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  1. #1 2004 tsunami caused by global warming ? 
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    The Earth is a rotating ball that is not completely solid and can bulge. Global warming is causing the greenland ice pack to melt and the Earth is losing a lot of mass (weight) in the area of greenland. On the opposite side of the Earth from Greenland is the Australian plate. The 2004 Tsunami was caused by the Indian plate moving under the Australian plate or the (burma microplate region).
    The Earth being a rotating ball, the lessening of the weight at greenland, as it melts, is causing the Australian plate region to bulge with centrifugal force, because it is no longer counterbalanced by greenland. This is lifting up the Australian plate allowing the Indian plate to move under it faster. Thus causing the earthquake and tsunami. Another major quake happened in the region since then. I believe this region and the whole Indian plate rim will continue to be an increasingly active earthquake region as greenland continues to melt with global warming.
    Earth quakes generally happen within a short while after eclipses of the sun or moon. So, if a total eclipse passes over the region of the Indian plate or Australian plate, look for a major earthquake within about 2 months after that.


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    An interesting point of view, can you point to a source to back this up?


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    Isostatic readjustment of tens to hundreds of metres occur in areas where ice has melted in the (geologically) recent past. Wouldn't earthquakes be felt more in the directly affected area than half way across the globe, given the magnitude of the movements involved?
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    or maybe it was just due to an under sea earthquake which is all to common in that area
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    Nice thought, but it was in 2004 and there has not been anything since. Also there has always been tsunami's and it was in a area where they are to be expected.
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    but surely all the ice that's melting from antarctica would balance it out?
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    how do we know these polar ice caps are not melting because we forgot to replenish the ozone layer 15 years ago by launching those rockets up to the south pole with fresh ozone...or has everyone forgot... It may not be co2 induced global warming that will flood the world, but forgetfulness...
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    The ozone hole is shrinking. And despite the hole in the ozone layer, the antartic ice sheet may be thickening.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_ice_sheet
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    I think that it's a little bit premature to say that the 2004 Tsunami may have been caused by the reasons comented in the first post of this topic. First of all, there have always been major earthquakes in that area, long before global warming became a reality, and many, I belive, caused by that same phenomenon (the Indian plate moving under another one). And second, I personally don't think that the amount of ice that melt is already enough to cause such a big difference (but I may be wrong).
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    Certain parts of Antarctica are cooling and thus increasing the thickness of some ice sheets. This is being caused by an increase and duration of windy weather which was caused by changes in local weather pattens.
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