1. Post #81
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    Dennab
    November 2008
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    There's no way to mitigate something like Yellowstone erupting. It's an extinction event, plain and simple.
    Not necessarily, it depends the severity of the eruption (at least that's what I remember from a TV documentary I watched about it when I was a kid).

    It will without doubt be an extinction event for most of the american continent though.
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  2. Post #82
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    GunFox's Avatar
    May 2005
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    I love the park service uniforms. Also it's pretty cool that bison aren't scared of human contact. Though that probably a bad thing.
    Bison are one of the most dangerous animals in the park. They are massive, powerful, and unpredictable. They will gladly gore you for getting too close and moron tourists are too stupid to realize that they are not docile, but rather not usually threatened by human presence.
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  3. Post #83
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    not really, but the area near yellowstone is hosed, and the US is gonna need external help to cleanup, also the planet will suffer some alteration in climate for about a decade, but no means its an apocalypse.

    http://www.livescience.com/20714-yel...-eruption.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1569214.html

    It'd be an apocalypse because a huge chunk of the world relies on the Great Plains to eat. And they'll be buried in ash. IE: not producing.


    It would still be an apocalypse. Not all apocalypses have to result in total extinction you know.
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  4. Post #84
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    Oh yeah no big deal, we'd only lose potentially 300+ million people and with that, the most important country in the world.
    Oh yeah, that's why I said extinction for the USA, and serious damage or collapse of civilization to follow. Extinguishing all life on the planet would take something bigger considering how much worse stuff like has gone through in the past (e.g yellowstone has erupted before.)

  5. Post #85
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    Volcanoes terrify me. I'm so happy I live in a country where I don't really need to worry about any natural disasters.
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  6. Post #86
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    The American Government more than likely has a contingency plan in case of an eruption, so don't worry about it.
    I remember watching a documentary where a FEMA spokesperson admitted that if Yellowstone erupted, they wouldn't be able to do shit to help

  7. Post #87
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    Bison are one of the most dangerous animals in the park. They are massive, powerful, and unpredictable. They will gladly gore you for getting too close and moron tourists are too stupid to realize that they are not docile, but rather not usually threatened by human presence.
    i remember when i went to yellowstone, we drove up next to a bison by the road and i rolled my window down and asked it for directions

    Edited:

    Oh yeah, that's why I said extinction for the USA, and serious damage or collapse of civilization to follow. Extinguishing all life on the planet would take something bigger considering how much worse stuff like has gone through in the past (e.g yellowstone has erupted before.)
    if you think the yellowstone eruption would cause "extinction for the USA" then yer fucked inna head mate
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  8. Post #88
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    Volcanoes terrify me. I'm so happy I live in a country where I don't really need to worry about any natural disasters.
    Australia itself is a natural disaster. It just can't burn or release dangerous animals to any other places.

    Yet.
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  9. Post #89
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    There's no way to mitigate something like Yellowstone erupting. It's an extinction event, plain and simple.
    NUKE IT. NUKE THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

    Edit: Wait. That would just make the immense and unending rain of volcanic ash into radioactive fallout. Shit.
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  10. Post #90
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    The last time I was in Yellowstone a big fucking grizzly bear just sat in the middle of the road blocking traffic. Such magnificent animals, sad to them go if Yellowstone goes belly up with magma. :(

  11. Post #91
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    Australia itself is a natural disaster. It just can't burn or release dangerous animals to any other places.

    Yet.
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  12. Post #92
    Nuclear winter. The amount of ash thrown into the atmosphere would block a good portion of sunlight for months.
    Nuclear winter is a discredited theory. The instances of it in fiction (such as THREADS) were ramped up for dramatic purposes.
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  13. Post #93
    well, i guess a few years after the big eruption the great plains will be more fertile than ever before in our use of it
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  14. Post #94
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    not really, but the area near yellowstone is hosed, and the US is gonna need external help to cleanup, also the planet will suffer some alteration in climate for about a decade, but no means its an apocalypse.

    http://www.livescience.com/20714-yel...-eruption.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1569214.html
    Thank God someone posted this. Enough with the damn fearmongering, we won't die out due to Yellowstone. Won't be very nice if you live in the US though (won't exactly do you any favours if you live anywhere else either, but you won't have to worry about the apocalypse).
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  15. Post #95
    Dennab
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    What would happen with the countless nuclear plans in the US? would they fail and meltdown?
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  16. Post #96
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    I wouldn't trust buffalos over science
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  17. Post #97
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    What would happen with the countless nuclear plans in the US? would they fail and meltdown?
    They'd still be operational, but filteration systems would have to filter out ash and such.

    Edited:

    well, i guess a few years after the big eruption the great plains will be more fertile than ever before in our use of it
    After we clean it maybe, but once that's done, god yes... All the corn! :D

    Quick question by the way: Is their anyway we could actually decrease the buildup in Yellowstone, in the hope of preventing an eruption?

  18. Post #98
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    Quick question by the way: Is their anyway we could actually decrease the buildup in Yellowstone, in the hope of preventing an eruption?
    stick a giant straw in there and have someone slurp the magma out

  19. Post #99
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    stick a giant straw in there and have someone slurp the magma out
    Remember to blow first or you'll burn your tongue.
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  20. Post #100
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    stick a giant straw in there and have someone slurp the magma out
    Build a pipeline and pump it out into the ocean somewhere?
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  21. Post #101
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    June 2006
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    If Yellowstone goes pop it's an apocalypse. No point in worrying about it.
    It won't annihilate us completely, but we'll have to live underground for a while or stay indoors with air purification systems until the dust has finally settled. To go outside you'd probably need winter clothing and gasmasks (which shouldn't be too hard for some of the folks here), what with the potential for "ashen rain", which sounds like what would happen if Ashens parodied Tay Zonday.

    Regardless, it will likely be Fimbulvetr out there when Yellowstone blows her top (not quite yet though, I'd imagine), and if anything the most likely survivors of Fimbulvetr will be in places that have underground railways like New York, London, Moscow, etc, locations where man can live underground in tunnels like mole people. Especially Moscow since their underground was actually fitted with shelters in the past, not just in the books of Dmitry Glukhovsky.

    So if and when the ashclouds bloom from Wyoming, and if the worst comes to worse, I would probably end up heading into London and taking shelter in the Victoria line when the ash starts looming over the UK. Assuming the effects at this distance are more severe than the recent Sahara dust storms or the ashclouds that came from Iceland a while back.
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  22. Post #102
    Dennab
    December 2013
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    They'd still be operational, but filteration systems would have to filter out ash and such.

    Edited:


    After we clean it maybe, but once that's done, god yes... All the corn! :D

    Quick question by the way: Is their anyway we could actually decrease the buildup in Yellowstone, in the hope of preventing an eruption?
    I mean, any plant close to the volcano? if it explodes it might send massive shock waves outward hitting the plant.

  23. Post #103
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    Is it possible to cause a Volcano to Erupt underground? Like building a Large chamber underneath it and giving sufficient pressure from above?
    Keep in mind that then you'll have a massive cavern that could be pretty weak and it could just collapse Yellowstone inwards.

  24. Post #104
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    May 2006
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    if yellowstone goes up, the resulting tectonic activity will probably result in an earthquake of magnitude 6+

  25. Post #105
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    I really sort of hope the Yellowstone caldera does vent. Have it quake a bit for weeks leading up to it. Get all the doomsday idiots out there screaming that it's the end times. Then, suddenly everything starts shaking, and... FRRRT. And that's that. No fire. No ash. No magma. Just a planet fart.
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  26. Post #106
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    Why don't we plug up the volcano with concrete and sand before it erupts?
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  27. Post #107
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    Why don't we plug up the volcano with concrete and sand before it erupts?
    is this a serious question
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  28. Post #108
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    Why don't we plug up the volcano with concrete and sand before it erupts?
    Please tell me this is not a serious question

  29. Post #109
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    November 2006
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    Please tell me this is not a serious question
    OF COURSE NOT.

    We just flood the forest with swamp water. No I'm just kidding also

    But anyways, why not build a domes on all of your farms. Protect the food supply first.

  30. Post #110
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    OF COURSE NOT.

    We just flood the forest with swamp water. No I'm just kidding also

    But anyways, why not build a domes on all of your farms. Protect the food supply first.
    Because the ash would still block out sunlight for weeks and blanket the US in a lot of ash. If it erupted now, we would have no time to do anything but watch everything go to shit.

  31. Post #111
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    OF COURSE NOT.

    We just flood the forest with swamp water. No I'm just kidding also

    But anyways, why not build a domes on all of your farms. Protect the food supply first.
    Uhm, do you realize how much farmland we have? Constructing such a massive dome(s) would take years, not to mention the maintenance, costs, ect.

  32. Post #112
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    I live in Casper, Wyoming, and the way I fucking see it, who fucking cares. Within like 20 minutes the ash cloud will go Pompeii 2: Volcanic Boogaloo on this city and kill everyone in it, so why the fuck should I even bother trying to rationalize fear for this in my mind. Waste of fucking energy and time.

    And that's like, worst case, fearmongering is right sort of idea. Realistically everything will be kinda fucked but we'll survive.
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  33. Post #113
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    May 2013
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    Wouldn't the government not tell us if there was going to be anything really life threatening about to happen? I mean imagine the mass-panic.

    Which brings me to another question: Would you want to know if you were about to die and everyone around you as well, or would you rather live your life peacefully and die (probably) peacefully?

  34. Post #114
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    April 2009
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    stick a giant straw in there and have someone slurp the magma out
    We'd need an expert at sucking! Is your mother free?
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  35. Post #115
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    August 2009
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    People like to think that a Yellowstone eruption isn't too big of a deal, but considering the massive size of the magma chamber (basically it covers the entire park), it would probably devastate the western seaboard and spread east if it were to become a super-eruption. It depends on the size of the eruption, though. It could spew out a couple shots or a huge portion of the chamber. Likely enough to cause a climatic change or noticeable difference, like Krakatoa but a lot worse. My science teacher said that a super eruption or any eruption would spread ash across the Midwest and block the sky, and considering that - we wouldn't have food until it would clear up.

  36. Post #116
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    Dennab
    October 2013
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    Any update on yellowstone? I'm keen on posting in the gasmask thread for recommendations.
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  37. Post #117
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    I feel slightly safe if anything like an eruption did happen in my life time, Kentucky is the place to be.

  38. Post #118
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    June 2013
    190 Posts
    Try emptying a balloon that's filled with air and tied without popping it. That is the equivalent of trying to release pressure on a volcano.
    Easy just put a piece of tape on it.