June 17, 2008 22:20 ET
Earthquakes Became Five Times More Energetic, Discovers Australian Scientist Dr Tom Chalko
MT BEST, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - New research compiled by Australian
scientist Dr Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now
five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.
The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth
increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless
the problem of "global warming" is comprehensively and urgently addressed.
The analysis of more than 386,000 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007
recorded on the US Geological Survey database proved that the global annual
energy of earthquakes on Earth began increasing very fast since 1990.
Dr Chalko said that global seismic activity was increasing faster than any
other global warming indicator on Earth and that this increase is extremely
"The most serious environmental danger we face on Earth may not be climate
change, but rapidly and systematically increasing seismic, tectonic and
volcanic activity," said Dr Chalko.
"Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet
of planetary overheating.
"NASA measurements from space confirm that Earth as a whole absorbs at
least 0.85 Megawatt per square kilometer more energy from the Sun than it
is able to radiate back to space. This 'thermal imbalance' means that heat
generated in the planetary interior cannot escape and that the planetary
interior must overheat. Increase in seismic, tectonic and volcanic
activities is an unavoidable consequence of the observed thermal imbalance
of the planet," said Dr Chalko.
Dr Chalko has urged other scientists to maximize international awareness of
the rapid increase in seismic activity, pointing out that this increase is
not theoretical but that it is an Observable Fact.
"Unless the problem of global warming (the problem of persistent thermal
imbalance of Earth) is addressed urgently and comprehensively -- the rapid
increase in global seismic, volcanic and tectonic activity is certain.
Consequences of inaction can only be catastrophic. There is no time for
For further information please read Dr Chalko's scientific article
published at NU Journal of Discovery.
Dr Tom Chalko, MSc, PhD, former Melbourne University academic (between
1982-2001) is Head of Geophysics Division at Scientific Engineering
Research, Mt Best, Australia.