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Subject: Ice Age Cometh - The End of Modern Man.
RockyMTNClimber    9/10/2007 6:42:53 PM
Blame Herald for this thread since he gave me the idea by mentioning the Topa Supervolcano on another thread. Beginning today a super-volcanic erruption blows up to 2800 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash and rock into the morning sky. Temperatures drop 8 degrees c. in a matter of days and remain 5-10 degrees c. lower than average for the next couple of years. The Gulf Stream collapses and an mini ice age sweeps Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Do we cooperate to survive? Do we kill each other over diminishing resources? What happens politically and militarily? Remember it has happened before and by definition it will happen again. Check Six Rocky Topa Super-Volcano references: ht***tp://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/vw_hyperexchange/toba.html ht***tp://www-geology.ucdavis.edu/~GEL134/ambrose.pdf
 
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Heorot       9/11/2007 2:48:16 PM
 
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Heorot       9/11/2007 2:51:28 PM
What happened there? All my text disappeared when I posted. Try againn.

Given that the supervolcano under Yellowstone is stirring, If it blows, I don't think that there be an American society left to worry.







 
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RockyMTNClimber    Yellowstone   9/11/2007 3:04:47 PM
 
I am way too close for comfort if Yellowstone goes super V!
 
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andyf       9/11/2007 7:16:49 PM
I thought it was TOBA?
ho hum
hey, we survived it before
but we lost all the atlantis tech
 
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RockyMTNClimber    Right you are! My bad, Toba it is.   9/12/2007 11:47:49 AM

I thought it was TOBA?

ho hum

hey, we survived it before

but we lost all the atlantis tech



 
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Ehran       9/13/2007 11:22:29 AM

 

I am way too close for comfort if Yellowstone goes super V!

 

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Rocky


look at the bright side rocky if it does blow you won't have to deal with the aftermath
 
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RockyMTNClimber    Aftermath   9/13/2007 12:38:18 PM




 



I am way too close for comfort if Yellowstone goes super V!



 



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Rocky




look at the bright side rocky if it does blow you won't have to deal with the aftermath


Actually I am not close enough to be wiped out! The aftermath of that for me would make Huricane Katrina look like a garden party. I live about 700 miles south so I would be in the center of the nuclear winter.
How do you feed cattle off of 18 inches of poison ash?
 
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Shooter2K    Another failure of the thought processes?   11/8/2007 11:38:35 PM
This is just the kind of thinking, or more exactly failure to think that drives me mad! Would you lay down and die if Yellowstone exploded tomorrow? Niether would I! Don't you think that with all of our resources in this country, we could handle 2 meters of ash spread over the mid west over the next two to twenty or maby fifty years? What if it only took the eruption one week to lay all that ash down? Then it would cease to be trouble a month later. But in reality, it might take 100 years? That is two centimeters per year! 600,000 years ago yellow stown dropped 2M of ash on the mid west. It did cause all of the things you mention, but then we were not around to fix it!
 
It would all depend on the rate of deposition. Slow and we can handel it with conventional earth moving equipment. Go look at sat pics of the Bingham copper mine if you doubt this! If it is on the other hand quick, then unconventional methods will work even better! read the "Farmers Nuclear Survival Guide" From the '50s? All in all, this sort of senario is a great deal easier to deal with than you think!
 
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Ehran       11/9/2007 11:57:19 AM



look at the bright side rocky if it does blow you won't have to deal with the aftermath



Actually I am not close enough to be wiped out! The aftermath of that for me would make Huricane Katrina look like a garden party. I live about 700 miles south so I would be in the center of the nuclear winter.

How do you feed cattle off of 18 inches of poison ash?

 

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Rocky



700 miles could be inside the range of the superheated gas flows from the eruption.  depends a lot on just whats between you and yellowstone.
 
 
 
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Ehran       11/9/2007 11:59:39 AM
think of it as less an eruption than the biggest bang you could imagine.  the bulk of the damage is going to happen during the initial explosion.  so sayeth the documentary i saw on it.  they are talking about the shockwave from the blast killing animals for a couple hundred mile range round yellowstone for instance.
 
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