Yellowstone supervolcano larger than previously thought

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by jimpeel, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    If this thing cooks off it won't be pretty.

    We have discussed this before HERE.

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  2. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    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)
     
  4. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  6. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    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. :D

    I say start construction now.
     
  7. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    bring it on!
     
  8. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    okay. now who's gonna do it with no form of government support?
     
  9. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Ah, there's the rub.
    The EPA would probably be the first contest.
     
  10. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    yup fuxed by old regs and who the fuck would put up capital behind such a risky venture?
     
  11. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Yellowstone supervolcano kills millions Film at eleven

    It can be paid for by the green volcano tax
     
  12. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I can think of maybe a few entrepreneurs that might venture it, if they weren't
    extorted by the gov.
     
  13. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    WOOHOO!!!!! America rises again
     
  14. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    and yet another excuse.

    sad.
     
  15. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  16. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Are you saying nobody would enforce regulations?
     
  17. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    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.
     
  18. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  19. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    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.
     
  20. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    no one in their right mind...

    "nobody in their right mind in private industry would invest without serious government support."

    Now that speaks volumes!

    silly commie
     

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