1892 – An Appeal to Common Sense

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There is a popular maxim that is frequently repeated: history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. This maxim is particularly pertinent in the context of the Anthropogenic Global Warming debate that has been raging on the internet for many … Continue reading

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Statistically Shaky Sea Shells

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Field trips are part of the game when it comes to the Earth Sciences and Greenland offers a fine array of natural wonders to tempt even the most jaded palate during the summer months. Eighty percent of Greenland is covered … Continue reading

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Miles Mathis – The Fourth Phase of Water

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Miles Mathis has produced a very interesting paper about Gerald Pollack’s latest book. I recently read (parts of) Gerald Pollack’s book The Fourth Phase of Water, and wish to comment extensively. That is Pollack in the picture above. He is … Continue reading

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Greenland – Raised Beaches – II

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In a previous posting the raised beaches of Greenland were graphed using basic data from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition [1910–1911]. The plot suggested the Greenland bedrock has tilted uniformly between 63º 14’ N and 72° 20’ N whilst the … Continue reading

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Deprecating the Ovifak Iron Meteorites

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Although Nils Nordenskiöld was not the first person to traverse Greenland he did succeed in finding the Ovifak [Uivfaq] meteorites on the south coast of Disko Island during his first expedition to Greenland in 1870. Friherr Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld … Continue reading

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Greenland – The Cape York Iron Meteorites

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Although Robert Peary was not the first person to traverse Greenland he did succeed in locating the first examples of the remarkable Cape York iron meteorites. The history of these meteorites up to the time of their discovery by me … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – Come Fly Me

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Air Greenland celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2010 and in a bumper edition of their wonderful in-flight magazine Suluk they featured an article about iron meteorites. Lured by iron meteorite The latest wave of Inuit emigrants from Canada to Greenland … Continue reading

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Greenland – Raised Beaches – I

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The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition [1910–1911] provides a very intriguing summary of the raised beaches that had been discovered in Greenland. These discoveries enabled the Encyclopædia Britannica to conclude that “the whole of this large island has been raised, or … Continue reading

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Greenland – The First Crossing

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The golden age of the yellow backs slowly gave way [during the last quarter of the 19th century] to a new age of real world adventures that related the successes [and failures] of a new generation of polar adventurers that … Continue reading

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Greenland – Pulp Fiction

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The frigid prospect of Greenland has engendered [both] fear and fascination in the minds of men for many centuries. This fear and fascination inspired the writers of Yellow-Backs to pen glorious adventure stories that entertained a spellbound public in the … Continue reading

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Malaga Fly-Cruise

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Malaga is a very popular destination for the Mediterranean cruise passengers and the fly-cruise option has never been easier now that Malaga has introduced direct transfers between the airport and the cruise ships which take the “lug” out of luggage. … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Effect – Reality Check

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The debate over quantifying a Greenhouse Effect for the planet Earth rumbles on. Consensus climate scientists contend that the GHE (Greenhouse Effect) amounts to 33°C. … In an earlier post the theories of respectable climate scientists such as Scott Denning … Continue reading

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The Eye of Nebraska

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The Eye of Nebraska imagery represents the northern part of the Ogallala Aquifer that lies beneath Nebraska. The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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The Magic of Modis – Land Surface Temperatures

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Sometimes I happen to stumble across a WTF image. This particular WTF image is the Maximum Land Surface Temperature published by the NASA Earth Observatory which suggests the maximum surface temperatures in the middle of the Greenland and Antarctic ice … Continue reading

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Inner Van Allan Zebra Stripes

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NASA is good at concocting catchy and distracting headlines for their press releases. This week was no exception when they delivered the “zebra stripes” and “zebra patterns” distractions for the gormless and gullible. Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure … Continue reading

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March Equinox at the Dolmen de Viera in Antequera

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The Sur in English has a spectacular front page picture taken at sunrise from inside the Dolmen de Viera. Nature has its own time, its own hours, and they are unique and ancient. Writer Paul Coelho tells us that every … Continue reading

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Malaga Orange Moon – 21st March 2014 00:06 CET

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Sometimes, when you look out the window on a clear night you see something unexpected. Sometimes, what you see is rather startling… like an orange Moon. Unfortunately, my digital camera is rather ancient and is not ideal for photographing the … Continue reading

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Miles Mathis on Dark Matter – Hans Jelbring on Big Bang

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Miles Mathis is again on sparkling form when he addresses Dark Matter. In a sidebar of the article at the DailyMail, under a heading “what is dark matter?” we find this: Similarly we know dark matter exists but have never … Continue reading

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The Moby Dick of Astronomy

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Herman Melville’s epic sea story of Captain Ahab’s voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick [a great white whale] was published in 1851. The opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. Ishmael … Continue reading

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Smart Money is Moving South

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The Smart Money in Europe is once again moving towards the warmth of southern Spain. http://www.surinenglish.com Perhaps the Smart Money has been reading Piers Corbyn at WeatherAction.com. http://www.weatheraction.com/docs/WANews13No5.pdf Possibly the Smart Money remembers the winter of 2009-10. The winter of … Continue reading

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