The Yellowstone supervolcano is the ultimate eruption waiting to happen
Volcanoes are cool. But they’re also bad. While many of us don’t live with the fear that they may ruin our livelihoods, other of us do. But beyond these few small volcanoes that threaten us, there are others that are so massive—so worthy of awe—that they threaten all of us. The Yellowstone supervolcano is one of these. Among the many troubling facts about this volcano are that it is ready to blow. Every 650,000 years or so, the volcano blows its lid. Now it’s due for another. So let’s see what would happen when this volcano loses its lid.