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 fascinating new information about our planet. But as scientists gaze into their crystal balls, they can see that this year is also sure to contain exciting…

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Earth Devouring Its Own Oceans!!! Film at 11.

Guest oy vey by David Middleton First we learn that climate change is dissolving the seafloor and now we find out that Earth is devouring its own oceans (like it could be devouring some other planet’s oceans)… And it’s three times as bad as “previously thought” (is it ever three times better than previously thought?).…

Study: plate tectonics modulates volcanic activity, which in turn modulates climate forcings

From Rice University comes this study that tries to equate an analog circuit component onto a climate forcing component. It is an interesting approach. The idea that plate tectonics serves to modulate episodic volcanic activity also makes sense. Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key Study: Episodic purging of ‘carbonate capacitor’ drives long-term climate cycle, greenhouse-icehouse oscillations…