One of the worst results of an unending litany of global warming is the dumbing down of science and of people. Unfortunately not onlyRead More
The eruption of Thera 3000 years ago devastated much of the Mediterranean with tsunamis. There are those who think it was connected to theRead More
The ultimate photography experience would be the opportunity to take the photograph of an erupting volcano from space!
“…Astronaut photograph ISS020-E-9048 was acquired on June 12, 2009, with a Nikon D2XS digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 20 crew. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, NASA-JSC….”
After a long period without decent dino news (my new painting by Doug Chaffee has arrived, btw) we’re now being treated to just scads of new theories, extinctions, and all sorts of feathered critters.
Did Dinos go extinct from a massive asteroid hit or from volcanism?
“…The cause of the dinosaurs’ demise is far from an open-and-shut case. Though many experts support the Chicxulub impact theory, some question whether the extinction was caused by an impact at all, and suggest that climate changes and volcanism were responsible. One line of reasoning holds that all three phenomena were to blame.
Gerta Keller, a geoscientist at Princeton University, found evidence for massive volcanic activity coinciding with the time of the extinction in an area called the Deccan Traps in India. Keller has advocated that this volcanism was the main culprit behind the dinosaurs’ downfall. Her idea has long been controversial and remains so. She is bluntly dubious of Chatterjee’s argument.
“We have worked extensively throughout India and investigated a number of the localities where Sankar Chatterjee claims to have evidence of a large impact he calls Shiva crater,” Keller wrote in an e-mail along with colleague Thierry Adatte of Switzerland’s Universite de Neuchâtel. “Unfortunately, we have found no evidence to support his claims… Sorry to say, this is all nonsense.”
Global Warming people are freaking, joyfully, over the “changes” in Mount Rainier, blaming everything on a warming climate. If you know anything about volcanoes,Read More
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Evidently volcanic blasts were responsible for the last Ice Age. Makes a lot of sense. Major blasts in modern times have brought on “littleRead More
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If an asteroid did not kill the dinos, then what are the implications for that dreaded Global Warming? In a new paper about theRead More
I have one word for those morons who think “global warming” is a disaster. That word: GREENLAND Deal with it. The problem is idiotRead More
What do you do when data shows one thing and the popular culture another? Flopping Aces finally realizes that population control is behind theRead More
First: Redoubt had a little mini-event the past couple of days. That’s the reason we monitor volcanoes. They are MORE dangerous than hurricanes andRead More
With their usual charity and grace, our friends on the left are trying to make a huge issue out of Sarah Palin not attendingRead More
The Alaska Volcano Observatory page is fascinating, if you are interested in looking at graphs, and numbers. The status is still ORANGE for “Watch”.Read More
Mount Redoubt could erupt at any minute. When it does, it is not expected to be “just any little ol’ eruption’ either. It isRead More
The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly been telling that there is very little danger of the Yellowstone Super Volcano blowing it’s top at this currentRead More
Various sources are attempting to read impending doom and disaster into the recent seismic activity at Yellowstone. If you check the USGS list ofRead More
We are being inundated with doom and gloom the end is near, is Yellowstone re-awakening. “…Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone. ButRead More
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 Suzanne did my Word Press 2. 7 upgrade. I like it. It makes a heck of a lot more sense. ThereRead More
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 First up, regular Pink Flamingo reader and good friend, Sally Vee is under the weather. She’s probably looking at some surgery.Read More
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 The kitties are nestled up under the tree, as visions of mayhem dance through their annoying little feline heads! Last nightRead More