Dramatic video of explosive volcanic eruption with compression wave

Here’s something seldom seen – a volcanic eruption that is so fast and intense that it creates a condensation shock wave in the atmosphere (like is sometimes seen from bombs exploding) along with throwing massive debris into the air that splashes down in the water. This incredible video was taken by a tourist on a…

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The Australian Government Broadcaster asks if we should ditch Democracy to ensure a climate change response

Story submitted by Eric Worrall: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a taxpayer funded media organization, has just asked whether we should consider restructuring democracy to ensure an efficient response to the climate “crisis”. The first paragraph; “Is it democracy that is blocking progress on climate change or the current limited version of it that pervades Western…

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Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach (Part 5 of the voyage, see also Part 1, Part 2 , Part 3, and Part 4) … After going to sleep at sea just outside Cape Flattery, with a clear night, stars, and miles of visibility, I woke up to this … Overcast and fog. And calm. The Straits of Juan de Fuca had been a…