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Is NASA preparing to take the blame for a future Yellowstone eruption?

Last week, in my article Climate Change Explained, I gave some examples of how governments and corporations regularly announce plans of geo-engineering or commercial environmental interventions. For many of these measures, the responsible entities themselves also point out the high risk of causing climate disruption and seismic  upheaval. Such programs would be an ideal set up to preemptively take the blame for future extreme Earth changes in order to pacify the public and prevent panic. Modern rulers have learned how in times of crisis, Law and Order can only be maintained as long as the public has some of their leaders to blame as opposed to natural cycles.  Consistently, harvest failure due to climate disruption led to revolutions. And if humans created the problem, surely humans can fix it.

Yellowstone caldera NASA

Yellowstone caldera NASA

In case of a greater series of natural disasters were to happen one day, for most types of natural disaster there is a preprogrammed cover story of a man-made cause. CO2 caused runaway climate chaos and floods, fracking caused earthquakes and volcanoes, aerosol geo-engineering may cause further atmospheric disruption, CERN may cause “Black holes” or atmospheric anomalies, a Tunguska style atmospheric explosion or EMP would be attributed to nuclear war (for instance North Korea)…and so on.

And sure enough, the next announcement of reckless and risky plans to intervene with nature came in. The Daily Mail just published an article on NASA’s announcement to plan a fracking operation with the goal to prevent Yellowstone from erupting. Most news articles on this story include in the same breath that the risks could out-weigh the benefits, and an eruption could be created rather than prevented. Pumping water into a caldera is a recipe for disaster. If anything, the opposite should be done. The lakes above Yellowstone caldera should be drained, if the water seeps into cracks it may cause a violent steam explosions to trigger an eruption.

So, here is the story in Mail Online:

NASA makes incredible plan to save humanity from Yellowstone supervolcano: ‘Risky’ plan to COOL magma by pumping in water (but it could trigger an eruption instead of preventing one)

  • NASA has a risky plan to subdue the global threat of Yellowstone’s supervolcano 
  • The agency thinks it could cool it by drilling to pump in water at high pressure
  • It erupts every 600,000 years, and it’s been 600,000 years since the last one

A NASA scientist has spoken out about the true threat of supervolcanoes and the risky methods that could be used to prevent a devastating eruption.

Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, shared a report on the natural hazard that hadn’t been seen outside of the agency until now.

He spoke of the true devastation that could come from an eruption, and the ‘risky’ methods that the agency is considering for preventing one – including approaches that could potentially go array and set off a supervolcano accidentally.

One such plan would involve drilling into the bottom of the Yellowstone volcano, using high pressure water to release heat from the magma chamber.

 

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  1. we should not disturb the natural geological flow of temperture because then the pressure in the lava chambers may get even higher, a good example is the Unzen in Japan where the lava is so thick that it cools too fast and clogs the crater until the Pressure is so high at some point that it comes to an explosive discharge.

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