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My dad was talking to me about this, but I didn't do a google news search until now. Various articles point out that two other craters, Laki and Kalta, right next to the volcano with a name that is hard to type and pronounce... (>_<') Apparently there's some speculation that one of those two could erupt and cause a huge disaster that could last for months, or (my dad mentioned this but I haven't found it described in any of the articles I've searched for) 4 years, worst case scenario.
That's... Kind of scary and a bit hard for my 20-year-old brain to ignore. It makes the USA economic disaster look like a sock puppet. o_o
If we do have a volcanic winter... I guess I'll be legal enough to drink by then? ._.'
Last edited by velderia; May 8th, 2010 at 10:43 PM.
Mother Nature has a way of bitchslapping us in the face and showing us how small we really are. There's really no point in worrying about it; if those volcanoes are to erupt, or if Yellowstone is to explode, or the entire Pacific Basin sinks into a pit of earthquakes, or a giant meteor comes hurtling into the earth, what are we going to be able to do about it? Nothing!!
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I kind of wish Mother Nature had a tampon that could hold thousands of degrees of heat. ._.
It's certainly true that Eyjafjallajökull has only erupted three times before in known history and each time that triggered a big Katla eruption. However, I wouldn't start panicking just yet. Katla has also erupted without the aid of Eyjafjallajökull, svo who knows, maybe she won't go off this time. Geologists back home don't seem to be overly concerned--obviously always prepared for the worst, but also reminding us that Mother Earth doesn't always follow set rules!
So to put it shortly, no one knows what's gonna happen, so why spend time worrying
Yup! Live life to the fullest. Get out there and eat it up. I live 70 km from one of the biggest craters on the planet and yes it's active. Reality is I have considerably more chance of getting clobbered by a pissed driver then so by nature so ................
We are remembered only by what we leave behind.
When i was a kid, Katla was one of the most dread-inspiring names i knew. But that was because of literature, not the volcano.
Ah yes, The Brothers Lionheart, right? I loved that book, I even had the Swedish film, a big favourite of mine. I seem to recall some parts looked familiar there, possibly shot in Iceland...man, I need to see it again. Katla the Dragon was indeed a horrible creature, especially to my frail and young mind back in the days!
The fear mongering going on because of the Katla volcano has gotten pretty much out of hand. The Eyjafjallajökull eruption was a bit of a freak accident since the conditions were absolutely perfect to maximize the ash cloud and put a halt to european air travel. We regularly have volcanoes go off, and other countries do to, but we have never seen this much panic before.
Katla will be bigger yes.. But in all likelyhood it will be a bit of a localized affari. It will be devestating.. but probably not globally. These experts seem to crave attention.
It's pretty scary that there are such things could just up and kill billions of people. Sure there is any other number of ways of dieing which are more likely, but were talking about a lot of lives.
I find it interesting but at same time horrible. All we can do is fight for the best.