Active Volcanoes on Venus?

Guest geology by David Middleton Recent analyses of data collected by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft indicates that some of the lava flows on Venus might be very young… RESEARCH ARTICLE PLANETARY SCIENCEPresent-day volcanism on Venus as evidenced from weathering rates of olivine Justin Filiberto1,*, David Trang2, Allan H. Treiman1 and Martha S. Gilmore3 Abstract At least some of Venus’…

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“History’s Greatest Sea is Dying”… Because Gratuitous Reference to Climate Change

Guest “I schist you not” by David Middleton GLOBALHistory’s Greatest Sea Is DyingThe failure of countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean helps explain the difficulty of carrying out successful climate-change negotiations. PETER SCHWARTZSTEINDECEMBER 14, 2019 Most of the world’s seas are in some kind of environmental trouble, but few have declined as quickly or from such…

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When Volcanoes Attack… White Island Edition

Guest commentary by David Middleton I’m sure many WUWT readers have read Eric Worrall’s post, the headlines and seen the videos. CNN: “14 feared dead in New Zealand volcano eruption” The Grauniad: “New Zealand police to investigate volcanic eruption – as it happened” The Independent: “New Zealand eruption: No survivors on White Island after volcano…

A Geological Perspective on Sea Level Rise Acceleration

Guest geological perspective by David Middleton There have been at least three recent peer-reviewed papers asserting an anthropogenic acceleration in the rate of sea level rise (SLR): Church & White, 2006 (CW06), Church & White, 2011 (CW11) and Nerem et al., 2018 (N18). N18 only covers the satellite era (since 1993) and might actually be…

NASA: First Geologic Map of Titan

Guest post by David Middleton From the cooler than schist files… NEWS | NOVEMBER 18, 2019The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed The first map showing the global geology of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains. Titan is the only…

ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies

Guest “that was easy” by David Middleton Like most Bloomberg energy articles, this is very stupidly written… Starting off with the headline that implies that “Warren’s fracking ban” is something more than a fantasy… PoliticsExxon, Chevron Begin Pushing Back Against Warren’s Fracking BanBy Kevin CrowleyNovember 1, 2019 America’s two biggest oil companies are starting to…

Another Ignorant Forecast of the Death of the Shale Boom

Guest “riiiight” by David Middleton From the perpetually wrong Nick Cunningham at Oil Price Dot Com… US Shale Production Is Set For A Steep DeclineBy Nick Cunningham – Oct 01, 2019 U.S. oil production fell in July, another worrying sign for the shale industry. The latest EIA data shows that oil output fell sharply in…