News about the earthquake in northeastern Japan

Summary:  Here is information on some aspects of  the world's latest natural disaster.  Was the 20th century usually calm, geologically?  {update:  see graph at the end for an answer}  Links to other posts about earthquakes and volcanoes appear at the end.  Updates will be posted below.  Also see About the atomic crisis in Japan – background information and news … Continue reading News about the earthquake in northeastern Japan

About our “certain doom” from the Yellowstone supervolcano

Earth was a benign mother during the 20th century, so that we forgot that changes in the physical world are among the most powerful drivers shaping history.  Now we seem to have gone to the other extreme, seeing every change in the physical world as a harbinger of doom. Here are some antidotes to the nonsense circulating … Continue reading About our “certain doom” from the Yellowstone supervolcano