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Old 05-08-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Yeah, if it does go on a massive scale while humans are still alive, the US will basically become a third world country in the span of about 2 hours. The entire world economy would be devastated, and tens - if not hundreds - of millions of people worldwide would perish from famine and disease. I admit it would be cool to see (from a distance), but I hope to god I never get the opportunity.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:29 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I saw a video of a herd of elk running away from there. They were jumping the fence. The poor little thinks looked so scared. LOL. There was big 4.8 magnitude at yellowstone earthquake a month ago, the largest since the 80s. Isn't that what happened at Mt. St. Helen's? They had a huge earthquake and then the thing erupted? I wouldn't listen to those "dis-info agents". Whenever you see a huge herd of animals running away from nature, something is about to go down.

I am so fascinated by geology and nature. I should have gone to school for something in that field.

They explained that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the elks' behavior. They were simply moving down the road to better grazing. It's just a matter of a video being taking out of context by the media or by people who don't know that or don't want to hear it.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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The amount of ash that would be deposited over the growing regions of the plains states would certainly have a significant impact on the food supply and commodity prices and there would undoubtedly be a significant cooling effect for a few years, maybe a decade, but I think there has been a lot of hyperbole about what a Yellowstone caldera eruption would actually mean.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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There are all kinds of natural disasters which could occur from the eruption of one of the worlds super volcanos through to the collapse of a volcano on one of the Canary Island, and then you have asteroids and climate change, and numerous other scenarios. The truth being that something will eventually happen at some time in the future but it's no use ruining your life or becoming neurotic with worry.

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Old 05-14-2014, 01:21 AM
 
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The amount of ash that would be deposited over the growing regions of the plains states would certainly have a significant impact on the food supply and commodity prices and there would undoubtedly be a significant cooling effect for a few years, maybe a decade, but I think there has been a lot of hyperbole about what a Yellowstone caldera eruption would actually mean.
I think it's difficult to overstate the effect that a massive eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera would have.

Approximately half the world's grain crop is produced in the American Midwest, and almost that entire region would be covered in ash as much as several feet thick. In one hour, you just lost almost half the world's production of grain for at least one growing season, and probably a lot more than that. Add to that the fact that the remaining agricultural regions of the world will have significantly poorer crops for however long it takes for the global climate to recover from the ash in the atmosphere, and it's a dead-sure guarantee that you'd have worldwide famine on a scale never before seen.

In addition, it would take many years - possibly decades - to rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the ash that would cover much of the Lower 48. Entire states would be crushed and buried under volcanic ash. Think back a few years to the effect that Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans - a city of just a few thousand square miles - and extrapolate that to as much as two million square miles of the central United States. It took years just to get New Orleans rebuilt and the citizens resettled into livable dwellings - how long do you think it would take to restore a third of the United States to a habitable condition?

Further, consider not just the time it would take but how much it would cost. The economy of the United States would be devastated, basically destroyed - not just by the cost of the rescue and relocation of the survivors and restoration of the infrastructure, but by the loss of commerce when basically half the country suddenly stops producing any goods or providing any services.

I don't think the word hyperbole is even applicable in a discussion about the effects of a large-scale Yellowstone supereruption. If it does happen in our lifetime, this could quite possibly be the single most devastating event in the history of the human race, and that's not an exaggeration at all.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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Easy answer.

No.
snopes.com: Yellowstone Animals Fleeing Park - Supervolcano Eruption Imminent?
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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"fleeing Yellowstone"? They're bison. They move in herds. They, along with all sorts of other animals, routinely cross the unmarked border of the park.

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“running for their lives”

They were running for their WIVES!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:03 PM
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They were running for their WIVES!
If there's a small oniony herb among the grasses, they were running for their CHIVES.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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If there's a small oniony herb among the grasses, they were running for their CHIVES.
Where they on roller skates?? "...and they can be happy if they've a mind to! ....yip yip yip & bong bong bong!"
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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I saw a few articles today about animals fleeing the national park and figured it would be worth considering since they do have some natural instincts to leave before SHTF
Animals fleeing Yellowstone spark fears of volcanic eruption ? RT USA
I was looking at the cover of the national enquirer while buying groceries yesterday and bigfoot has apparantly impregnated Lindsay Lohan.

That's roughly the quality of "reporting" you get from that website.
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