Friday, November 09, 2007

Super Volcano! Super Volcano! The Sky Will Be Falling!


Yellowstone National Park, once the site of a giant volcano, has begun swelling up, possibly because molten rock is accumulating beneath the surface, scientists report.

But, "there is no evidence of an imminent volcanic eruption," said Robert B. Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.

Many giant volcanic craters around the world go up and down over decades without erupting, he said.

Smith and colleagues report in Friday's issue of the journal Science that the flow of the ancient Yellowstone crater has been moving upward almost 3 inches per year for the past three years.

That is more than three times faster than ever observed since such measurements began in 1923, the researchers said.

Start emitting your CO2 now, people! We'll need that extra warmth when the Yellowstone super volcano blots out the sun and causes mass starvation and a new ice age! And remember: Somehow, some way, Al Gore will survive and he'll blame it all on you out there in Peoria, Eagle River, and Sioux City.

(This was a test of the Jiblog Emergency Hand Wringing System. If this was an actual Emergency Hand Wringing Event, this message would have been followed by instructions from from Gaia's earthly representative, our lord and savior, Al Gore. This was only a test.)

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