What does future volcanic activity have to do with our future?


ironsides
#1
Just about everything.

Lets start with Crater Lake National park, one on the most beautiful parks I have ever been to. Its past is only legend now, but is the stories of the residents over 7,700 years ago the eruption of Mt. Mazama almost was the end of the world to them. Now the eruption is only a deep memory now in those who survived, but the results can still be seen of the devastation that created what we now know as 'Crater Lake".

Crater Lake - Oregon ::

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: Expanded Home Page

CVO Website - Crater Lake, Oregon


Krakatoa - August 27,1883,

1. The 23km square island of Krakatoa existed at a height of 450m above sea level. The blast leveled most of the island to 250m below sea level.
2. Pyroclastic flows traveled as far as 40km from the island consuming traversing ships in fire and ash.
3. The sound of the final explosion was heard over 4500km away and covered 1/13th of the Earth's surface.
4. The eruption generated tsunamis 40m high that devastated nearby coastlines.
5. The final death toll from pyroclastic flows, volcanic bombs, and tsunamis was calculated to be a devastating 36,417.


Krakatoa


The huge eruption of Krakatoa is still keeping the world cool and damping down the rate of sea level rise caused by climate change, thanks to the ashes and aerosols that it spewed out in 1883.
More than six cubic miles of rock, ash, and pumice were ejected from the volcano, near the Indonesian island of Rakata in the Sunda Strait.
The explosion generated the loudest sound in human history, and was heard from more than 2,500 miles away.


Krakatoa helps to keep Earth cool - Telegraph



Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?

Steam Explosions, Quakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What’s in Yellowstone’s Future? | USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3024

There are just a couple of volcanoes that have changed or will change the way we were living on a world wide scale. Just because there have not been any major global catastrophes lately, does not mean it will not happen. One does not have to be a geologist to under stand that most of us are living on a time bomb. This by the way will cause climate change much faster than man could ever hope to.
 
lone wolf
#2
Terrorists? Global warming? Volcanos? Critters are lucky. They don't worry.
 
darkbeaver
#3
I don't know how about you.
 
darkbeaver
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Terrorists? Global warming? Volcanos? Critters are lucky. They don't worry.

How do you know they don't worry?
 
lone wolf
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

How do you know they don't worry?

I asked....
 
Johnnny
#6
people.......

krakatoa is nothing compared to what if.....

the triassic and permian extinctions there was up to 6 million cubic tons of ash that covered the world......
 
Bar Sinister
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by ironsides View Post

Just about everything.

Lets start with Crater Lake National park, one on the most beautiful parks I have ever been to. Its past is only legend now, but is the stories of the residents over 7,700 years ago the eruption of Mt. Mazama almost was the end of the world to them. Now the eruption is only a deep memory now in those who survived, but the results can still be seen of the devastation that created what we now know as 'Crater Lake".

Crater Lake - Oregon ::

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: Expanded Home Page

CVO Website - Crater Lake, Oregon

I've been to Crater Lake twice. It is an awe-inspiring natural wonder and something everyone should try to visit. Interestingly, it is located just a hundred or so kilometers off the main US interstate heading from Washington state to California, but whenever I have visited it, it has been almost deserted. It is too bad that so many tourists drive right by it.
 
dumpthemonarchy
#8
Tons of ash would be a pain in one. The supervolcano in Yellowstone could make half the world knee deep in ash. Then there are asteroids too. And ain't nuthin' we can do right now about them. Just worry.
 
Johnnny
#9
we would find a way to survive, if mammels could survive the cretacous mass extinction eating bugs we can find a way to survive
 

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