Ah, I see, the volcano threads have been consolidated. I wondered where my post had gone.
I was disappointed by the NBC disaster movie _Meteor_, it was dumb. I love, and collect, disaster movies, but I won't buy that one; that is saying a lot when you consider the bad disaster movies I have bought. Bad movies are fun, dumb ones aren't worth the time.
Movies like _Armageddon_ are bad but fun to watch over and over. They are filled with bogus science but they have great visual effects. The ABC movie last week was _Impact_. None of it made sense, but the images of the Moon being hit and split in half were awesome. In two weeks the movie will be _The Storm_, where they use electricity to control the weather, and things get out of control. [insert mad scientist laugh]
I wonder if you guys have stopped to realize how scary all this EU stuff really is.
I hate to point this out guys, but some of the responses answers my question.
The Discovery Channel made a great docudrama of the Yellowstone supervolcano. It was shown in England, then not shown here in the US because that was when the Indonesian tidal wave happened. I was able to track the DVD down and order it direct from Discovery.
Supervolcano - It's Under Yellowstone. And It's Overdue.
http://store.discovery.com/detail.php?p ... =discovery
The key point was when the park rangers took a reporter into the middle of Yellowstone and pointed out that the wall on the edge of the horizon 15 miles away was the caldera wall.
The major features of the caldera measure about 55 kilometers (34 mi) by 72 kilometers (45 mi) as determined by geological field work conducted by Bob Christiansen of the United States Geological Survey in the 1960s and 1970s.
- In essence, the caldera was so big, that nobody realized that they were standing in the middle of it.
New Mexico, where I live, is one vast chain of supervolcanos. You can't drive anywhere without seeing old cones, lava fields, etc..., and nobody realizes that most of our main cities are built in the calderas of those supervolcanos.
And that's the problem, everything is too big for us to see, or we are looking right at active EU events and don't realize it. Just as the people at Yellowstone "ohh" and "ahh" over Old Faithfull, never realizing they are in a supervolcano that is due to blow in its current life cycle.
The EU stuff isn't safely in the past or in the future. Read the various TPODs or Forum post about any weather event or earthquake or comet or solar CMEs or the variability of the Sun itself and realize that EU events are happening right now, all around you.
When you take your walk tomorrow look up at those clouds and realize what you are looking at. Look at the ground beneath your feet as well (but also look out for that car that is about to run you over because you're not watching where you are going! (Whew! That was close.)) and think of the forces that are building even now.
Remember the TPODs about the Chicago fires that happened just a century ago, and that just a year ago Comet Holmes puffed out larger than the Sun.
Think about the Sun and the fact that we've had a series of major CMEs in the past few years. It wouldn't take one much larger than what has happened to wipe us out.
Also, because the Sun is electric, and variable, it can dial up in brightness and dial down just as well without any warning. It wouldn't take much of a change in solar brightness and life ends.
All I'm saying is:
- Stop assuming that nothing will happen for thousands of years, or that we'll see it coming.
Now, I'm going to go watch _Knowing_ again. That movie really scares me. Nicholas Cage actually smiles, yikes!