Archive for the ‘Earth Sciences’ Category

Drowned world

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Here's a fascinating site which shows how the world will look if sea levels rise. Kinda puts the cost of lowering carbon emissions into perspective, doesn't it? All those multi-million dollar seaside properties - underwater.

Aurora Hunter

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Aurora Hunter. What an absolutely beautiful site! I've never seen an aurora in real life. Being located at 33 degrees south kind of puts a damper on your aurora viewing activities. The only way I could see an aurora in the southern hemisphere would be to take a package tour to ...

Worst Weather

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

From The Age: It's official: 2005 worst weather ever December 7, 2005 - 9:14AM This year looks set to be the hottest, stormiest and driest ever on Planet Earth confirming the urgent need to combat global warming, says a report by the international environment group WWF. The report, released today at the UN Climate ...

The Climate Mash

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Here's a cute animation about climate change. Climate Mash

Melting ice cap

Monday, August 8th, 2005

From ABC: New study predicts deterioration of Antarctic iceshelf AM - Friday, 5 August , 2005 08:28:00 TONY EASTLEY: A new study which blames warmer temperatures for recent Antarctic ice shelf collapses predicts that a bigger shelf the size of Tasmania will break off in the next couple of years. In 2002, a ...

Apostle crumbles

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Another of the famous Twelve Apostles limestone structures off Victoria's coast has collapsed, leaving only eight still standing. One of the giant structures off the Great Ocean Road coastline was claimed by the ocean about 9am today, Parks Victoria spokesman Alex Green said. "If you're standing on the ...

Mount St Helens

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Volcano set to blow as boiling lake grows October 6, 2004 - 10:18AM Magma continued to push up into the Mount St Helens volcano today, pushing up the lava crust and creating a boiling lake in the crater, a government scientist said. Mount St Helens, which erupted in 1980 ...