Just within the past few days, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Chile erupted for the first time in 42 years and the nation of Nepal was hit by the worst earthquake that it has seen in 80 years. Even though the crust of the Earth seems to be shaking more violently than ever, most of the experts continue to assure us that what we are witnessing is “normal” behavior. But the cold, hard numbers tell a very different story. As I pointed out in a previous article, the number of volcanic eruptions that are happening right now is greater than the 20th century’s average for an entire year.
Our planet appears to be getting more unstable, and that is not good news for any of us. In fact, it was recently reported that 150 million Americans live in areas that are prone to earthquakes. No matter how advanced our technology becomes, the truth is that we are still very much at the mercy of the forces of nature, and what just happened in Chile and in Nepal are clear reminders of this reality. When Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted a few days ago, it was the first time that it had happened in 42 years. Scientists tell us that it was “a surprise” and that there weren’t really any significant warning signs of any sort. It is now being projected that this volcano could erupt “for months“, and the ash that this giant volcano releases could have a substantial affect on climate patterns and agricultural production. When Calbuco first erupted last week, it was quite a spectacular eruption. If you can believe it, the eruption actually sent ash 11 miles into the air. MORE