Natural disasters can have devastating effects that stretch across multiple states.
Sometimes it takes years for a community to fully recover from the damage.
But one natural disaster could destroy the United States as we know it.
Yellowstone National Park stretches the nexus of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.
It’s a serene nature reserve that’s a major tourist attraction, but below the surface, a supervolcano lies dormant.
According to geologists, the Yellowstone volcano has erupted three times in the past 2.1 million years, the last one being roughly 640,000 years ago.
And geologists believe we’re due for another eruption.
In 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted and caused a massive avalanche.
Plumes of smoke and ash were found in 11 states and five Canadian provinces.
It also caused approximately 57 deaths and resulted in over $1 billion in property damage.
And the three Yellowstone eruptions were orders of magnitude more powerful than the Mount St. Helens eruption.
Scientists believe an eruption of Yellowstone’s supervolcano could be 2,000 times more potent than the Mount St. Helens disaster.
A Polish geologist named Dr. Jerzy Zaba believes that a Yellowstone eruption would do cataclysmic damage.
Zaba said in a science journal, “It is forecasted that if there was an explosion similar to the one 640,000 years ago, it would destroy most of the United States.”
He expounded on this point by discussing the ramifications to the climate.
Zaba said, “Discarded materials would cover everything with a meter layer within a radius of 500 km (311 miles). And due to the emission of a huge amount of dust, gases or sulfur oxide to the atmosphere, there would be a temporary cooling of the climate.”
Zaba explained that this would have a grave global impact.
“Sulfur oxide would create a thin veil of sulfuric acid around the planet reflecting sunlight. [This] would persist for many years. It is estimated that due to climate change about five billion people would starve to death,” he added.
Five billion people would be roughly 70% of the entire global population.
While other geologists believe the extent of Zaba’s warnings are exaggerated, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
A volcano of that scale would also make the air unbreathable within a particular radius.
In the Survival Rule of Three, breathable air is more important than anything, as you can only survive three minutes without air.
The climate effects on farming would also be devastating.
Far-left environmentalists like to talk about man-made climate change, but completely ignore the awesome power of Mother Nature.
There have been natural disasters far greater than anything conceived by man, and yet Earth remains with a larger population than ever.
However, you still need to be prepared for a catastrophic natural disaster and the social ramifications of such.
In the case of a volcano, safe ground and breathable air are the two most important factors.
Masks and oxygen tanks are a must.
Also, be sure to have plenty of food, water, alternative power sources, and first-aid supplies to tide you over, because regular services would likely be suspended.