Professor Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak responded to an article by Russian geopolitical analyst Konstantin Sivkov which explored the idea of nuking Yellowstone national park to trigger a super volcano by describing the scenario as complete science fiction.
As we reported last month, in commenting on ways Russia would wage war on NATO countries, Sivkov suggested dropping a nuclear weapon on Yellowstone in order to trigger an apocalyptic super volcano that would cover the country with hot ash.
“The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States – a country just disappears,” wrote Sivkov.
Idaho State university geosciences professor Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak told KPVI 6 that the idea would make an interesting sci-fi movie but that it “has no basis in science”.
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