- A super volcano in Yellowstone National Park could cause an "ultra-catastrophe," a writer warns of the disappearance.
- The complete eruption of the volcano last occurred 640,000 years ago.
- A blast can kill billions and make the United Among other disasters, Brian Walsh's End Times highlights the eruption of the Yosemite super volcano in the United States as an event that can wipe out much of human life on this planet.
Fortunately, the Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming does not erupt very often. The last time he did it was 640,000 years ago. Surely no one knows when they will blow again, but by some measures this can happen at any moment.
When this happens, the eruption will propel something like 240 cubic miles of rock, dust and ash into the sky, as it did on the last major explosion. This would also create a stream of magma that would bury the area within 40 miles (1
Volcanic ash eruptions
This will also result in devastated crops and destruction of the power grid. Without sunlight, heat and food would be a great loss of life How bad? As Brian Walsh writes in his New York Times issue, a 2015 report by the European Extreme Geosciences Science Foundation called what could happen "the greatest disaster since the dawn of civilization."  Jerzy Żaba, Geologist from the University of Silesia in Katowice, Po sha, it was more specific, saying in an interview that according to his assessment about 5 billion will die of hunger "due to effects of climate change. "If Yellowstone inflates, he suggests that in order to survive, all we have to do is escape from North America. Imagine American refugees trying to enter South America or Europe.
Brian Walsh calls this scenario, without much exaggeration, "existential risk" not only for the US, but for the whole world. Walsh writes that "existential risk experts largely agree that the super volcanoes – of which there are 20 scattered around the planet – are the natural threat that represents the most
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. May 2016
The big question, of course, is when will the super volcano Yelo break out? the Yellowstone National Park core receives about 3000 small earthquakes a year, but catastrophic explosions are rare. In addition to the so-called "Lava Creek eruption" 640K years ago, the volcano completely erupted approximately 1.3 million and 2.1 million years, which means that between 66 There are 0,000 to 800,000 years between them.
Of course, no one knows when the next one will surely happen, which is why Walsh believes that more resources should be devoted to exploring volcanoes. The FAA currently spends about $ 7 billion annually on aviation safety, while volcanic programs that could potentially cause much more casualties receive a palpable $ 22 million in research costs. Related Articles on the Web