Volcanos and Climate Change

It is not clear why, but when the earth cools and sunspots are at their minimum, volcanic activity on earth seems to increase, especially super volcanos that leave a significant eruption signature. See graphic below:

Volcanic activity
The most dangerous super volcano in the US is a volcanic plume that has been sliding northeast, across Idaho for millions of years and last erupting about 640,000 years ago in north-western Wyoming. The Yellowstone Caldera was created by a massive volcanic eruption approximately 640,000 years ago. Subsequent lava flows filled in much of the caldera.

UK Express has a volcano warning:

Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years and scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet is a real possibility.

Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) – pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming.

There are few real contingency plans in place to deal with the ticking time bomb, which they conclude is likely to go off within the next 80 years.

Kill_zone

The question is will President Obama and Governor Brown still be promoting climate change as the most dangerous threat when Yellowstone erupts some time in the next 80 years?

Your thoughts? Is a super-volcano something to worry about?

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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3 Responses to Volcanos and Climate Change

  1. Ron says:

    Invest in Caterpillar. It’s going to take a lot of equipment to rescue people caught in this one.

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  2. wolfy says:

    I agree.w

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  3. Russ Steele says:

    Reblogged this on The Next Grand Minimum and commented:

    Cross posted from Sierra Foothills Commentary.

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