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Old 12-23-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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If it happens, it happens. I wouldn't want to live through it, but I think human life would still dominate.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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If it happens, it happens. I wouldn't want to live through it, but I think human life would still dominate.
It's going to happen and it could happen tomorrow or 1 million years from now. Your chances of survival are pretty much non existent unless you have prepared for it, such an event would darken the skies across the entire globe. Plant life would die and the entire food chain would collapse. Man would survive in small numbers and be set back to pre-industrial society but would be armed with the knowledge of all the progress we have already made an a enormous amount of resources(other than food) and infrastructure.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:51 AM
 
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That is liner thinking but information technology advances exponentially so we will see that kind of advancement in the next 50-100 years.
Again I think that is very unlikely, we can't even get a little hole in the ground plugged up in a few days (BP disaster) and you expect man would be able to control what could be called the earth's most explosive force? It's inevitable that man would accumulate the knowledge and technology required to do that but it's in the far distant future.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:57 AM
 
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Curious how the Hawaiian islands would fit in that chart.
My understanding is the lava in the Hawaiian volcanoes is "soupy" and doesn't contain that much gas which makes them very tame. It just flows wherever it's going to go. Like Mt. St. Helen's Yellowstone will be an explosive event becsue it's viscous lava with a lot gas. It's like popping the top on a bottle of soda that is all shook up.
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