The Earth Has a Pulse: 27.5-Million-Year Cycle of Geological Activity Discovered

They found that these global geologic events are generally clustered at 10 different timepoints over the 260 million years, grouped in peaks or pulses of roughly 27.5 million years apart.…

“Who Needs Geoscientists?” – Ask a stupid question…

Guest “who needs PhD’s?” by David Middleton Mrs. Middleton sent me this little gem… Who Needs Geoscientists?Mike Simmons, Andy Davies, Andy W. Hill and Mike StephensonThe evolving role of geoscience…

The NanTroSEIZE Project: Drilling through a plate boundary in an active subduction zone.

Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Science: These 7 Expeditions Could Reveal Some of Earth’s Biggest Secrets in 2019 By Adam Mann This past year brought tons of…

A Geological Feud Over the Meghalayan? Or Just More Rubbish Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America?

Alternate Title: Yes, We Have No Anthropocene, We Have No Anthropocene Today! (Sung to the tune of Yes, We Have No Bananas) Guest commentary by David Middleton SCIENCE Geologists Are…

America! Frac Yeah!

Guest commentary by David Middleton How American Science Made Government Regulations On Emissions Unnecessary By Hank Campbell — May 18, 2018 In 2009 the U.S. government attended the United Nations Climate…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Deux: Carolina Bays Edition

Alternate title:  Carolina Bays are as antithetical to impact craters as any dents in the ground possibly could be. Guest essay by David Middleton Introduction In my previous essay, we…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters… "Same as it ever was."

Guest essay by David Middleton Over the past few years (2010-2018), WUWT has featured at least 14 posts on the possibility that the Younger Dryas stadial could have been triggered…

Climate Change Enables Storms to "Push 600-Ton Boulders Around"… Reality Check

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton The featured image is a USGS picture of a boulder from a debris flow in Venezuela.  I chose not to use the photos from the…

Qatar Runs Out of Sand!

Guest geo-humor by David Middleton The future of the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar may come to hinge on an unlikely commodity: sand. An analysis of Qatar’s export and import data conducted…

Multiple, Intense, Abrupt Late Pleistocene Warming And Cooling: Implications For Understanding The Cause Of Global Climate Change

Guest essay by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA The results of oxygen isotope measurements from ice cores in the Greenland and Antarctic ice…

A link between climate, ice melt, and volcanic eruptions is found

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire GEOMAR researchers discover a link between climate and volcanic eruptions It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations…

Tornadoes make the earth move

From Indiana University Scientists detect seismic signals from tornado BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest…

Fundamental questions on Isostasy and Mean Sea-Level

Guest post by Andi Cockroft Firstly, let me declare that I am not a current student of Geology or Geophysics. I studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Geology at University way…