YELLOWSTONE SUPER-VOLCANO COULD ERUPT AND DESTROY ALL OF HUMANITY AT ANY SECOND
May 3 2012
Wyoming, MT – The last time our little planet saw a super-volcanic eruption was about 70,000 years ago. That eruption, really more of an explosion, happened in what is now Lake Toba in Indonesia. The detonation of that volcano was massive, spreading ash for thousands of kilometres and creating a nuclear winter the world over. Some research even suggests that it nearly killed off our early ancestors, one of our many brushes with extinction over the ages.
Toba was a massive explosion but was not, believe it not, isolated or unique. While we are used the volcanoes erupting at times, we have never seen in our time on the planet the eruption of a super-volcano, a massive fissure in the earth’s crust capable of destroying the planet.
In all, there are six super-volcanoes around the world, all of which are due for an eruption at some point. The one that is most due, overdue in fact, is the one in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. Underneath that idyllic park visited by thousands of people every year is a massive cauldron of magma and gas getting ready to explode, something which could happen at any second resulting in the deaths of millions and there is nothing we can do about it except pray for a quick death.
“The Yellowstone volcano's previous behavior is the best guide of what it will do in the future. This research suggests explosive volcanism from Yellowstone is more frequent than previously thought,” said Ben Ellis of Washington State University. “The Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super than previously thought however it is more active than previously thought.”
The new assessment pegs the volcano at about 12 percent less powerful than previously believed and happening ever 6000 years or so, meaning that it is way more overdue than previously thought.
It’s not clear how many people the volcano would kill immediately, but it is believed that millions would die in the aftermath with nuclear winter causing mass starvation globally.
“Obviously this is something we would prefer not to have happen but it will happen, it’s really just a matter of when and how powerful it will be when it actually occurs. This volcano will explode and there really isn’t a thing we can do about it except try to survive the aftermath,” said Scrape TV Disaster analyst Walter Lim. “The eruption of this volcano will fundamentally alter the makeup of North America, destroy the economy of the world, and of course kill a lot of people. It could knock us back into the dark ages, which would certainly suck but it is going to happen no matter how much we don’t want it to.”
Another massive super-volcano in Death Valley is also likely to explode at any second even now. Or now. Orrrr, now.
“When this happens it will alter the course of human history just as it has done before and will do again in the future. There is no getting around it. Nature is still very much in charge and we have no choice but to deal with her wrath and try to gather what we can and move on, but there is no fighting it,” continued Lim. “Death will come to all of us and destruction will reign. Millions will die, millions more will suffer and all we can do is what for it to happen and of course pray we are amongst the lucky ones who die quickly.”
The other four super-volcanoes could also explode at any second, though all of them exploding at once is fairly unlikely.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent