Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yellowstone could put the schnitz on Global Warming.

Instead, it would create a new ice age which would lead to the deaths of BILLIONS of people. And wreck two-thirds of the United States, utterly. Which means the country would not be able to function, period.

In other words: Yellowstone blowing up means the end of America.

From the Inquisitor.com article, Mega-earthquakes in Major Population Centers Highly Imminent, Experts Renew Warning:

Fears have also been expressed about an imminent eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, which experts say experienced a major eruption 640,000 years ago, followed by minor eruptions and lava flows 150,000 and 70,000 years ago, respectively.

Experts warn that major eruptions of Yellowstone comparable to the last super-eruption 640,000 years ago could be up to 2,000 times as powerful as the Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption. A major eruption of Yellowstone could devastate large swathes of the U.S. northwest and render about two-thirds of the country uninhabitable.

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And from another Inquisitor Article, Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption May Happen Soon; Explosion More Catastrophic than Effects of Climate Change.

A Yellowstone supervolcano eruption capable of wiping out the western half of the U.S. may be closer than previously thought. Scientists say the Earth is now in a “volcano season,” and a large volcanic eruption poses a significantly greater global threat than even the effects of climate change.

According to scientists from the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Earth is experiencing a 300-year period of increased volcanic activity, or a volcano season. Some scientists have speculated this increased activity may be due to rising sea levels, possibly related to global warming.

In the report, entitled “Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience,” experts predict a supervolcano eruption with the ability to kill millions has a five to 10 percent chance of happening within the next 70 to 80 years. Such an event would make it difficult for a global society to adapt and remain sustainable.

Researchers are particularly worried about active volcanoes in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, Mount Vesuvius in Italy, and Popocat├ępetl in Mexico. As reported by International Business Times, the environmental impact would go well beyond any damaging effects of climate change over a 1,000 year period, should any of these three erupt.

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And here's why the Yellowstone Explosion could be huge:

Cross-posted at 2016 is strange!.

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