Carlisle Civic Centre amid floodwater, author Rose and Trev Clough, source Wikimedia

British Officials Blame Climate Change for Floods

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Top British government officials have predictably blamed Climate Change for severe flooding which has afflicted England in recent weeks. But there has also been strong criticism of river management policies. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; London: Climate change is forcing England to re-assess its flood defences in the face…

Detecting solar flare ‘false alarms’

From DOE/PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY Description of mechanism that halts solar eruptions  Among the most feared events in space physics are solar eruptions, massive explosions that hurl millions of tons of plasma gas and radiation into space. These outbursts can be deadly: if the first moon-landing mission had encountered one, the intense radiation could have been…