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Is climate change to blame for the earthquake in Japan?

Who would have thought that plate tectonics and carbon dioxide emissions could ever be related? It is of course impossible to say whether our warming climate is responsible for recent severe earthquakes around the world but some scientists think there is a link. Check out this article from the Montreal Gazette. Aren’t we humans clever?

“Severe earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and most recently Japan have raised the question of whether the world’s tectonic plates are becoming more active and if so what is the cause. Some scientists theorize that the sudden melting of glaciers due to man-made climate change is lightening the load on the Earth, allowing its mantle to rebound upward, causing the plates to become unstuck.”

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