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the way of the dinosaur

post #1 of 13
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really, its bad enough that we cant get along with each other.

but i would think with like this, some of it would stop. and try to fiq out a way of stopping us from going the way of the dinosaur.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,326125,00.html
post #2 of 13
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really, its bad enough that we cant get along with each other.

but i would think with like this, some of it would stop. and try to fiq out a way of stopping us from going the way of the dinosaur.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,326125,00.html
Hmmm, that's a foxnews link. The story, whatever it is, can't possibly be fair and balanced.

ETA Ok, I read the article and it is definitely slanted in favor of the Earth.
post #3 of 13
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blah, what do we need earthings for?
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blah, what do we need earthings for?
As an alien being I've been saying that for a few hundred years.

Eventually, the earth will be hit by something large enough to wipe out all life on the planet or the sun will burn the planet up before it (the sun) dies...it's just a matter of which happens first.
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As an alien being I've been saying that for a few hundred years.

Eventually, the earth will be hit by something large enough to wipe out all life on the planet or the sun will burn the planet up before it (the sun) dies...it's just a matter of which happens first.
Personally I'm hoping for the second one, as its not due for another few billion years!
Although recently I read that historically Yellowstone has erupted every 600,000 years (i think) and the last eruption was 600,000 years ago! I think it was in A short history of nearly everything, by Bill Bryson.
That worries me more than asteriods/sun explosions, as it would probably not wipe out all life on earth, but would make life extremely difficult.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/prog...article2.shtml
Although there is no point worrying about any of this because its not like you can plan for these kinds of things.
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Although recently I read that historically Yellowstone has erupted every 600,000 years (i think) and the last eruption was 600,000 years ago!
From the link you provided.

"Three super-eruptions at Yellowstone appear to have occurred on a 600,000-700,000 year cycle starting 2.1 million years ago. The most recent took place 640,000 years ago – suggesting Yellowstone is overdue for an eruption."

Hmmm, time to move to Wyoming.
post #7 of 13
Ah! Fantastic, I'd skimed the link but couldn't find a time-frame. Thank god I live in England.
post #8 of 13
Well, we're always waiting for The Big One here in California.

I don't have a link, but I read that there is a volcano under the ice in the Arctic and scientists think that may be playing a small part in why it is melting so much faster than anyone expected.
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From the link you provided.

"Three super-eruptions at Yellowstone appear to have occurred on a 600,000-700,000 year cycle starting 2.1 million years ago. The most recent took place 640,000 years ago – suggesting Yellowstone is overdue for an eruption."

Hmmm, time to move to Wyoming.
lol they say last time yellowstone lost it's cool , humans where knocked down to a few 100,000 the other side of the world my not be far enough.


yep kaite, some say that is what is causing alot of the ocean warming.
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some say that is what is causing alot of the ocean warming.
Blasphemers!!
post #11 of 13
Yep - that HUGE caldera scares the bejeezus out of me.

And yep, an underground volcano IS heating up Greenland and the Arctic, contributing to some of the rapid meltoff.

I live 600 feet from the ocean at ocean level. They are starting to predict that I'd better move INLAND and pretty fast - my town appears to only have 20-40 years left before it goes back under water.

I say BACK under water, because most of Salem is built on landfills that were dumped here to raise the land levels.

So...hmmm...if I stay HERE, then I'd better learn how to function as an aquatic, otherwise, I takes my chances of being blown sky high when Jellystone decides to pop.



I guess I'll sit tight for now!
post #12 of 13
Personally, I believe that we'll pollute the planet beyond it's capacity to support human life in any appreciable numbers long before we get plastered by a juggernaut space rock.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
post #13 of 13
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well the good news, the cheap easy oil is almost gone.
after that we may lose some of are ability to support the numbers of humans we have.

which may cause a great die off of humans, oh wait i guess that is bad news
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