Hawaiian volcanoes erupting amid drought and climate change
Hawaii’s volcanoes are erupting and spewing volcanic gas, while a state of emergency has been declared for the state as a drought continues to batter the Pacific island nation.
In a recent study, researchers found a record-high number of eruptions in Hawaiian volcanos in the past three years.
The eruptions are a result of a warming climate, scientists said, but that warming is likely to continue for decades to come.
Hawaii’s volcanos, the largest of which are the Mt.
Molokai and Oahu volcanoes, have erupted for decades, but are now showing signs of increased activity, according to the study published Thursday in the journal Science Advances.
The research shows the Hawaii volcanoes have reached the point where they can produce gas.
Scientists at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa said this year’s eruption was the strongest recorded to date.
The new study found a similar trend in the Pacific, with a spike in volcanic gas levels between 2015 and 2020.
Volcanic gas is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere.
It also releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gases that is also a major contributor to climate change.
Volcanic eruptions occur when gases from the ground rise to the surface, where they release steam and gas.
These eruptions have caused climate changes that affect the ocean, land, and human life.
Volcans are believed to have formed when lava flowed from lava flows in the volcano, where the water was trapped.
Volcans release about 20 cubic kilometers (9.2 cubic miles) of gas a day.
Volcano eruptions release an average of about 300 cubic kilometers of gas each year.
Scientists said the new study showed that Hawai’i’s volcanols are currently experiencing a rapid rate of volcanic activity.
The rate of eruptive activity is likely accelerating, they said.
Volcano eructions can be dangerous for humans and wildlife.
In Hawai’is case, the gases can be deadly to humans if inhaled or ingested.
The gas can also cause skin irritation and burns, and breathing in the gas can cause coughing and chest pain.