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Anthropocene – The New Pop Religion

Steve Harris writes: An article came out on the AIP Physics Today website about a push from some scientists to formally designate today’s human geological epoch as the “Anthropocene”. Editors of the journal Nature argue that the name “provides a powerful framework for considering global change and how to manage it.” Here is a link:…

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Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

Eric Worrall writes: The Guardian has published an unusually interesting article about the danger to our civilisation, of a new Tambora scale volcanic eruption. According to Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of geophysical and climate hazards at UCL; “In April 1815, the biggest known eruption of the historical period blew apart the Tambora volcano, on the…