(It wasn't the humans)
St. Helens had a landslide 4 days before this article posted. It took out a bridge and all the power to the Johnston observatory. She wants her privacy I guess.
I was living in Vancouver Canada at the time. I remember it from afar, the amazing stories of the people around it. Thank you for sharing this.
Feel free to laugh at me because I just realized I didn’t go to Mt. St. Helen’s , I went to Mt. Hood. 🤣🤣🤣
Big Bad Weather is hiding the real causes of destruction and disease, just like AIDS. They don't want us worrying about poverty or drug pushing, nor the state of soil infertility or the overfished oceans; that would harm the petrochemical and fishing industries https://georgiedonny.substack.com/p/omg-i-get-it-just-like-aids-and-covid
I experienced the eruption while in Colorado on work. How anyone can review the news coverage of the event, or talk to someone who was there, and still claim that human-produced CO2 is THE controlling force in global warming requires a level of cognitive dissonance I've never been able to achieve.
PS: Crater Lake is quite awesome, too! I have a bunch of postcards from there. The best part is there aren't any people in them! My brother would love Ape Cave!
I also think people who live in Seattle are crazy. Mt Ranier could take them all out! Then there's the tectonic plate subduction zone that is stuck. If it goes, I've heard everything west of I-5 will bite the dust. It would probably set off Mt Ranier, too. Idiots! But then, they do live in Washington State...
Oops...geeked out again!
this brings to mind the current "climate change will be the end of all life on Earth soon" talk.
from my understanding, this planet has gone through 5-6 ice ages, contrasted by the following glacier melt and we are still here. we have also gone through as many mass extinction level events, including the dinosaur killer astroid that knocked out 95% of all life (looking out my window, I would say we recovered well).
but we are being told that the next decade of emissions is worse than a giant freaking ASTEROID?!?
let's be clear, Earth will be fine. life will continue, as on Mt. Saint Helens...it's really the human life that is at risk...
M. Sim, I just had to tell you how much I am enjoying the commenting, as if you couldn't notice, but hey.
Nicely said. Thank you.
Two points for everyone who knows who Harry Truman was, vis a vis May 18 1980.
sulfur. it helps the plants absorb more nutrients.
people who live in 'blue zones' live the longest, healthiest lives. many scientists have gone on about what they eat and their lifestyles but none of them noticed the bloody great mountain sized volcano spewing out sulfur, feeding the land
While Mother Nature may heal herself, it remains to be seen whether Human Kind can do the same! (Yup, that’s me, ever the optimist! Wink wink!)
Hey, I've been waiting for months for this column.
I was thirteen and living in Portland when St. Helens erupted. There was a large hill nearby with a perfect view, so I rode my bike to the top and watched in fascination for hours. It really was quite a spectacle.
In the following weeks and months I had the great "pleasure" of helping clean ash out of our plugged-up gutters multiple times. After that it didn't hold quite the same appeal for me.
I never have visited St. Helens in all the years since the eruption, so I still remember it from camping at Spirit Lake as a little kid and being amazed at floating rocks on the crystal clear water. At the time I had no idea the pumice was from previous eruptions or that it was perfect foreshadowing of what would happen years later.
Yes, and expert opinion decreed it would be a horrid wasteland for generations.
Nature has indeed refuted the experts, and that is a lesson to take to heart.
I think erupting volcanoes may be the only act of nature environmentalists have not connected to “climate change” or “global warning.” Maybe while Bill Gates is figuring out how to “dim” the Sun with Fairy Dust, he could design giant plugs to close all the volcanoes .......Your piece on Mount Saint Helens erupting 40 years ago underscores the truth about our planet’s time line being far more infinite than “our” time on earth. Twenty five years ago, my 17 year old son on the topic of organized religions said “ Humans are but a bleep on the radar screen.” Boom. So, I view the concerns of climate change alarmists as short sighted and narrow minded. Yes, we should not be harming ourselves with toxic air and water, but for anyone to think we’re “saving the planet” is folly. Massive volcanic eruptions are actually a good thing for the health of the earth... and the markers noted by environmentalists as amber alerts, in the big picture are insignificant. We need to stop thinking we can control these things... what if it was “ Global Cooling”? The Ice Age ended something like 20,000 years ago...are we going to melt the developing ice shelves?