(N.Morgan) European researchers are now warning of a massive volcanic eruption that could destroy the Earth in 2100.
In PHOTO: Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. Reuters
Many would not be prepared for such a disastrous event.
The claim made by the experts at the European Science Foundation reveals how rare, yet high-impact hazards pose serious threat to human civilization.
The researchers added on to say that such extreme hazards are often not included in the disaster risk management since these are rare events.
In addition, the present day modern society is not much aware about how to handle these hazards.
The paper, “Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience” has been compiled jointly by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Geohazard Community of Practice (GHCP) and the European Science Foundation (ESF).
The highly elaborative effort covers a wide variety of growing hazards.
However, it pays special focus on the catastrophic impact of a massive volcanic eruption which our modern day interconnected society is exposed to, reported The Techie News.
“Volcanic eruptions can have more severe impacts through atmospheric and climate effects and can lead to drastic problems in food and water security, as emphasised by the widespread famine and diseases that were rampant after the Laki 1783 and Tambora 1815 eruptions.
Hence extreme volcanic eruptions pose a higher associated risk than all other natural hazards with similar recurrence periods, including asteroid impacts,” explains the paper, reported The Inquisitr.
The science paper puts an emphasis on the need to establish a well-prepared disaster risk management, mitigation, sustainability and resilience plans in the coming decades to tackle such situations, if they happen at all.
In addition, the scientists have urged the global audience and other major stakeholders in the community to join hands and take collaborative efforts to deal with the situation.
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