Super Volcanoes: Satellites Eye Deadly Hot Spots: “The eruption of pent-up energy will cover half the United States in ash, in some places up to 3 feet (1 meter) deep. Earth will be plunged into a perpetual winter that would last years. Some plant and animal species will disappear forever.
Even humans could be pushed to the edge of extinction.
Anthropologists suggest it won’t be the first time.” Scary stuff, but the article does talk about how our accuracy of predicting volcano eruptions has increased tremendously. The trick after that would be to figure out if there’s a way to defuse the pressure before one of these Super Volcanoes erupts!