Tag Archive for Yellowstone

15 Credibility Street #28: Defense against the dark art of scare-mongering

It was just Halloween, the media is out to scare you into believing dumb things. Don’t. Tricks in treats? Not-too-deep-thinking about marijuana-laced candy warnings will bring quick realization this hazard is not worth worrying about. One incident in New Brunswick, Canada may have been nailed down but who would eat that anyway? The condition called…

Land disturbance in Wyoming stirring up unwarranted fears

Hunters on a private ranch in Wyoming’s Bighorn mountains were astonished to find a land disturbance of impressive proportions. The news first appeared on the Facebook page of the SNS Outfitters and Guides. Since then, it was picked up by several mystery mongering sites that declared it was “apocalyptic” (as is everything unusual) or related…

Scientists busy squashing silly rumors instead of sciencing at Yellowstone

Volcanologists at the Yellowstone volcano observatory have been spending a lot of time putting out fires, internet rumor fires, that is, as people are afraid of a supervolcanic eruptions. Earlier this year, we told you about the unsubstantiated rumor that animals were “fleeing” the area and the speculation that something was going to happen. It…

Yellowstone magma reservoir is full and bigger than expected

But don’t panic. Eruption will only change global climate and catastrophically affect half the United States. There is nothing you can do about it so stop worrying. Huge Magma Pocket Lurks Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano The magma reservoir lurking beneath a dormant supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park far exceeds past estimates of its size, a new…