Campi Flegrei is one of world’s most dangerous super volcanoes, and now scientists warn that it has reached critical phase and could erupt, which would mean apocalyptic consequences. A super volcano is defined as a volcano that is able to sling more than than 1,000 cubic kilometers of mass into the atmosphere.
By comparison, one of the most violent eruptions in modern times, Karakatau in 1883, erupted with some 30 cubic kilometers “ejekta”. The result of such large amounts of dust, ash and gas in the atmosphere are equivalent to a so-called nuclear winter: Damaged crops, food shortages, poisoning and general societal collapse. FULL REPORT
DEVELOPING: 15 Feet Of Snow To Bury California!
A series of winter storms is forecast to continue hammering California with several feet of heavy snow and driving rain over the next few days and into the weekend, good news for the drought-plagued state and for ski areas, but potentially bad news for travelers and homeowners worried about floods and mudslides. Meanwhile, a storm could also spread a
stripe of snow across the South, all the way from Texas to Virginia, from late Thursday into Saturday. In the West, “the combination of storms through this weekend has the potential to bring the biggest amount of rain and mountain snow to California since the drought began several years ago,” according to AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Andrews. READ MORE
100-year flood strikes Denmark
Water levels in parts of Denmark reached up to 177cm above normal on Thursday morning after a predicted winter storm swept through the nation. The water rose so high in areas in southern Denmark that the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI) said that levels reached heights that statistically only come once a century. “We had 100-year floods in Sønderborg,
Bagenkop, Aabenraa, Rødbyhavn, Hesnæs, Rødvig and Køge,” DMI spokesman Frank Nielsen told broadcaster DR early on Thursday. The highest recorded levels were in southern Lolland and Jutland, where water topped out at 177 centimetres above normal. In Copenhagen, water rose 87cm while just south of the city in Dragør the water level was 139cm above normal. DMI said that the waters wouldn’t recede until late morning on Thursday. READ MORE