Rolling walls of boiling mud, is Microsoft prepared?

Rolling walls of boiling mud, is Microsoft prepared?

Summary: This is especially bad news for folks working at Microsoft, Nike, Amazon and other places located near the base of active American volcanoes. Not good news for Naples or central Mexico either.

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This is especially bad news for folks working at Microsoft, Nike, Amazon and other places located near the base of active American volcanoes. Not good news for Naples or central Mexico either.

A British disaster expert says global warming could set off more volcanic activity and major earthquakes. Sort of a disaster bonus, if you will.

This warning's not from just another PhD. It's from Dr. Bill McGuire, head of University College London's Benfield Hazard Research Center. McGuire says heightened seismic and volcanic activity have always accompanied major climate change according to the geologic record. I guess that means if you don't believe in evolution or geologic history, you can dismiss McGuire's warning.

McGuire has helped establish a website that gathers all the latest on disasters past and present. To wallow in the misery of others, click here.

That's a glamor shot of Washington State's Mount Rainer from a National Park Service site. The same site tells you how convenient the volcano is to Seattle: "Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located in Seattle, Washington. The one-way distance from the Seattle to the town of Ashford, located just outside the Nisqually entrance in the southwest corner of the park, is 85 miles." Not far as the ash flies.

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  • When terrorists are on vacation we are afraid of volcanoes

    What should we be afraid of tomorrow? Giant burritos?
    What is this obsession? Can't we live one day without trying to scare one another? :)
    paul2011
  • maybe mother nature will help OSS

    Hopefully Washington State?s Mount Rainer will erupt and wipe out the culture of corruption and the logistics of the M$ beast.
    Linux Geek
    • Yeah that's true...

      Since you aren't able to do it yourselves or on the merits OSS itself.

      Best of luck with that.
      BFD
  • This can't be right.

    "...heightened seismic and volcanic activity have always accompanied major climate change according to the geologic record."

    So that means there's a geologic record of climate change? "Geologic" as in measuring the movements of earth, thus spanning over millions of years? I call BS. Everyone knows humans cause global warming, and we've only been around since the days of Jesus, or whoever that was at the beginning of the Bible.
    TrPrince
    • Oh great...

      another climate change denier with the usual climate change denial logic.

      Next it'll be comparing it to fairies and elves will it?
      odubtaig
      • An excellent, well supported point, except

        I don't think I expressed logic of any description, 'climate change denial' or otherwise.

        Nor did I say anything to refute the notion of climate change, or even express my position thereon.

        So what, pray tell, are you blathering about?
        TrPrince
  • The conclusion is flawed

    There are all sorts of data indicating that [i]natural[/i] climate change is associated with Geologic activity; that would make sense if you look at the way Volcanoes, Super Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics, etc affect local and global climate. However, I doubt there is sufficient data to link Climate change caused by [i]Human[/i] activity to Geologic activity. For one thing, Humans have only made significant changes in Climate for the last 200 or so years (the Industrial Revolution onward), which isn't even a blink in the Geologic record.

    I fear the good PHD has the thing backward. Both Nature and Humans influence Global Warming, but Global Warming has nothing to do with Geologic Process (other than erosion and uplift caused by glacier melt).
    johnf76@...