Yes, I am posting about the future again. It’s an interesting topic!
First thing is, I was watching Mythbusters and they were testing whether a motorbike is more efficient than a car, in terms of fuel and pollution. They found out that they use less fuel and are therefore more fuel efficient, BUT they found that motorbikes give off really bad gases like nitrocarbon or hydrocarbon or something, which causes asthma and other horrible diseases! How bad!!
They didn’t mention this on the show, but I saw that cars from the 1990s (I wrote 1190s by mistake) gave out less CO2 than cars from 2000 onwards! In fact, cars from the 2000s gave out more CO2 than cars from the 90s and 80s! I can read graphs, so I am definitely sure that is what it said. So cars from the 90s give out the least CO2, then cars from the 80s, then the 00s. Weird right? Oh yeah, the cars from the 00s obviously were more fuel efficient and used less petrol/diesel. But also, one quick thing, the car and the motorbike from the 80s had the same amount of dangerous gases (I don’t know which one). And between the car and the motorbike from the 00s, the motorbike had something like 8000% more of a dangerous gas than the car! The car had 0% of something and the motorbike had however much it had. So did you learn something?
And now, time for the part of the post actually about the future.
In Geography class, we were watching a movie/TV show called ‘Supervolcano’, about, unsurprisingly, a supervolcano. Basically, there was a big magma chamber (about 50 miles long and 30 miles wide) underneath Yellowstone Park and people were debating whether all this crazy activity happening there was the signal that a SUPEReruption was going to happen… or it was just a slightly-above-average day at the Park. They had a simulator and they were working out what would happen if certain amounts of the magma erupted. First it was a moderate eruption. Then they saw quite a big one. Then, the freaky thing, the next one was the same size. BUT… it triggered LOADS of other eruptions which = DISASTER for them. They also worked out that people would have to grab as much food as possible and leave the country to get out of its way, because it was coming, and no one knew whether it would be in hours, days, months or years. It was quite serious stuff!
People in the class were getting quite scared by this and they were thinking it may happen. Don’t mean to scare you, but it will happen, but not for a while. At least when we’re all dead and gone. But our teacher was saying ‘No, no, this won’t happen tomorrow! Don’t go home and tell your family you are moving to another place so you avoid the supervolcano. It is based on scientific fact, but it won’t happen for a long time.’ Still, people were really freaked out. I wasn’t, because I knew this wouldn’t happen in my life, or anyone’s (that is living on Earth at this moment) at all. I was being sensible, whereas other people were freaked OUT! So if you’re scared too, keep cool and don’t worry.
Your explosive supervolcano, Jaz