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REMINDER: Accretionary Wedge posts due this Friday

January 27, 2009

For this installment of The Accretionary Wedge I am asking for posts that speculate about the future of the Earth within the context of geological processes/events.

I’m not necessarily looking for well-constrained predictions … this is mostly meant to be fun speculation. Be creative!! Although if you do want to project the configuration of plates and long-term climate cycles in a rigorous fashion — go for it.

Please put a link to your post below or e-mail me the link by this Friday, January 30th and I will put them together before the end of the weekend.

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Note: The December ‘08 installment will now be in March ‘09; see this page on the archive site for the schedule and feel free to volunteer to host (and come up with a fun topic)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2009 2:37 am

    I’m a bit tied up with marking and exam boards at the moment so I’m going to have to cheat a bit on this one. Please consider my post from earlier this month on why global warming will eradicate great earthquakes by 2035 to be my somewhat tongue-in-cheek prediction for the accretionary wedge. http://hypocentre.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/global-warming-to-make-large-earthquakes-disappear-by-2035/

  2. January 28, 2009 6:25 am

    hypocentre — works for me

  3. January 29, 2009 1:17 pm

    Brian, here’s my post: http://highway8a.blogspot.com/2009/01/wedge-16-ore-deposits-of-future.html

    I thought I saw another one that might qualify besides the one over at Through the Sandglass, but I can’t find it!

  4. January 29, 2009 9:17 pm

    Well, my bizarre wanderings are posted at http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2009/01/january-accretionary-wedge-seeing.html. Thanks for hosting

  5. geochristian permalink
    January 30, 2009 7:49 pm

    I don’t have any original predictions, but have recycled a post I wrote on the future of the Earth a couple years ago. This post was a summary of an article that appeared in GSA’s Geosphere. One of the main purposes of my blog is to reflect on the relationship between geology and Christian faith, so I added some theological musings at the end.

    http://geochristian.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/the-earth-has-a-future-2/

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