"Normally changes to our geological environment take place almost imperceptibly. A life time is too short to see rivers changing course, mountains rising skywards or valleys opening up. In north-eastern Africa's Afar Triangle, though, recent months have seen hundreds of crevices splitting the desert floor and the ground has slumped by as much as 100 meters (328 feet). At the same time, scientists have observed magma rising from deep below as it begins to form what will eventually become a basalt ocean floor. Geologically speaking, it won't be long until the Red Sea floods the region. The ocean that will then be born will split Africa apart.""We're talking Old Testament, real 'wrath of God' stuff! Seas boiling! Forty days of darkness! The dead rising from the grave! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!"--GhostbustersSomeone please muzzle Pat Robertson before he finds out.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Posted by Staunch Moderate at 9:31 AM