Tag Archives: fire

Pompeii

79 CE, The volcano of Vesuvius erupts, stones and ashes are thrown into the air, raining on the terrified people in the cities of Herculaneum, Stabia and Pompeii. It must have seemed like the wrath of the gods for those who had to suffer in the ashes of the eruption. As Pliny the younger recounts: […]

Australia is burning

It’s not possible to pass by it in this beginning of new decade. Impossible, no, because it’s so big. Either by the size, by the intensity, by the duration. We are speaking here about the bush fires which are ravaging Australia. At least 25 dead, more than one billion dead animals, 100 000 people who […]

The 2019 Amazon rain forest fires. Cause for concern?

Over the Summer there were plenty of articles on the Amazon rainforest fires. Some quite dire in tone over the consequences and other much less so. In the midst of all this, it can be hard to understand exactly the seriousness of what occurred, why these fires are happening, and how this compares to previous […]

VOICES November 2019

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship VOICES. Its monthly mission: to explore strange new worlds and cultures. Logbook, November 2019. The volunteering spacecraft is being launched in Kisela Voda space station. Long for the stars with us and learn about our place in the Universe. Meet new people and dance […]