Discussion in 'The Real World' started by jimpeel, Apr 16, 2011.
If this thing cooks off it won't be pretty.
We have discussed this before HERE.
The bigger it is the better.
That means it's even less likely to (cork) and blow. Too many vents.
I think the main concern is earthquakes, mainly in the Miss. River area,
not to mention of coarse Cali. will drop off in the Pacific one day.
Yallowstone? nah, no prob.
Yellowstone is a problem. A problem that we can do nothing about & little to prepare for. So, no need to worry. We can't change anything (unless driving electric 40 miles per charge cars & never looking at styrofoam works)
if they ever figure out how to regulate, so they can use geothermal for power,
we'd have a good start on power independence there.
I think a bunch or giant pop-off valves could work.
Yellowstone caldera erupts America destroyed
Of all the lame arsed dooms day scenarios this one comes the closest to reality of them all.
Thing is, by the time it finally happens we will have long since colonized other worlds.
Not to mention developed means of dealing with the issue.
Now how is that for unfounded optimism?
The way I see it..
We can do nothing until it blows and die without have exploited it's benefits,
or we can put it to use before we blow up.
I say start construction now.
bring it on!
okay. now who's gonna do it with no form of government support?
Ah, there's the rub.
The EPA would probably be the first contest.
yup fuxed by old regs and who the fuck would put up capital behind such a risky venture?
Yellowstone supervolcano kills millions Film at eleven
It can be paid for by the green volcano tax
I can think of maybe a few entrepreneurs that might venture it, if they weren't
extorted by the gov.
WOOHOO!!!!! America rises again
and yet another excuse.
supervolcano larger than my butt
Things that no one will pay for
are not produced by for profit businesses.
A government spending 3.73 trillion dollars
doesn't produce a thing.
If you cut defense spending in half and stripped
out all the redistribution programs and privatized education.
Them suckers could get by on less than 900 billion a year.
Are you saying nobody would enforce regulations?
no i'm saying it's sad that you have go immediately to assertions "government extortion" and have nothing constructive. but certainly the lollipop crowd appreciates your fatalism.
yep. it's sad that that's the truth.
Do you have any suggestions yourself,
or are you just going to flop around like a carp on a sunny beach?
it's pretty obvious what my opinion is. nobody in their right mind in private industry would invest without serious government support. ROI is too long term and the risk is pretty big i.e. venture capital is not going to come out of the woodwork. i'd be happy if i were wrong. but i'm likely not.
no one in their right mind...
"nobody in their right mind in private industry would invest without serious government support."
Now that speaks volumes!
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