Originally Posted by Quasi
Within the past two million years, the Yellowstone supervolcano has undergone three extremely large explosive eruptions, up to 2,500 times the size of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. The three eruptions happened 2.1 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago, and the most recent 640,000 years ago. So based upon that schedule, it's pretty much due for the next one. Of course, the chances of it happening within our lifetimes is still pretty darn slim.
And people worry about global warming? If that sucker blows, most of the US is toast. The global climate will be pretty well screwed up, too. Unlike global warming, this WILL happen. It's only a matter of time. I think I still have some distant relatives in Germany, maybe they have a spare room?