Geology news

Earthquakes

The journal of New Concepts in Global Tectonics continues to publish the kind of earth science other journals do not touch. It's a bit like SIS journals in that respect - although the latter originated as a pro-Velikovsky organ. At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php (click on the December 2016 issue) we have several articles on earthquakes and earthquake prediction. As such, they radically depart from the mainstream position that earthquakes are all to do with moving plates. These involve acoustic emissions (Giovanni) and high frequency electromagnetic radiation (Levashov).

Charles Warren Hunt

A different perspective on the Channelled Scablands can be found in Charles Warren Hunt, 'Environment of Violence', Polar Publishing of Calgary:1990. CW Hunt is still alive as he has written a letter in the December issue of NCGT journal (go to the link provided by Jovan at www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php ). I've been reading the book over the last week and Jovan, in one of those coincidences, sent in the link above - and there he was, author of a letter to the journal.

Hoyle and Water

Seems like Fred Hoyle, in the 1980s, also thought that earth's water could have been locked up in minerals in the early earth. There is no escaping the fact that indigenous water could not have survived early earth formation processes  as a vapour or a liquid. The interior of the earth, probably holding many ocean equivalents of water locked up in mineral form may have outgassed a large or only a small portion of its present ocean (on the surface), and some fraction may have come from comets.

Deep Water

At https://phys.org/print405334172.html ... we have one of the more exciting science findings in recent years. Earth's water may have originally been formed 'deep within it's mantle' according to research led by University College in Dublin (in association with the University of Saskatchewan in Canada). This change of tack has come about as it is now fairly unlikely earth's water arrived on comets. They just do not appear to conform to the dirty snowball prototype so beloved of consensus science in the past.

Unfossilisable

At http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2017-archive/january/discovery-of-new-fos... ... the fossil loriciferan is so small it was thought to be fossilisable.

Antarctica

The ice sheet on Antarctica formed at the boundary of the Eocene and Oligocene epochs which is dated at 34 million years ago on the geology chronology of the earth. No mention is made as to what occurred at the boundary. If it was this would be logged under 'catastrophism' rather than geology. There are two theories - or two theories exist that mainstream is prepared to seriously consider. The first is based on climate change.

Lost Continent

Nice picture of a beach in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean and a popular holiday destination ...

Big Floods

   ... the scablands.

 

Have a look at this web site, www.hugefloods.com/ ...      and see www.youtube.com/watch?=wJo8m4oKc6k and https://www.youtube.com/watch?=Z1jTBSNHKiY (you will have to probably key the numbers in after being sent to YouTube. You will also see other flood videos on YouTube that you can click on

Wet Green Sahara

The early to mid Holocene is renowned for the Greening of the Sahara and this implies much higher levels of rainfall than in the modern world - although other causes might be hiding in the closet. The Sahara is a largely stony desert and is dry as a result of little rainfall. Between 11,000 and 5000 years ago it was covered in savannah and pockets of woodland, with lakes and rivers and streams. It was ten times wetter than it is in the modern world. This doesn't tell us a lot as it is bone dry and covered in a system of dry wadis.

Modelling Earth Science

At https://phys.org/print403944530.html ... Plate Tectonics models are getting more complicated all the time. Apparently, subduction by itself is not enough to explain how it occurs and internal heat from earth's core is being invoked to provide extra bite to the mainstream mechanism that drives the movement of the plates. There are various mid-ocean ridges identified but in this article in Science Advances (December 2016) we are told the East Pacific Rise is stable - unlike the Mid Atlantic Ridge that may have direct coupling with the deep mantle flow.