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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kilauea Volcano Releasing Sulfur, Gases

Okay Treehugger, this post is for you.

Hawaii has closed its Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is releasing sulfur-laden gas. USA MacPaper:

    Elevated sulfur dioxide levels from Kilauea volcano have forced the closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island for a second straight day.

    Superintendent Cindy Orlando says air conditions in the park have become worse.

    Park officials are hopeful they will be able to reopen Thursday with tradewinds expected to blow the sulfur-laden gas away.

    Officials Tuesday evacuated 2,000 people from the park, including guests and staff of the Volcano House hotel.

    Outside the park, the Volcano Charter School is also closed for the second day.

KGMB reports:

    Stop what you're doing and get out. That was the order from Big Island officials Tuesday, who closed Volcanoes National Park due to high levels of vog(*).

    Park officials tell KGMB9 the sulfur dioxide levels were more than three times higher than what's considered acceptable, and 1,000 employees were asked to leave. Hundreds of visitors were also evacuated, and arriving visitors were turned away at the park gates.

(*)Vog being volcanic smog.

On April 6, 2008, I received and published a comment from "Treehugger" on my July, 2007 post regarding Albert Gore, Jr.'s massive perpetuation of fraud over so-called global warming.

Treehugger, who claims to be such an educated individual on global warming wrote the following in his (her?) comment:

    "...gas from volcanoes aren't happening now..."

Well, I guess Treehugger should try telling that to the people on the Hawaiian Island.

Treehugger also asked about me:

    "Were you dropped on your head??"

No, I wasn't. But apparently you were, several times, smack on the soft spot.

I responded to this idiot's rambling, incoherent and pseudo-science comment in the comments section of that July 2007 post, but he/she has not responded. Maybe TreeAlarmist is too busy mixing him/herself up a brand new batch of Kool Aid.



As a parent, I must be the first to admit that I have dropped my son on his head. Twice. I also assume that everyone that has kids has done that very thing at one time or another because I regard myself as a decent parent, so I am calling bullshit.

The one other piece of advice that I have regarding volcanoes is this, "If you drop your keys in that lava, let them go man, because they are already gone." Jack Handey
I dunno Two Dogs. I finally went to that asshat's blog and he (I think it's a he) says, on his profile, "I am 15 years old."

TD, we'd better be pretty damn sure of ourselves, and that we know what we're talking about, before we try to do intelligent battle with a 15-yr old.

"...gas from volcanoes aren't happening now..."
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