The possibility of a pandemic is understandably scary but the real thing the US must worry about is the perpetual threat of a very sudden, very violent earthquake along the section of the San Andreas Fault that hasn’t had any movement for over 100 years. The chaos and destruction this event can cause is obviously immense. This is due to California becoming rapidly overpopulated, considering that it is one of the more geologically active, dense populated places on earth, similar to Sichuan province in China or the Tokyo region of Japan. Continue reading
Category Archives: geology
Understanding how military innovations, climate change, farming methods and financial operations can come together in a mess that breaks the backs of civilizations is life and death for us. For the exact same forces that destroyed almost ALL civilizations at the SAME TIME, 4,000 years ago, are still at work, today. So let’s go visit the city of Ur and learn some important lessons: Continue reading
A series of earthquakes struck much of the length of Italy yesterday. Africa is shoving into Europe and will eventually be united with Europe. Europe’s mountains will grow very high. The various seas that are still open will be turned into large lakes. The line of volcanoes that run along Italy’s flank facing Africa will grow in size and number as this is the major subduction zone where the continental shelf of Africa is being violently forced under the Eurasian plate. Continue reading
Mt. Redoubt just belched up a bit of volcanic dirt. The high stratospheric dust we could see much of last year has now vanished. Depending on how persistent this volcanic eruption is, we shall see if it covers the sky again. To tell this, one looks east at sunset. If the east is bright, there is volcanic dust in the stratosphere. Also, people are amazed to learn that property owners in Colorado don’t own any of the rain that falls on their homes. It is all owned by the agricultural giants. You can’t even put out a pot to collect rainfall! No surprise for me! Out West, homeowners own virtually nothing. They often don’t know this. Continue reading
The entire west coast of South America has been rocking and rolling with quite a few earthquakes this last two weeks. One of the many volcanoes in Columbia, South America, has begun to erupt. Some of the bigger earthquakes this week have been near the same longitude as this volcano. More earthquakes are rattling the region of volcano Mt. Redoubt.
A very beautiful but hard to see comet is passing by our planet and our sun. It comes from so far away at the outermost rim of the Solar System that it comes only once every million years. And it is green, the first completely green comet seen by astronomers. Because this comet isn’t huge or tremendously bright like some others, it is not getting much notice in the news. But if you want to see it, the night skies will soon be dark enough to spot it with binoculars. Continue reading