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Accelerating Global Erosion Consensus Smashed – Artifact Of Observation

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Share this…FacebookTwitterThe consensus was that global erosion of mountains and the Earth’s surface had been accelerating over the last 5 million years. Well, guess what? This once long accepted hypothesis has just been smashed by researchers at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam Germany. They present their results in the May 13 issue of Nature.  GFZ Potsdam (click […]

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Iceland Volcano – Sign of Bigger Things To Come?

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Share this…FacebookTwitterThe Sydney Morning Herald reports the latest on the Iceland volcano. http://www.smh.com.au/world/science/volcanoes-be-afraid-be-very-afraid–the-supervolcano-is-coming-20100416-sj01.html?autostart= .  Its VEI is estimated at 2-3, not sufficient to cause global climate change. It is similar in magnitude to Mt. Etna in Sicily, 2002. Volcanoes of this magnitude typically occur worldwide about once a year. Compare that to: – Mt. St. Helens, 1980, […]

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Iceland volcano brings chaos to Europe

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Share this…FacebookTwitterNot only is flying ash over Europe causing air traffic disruptions, about 800 people have been forced to evacuate their homes around the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southern Iceland because the flooding cut roads. A huge cloud of ash from the 2nd major eruption in less than a month blew eastwards and closed major airports […]

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