A super volcano would be too devastating, and they are quite rare. But many strong volcanoes like Krakatoa are supposably past due their eruption time according to the science.
Of course I would love to stop the human side of the things, but people keep voting in idiots that support mega corporations that couldn't care less about the climate. I prefer to be optimistic and hope that the Earth cools itself :).
They happend every 10,000-15,000 years or so right (on avg)? I think I remember hearing that before.
Also we've gone more than 11,000? years without such a eruption so we are due for one soon probably.
Yellowstone last 3 supervolcano eruptions were 2.1m, 1.2m, 640k years ago.
So between 600-900k years between its eruptions.
Its been 640k+ years since its last eruption. It could happend tomorrow or like 250,000 years from now.
However we've been lucky to avoid such a event in modern history.
Like think back like 10,000 years ago.
Barely any humans on the planet, america was basically empty, if yellowstone blew, it wouldnt do that much damage.
However if today a massive eruption happends in yellowstone, the cost of human life in the US would be massive.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071