Climate Disasters: New Baylor Study Explores How People Respond

From Baylor University News Study looks into the interaction of knowledge, risk perceptions and action as it relates to climate events New results from a Baylor University study show that…

Australia's tragic flooding – 30 feared dead

UPDATES ADDED: See updates below the read more line My heart goes out to Australia. The ugly side of this is that a portion of the tragedy may have been…

Abandon all hope, ye who read this

Climate change to continue to year 3000 in best case scenarios New paper in Nature Geoscience examines inertia of carbon dioxide emissions New research indicates the impact of rising CO2…

Contest

By Charles The Moderator, I have lived in California all my life, the first half in SoCal, the second half in NorCal. A funny thing happens ever year. If we…

Undetected crack causes unpredictable results

From Geekosystem:  [This is a must watch video / safe for work] On Wednesday, thousands of Springfield, Ohio residents were left without power when a 275-foot smokestack being demolished fell…

35 years ago: The Witch of November Come Stealin

Today is the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes ore carrier, the Edmund Fitzgerald. The shipped was sunk by “The Witch of November”, a strong Lake Superior…

Failure to forecast morphs to criminal investigation

From an AGU press release, potential charges for failure to forecast an earthquake. h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard. Scientists May Face Manslaughter Charges After Earthquake 22 June 2010 AGU Science…

NOAA on the Russian heat wave: blocking high, not global warming

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010 Draft Report by NOAA CSI The extreme surface warmth over western Russia during July and early August is mostly a product of the strong…

Interior Dept. Inspector General Investigating post facto falsified statements from engineers on drilling moratorium

While this isn’t our normal fare here at WUWT, I found it interesting and relevant, since WUWT covered the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling spill story early on here, with several…

Nasa warns solar flares from ‘huge space storm’ will cause devastation

From the Telegraph Video link here National power grids could overheat and air travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites could stop working after the Sun…

New Dogs; IPCC tricks

Looks like they took lessons from Briffa. From Fox News The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are…

The chasm between Apollo and the Gulf

There is no valid analogy between the Gulf spill and Apollo 13 I am honored to present this guest post by Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist Dr. H. Harrison Schmitt…

The Gulf oil rig explosion – on the scene photos

Regular WUWT commenter Jimmy Haigh, a geologist by trade, sends along a PDF that is a compilation of on the scene photos taken right after the explosion and in the…