Climate alarmists have proclaimed the doom of earth more times than Bible-thumping evangelists. Every few years they claim humanity is doomed, only for us to soldier on.
Their extreme predictions related to pollution, carbon emissions, and global warming are driving people away, but every once in a while they point out something that makes everyone stop and scratch their heads.
Is the earth really doomed this time around? Are cars and cows driving humanity to extinction? I surely don’t know, but there seems to be yet another problem brewing. One that will most definitely end all life on the planet, should it happen.
It has nothing to do with global warming. And it might happen sometime soon.
Oh, and it’s located in the heart of the United States.
From New York Times:
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 250,000 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter…
Yellowstone’s last supereruption occurred 631,000 years ago. And it’s not the planet’s only buried supervolcano. Scientists suspect that a supereruption scars the planet every 100,000 years, causing many to ask when we can next expect such an explosive planet-changing event…
The time scale is the blink of an eye, geologically speaking. It’s even shorter than a previous study that found that another ancient supervolcano beneath California’s Long Valley caldera awoke hundreds of years before its eruption. As such, scientists are just now starting to realize that the conditions that lead to supereruptions might emerge within a human lifetime.
Wouldn’t that be perfect? A supervolcano erupts, wiping out all life. All our work to reduce climate change would be for nothing, as life-ending ash blocks out the sun for 100 years!
All joking aside, this proves a valuable point. There are forces at work in the universe far beyond our control. We as humans cannot properly control what goes on, on this planet. Reduce emissions all you want. Regulate companies and factories so they cannot even make a dime. You still might die from a supervolcano.
Scientists are hard at work studying the last supervolcano eruption. They are studying rocks to try to understand why and when it happened. But even if they knew exactly when the next one was going to pop–do you think they could stop it?
Something tells me no.
So take my advice. Stop worrying about what climate alarmists are saying. You can cut back on your energy consumption all you want–you’re not going to be able to stop a surging storm of magma.
Global warming alarmists, on the other hand, are running around like the world is going to end—and telling you to start using one square of toilet paper to save the planet.
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Source: New York Times