Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.
Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.Photograph by Tom Murphy, National Geographic Creative
supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.
After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at
Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir below the caldera.
And in an unsettling twist, the minerals revealed that the critical changes in temperature and composition built up in a matter of decades. Until now, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make that...Read details...
If the supervolcano underneath America's first national park erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.
So... why aren't we investing in geoengineering R&D? Why are we wasting billions on fighting each other when we should be looking for a solution to this obvious problem? Even if we fail we would be better off.
If the Cascadian fault (which is long overdue for an eruption), the San Adreas fault and the Yellowstone all go together you can kiss N. America goodbye. Even if just the Cascadian fault erupts it would cause so much after shocks and create a huge tsunami that would wipe out most of N.W. US. Never say it can't happen in my life time. That is what is often said but it will happen sooner or later. Nothing anyone can do about it and not worth worrying about. But then I am on the other side of the pond so hoping the effects would lessen by the time it reached here lol
Isn't it overdue anyway? Even if so, humans are a collective piece of shit and shouldn't really exist considering all we try to do is kill one another so no big loss if it causes an extinction event that consumes all and delivers us to Cthulhu
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