Volcano set to blow in Alaska

Volcano set to blow in Alaska

There are 158 comments on the www.sciam.com story from Jan 30, 2009, titled Volcano set to blow in Alaska. In it, www.sciam.com reports that:

notice of an imminent eruption

The so-called ring of fire edging the Pacific is known to be highly active. So it's no surprise that said ring is jolting Seattle residents awake and putting denizens of Anchorage on notice of an imminent ...

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Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 30, 2009
How do you tap that energy?
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Jan 30, 2009
Maybe some ice hitting magma....
Crab Nebula Hooya

Hanoi, Vietnam

#3 Jan 30, 2009
Halito wrote:
How do you tap that energy?


A+? 4 u :-)))))))) but good for vacation home for CEO
Truth can be Annoying

Lexington, KY

#4 Jan 30, 2009
Oh dear, this is terrible, we must raise taxes to combat the volcanic warming!
Crab Nebula Hooya

Hanoi, Vietnam

#5 Jan 30, 2009
Halito wrote:
Maybe some ice hitting magma....
E^nergy CEO + Phd innovation searchRe :-0
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jan 30, 2009
Can we learn from history?
Spectacle

United States

#7 Jan 30, 2009
Sarah Palin shouldn't have stopped that "bridge to nowhere". It could have been used to bring tourists to see the volcano.
Crab Nebula Hooya

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Jan 30, 2009
Halito wrote:
Can we learn from history?
Hi Story or His 2 ry ?

:-oooooo

&fe ature=related

or Tom Cruise Mino^ty portRe
Maxxy

Antioch, TN

#9 Jan 30, 2009
Hey look at the bright side, maybe it will improve Sarah Palin's view of Russia better if the mountain blows away.
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#10 Jan 30, 2009
I don't know, no I don't know
I don't know where I'ma gonna go
when the volcano blows.

Jimmy Buffett
YOOPER

Hanover Park, IL

#11 Jan 30, 2009
Has Al Bore blamed this on global warming...I mean climat change yet....
Nordstrom

Hayward, CA

#12 Jan 30, 2009
I thought this was an article about Sarah Palin! WTF.
smudge

Ashburn, VA

#13 Jan 31, 2009
YOOPER wrote:
Has Al Bore blamed this on global warming...I mean climat change yet....
Al, aka The Inventor of the Internet, has proclaimed that Mother Nature must be charged $773,591,048,007.88, for the impending release of, yet to be determined, natural gasses, solids, and liquids, from said volcano.
I'll sleep better now, knowing full well that US of A politicans have my best interests at heart.
uglysouthbay

Fullerton, CA

#14 Jan 31, 2009
I hope it blows and the only person who dies is Sarah Palin.
Tony Clifton

AOL

#15 Jan 31, 2009
Volcanos spew tons of ash and gas into the planets air. If we took all the cars off the roads of america it would be a drop in the bucket comapared to this volcano going off!
progress

New Gloucester, ME

#16 Jan 31, 2009
If it release a huge plume of ash it could block sunlight for years. A GOOD THING ?

Global climate

In the year following the eruption, average global temperatures fell by as much as 1.2 degrees Celsius. Weather patterns continued to be chaotic for years, and temperatures did not return to normal until 1888. The eruption injected an unusually large amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas high into the stratosphere which was subsequently transported by high-level winds all over the planet. This led to a global increase in sulfurous acid (H2SO3) concentration in high-level cirrus clouds. The resulting increase in cloud reflectivity (or albedo) would reflect more incoming light from the sun than usual, and cool the entire planet until the suspended sulfur fell to the ground as acid precipitation.[7]

** this may be accompanied by significant loss of life **
Effects

The combined effects of pyroclastic flows, volcanic ashes and tsunamis had disastrous results in the region. There were no survivors from 3,000 people located at the island of Sebesi, about 13 km (8.1 mi) from Krakatoa. Pyroclastic flows killed around 1,000 people at Ketimbang on the coast of Sumatra some 40 km (25 mi) north from Krakatoa. The official death toll recorded by the Dutch authorities was 36,417, although some sources put the estimate at 120,000 or more. Many settlements were destroyed, including Teluk Betung and Ketimbang in Sumatra, and Sirik and Semarang in Java. The areas of Banten on Java and the Lampung on Sumatra were devastated. There are numerous documented reports of groups of human skeletons floating across the Indian Ocean on rafts of volcanic pumice and washing up on the east coast of Africa, up to a year after the eruption. Some land on Java was never repopulated; it reverted to jungle and is now the Ujung Kulon National Park.

Geographic effects

In the aftermath of the eruption, it was found that the island of Krakatoa had almost entirely disappeared, except for the southern half of Rakata cone cut off along a vertical cliff, leaving behind a 250-metre (820 ft) deep caldera. Of the northern two-thirds of the island, only a rocky islet named Bootsmansrots ('Bosun's Rock', a fragment of Danan) was left. Also, Poolsche Hoed had disappeared.

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jan 31, 2009
Truth can be Annoying wrote:
Oh dear, this is terrible, we must raise taxes to combat the volcanic warming!
Don't give Algore any more ideas,'k?
Seeking Truth

Evansville, IN

#20 Jan 31, 2009
Is God telling us something about Republicans continuing to push Palin on us?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#21 Jan 31, 2009
uglysouthbay wrote:
I hope it blows and the only person who dies is Sarah Palin.
Bite your tongue.

She is a nasty lady; but our world is full of nasties. That is no reason to wish death upon anyone.

This may come back on you...be careful what you wish.
The One

Fellsmere, FL

#22 Jan 31, 2009
I bet all of the "nutty professor" followers are about to commit suicide...Just think of all that Co2 going up in the atmosphere...They must be beside themselves...Maybe if they sacrifice themselves to the volcano god it will stop...

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