uncleacid: Nice goatse pic.
Deep Contact: A super eruption will darken the Sun, and gradually push the Earth into a nuclear winter for many years, or even centuries, we will have to survive in darkness and cold and no cable TV.
Lost Thought 00: Sometime within the next 100 million years or so. Real critical warning there, Mr. Geologist.
Grapple: the funnier part is.. in "geologic time" 100 million years is like.. tomorrow. seriously.
Burr: One day you will thank him for being able to out-run an explosion!
ItchyBrother: [s3.amazonaws.com image 600x450]
dryknife: There are six known supervolcanoes on dry land, while some six more are located under the oceans. Three of these supervolcanoes are in the United States: Yellowstone in Wyoming, Long Valley in California, and Valles Caldera in New Mexico
nmemkha: All we need to do is pass legislation outlawing volcanoes./problem solved
Old Gnarled Oak: I don't have to outrun the super-volcano, I just have to outrun you.
Government Fromage: We need to lit these high capacity assault volcanos
namatad: eyeq360: Not worried. There are other supervolcanoes to worry about right now. Another one a 100 million years from now...pshaw.If someone had conclusive evidence that there will be no more bacon for anyone, permanently, like tomorrow, that's something to panic over.One example is the Yellowstone super volcano, which has blown its top three times in the past 2 million years.Thorne published all this in the journal, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. He's rather calm about it, and says it is a slow process from blob to blowout - maybe 100 million years or so.So once every 600,000 years?So WHY would he pull 100My out of his arse?
CheatCommando: Grapple: the funnier part is.. in "geologic time" 100 million years is like.. tomorrow. seriously.My paleontology professor once professed to not know much at all about human history he had not personally lived through. When someone mocked him for not getting a reference to Caesar, he said "Look that happened 2000 years ago. I'm an invertebrate paleontologist: I don't do current events."
Deep Contact: The main problem is Volcanic ash and it's not like the ash you find on the barbecue: it is made of tiny pieces of rock. If it falls on your roof, your house can collapse under it's weight. If it gets into contact with cars or airplanes, they will break down or crash. Even worse, if you inhale it, the ash will mix with the liquids in your lungs and form a cement-like substance. You'll literally drown in conrete! There are sulphurous gases that turn all rainfall into a blistering downpour of pure sulphuric acid for years to come. There are all kinds of chlorine-bearing compounds, that break down enough of the ozone layer to turn the Sun into a real killer. There's carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that not only nibbles at the ozone layer, but also causes long-term global warming. And last but not least, there's soot. A super eruption will darken the Sun, and gradually push the Earth into a nuclear winter for many years, or even centuries, we will have to survive in darkness and cold and no cable TV.
Deep Contact: we will have to survive in darkness and cold and no cable TV.
Deep Contact: no cable TV
No Time To Explain: Michael Bay is patiently waiting/watching and waiting... And when the time comes, he'll be there to learn it's secrets
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