White House gets serious about space weather

From EOS,  Vol. 93, No. 25, 19 June 2012 White House and Agencies Focus on Space Weather Concerns “Space weather is a serious matter that can affect human economies around the world,” Tamara Dickinson, a senior policy analyst with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), told attendees at the 2012 Space…

As if Greece didn’t already have enough trouble: in the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

From the AGU Geophysical Research Letters: Recent geodetic unrest at Santorini Caldera Key Points Santorini is deforming appreciably for the 1st time since its last eruption A dense GPS network has unprecedented data coverage Activity is centered in the region that blew-out in the 1650 BC Minoan Eruption In 1650 B.C.E., a series of massive…

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‘Gravity is climate’? WTF?!

From the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres  evidence that maybe, just maybe, climate has become a singularity unto its own, and everything now in the physical world is “climate”. Or…they’ve jumped the shark. The headline of this press release  is mind-blowingly stupid. ‘Gravity is climate’ – 10 years of climate research satellites GRACE How…