Mount Semeru: Erupting volcano on Indonesia’s Java island

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has erupted, pouring ash and smoke an estimated 5.6km (3.4 miles) into the sky above Java, the country’s most densely populated island.

Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Takes Another Hit

Guest “whatever” by David Middleton Texas cave sediment upends meteorite explanation for global cooling7 hours agoBaylor University Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University…

Toba Superuption: Perfect Analogy to the “Climate Crisis”

Guest “never mind” by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… How Did Humans Survive Our Near Extinction?By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff Roughly 75,000 years ago, Indonesia exploded. A great supervolcano in…

“Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath Australia”

Guest geology/geophysics drive-by by David Middleton H/T to Dr. Willie Soon Cool story, stupid headline… Scientists Found a Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath AustraliaThe subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed…

Geoengineering vs. volcanic activity for a cooler climate

[More crazy talk from Carnegie Institute’s Ken Caldiera… Anthony] Washington, DC– Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into space…

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…

"Volcanologists warn world is unprepared for next major eruption"… And?

Guest pondering by David Middleton NEWS 06 MARCH 2018 Volcanologists warn world is unprepared for next major eruption A big blast could hobble global trade, communications and financial systems. Alexandra…

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

From The Guardian This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change This is in addition to 47…

Volcanoes Once Again, Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [also, see update at the end of the post] Anthony recently highlighted a couple of new papers claiming to explain the current plateau in global warming.…

Get Laki, Get Unlaki

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, we haven’t had a game of “Spot The Volcano” in a while, so I thought I’d take a look at what is likely the…

Volcanoes and Drought In Asia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent study in AGU Atmospheres entitled “Proxy evidence for China’s monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries”, by Zhou…

New WUWT ENSO Forecast Page, Underwater Upgrades to the WUWT ENSO Page and a Disturbance in the Equatorial Atlantic

Guest Post by Just The Facts Introducing the new WUWT ENSO Forecast Page with an array of low skill forecasts… There are also several upgrades to the WUWT ENSO page,…

Eruptions and Ocean Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was out trolling for science the other day at the AGW Observer site. It’s a great place, they list lots and lots of science…

Volcanoes Erupt Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that Susan Solomon and her climate police have rounded up the usual suspects, which in this case are volcanic eruptions, in their desperation…

The Eruption Over the IPCC AR5

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the leaked version of the upcoming United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Chapter 1, we find the…

Stacked Volcanoes Falsify Models

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, this has been a circuitous journey. I started out to research volcanoes. First I got distracted by the question of model sensitivity, as I…

Volcanoes: Active, Inactive, and Retroactive

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony put up a post titled “Why the new Otto et al climate sensitivity paper is important – it’s a sea change for some IPCC…

Volcanic Corroboration

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in 2010, I wrote a post called “Prediction is hard, especially of the future“. It turned out to be the first of a series…

Surprise volcanic eruption in New Zealand

The eruption had been “really unexpected”. “You can measure and monitor but sometimes mother nature will do her own thing.” Yeah, like climate. From stuff.co.nz: (h/t to reader Dr K.A.…

USGS California Volcano Observatory Opens

  “More than 500 volcanic vents have been identified in the State of California. At least 76 of these vents have erupted, some repeatedly, during the last 10,000 years. … …

Surprise! There's an active volcano under Antarctic ice

Above: Mt Erebus, which was previously the only active volcano in Antarctica picture by Sean Brocklesby It seems that we still don’t know everything there is to know about our earth-climate…