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Civilization's Next Challenge - Super Volcanos

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posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 07:55 AM
Honestly, I find this hard to believe. BUT ... this is what
the scientists are saying. Since they know better than
we do in this field I guess that means we should pay


March 8, 2005

Super Volcano Will Challenge Civilization, Geologists Warn
By Robert Roy Britt
LiveScience Senior Writer
08 March 2005

The eruption of a super volcano "sooner or later" will chill the planet
and threaten human civilization, British scientists warned Tuesday.

And now the bad news: There's not much anyone can do about it.

Several volcanoes around the world are capable of gigantic eruption
s unlike anything witnessed in recorded history, based on geologic
evidence of past events, the scientists said. Such eruptions would
dwarf those of Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, Pinatubo and anything
else going back dozens of millennia.

"Super-eruptions are up to hundreds of times larger than these," said
Stephen Self of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Open University.

"An area the size of North America can be devastated, and pronounced
deterioration of global climate would be expected for a few years
following the eruption," Self said. "They could result in the devastation
of world agriculture, severe disruption of food supplies, and mass
starvation. These effects could be sufficiently severe to threaten the
fabric of civilization."

Self and his colleagues at the Geological Society of London presented their report to the U.K. Government's Natural Hazard Working Group.

What's in Store .... go to the site to read the long article -

[edit on 3/8/2005 by FlyersFan]

posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 07:52 AM
This has already been covered recently here:

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