Why are oceans boiling and heatwaves everywhere? Hint: It’s not “man-made climate change”


Ready to learn something? Let’s meet the historic, record-shattering Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption of 2022, which I bet you never heard of. Back in January 2022, you were probably distracted by covid mandates or maybe by Biden calling himself “Senator” again. The short version is an underwater Pacific Ocean volcano named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai,  490 feet under the waves, massively erupted, bigger than any other modern eruption, even bigger than Mount Pinatubo.

You never heard about it since it was underwater and nobody died. But the erupting lava instantly vaporized fantastic, unimaginable amounts of sea water, which billowed into the atmosphere, changing the water composition of Earth’s atmosphere and heating it up for years. In only a few days, the superheated water from the Hunga Tonga eruption blanketed the globe, pole to pole, East to West.

The eruption was so big it could be clearly seen from space.

Here’s an August 2022 headline about the eruption, straight from the NASA website:



“Unprecedented” is accurate but doesn’t do it justice. Here’s how the rocket-slash-climate experts at NASA described Hunga Tonda as one of the most dramatic events in modern history:

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15,  it sent a tsunami racing around the world and set off a sonic boom that circled the globe twice. The underwater eruption in the South Pacific Ocean also blasted an enormous plume of water vapor into Earth’s stratosphere – enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. The sheer amount of water vapor could be enough to temporarily affect Earth’s global average temperature.

The  not only injected ash into the stratosphere but also large amounts of water vapor, breaking all records for direct injection of water vapor, by a volcano or otherwise, in the satellite era. …The excess water vapor injected by the Tonga volcano … could remain in the stratosphere for several years. This extra water vapor could influence atmospheric chemistry, boosting certain chemical reactions that could temporarily worsen depletion of the ozone layer. It could also influence surface temperatures … since water vapor traps heat.

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Luis Millán, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

Over the next year it would turn out that NASA badly underestimated the amount of water Hunga Tonga vaporized into the atmosphere. Current estimates are three times higher than the original: scientists now think it was closer to 150,000 metric tons, or 40 trillion gallons, of super-heated water instantly injected into the atmosphere. Talk about a greenhouse. Water vapor — humidity — is a much more effective greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

A new study published in April this year analyzed the 1-year aftereffects:

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With a year’s hindsight, the 2023 researchers also concluded that Hunga Tonga was one of the most remarkable climate events in modern history, and its effects are expected to last for years:

[D]ue to extreme altitude reach of the eruption,  volcanic plume circumnavigated the Earth in only one week and dispersed nearly pole-to-pole in three months. The observations provide evidence for an unprecedented increase in the global stratospheric water mass by 13% as compared to climatological levels. As there are no efficient sinks of water vapour in the stratosphere, this perturbation is expected to persist several years. The eruption has also led to a 5-fold increase in the stratospheric aerosol load, the highest in the last three decades yet factor of 6 smaller than the previous major eruption of Mt Pinatubo in 1991.

The unique nature and magnitude of the global stratospheric perturbation by the Hung eruption ranks it among the most remarkable climatic events in the modern observation era.

But I bet you never heard anything about Hunga Tonga, did you? Thanks, media. Better late than never, though. And if I’m doing my job right, you’re starting to think, hey, maybe the hot summer weather this year might have something to do with this historic volcanic eruption last year? If so, you aren’t the only one. Here’s another study, from April this year:

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Say hello to the “global warming” plume most completely ignored by corporate media. These researchers were even more direct in connecting the “historic heat wave” to Hunga Tonga:

We find that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption produced the … largest perturbation of stratospheric water vapour observed in the satellite era. … fter two weeks, due to dilution, water vapour heating started to dominate the top-of-the-atmosphere radiative forcing, leading to a net warming of the climate system… This is the first time a warming effect on the climate system has been linked to volcanic eruptions, which usually produce a transient cooling.

The story made the science news, which makes it even more surprising that corporate media somehow found a way to successfully ignore the story. Here’s an EOS headline from March of this year:

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See that? Hunga Tonga warming could last five more years. At this rate, the plume will likely outlive Joe Biden.

Corporate media isn’t ignoring the story because it lacks for dramatic graphs and charts. Here’s a chart I found showing how atmospheric water vapor increased recently compared to the prior twenty years. The atmosphere’s water concentration is off the chart:

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See that? For the first time since tracking began, the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is pegged out at the maximum, across the board.

Here’s why corporate media is ignoring the most dramatic climate even in modern history: because you can’t legislate underwater volcanoes. You can try, but they won’t listen. So what’s the fun in that? Corporate media only exists to further political ends. Since volcanoes aren’t subject to politics, why bother?

… click HERE to read the rest, including this astonishing chart (keep in mind it is the middle of winter in Antarctica right now):


16 thoughts on “Why are oceans boiling and heatwaves everywhere? Hint: It’s not “man-made climate change””

  1. Very cool Mark. I appreciate you letting us know what’s what. I never even heard this at all. And mostly I keep up on these things. But this one not a word.

    1. CM in Ohio,
      I agree. I saw this, too, when it came out last week. It just made intuitive sense, unlike the stupid self-serving coordinated public narrative. It’s really “cool” that Mark us giving it air-time on his blog.

      The author of this piece blogs daily on a blog he calls Coffee and Covid. He is a Florida litigating attorney who has been a leading voice against the regime insanity. I look forward to his daily thoughts. Highly recommend his blog – found here;


        1. Thanks … I didn’t actually read the article here, because I read it already at C&C, so I missed the link.

          As CM observed, the cool thing about C&C is he thinks outside the box and by design he tries to keep his sense of humor – it’s fun to read.

    1. Extra cloud cover from the billions of gallons of extra water vapor from the volcano would be my guess.

    2. Greenhouse gases, including water, are a double-edged sword:

      They can keep heat in, but also reflect heat back into space. It’s their winter in the Southern Hemisphere right now.

    3. Cynthia,
      Mark excerpted the piece, but not the whole piece. If you hurt the link, the very next paragraph after where Mark’s excerpt cuts off explains. I’ll pull over the relevant details here:

      – quote –

      ““Okay Jeff,” you say, “nice volcano theory, but does anything back it up?” Well, yes, I’m glad you asked. The Ethical Skeptic, who has done so much great work crunching covid mortality figures the last few years, recently turned his attention to the climate. He’s been noting another startling fact that you probably never heard of: for some reason, worldwide ocean surface temperatures have bafflingly jumped rapidly this year — much too fast for any cause to have been atmospheric.

      First, although Antarctic ice has just very recently started melting quickly, and a lot, it is during a record cold winter in Antarctica right now, which is why you haven’t heard about it. The melting is pretty dramatic:

      [insert chart in Mark’s excerpt here]


      “Ethical’s theory is that the oceans are heating up due to increased activity in the Earth’s molten core. Like the kind of activity that could cause giant underwater volcanoes to erupt. Various data support his theory. One study he often cites found dramatically increased water temperatures at abyssal depths — deep, deep underwater, where increased air temperatures have little or no effect.

      In other words, Ethical is suggesting that the water is heating the air — instead of the other way around. And the Earth’s core is heating the water. It’s a theory that explains everything.

      Meanwhile, “science” is baffled.”

      – end quote

      And why are they baffled? Because the *ocean* is melting the ice cap, the ocean is warming the air, not the reverse.

      I have been aware of an issue with the Sun called “Solar Minimum”, which goes in 25 year cycles, we are at the end of one of those cycles in which there has been far less solar sun-spot activity than usual. Solar Minimum, depending on severity, has huge impacts on *reducing* earth temperature.


      So as temp should be going down from the sun, this *may* explain the opposite pressure from the earth’s core. Nothing we can do about it. Interesting.

    4. Let’s face it. We don’t know anything. Weather is weather. We need to stop with this idiocy of predicting climate change.

    5. So cruising around Windy.com today (7/31), I noticed a -100 degree reading just NE of St. George Utah. Also noted 154 degrees at Isla Clarion just off the coast of Mexico. These are obviously erroneous measures of ambient air temps.

      On a hunch, I confirmed the UT reading/coloration against some Antarctica stations. Looks like +100/-100 temp readings use the same color.

      Both aforementioned data points participate in NOAA MADIS


      To me it is obvious that there are A) instrumentation and/or B) data transport, corruption issues. Former being way more likely.

      NOAA MADIS QC control statement is rather vague? Trying to email their support for a detailed list of QC controls

      Food for thought.

  2. Jesus said that in the end times their would be so many natural disasters, yet very few people would realize the signs of the times. I think that is because someone gave it a scientific name. We already see how many people would accept linking everything about their lives to a digital id.

  3. Makes me wonder: What else is not being reported on that is having an effect on my life?

    I’m reminded of these Chinese Gen-Z students a few years back, pre-Covid, they were shown pictures of “Tank Man” from Tiananmen Square, and they had no idea what they were looking at because their government’s censorship was so good.

    I wondered what sort of things are being hidden from me, and now I know.

  4. 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools

    While that sounds like a lot, given the total volume of the Earth’s atmosphere, I am not so sure. Quick Google search puts an Olympic pool at 2500 cubic meters. Same quick search puts Earth’s atmosphere at 50 trillion trillion cubic meters. 2500*58000/50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 doesn’t strike me as much.* But saying “58,000 Olympic swimming pools” sure sounds sensational.

    *145,000,000/50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000=145/50,000,000,000,000,000,000. Possible I’m a couple “000s” off one way or the other.

    1. The revised estimate, as stated in the article, is 40 trillion gallons of water vaporized in an instant. I would say that is going to have an impact.

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