Iceland and greenhouse gasses

The recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland have pointed up just how critical getting a handle on greenhouse emissions is. Typically volcanos inject large amounts of CO2 and other gasses into the atmosphere during eruptions, sometimes dwarfing the rather puny efforts made thus far to reduce the man-made contribution. The really scary part is the large positve feedback potential from methane released from thawing permfrost and decomposing methane hydrates in the ocean bottoms as the climate continues to warm.

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About P. W. Fox

P. W. Fox, a.k.a. Wayne Howard, born in Mississippi, grew up in Nevada, Japan and Guam, returning to Mississippi where he attended high school and college in Mississippi where he received a degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University, and after working as a plant chemist for two years, he returned to the university, for graduate study in geology and geochemistry both at Mississippi State and the University of Texas at Dallas. On leaving school, he worked for a number of years in the oil and gas industry in Texas before moving to Oregon, where he has lived for the last 22 years. He has always been drawn to fiction writing and won a story writing contest at the age of nine. He began but later abandoned a science fiction novel while an undergraduate at Mississippi State. In recent years he began a more deliberate and sustained writing effort, producing short plays, poems, short stories and meditations as well as lyrics for choral pieces. Current projects include a science fiction novel and a children’s story.
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