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800,000 years of abrupt climate variability: Earth’s climate is capable of very rapid transitions

800,000 years of abrupt climate variability: Earth's climate is capable of very rapid transitions An international team of scientists has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years. The team's reconstruction is based on the much longer ice core temperature record retrieved from Antarctica and uses a mathematical formulation to extend the Greenland record beyond its current limit. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. September 8, 2011

Creative Energy Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box — Noble Prize for Energy?

Creative Innovative Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World Requires Thinking Outside the Box: Asad Uddin’s essay provides excellent insight and an innovative approach to solving energy crisis. This post takes a deeper look at energy crisis because there are no coherent plans for sustainable energy production to satisfy the needs of the energy hungry world and population explosion in developing countries.¬†President Obama of the U.S. and other world leaders are urged to initiate a global prize/award on energy such as the prestigious¬†Noble Prize for Energy, to motivate young talented minds. Continue reading Creative Energy Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box — Noble Prize for Energy?

Massive volcanoes, meteorite impacts delivered one-two death punch to dinosaurs

A cosmic one-two punch of colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes likely caused the mass-extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period that is famous for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to two reports that reject the prevailing theory that the extinction was caused by a single large meteorite.

This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. Nov 17, 2011

Supervolcanoes: Not a threat for 2012
The geological record holds clues that throughout Earth's 4.5-billion-year lifetime massive supervolcanoes, far larger than Mount St. Helens or Mount Pinatubo, have erupted. However, despite the claims of those who fear 2012, there's no evidence that such a supereruption is imminent.

This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. November 15, 2011

Dr. Uddin's note: This new theory (colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes) is more believable because other research suggests that supervolcanoes erupted with catastrophic destruction even hundreds and thousands years ago and their ash clouds blocked sunlight for long periods causing drastic climate changes.