News Stories relating to "mass extinction"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Earth seems to have had a number of lucky escapes recent years; several asteroids have passed uncomfortably close to our home planet, and one exploded without warning in 2013 over Chelyabinsk in Russia, causing injuries to residents and extensive damage to buildings.
Now another piece of space debris has been identified as a...
Monday, December 8, 2014
Back in 1965, maverick scientist James Lovelock, warned an oil company that the year 2000 would not be dominated by fusion-powered cars or advanced technology, but by the changing climate.
"It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said. He may have slightly under-played...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A poll led by the Pew Global Attitudes Project has canvassed more than 48,000 people from all different cultures, religions and nationalities to discover what they believe to be the greatest current threats facing humanity in the 21st century.
People from 44 different countries were given a list of potential threats and asked to name...
Monday, April 28, 2014
The risk of a sizeable asteroid colliding with the earth has always been purported to be extremely low, with scientists reporting that such an event was only likely to occur every twenty million years or so.
Unfortunately, our collective sigh of relief could be a little premature, as recent evidence suggests that, not only is the risk...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Unknown Country has previously reported unexplained mass extinction-style events occurring in fish and other marine life (see Rivers of Death and Silent Seas
), but the phenomenon also appears to be spreading to our bird life.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The effects of climate change have caused mass-extinction type events previously in Earth's history, say scientists.
Members of a U.N.-sponsored research team with members from Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology have found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Prophets and soothsayers have been predicting the end of the world for thousands of years, with possible extinction-level events cited as super-volcanoes or earthquakes, giant solar flares, pollution, plague and pestilence, and the favourite of the 20th century, nuclear war. There is no doubt that planet Earth is currently under-going what...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Unknowncountry has been monitoring the increased earthquake activity at Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, and considering the potential effects of a Super-volcano eruption. The National Park is perched on top of a simmering Super-volcano which has been responsible for some of the largest and most cataclysmic volcanic eruptions in known history....
Thursday, May 23, 2013
An ongoing controversy about what happened to end the last ice age in a huge catastrophe has been resolved. Something gigantic hit the Earth, leading to massive fires followed by flooding as ice...
Sunday, November 28, 2004
The book theComing Global Superstorm was criticized for making the casethat mass extinctions of various types of bison, mammoths,horses in the Americas and many other large animals aroundthe world, were due to sudden climate change.
The conventional wisdom was that these extinctions were dueto mass slaughter by human beings. Now it...