Thursday, October 11, 2007

Accretionary Wedge #2, Earth Science Week, and Blog Action Day

Reminder: submissions for the second edition of the geology carnival The Accretionary Wedge (topic: "How the Earth Can Kill You") are due to me by 7 pm Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, October 15. (That's 1 am on Oct. 16, GMT.) Send the links to shearsensibility AT gmail DOT com, with "Accretionary Wedge" in the subject line to make the sorting easier.

I just noticed that the date corresponds to Earth Science Week. So I guess the carnival could be an Earth Science Week activity, in a way. (Should I e-mail AGI and tell them the geobloggers are participating?)

And the date also corresponds to Blog Action Day. And this year's theme is.... the environment. Should we register The Accretionary Wedge as participating? The understanding of natural hazards is one way in which geoscientists help humans figure out how to deal with our environment, so I think it's relevant. But I wonder what the rest of the geoblogosphere thinks.

5 comments:

Ron Schott said...

Go for it!

BrianR said...

yeah, that's a good idea

CJR said...

Oh good, I have a bit longer than I thought I did to polish my entry...

And we've ideally timed it too - a bit of plugging would perhaps inspire even more geobloggers to sit down at their keyboards.

Yami McMoots said...

If we become part of a Serious Activity I might feel slightly bad about submitting a glorified "I went camping" diary entry... but not *very* bad, so I say go for it.

Kim said...

I signed The Accretionary Wedge up for Blog Action Day, but I didn't get in touch with anyone at AGI. (I wasn't quite sure how to explain a carnival, and then midterm grades were due and... well, you know how it goes.)