WTF 1 in 10 Chance the Entire Western U.S. Population is Wiped Out

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Yellowstone Supervolcano: Real Threat, or Scare Tactic?

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  1. Rabid Dogman

    Rabid Dogman Well-Known Member

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    http://www.express.co.uk/news/scien...in-10-chance-super-volcano-will-kill-millions


    Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years and scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet is a real possibility.

    Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming.

    There are few real contingency plans in place to deal with the ticking time bomb, which they conclude is likely to go off within the next 80 years.

    The world's most dangerous active volcanoes include Yellowstone, Mount Vesuvius in Campagnia, Italy, and Popocatépetl i near Mexico City.

    If any of them or other massive volcanic peaks suffered a major eruption the team said millions of people would die and earth’s atmosphere would be poisoned with ash and other toxins "beyond the imagination of anything man’s activity and global warming could do over 1,000 years.

    The chance of such as eruption happening at one of the major volcanoes within 80 years is put at five to ten per cent by the experts.

    There are already fears that Yellowstone could blow any time within the next 70 years on a scale that would wiped out the western USA and affect the course of global history.

    The report - “Extreme Geo-hazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience,” warns global government's preparations for such happenings are virtually non-existent.

    It said: "Although in the last few decades earthquakes have been the main cause of fatalities and damage, the main global risk is large volcanic eruptions that are less frequent but far more impactfull than the largest earthquakes.

    “Due to their far-reaching effects on climate, food security, transportation, and supply chains, these events have the potential to trigger global disaster and catastrophe.

    "The cost of response and the ability to respond to these events is beyond the financial and political capabilities of any individual country.”

    The report looked at other major geo-hazards facing the globe, including earthquakes, drought, asteroids floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, avalanches and wildfires.

    Large earthquakes and tsunamis have happened more in the last 2,000 years, meaning there was better preparedness.

    The report concluded: “Volcanic eruptions can have more severe impacts through atmospheric and climate effects and can lead to drastic problems in food and water security, as emphasized by the widespread famine and diseases that were rampant after the Laki 1783 and Tambora 1815 eruptions.

    “Hence extreme volcanic eruptions pose a higher associated risk than all other natural hazards with similar recurrence periods, including asteroid impacts.”

    The eruption of Tambora on Sumbawa, Indonesia killed about 100,000 people, but ash clouds meant there was no summer the following year and it was “one of the most important climatic and socially repercussive events of the last millennium,” the report said.

    The earlier Icelandic event killed close to 10,000 instantly, but the long-term, effects wiped out 25% of the population and were felt across the planet.

    A famine in Egypt reduced the population by one sixth, 25,000 died in the UK from breathing problems and there was worldwide extreme weather.

    Similar scale events today would be much more catastrophic, the team warned, due to

    much bigger populations, global travel and food chains and reliance on technology.

    Worryingly, scientists say research over the last 300 years of volcanic activity shows we are currently in a "volcano season" meaning increased activity.

    Volcanoes are also more likely from November to April in the northern hemisphere when ice, rain and snowfall can compress the bedrock.
     
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  2. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    It was a blast of wind from Howard Stern's asshole.

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    I thought is was gonna be on the white race.
     
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    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP

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    I lost my iPhone charger this week and now this. Wonderful.
     
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    Well something is going to get us

    I'd prefer this over being car jacked by a pack of Reggies
     
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    MilkyDischarge The "Fuckin' cockroach infestation!" Gold

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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    I'm glad I'm right on top of it. I don't wanna stick around after it blows.
     
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    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Let me get back to you on their total electoral vote count before I weigh in on whether or not this is a good thing.
     
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    Oh boy
     
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    Zarathustra Well-Known Member

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    The last super volcano to erupt was Mt Toba. It almost wiped out human life. Some theories say it left less than 10,000 people on earth and change the climate for 1000 years.

    The southern hemisphere is probably the best place to go if it happens. Australia because i only speak English.
     
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    Erasing the population of California alone would be worth it.
     
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    Hey, I heard that!
     
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    Rhinosaucerous Uncle Riley

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    Maybe by the time it does blow, everything else about society and this planet will be so fucked up putting us out of our misery will look like the best solution.

    Optimistically pessimistic, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    I'm way too high to be reading this shit!!! :scared:
     
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    Don't worry about it. I'm sure the libs will find a way to stop a volcano from blowing right after they stop temperatures from changing. They have brilliant minds.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Yellowstone is something like 100 000 years overdue for for an eruption.
     
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    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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  18. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Tard News Team VIP

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    In the grand scheme of things we ar completely insignificant. In the blink of an eye humans and all traces of us can be wiped out and nothing can be done about it. It will probably happen 3 days after i hit this Powerball jackpot.

    Fuck it. Live it up while ya can. Hookers and blow for everyone.
     
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    Meh, Looks like I'm safe

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    And the environmentalists call trump a fear monger... Irony...

    Islam is on a rampage, hurry and change the conversation.... Guns show loop holes, carbon emissions, environmental disasters, etc etc