Coal Burning Climate Change

18 Jun 2020

This one was sent in by William but I've found the following three links ... at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/17/study-burning-coal-caused-the-per... ... which comes with lots of comments, some of which are useful. The story is about coal contributing to the Permian/Triassic boundary event as a result of persistent volcanism in Siberia (which according to uniformitarian geology continued over many hundreds of thousands of years, even millions of years according to some geologists). See also www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200616135818.htm ... and https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/06/coal-burning-in-sibe... ... coal burning in Siberia led to climate change. This idea seems to be the interpretation put on the paper by the university press release, no doubt an  eager young global warming enthusiast. The Permian/Triassic boundary event is interesting as it has certain parallels with the K/T boundary event - a lot of sediment was laid down which is interpreted by uniformitarians as representing an inordinate long time. In this case, the idea that volcanism in Siberia persisted for an incredible amount of time. In fact a period time that is difficult to get the head around. The parallel is not just with the uniformitarian timescale of the catastrophe but the fact the K/T boundary also involved the Deccan Traps in India - another proposed long lasting volcanic outburst of thousands of years. The Deccan Traps can be explained by the asteroid strike in the Yucatan, on the other side of the globe. So far we have no asteroid at the Permian Triassic boundary so what sparked the volcanism is something of a mystery and has led to all kinds of stange ideas. What the authors say is that a lot of vegeatation was burnt, creating charcoal like tree stumps etc. However, volcanic eruptions near a coal measure could easily ignite the coal seam, one woulld think. Whether a coal seam could burn for a million years is something else besides. The person who did the press release did not think it through it would seem. They seem to have seen an opportunity to blacken the name of King Coal - as if that was required. Coal is the big demon of climate change hype and it is no surprise that it became caught up in a story principally involving volcanism and landscape fires.

                                                       the second image is clearly a tree that has been reduced to charcoal. There is also another image of a huge cliff formation made solely out of volcanic rock.