'Supervolcano' Alert - Not Just In Yellowstone

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog,

Thar she blows!

Once every 600,000 years or so Yellowstone’s supervolcano erupts, making Mt. St. Helens, Pinatubo, and Krakatoa look like firecrackers. It blankets thousands of miles around it in lava and ash, casting a pall over the earth that lowers temperatures and hinders plant life for decades. Compared to Mother Nature we anthropogenic climate changers (if we are that) are pikers. Interestingly enough, that supervolcano is due for another eruption.

Interestingly enough, so too is another supervolcano, one constructed entirely by humans. As to which erupts first, bet on the latter.

Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Coercion and violence generate a reaction, a countervailing pressure. They are historical constants, so like Yellowstone’s volcano, the pressure has been building for centuries, although not 6,000 of them. Like Yellowstone’s geysers, pressure-reducing steam has occasionally been released; coercion has abated and freedom briefly flowered. We know those periods as the times when progress mostly happened: the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution. However, the twentieth century marked a resurgence of pressure.

Their intellectual degradation complete, the coercive class meets any manifestation of countervailing pressure with still more coercion. The most pathetic case is the US government. Left at a zenith of power at the end of World War II, it has squandered its moral, military, and financial capital trying to squelch the forces that will inevitably topple its empire. After each disaster, it has sought new disasters. President Trump’s tripling down on Bush’s and Obama’s Afghanistan bets is yet another instance of the belief that force which fails can be “fixed” with more force.

The reactive opposites are decentralization and individual autonomy. Individuals now have unprecedented capacities to wage violence, communicate, and compute. Since World War II governments are batting virtually zero trying to suppress insurgencies waged by guerrillas fighting on their home turf.

Try as they might to suppress the Internet, they can’t go too far without severing their economies from the backbone of the information economy. Individuals perform computing feats on their smart phones that were beyond the capabilities of room-size computers fifty years ago. These are the forces pushing back against governmental centralization and coercion.

Lately, not a day has gone by where an article hasn’t appeared arguing that the US government or the media or the globalists or some other nefarious entity is pulling the strings of some nefarious “divide and conquer” strategy. “Divide” needs no help from anyone. Unless humans develop the ability to split themselves, division has proceeded as far as it can go. A solitary soul can work, shop, eat, drink, find amusement and information, and do everything else necessary to sustain life without ever leaving his dwelling or coming into contact with another human being. Undoubtedly some do.

Dividing is a done deal. Conquering is more problematic and in fact won’t happen. A government that’s sixteen years on in Afghanistan and hasn’t won a significant military engagement since World War II is going to have a bit of a problem either maintaining its faltering empire or subjugating its own well-armed population, half of which doesn’t like it very much, the other half expecting a perpetual payday. What if its creditors pull the charge card from the Empire of Debt?

The same problems—imperial inefficiency and debt far in excess of the underlying economy’s ability to support it—will unexpectedly walk in on the globalists’ masturbatory fantasies. Governments at all levels have collectively plighted their troth to a spurious order maintained by force and fraud, resting on a supervolcano. The seismic portents have registered for decades. The Thousand Year Reich lasted twelve years, the Soviet Union sixty-nine. The Chinese government extended its life by rearranging its battery of forces, but the potential—so far successfully suppressed—counter-reaction leaves the rulers in a perpetual state of repressive anxiety.

The western welfare states are beset by bankruptcy, unsustainable expectations, faltering economies, Brexit, Trump, separatist and secessionist movements, and pitched battles over campus speakers, statues, and whatever else triggers the triggered. These are akin to Yellowstone’s recent seismic swarms, and they’ll only get more numerous and intense.

The list of irritations and grievances that can morph into confrontation and chaos is endless. It dawns on the debt-slave young that they are supporting their elders in a style to which they will never become accustomed. The productive tire of funding the unproductive and their government-sponsored rackets. Natives wonder why they should open their arms to migrants, especially those who hate them. Americans rebel against their government’s costly military interventions (okay, that one’s remote). Europe finds the Islamic chokehold increasingly choking and European manhood rediscovers its testicles (even more remote). It would be fitting if the first big morph came at some place like Davos or Jackson Hole.

The think-tank terms for today’s tremors are “devolution” and “decentralization,” always characterized as threats. Supervolcanos take no prisoners. When this one erupts, it will obliterate the rickety superstructures of global governance, finance, and economic. The proper phraseology will be, “blown to smithereens”: the just and unjust, prepared and unprepared, wise and foolish buried under lava flows and choked by ashes, reality beyond a hand in front of one’s face impossible to make out amidst the smoke and haze. The beloved order of the ruling class giving way to entropic atomization.

Atoms are life’s building blocks. Most everything worthwhile—family, community, trade, inquiry, innovation, production, progress—starts with individuals and builds. Most everything deleterious—repression, state-sponsored rapacity, tyranny, war—is imposed from the top by sociopaths masquerading as leaders. Bad as the supervolcano will be, it will blow this “top” to bits, giving the green shoots of decentralized freedom a chance to poke here and there through the ash. It’s about time.


SuperRay Truther Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:17 Permalink

Yeah, that's just what I needed in my head before I go to sleep, an image of gary cohn naked and deep inside an equally naked and writhing janet yellen.  it is just too hot for me to escape the tawdry morass of gasping intent to let go and bask in the holiness of orgasmic delight.  You make my dot plot hot, baby, you just hit the spot...

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Slack Jack Automatic Choke Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:09 Permalink

Only morons would ignore the cost of moving hundreds of large cities, and the loss of much of the most productive agricultural land (to sea-level rise, and desertification).

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of about 80 meters (263 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

The ice sheets have been continuously melting for thousands of years. What is left of them today, is still melting, and will continue to melt. Human caused global warning will cause this remnant to melt significantly faster. This is a big, big, problem.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:


Global temperatures are increasing. And by quite a lot each year.

2016 is the hottest year on record for global temperatures.

This is 0.0380 degrees centigrade hotter than the previous record year which was 2015.

0.0380 is a large increase in just one year.

2015 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.1601 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2014.

0.1601 is an absolutely huge increase in just one year (at this rate temperatures would increase by 16 degrees in a century).

2014 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.0402 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2010.


The conspiracy to hide global warming data.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is given tax money to make global temperature records available to the public. However, certain people at NOAA continually sabotage this aspect of NOAA's mandate. For example, these people have (deliberately) sabotaged the web-page that delivers the temperature records.

Look for yourself:

Go to the page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php scroll down to the The Global Anomalies and Index Data section and click the download button and see what happens. Well, you get the message:

"Not Found. The requested URL /monitoring-references/faq/anomalies-download was not found on this server."

I guess that the 2017 data must be truly horrible if they have to hide it away.

It turns out that this seems to be the case; NASA reports that:

July 2017 had the hottest average land temperatures on record.

The new July 2017 record was +1.20 degrees centigrade above the 20th century average (of the July data). The previous record average land temperature for July was just last year. It was +1.10 degrees above the 20th century average.

Did the media bother to tell you about this? No!


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grekko Slack Jack Fri, 09/01/2017 - 05:48 Permalink

Your entire "waste of time" writing this "tripe" is one for the log books, my friend.  I believed that you have covered just about every disproved and data manipulated algore theory put out by the AGW lunatics.  The same lunatics that come out with a graph, then have the temerity to manipulate temperature data, and leave out entire periods of time (the little ice age) so that their equations spit out the hockey stick graph they dreamed up in the first place. Dude, get a life, will ya?

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Creative_Destruct MuffDiver69 Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:59 Permalink

" I'm thinking some one needs to get laid"+100 - Perfect!For cryin' out loud, this must be "Fear Porn Day" here on Z-HedgeIf the hurricanes don't get us, the economic collapse will, OR the supervolcanos OR....... BLAH BLAH BLAH...Brings to mind a line from "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" (speaking of virtually every era through out human history):"The world situation was DESPERATE.... as usual..."  - Tom Robbins(Shit man... WTF happened... we're still here)

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ET (not verified) Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:04 Permalink

If it erupts, global temperatures will fall.Most of the Plain States will be covered in volcanic dust more than three feet deep.

Bigern Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:16 Permalink

Why is this the only such structure garnering attention? It is a distraction from what lies under Naples, Italy. One of many such places. It is also a distraction from what is feeding these structures. Magma does not invent itself. Nor does it bubble up randomly. The innards of the earth are stirred by events outside of the earth. That is where one should begin an investigation.The involvement of NASA with Yellowstone mitigation plans is the proof of far larger goings on.

TheReplacement Bigern Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:05 Permalink

If everthing is frequency and frequency is everything then perhaps we need to listen more.  I think Tesla would agree with that but he was only the smartest man alive according to Einstein.The moon rings like a bell said some important guys a long time ago.Who is symbolized by the moon and has dominion over the earth?What is the Sampson Option for him?Wake up so the machines can come kill Zion.

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BitchesBetterR… Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:21 Permalink

OK- Hold on a motherfucking second:    We're facing one of the greatest crisis caused by Huracain Harvey, Irma is building up to be the next Sandy, AND on top of that we have the "supervolcano" hyperactivitie going on......... So the real quesion is:  When will Bitcoin hit the 10K mark?

Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:33 Permalink

Those arguing for decentralization have either failed to quantify the level of decentralization that they prefer, and what their motives are,( is it power over  a geographic location for themselves?), or have been extremely nearsighted as to the possible outcomes of decentralization- enslavement including imprisonment by  local governments, civil wars pitting one local community against another over natural resources, walling areas off that are critical for mobility and the transportation of basic necessities for human life and no longer being able to see and communicate with family and friends.