Geoscience covers a range of events and the key to minimising deaths is risk management. This week looks at recent happenings in Kilauea, hazard management in Chile and what we can learn from Mexico’s defeat of Germany in the World Cup.
Temperature and sea level continue to rise, Antarctic ice is melting, and May, 2018 was the fourth warmest on record.
This week the focus is on eruptions past and present – Kilauea, Novarupta and volcanic hazards – with a quick look at whether it’s unusually quiet on the earthquake front.
This week there are two strongly contrasting volcanic eruptions in the news – Kilauea in Hawaii, and Guatemala’s dramatic and devastating Fuego.
Historic floods and cyclones. Yeah, it’s summer.
The eruption at Kilauea is ongoing and everyone’s talking about it. But how much of what they’re saying is correct?
New temperature records; new carbon dioxide highs — and a generally-ignored constituent of air: argon.
There’s still plenty to talk about on Hawaii, both what’s happened at Kilauea, and what might happen. There’s also a lot to learn from Antarctica’s ice sheets.
All scientists are subject to bias – it happens in the best and worst of situations. One example of possible bias in the scientific community was the use of Laetrile as a harmless Anti-Cancer agent.
It’s all about America this week – mainly Hawaii, but California and Yellowstone get a look in, too.