Catastrophism news

Chelyabinsk

Seems like there are things about the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013 that have gone unanswered - see http://phys.org/print374749581.html. It exploded at an altitude of 20km and released 500 kilotons of energy, 20 times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb. The shock wave generated was strong enough to create structural damage on the ground over a distance of 75 miles (mainly broken glass). However, this is nothing in comparison to the 1908 Tunguska explosion over Siberia which generated 5 megatons of energy and flattened a wide swathe of boreal forest.

catastrophe in ice ages

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/01/29/study-suggests-a-sea-level-climate... ... this will probably prove to be an important paper as published in the journal Science (Jan 2016) as it introduces an element of catastrophism into the Ice Age debate - normally missing. The idea is that Ice Ages coincide with hydrothermal activity at mid ocean ridges - how catastrophic can you get as that is supposed to be the point at which plates stretch outwards.

The return of Odysseus

On New Chronology Yahoo Group there has been a debate surrounding recent re-interpretation of the Homeric story of Odysseus Return to Ithaca (the Athens peninsular). Athens, it is worth pointing out appears to have survived the the worst effects of the Late Bronze Age calamity and large numbers of refugees sought safety there (Cambridge Ancient History) - much as a modern disaster or war might cause refugees to seek the nearest point of refuge.

Baffled

Baffles are found in exhaust systems to quieten the noise but in this context the baffled are the climate activists and they tend to make more and more noise. One can hardly believe that genuine scientists really do think that projecting a few years of warming into infinity is a realistic way to look at future trends - but they give every impression to the climate faithful that they do think their projections are honest and truthful and genuine science research.

Venus birth

At www.scientiapress.com/venus-skeleton-key-to-stonehenge ... a new theory on the birth of Venus as a comet embraced by the pull of Jupiter into the inner solar system. The author transfers these ideas to Stonehenge in a novel manner, and his theory is that a newly arrived Venus comet was the object of interest of ancient societies, and archaeoastronomy. It involved a certain amount of fear and awe in order to maintain observation on a regular basis etc. The bibliography suggests he is up to date in research.

flood events

Tim Cullen has turned his attention to mega flooding events. He is always worth a read - go to https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/proglacial-mega-myths/

Antarctic Ice

Climate scientists have tended to studiously ignore ice mass and sea ice growth around Antarctica as a whole while at the same time screaming blue murder that the West Antarctic peninsular is losing ice. This is the small piece of Antarctica that sticks up into the Southern Ocean towards S America and is forever subject to periodic exposure to warm ocean currents migrating from the Pacific through the Indian towards the Atlantic oceans - some of which re-enters the Pacific via the Magellan Straits.

Velikovsky, Amnesia

At http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/12/ /mankind-without-amnesia/ ... an interesting piece on Amnesia and past events which of course involves Velikovsky and others - including Jung, Freud, Durkheim and Howorth. In the comments section Andrew Fitts of Toronto has posted a video of Irving Wolfe filmed in Australia by Wal Thornhill, in which he discusses amnesia and the arts. Excellent and well worth viewing - go to http://saturniancosmology.org/files/.irving.mp4

a white water melt

At http://phys.org/print370089048.html ... an unusual geological landform in Wabash River Valley in southern Illinois has attracted attention. This is a scarp, or cliff edge running 10 to 20 feet in height and proceeds in a straight line for six miles. The scarp runs perfectly parallel with a fault line one mile to the west and it has always been assumed the two features were related. What geologists found instead was no relationship whatsoever - which caused them to think things through again.