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(Billings Gazette)   Even though the Mayan Apocalypse has come and gone, the Yellowstone supervolcano is still gurgling away just beneath the earth's crust   ( ) divider line
    More: Scary, Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Yellowstone, Yellowstone Supervolcano, end times, U.S. Geological Survey  
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12746 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Dec 2012 at 8:43 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-23 08:47:20 AM  
3 votes:
Drill in, use the heat to power a large geothermal energy plant, power North America carbon-free
2012-12-23 08:56:20 AM  
2 votes:
2012-12-23 08:53:05 AM  
2 votes:
There should be a law passed that requires any doomsdayer who predicts the end of the world is required to register their prediction, name, picture and contact information on a public website. Once their prediction(s) fail, others can officially laugh at them, harrass them, call them fkucwads, etc. The website shall keep a summary of whose predictions fail the most, and a running number of failed doomsday predictions over specified periods of time. This goes for doomsdayers, rapture retards, WW3'ers, etc.
2012-12-23 09:46:24 AM  
1 vote:
It went boom 2 million, 1.3 million, and 0.6 million years ago. So we have approx. 0.1 million years till it goes boom again. Why every 0.7 million years? My theory would be that when the hotspot is under thinner crust, you have more frequent smaller eruptions and the pressure is kept lower. Since the plate is moving above the hotspot, every 0.7 million years the hotspot is under a thicker section of crust and the pressure is able to build up to cataclysmic levels and it goes boom, erasing whole mountain ranges when it happens.
2012-12-23 09:44:01 AM  
1 vote:
If you said "2 days" as the window between the 'end of the world', and when we'd be talking about the next end of the world scenario, step right up and claim your prize.
2012-12-23 09:11:43 AM  
1 vote:
If I understand the article correctly, nothing has gone on with the Yellowstone super volcano for 600,000 years, nothing is going on right now, and some people with varying degrees of intellectual respectability and scientific accuracy on occasion have speculated baselessly about an eruption. Glad I read that.
2012-12-23 08:56:48 AM  
1 vote:
FFS, can we stop with the Doomsday crap for one freaking day?
2012-12-23 08:52:17 AM  
1 vote:
I wish it would just erupt so we could stop talking about it
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