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Still think we shouldn't pay people to monitor volcanos???

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090323/ap_on_re_us/alaska_volcano

Mt. Redoubt in Alaska erupted 5 times overnight! Planes are grounded, passengers heading for Ancorage are stranded in Seattle...

So, who still thinks that volcano monitoring isn't worth some money???

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (27)
  • Okay, so no, you can't know when a volcano is going to erupt days in advance. However, by monitoring them, they notice changes that help them predict better and sooner when things can happen as well as note an increase in activity that will eventually lead to a major or minor eruption, so they can set plans for everything from evacuations to air traffic control. Also, if you want them to ever be able to detect it in advance, be it hours or days, they kind of have to watch them to figure out what they DO need to look for.
    RanaAurora

    Answer by RanaAurora at 6:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • hehehe... I never thought that
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 3:26 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • me either Crystal but I can't help remembering Jindal talking about volcano monitoring in his response to Obama's address to congress. Wonder if he still thinks that way. lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • We already pay people to monitor volcanoes, regardless of any additional volcano monitoring money. If it was such a big help, why are so many people stranded?

    And the point was not that the money shouldn't be spent - it was that it belonged in an appropriations bill, not a stimulus bill. It also does not belong in a defense bill, an education bill, a medicare bill, or a declaration of national holiday bill. There is a place for it, and that was not it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • NotPanicking


    You should educate yourself about what volcanic ash can do to the planes. See you are not the smartest chick in cafemom.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • You should educate yourself about what volcanic ash can do to the planes.

    I'm perfectly aware of what it can do - thanks for ignoring what I said. If the volcano watching does such a good and important job, why were those people not given notice so they either canceled flying in or found a different way to travel in advance? Maybe because watching a volcano all you want does not tell you exactly when it's going to erupt, any more than watching storm clouds will tell you exactly when a tornado will hit.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Well. Let's see. Volcano monitoring creates jobs! Therefore, it certainly DOES belong in a stimulus package that is to stimulate jobs and the economy!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • It is worth it and the volcano was monitored. I just don't see why funding has be be part of the stimulus as a pet project. There is already funding.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • That's probably part of the stimulus package that Palin is turning down! ROFLMBO

    As they are still sorting out where the money is going, I can see why this hasn't taken effect yet. (meaning they haven't gotten the additional monitoring money).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • NotPanicking
    No you don't know what the ash can do.What is the different way to travel to Anchorage or Fairbanks ? There is no other way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

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