Global Warming

Exploring the “Volcano Solution” to Global Warming

Exploring the problematic theory of ash and aerosol coming to solve our problems.

Sean Kernan
5 min readNov 24, 2023

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My biggest frustration with conservative friends and family isn’t that they are conservative. I can accept and understand many of their positions, and even agree with a few of them. But I struggle to understand how many of them don’t buy in fully on global warming.

Climate change shouldn’t be a right or left subject, but a shared concern. The topic is settled science via NASA, the United Nations, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Royal Society (a science driven organization out of Britain), and thousands of university researchers. A study at Cornell University even found that 99.9% of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being caused by humans.

The science is clear, yet I still encounter this halfway-ism with some, but not all of my otherwise rational and likable conservative friends. One relative recently said, “Well, I think we just need a good volcano to go off.” It wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this argument. The thought isn’t entirely illogical but has a few flaws.

Exploring the volcano theory of global cooling

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Sean Kernan

Writer and writing instructor. Always on the hunt for a good story. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.