|Yellowstone Geyser ~ NPS|
In my new thriller Unleashing Colter's Hell, I speculate on what might happen to the United States if the Yellowstone super volcano were to erupt. The story also explores who might benefit from this eruption and how they might make it happen.
While the Toba eruption appears to have had little impact upon humanity's survival, a Yellowstone eruption could be a greater threat to our future. Our civilization is far more advanced than our prehistoric ancestors and vulnerable to damage from an eruption. A Yellowstone eruption would threaten food production and distribution. Access to other necessities such as drinkable water, medical care, and shelter could be stretched to a breaking point.
Recent seismic activity at Yellowstone is pretty typical. However, since modern humans have never witnessed a Yellowstone eruption, we don't truly know what might indicate pending danger. Stay tuned!