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rattleshirt wrote:These things worry me because the long term effects are so unpredictable and outside my ability to compensate for...kind of like sudden methane clathrate collapse. Oh well, I'll just do as much as I can. Time to get on with it.
rattleshirt wrote:The trouble with chernobyl recovery claims is that the "biosphere recovery" is not the same as "safe for human habitation and farming".
I would rather have a Yellowstone super eruption, personally.
rattleshirt wrote:Yellowstone does not appear to have the total destruction radius stated above. Perhaps 200 miles not 2000. If you can survive the initial couple of years, it should, with planning, be possible to recover to what I consider an acceptable level...but then I think like Jack too much sometimes. Besides other than me who is going to be planning for such a thing?
rattleshirt wrote:ah, there's the difference-I have no intention of breathing the dust...nor of my animals doing so. regardless it is a terrifying prospect.
The Lava Creek eruption is a prime suspect in a worldwide catastrophe that almost drove the young human race to extinction. Scientists who study DNA, the elemental building blocks of human genetics, can trace changes in human DNA back to about 600,000 years ago. At that point, there seems to be a mystical starting point to what has become today's human DNA pool. There is a theory that this 600,000-year-old bottleneck in human DNA is a fingerprint of an enormous catastrophe that occurred at that time; 95 to 99 percent of all human life died off. The few humans who survived, and it could have been as few as 5,000 on the entire planet, became the breeding stock from which the rest of us have descended.
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