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Yellowstone volcano: Why are THOUSANDS of animals leaving the active supervolcano?

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THOUSANDS of Yellowstone-native species are migrating away from the active supervolcano, scientists have spectacularly announced.

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Okay, it's not as bad as I thought. The first thing I saw was the elk fleeing down the road.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-17 02:34 PM | Reply

I swear to God I hope the scientists aren't just trying to keep public calm. "First of all, there is no cause for alarm...."

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-17 02:57 PM | Reply

Animals: listen up - running wont help. People: the correct response is to put your head between you legs and kiss you --- goodbye.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-17 03:00 PM | Reply

I've been picking up some signals from my tin can array.

Haven't put them on the scope yet.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-17 03:00 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism

You have to admit, it is right on schedule.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-17 03:29 PM | Reply

And game animals don't run down roads - they cross them. Deer do it one at a time, like infantry crossing an open space. When they get to the other side, the give three flickers of their tail - that's deer for "okay".

Those thing things have hundreds of signals, and a dozen senses that can see through a wall. God I hate them. But hunting them is very, very hard.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-17 03:34 PM | Reply

Super Volcano/Giant Meteor 2020 - Make America Extinct Again

#7 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-06-17 07:23 PM | Reply

Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnn so much balderdash so little time.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-17 07:42 PM | Reply

If multiple species are fleeing, that might be concerning.

The land mass of the valley has been rising for a decade, the geysers have become more active as well, after slowing down for decades. There is also the fact that the temperature of the valley floor has been rising too.
And it is past its historical cycle.

That would be funny if that is how our extinction commenced. Wouldn't have to worry about global warming anymore, well, except for the western 2/3 of North America, but that will pass quickly. The east coast and whatever is left of the mid-west would be buried under a foot or more of ash. The EMP discharge and the earthquakes will take out most of the electric grid in the western hemisphere.
Most of the nuclear plants on west coast will experience melt down, although everybody there will be dead anyhow. Might even crack the US in 2 along well established fault lines, creating a massive inland waterway from the Gulf of Mexico to well into Canada. In fact, the US military has maps that show just such a probability, should this event occur.

The rest of the planet would fall into nuclear winter, with the average global temperature falling 30-35 degrees, livestock and farming would collapse globally. About 2/3 of the very acidic ash would contaminate the Atlantic Ocean killing off that fishery, as well as disrupting the Atlantic Ocean's deep water conveyor - current. 2 years out, most ocean life would be dead.

That isn't even the worse case scenario. One thing is certain - we'll all be dead!
But then again, that could never happen, because god blesses the US of A.

#9 | Posted by gitmboy at 2019-06-18 02:52 AM | Reply

"That would be funny if that is how our extinction commenced."

No it wouldn't. I can smell a cook-out, and all of man-kind is invited.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-18 04:11 AM | Reply

Oh. Good point. Bless thing not so much.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-18 04:13 AM | Reply

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