cannot collect unemployment. 

Freedumb's picture

And about 25% of his facebook friends unfriended him in a fit of pure rage

MrBoompi's picture

Obviously when the ice melted your coffee cup overflowed.  

Kprime's picture

your coffee froze over

moonman's picture

Throw your coffee on a glacier

shankster's picture

I had discovered iced-coffee

Obsidian Samctum's picture

Fearmongering. That volcano didnt just pop into existence there.

And the anartic is fucking huge relative to that volcano. They’re scaring you with terrorists, NK, and a collapse.

buttmusk's picture

back on the supervolcano kick

Youri Carma's picture

Strange that they find this strange because the inconvenient truth is that our icecap melted a few times from warmer water under the ice not from the outside. That doesn't happen every year though. See:

David Dilley: Definitive Dates for the Onset of Major Global Cooling (Part 1 of 2)
Oct 31, 2017 Adapt 2030

David Dilley: Definitive Dates for the Onset of Major Global Cooling (Part 2 of 2)
Oct 31, 2017 Adapt 2030

shovelhead's picture

Pretty interesting stuff from Dilley.

All predictable cycles.

He called for an increase in hurricane activity in 2017 after a lull a few years back.

Codwell's picture

So now the Deniers are fabricating volcano lies. Fuck You and quit driving that car !

Koba the Dread's picture

"Deniers"? With caps? Why, you sound like a conspiracy theorist!

Hey, cap! It's a theory, global warmning. Not global warming is another theory. There hasn't been enough time nor enough credible evidence to prove either theory. And, no! Temperature stations in the taiga put there by the last czar and manned by drunken Siberians doesn't count as credible evidence. Nor does doctored data from the University of East Anglia. Those who don't toe the party line don't get funding and tenure-track professorships.

So give it a rest.

Codwell's picture

Bull shit. I don't like the weather changing , and you people are causing it to change. Stop doing what you're doing, and I want a pony too.

911bodysnatchers322's picture

I am betting that the globalists are using weather weapons to heat up antarctica to get at oil under the surface. Maybe even using underground nukes or something to get it started. You'll laugh at this conspiracy theory, but ten years from now I'll be vindicated

Rex Andrus's picture

Arrest the AGW-carbon tax crime syndicate!

Anarchyteez's picture

Aren’t these the same people that tell us global warming is melting the ice?

any_mouse's picture

It is really heat from the secret NAZI ALIEN hybrid base under Antarctica.

Sort of manmade.

Braverdave's picture

I live in the Great White North but would really like to start a pineapple farm. Maybe I should move to Antarctica?

SgtShaftoe's picture

There have been many VIPs visiting Antarctica over the last few years including Biden, presumably Obama, John Glenn, Putin, The Pope, The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, etc.  There has been smoke here for a while.  Also, the actual South Pole station, Not McMurdo is kinda veiled in some secrecy.  The question remains: What the hell is going on?  I doubt it's little green men.  


Edited to add: Hell, legends from before time, the Mayans, and other ancient civilizations thought we were going to have another cataclysm like others that came before.  "The fire next time" they said.  Maybe they will be proved right.  

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Horseface Kerry was down there, too.

Something is going on. It ain’t penguin watching.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Those VIP visits are established fact, and it might cause some to believe that there's a massive underground bunker complex down there that the global elite can run to when it's time to let loose the dogs of global thermonuclear war.

If the elite are planning on a massive global depopulation scheme, which according to The Georgia Guidestones will reduce the global human population to approximately 500 million inhabitants, then they will all require a safe place to hunker down and press the Red Button.

Ms No's picture

If those idiots picked New Zealand and Antarctica for their retreat bunkers they are seriously screwed right now and that would be funny.

Koba the Dread's picture

What are the Georgia Guidestones, a bunch of doped up boy scouts?

shovelhead's picture


Geogia Guidestones...

I'll stick with Miss Cleo's predictions, thanks.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Yeah, Scripture says "water last time, fire next time" as well.

Koba the Dread's picture

And if not fire next time, then clowns! Lots and lots of clowns! Seems like we're already in that Armageddon already.

Mr Hankey's picture

It is both,every 12000 years .600 mph winds incinerate all biomass & the sloshing oceans put it out & deposit in areas of least gravitational torque. Hence coal & oil. New geographic poles freeze.1% dna left alive in area of least gravitational torque  to start over.Earth fossils on far side of the moon.Water.Moon fits in Pacific basin.Earth gravity not enough to capture moon .Hence  Ring of Fire.Year used 2 b 360 days . Look at the geographical poles vs the magnetic poles of the other planetsWhy is Venus day 8-9 months  long? .

Ms No's picture

They probably found some more megaliths uncovered from our prior civilization that was wiped out 12,000-14,000 years ago, or nearly wiped out because obviously at least a few of us must have survived.  Then if we are still around it 50 years and they have to admit to anything being there, they will say the Inca caught a boat down there and made the perfect cuts by beating on copper chisels with stones, like the pyramids in Egypt where the Sphinx clearly exhibits long term water erosion.  People will believe it.


Mr Hankey's picture

Elite % know when brown dwarf comes& where the area of least gravitational torque  will be  - prepared way underground, maybe off- planet.They would only have to be on tge other side of Mars& orbit back. 

Depending how advanced the species got before it was wiped out.

shovelhead's picture

I thought you were the brown dwarf.

SgtShaftoe's picture

That is my thought as well, certainly along that line.  

HenryHall's picture

>> Of course, if accurate, this theory would help rebut the notion that man-made climate change is in part responsible for the melting ice, Russia Today reports.

It truly does not matter whether gobal warming is man-made or not.

What matters is whether or not it can be man-stopped.

Technical/engineering - maybe, maybe not.

Politically - not even a slight chance. Nothing will be done until it is far far too late to do anything effective.

RightLineBacker's picture

Reality Fact Check Henry: There is no such thing as man-made climate change.

Major Earth climate change has been going cyclically for over 2 Billion years.

Look at the graph from a real Paleoclimatologist: http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm


Old Codger's picture

150 MILLI-watts?

Not even enough to light a light globe!

What bovine excreta this story is!


ToSoft4Truth's picture

"The human body generates more bio-electricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25,000 BTU's of body heat. Combined with a form of fusion..."


- Morpheus

zimboe's picture

that's 150 kilowatts/kilometer2. It adds up.

150 megawatts in a square 33 x33 km

ToSoft4Truth's picture

The God turned up the heating element on us.  Humanity will boil.  Twisted.

Duc888's picture



NAZI bases.  Flying Bells.  Secret Space Alliances.

Pre Adamic "man" discovered.

US Naval bases with subs as big as the biggest supertankers.

Oh my, then there's the Reptoids. ET and more

We are food.



Pumpkin's picture

Legion getting ready to march.

Irish Yoga's picture


Maybe they should just install some cattle fart meters down there to see how those cow farts are really affecting global warming… er… climate change. What’s that you say?… no cattle there?… end of conversation about climate change or any of its bastard child theories.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

the majority of the universe is at minus 200 c...so i am supposed to think ..it's warming that is bad..frozen worlds far out number our type planet..a little heat is a good thing..try sun bathing on mars..bring your sweater

RumpleShitzkin's picture

I saw The Thing.
All three of them, actually.

I know exactly what’s going on.

So did Admiral Byrd.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Ah, I was trying to determine which version to watch again the other night.

The second one that was produced and directed by John Carpenter is the best IMO.

The third one from a few years ago wasn't bad, although some of the acting kinda sucked balls.

An excellent work of fiction by H.P. Lovecraft called 'At the Mountains of Madness' is an awesome work of science fiction.

The ill-fated voyage of Admiral Byrd was a source of inspiration for Lovecraft when he penned that novel.

I think Lovecraft's story also inspired John Carpenter.

Mr Hankey's picture

I monopolized the entire published fiction  of Lovecraft from the library  . Fascinating man,a prodigy,  if not in writing fiction;still spellbinding  

consider me gone's picture

Bah, it's nothing a new massive tax can't fix.

Is-Be's picture


This means the oceans are going to stop rising.

It also means that CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

Thank goodness for that. I was a bit worried there.

Kprime's picture

in the past two hundred years the oceans have receded by 20%.  we have taken so many fish and mammals from the seas that the sea's are dramatically lower.  If we quit fishing them to extinction the water levels will rise and flood many cities. 

we need a new "tuna tax" to fund a military war on fish floods.

yellowsub's picture

Isn't this near or is the entrance to inner Earth (aka Shambala / Agartha) that ancient Tibetan maps reference?