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a REALLY good volcano. If one happens in the next week or so-not.my.fault (pun intended)
Mon the Krakatoa
There is a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park, it would do bad stuff if it exploded. Clouds of smoke and block sunlight for years.
I watched a documentary on it when I was wee.
Unfortunately I have a friend who is actually worried about this..
Bill Bryson talks loads about it ine of his books. If Yellowstone goes, we're fucked.
It seems pretty apocalyptic (pretty?), but the person in question takes things a little far. For example, he was sure he had mercury poisoning because he stayed late at work one too many times (fluorescent lights you see)
I watched that Horzion program about it and I couldn't sleep that night...
I'm not worried now..
about the super volcano. Is it actually meant to be exploding in our generation? Or can I get back to worrying about climate change first?
Or we could always have a volcano! thread.
a) volcano thread
b) a good volcano album
As long as Pierce Brosnan and/or Tommy Lee Jones are still alive when it hits everything will be OK.
about Yellowstone after watching that program. Since then though it has moved down to number 4 on my most feared "Oh shit we're all going to die now" scenario list below nanobots consuming us all, the moon crash landing on earth and the cloverfield monster.
you don't know you are dead, you think you are still alive and its everyone in the shit!
until I watched that doc oh the Hawk the other week. Now I feel safer for some reason
the black holes that the Large Hadron Collider makes? At least we wouldn't really notice the end of the world if that happened. Or would we literally see everything getting sucked into a big hole???
because humans are made of matter too.
that it was just america that was fucked if yellowstone fucked. everyone else would be alright.
it cuoldnt blot out the whole sun? I mean the earth is spherical. maybe im under estimating the size of it. oh well, we'll probably have invented some sort of giant fan to fan away all the ash by then.
The ash gets thrown into the upper atmosphere jetstream and goes right round the world quick sharp......we're all doooooomed!
apparently america is due a MASSIVE earthquake soon too.
apparently half of the Canary Islands is going to drop off into the ocean causing a MASSIVE tidal wave that'll wipe out the entire Eastern Seaboard.
they think theyre spanish. but theyre not.
i know. i think about this like at least once a month. New York will be gone!
Earth temperatures dropped by just over 1 Celcius (which doesn't sound big, but is) and Earth had about five years of erratic global temperatures.
And that explosion was small compared to the apparent potential of the Yellowstone super volcano...
if i could construct a cogent point, clearly and with evidence.
It is a SUPER volcanoe after all.
Well I assume America would be severly fucked, but there's gonna be shitloads of ash and stuff around. Reminds me of an Earth version of the KT Event
all the stuff blocked the sun for years
but the dinlolsaurs didnt have thousands of heinz baked beans stored away did they.
but their tiny arms couldnt work the tin openers
That was complete and utter shit Dave.
Yeah but beans won't help us when we canny breathe :D
KT Tunstall strutting around like a T-Rex
Oh wait she already does.
Explosions of this magnitude "happen about every 600,000 years at Yellowstone," says Chuck Wicks of the U.S. Geological Survey, rather racistly, who has studied the possibilities in separate work. "And it's been about 620,000 years since the last super explosive eruption there."
If you can't take a man named Chuck Wicks seriously then who can you?
I crawled to safety, but I was left very badly disfigured"
although given that its 600 000 years, our lifetime is a tiny amount so i wouldnt worry too much.
even span back as far as 20,000 years?
The earliest examples of writing is about 26th century BC. Thats pretty civilised.
years old? that cant be right.
And making spears 16,000 years ago. They're better examples.
call civilised. Stone age guys built henges and studd but just didnt leave many of their witty anecdotes written down.
writing "LOL!" on a wall.
I can just imagine the guy who invented writing sitting there and thinking "now what the fuck do I do? Ah yes, I'll write a memoir".
Sounds pretty interesting.
that a supervolcano eruption in new zealand 26,000 years ago killed 60% of the earth's population.
imagine if that happened now. cor.