2011-04-13 13:31:13Climate change link to earthquakes
John Cook


Expect this result to get overstated by the media and a mouth frothing response from the denialosphere:

Climate change link to earthquakes

Long-term climate change could be responsible for moving the Earth's tectonic plates.

A team of scientists based in Australia, France and Germany has established a link between monsoons in India over the past 10 million years and the motion of the Indian plate.

The scientists have found that as monsoons in the area increased the plate moved by almost one centimetre a year.

The researchers say it's the first time climate change has been recognised as having the potential to influence the motion of tectonic plates.