‘The Scramble for Africa’ is a term used to describe the period of time spanning several decades starting around 1880, when most of Africa was still unexplored. European powers rushed to conquer the continent in the name of commerce…Continue
The crumpling Sunda plate which causes sinking but also some ground to rise has caught a US Navy…Continue
Typhoon Bohpa from the ISS
The Death toll from Typhoon Bopha rose to…Continue
So not all politicians are in it just for themselves: long time survivalist Roscoe Bartlett urges the more than 80% of Americans who live in urban areas to relocate while the sun still shines before "an emergency" situation leaves the population without food,…Continue
Staff working by candlelight during a power cut in New Delhi
Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people --…Continue
The selection of documents…Continue
Another ghost city is being built at a cost of $1bn, with the reason given that it will be used to test new technologies on a city without interfering in people's lives. As if that's…Continue
After monitoring the GISTDA site since the floods at the end of last year, it seemed that they were going to stop publishing updated satellite images of the area - my assumption was that they had fallen foul of the cover up - after previously providing regular detailed images from their satellites directly to the public so the extent of the flooding could be seen by all.
However, after almost 3 months since the latest image was…Continue
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Despite Somalia having had no central government since 1991, suffering from two decades of civil war and being widely considered a failed state, David Cameron has somehow come to the conclusion that NOW is the time to convene a summit to discuss, among other things, the possibility of military intervention as Somalia is now 'a threat to British interests.'
Much easier than trying to take over a sovereign African nation instead, I imagine! :-)
After several reports to the police and the British Geological Society from concerned residents in the North of England of hearing a low frequency rumble, their houses shaking and for some a loud boom, they are…Continue
Leading think tank Chatham house commissioned a report into how the UK would fare if it experienced a 'high impact, low probability' disaster event and concluded that it would only take a week of disruption before the country descended into chaos.
Food and petrol supplies are…Continue
Rescue teams are continuing to search for up to 150 people thought to be missing after a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines.
The landslide occurred on Thursday in Pantukan, Compostela Valley province, on Mindanao island.
Occurring near the plate boundary, no doubt feeling the recent pressure from the Pacific via the Mariana…Continue
no snow in Austrian ski resorts:Continue
for those who might be interested in predicting which ones will go when.
Found the source map here which is interactive so you can click on each cable for more info: …Continue
"All this obsessing about intergalactic mayhem is kind of weird........But I don't think the planet's imminent destruction is high on our list of concerns."
A good, comprehensive article in the Guardian today where the trend is laid bare by the US critic Joe Queenen as he…Continue
Amazing pictures of the effect of the water as the area looks more like it's been flooded out by torrential rain, and the third time the area has been devastated by a burst mains in the last four years according to…
The Independent today reports that climate scientists are increasing taking a harder line as the facts no longer line up with previous assertions that extreme weather events are within the norm of statistical anomalies.
“There is strong evidence if you look across…Continue