Global political upheaval has been caused by Vladimir Putin's announcement that Russia is withdrawing from the New Start Treaty to limit nuclear weapons.
Political and military allies of Vladimir Putin have threatened to cause a radioactive explosion of the Yellowstone supervolcano in the US. Talk of an attack came as the Russian president ordered a test of Russia's fearsome Satan II missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
In fact, there are not a few who fear that it does not take much for the situation to get out of hand, with a possible escalation of the war in Ukraine and the use of tactical nuclear weapons.
Yellowstone Volcano 'Awakening'
And as if that wasn't enough, Konstantin Sivkov, a close analyst and advisor to Putin, threatened the United States with nuclear attacks on the famous Yellowstone supervolcano to activate it.
Humanity is entering a period of nuclear instability, as Russian President Vladimir Putin's "irresponsible" and "reckless" statements, referring to the conflict in Ukraine, noted that the risk of nuclear war is increasing.
Indicative is, according to a foreign media, the statements of Konstantin Sivkov (Putin's close advisor), who in a television interview said: "The president said an interesting thing, as he said that he had signed a decree on the adoption of new types of weapons . I think he's talking about the Sarmat nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)."
He continued: “The Sarmat (ICBM) is a special weapon, it is a weapon that can first of all, in addition to delivering a large number of nuclear warheads to the target, hit the South Pole with a small-sized warhead. It's a global rocket."
He stressed that he is convinced that it is impossible to build an integrated missile defense system that would have the ability to destroy him, which means that the United States is vulnerable to any attack. And the second point is that Sarmat is a threat to the scariest area in the United States, the Yellowstone volcano.
At this point to recall that, President Vladimir Putin said that “we are ready to start testing new warheads and he emphasized that, in case the Americans start testing their own nuclear weapons. He said these were multi-ton heads, and that's exactly what we're talking about. We are talking about Sarmat."
In an indirect threat to the US, he implied that if they looked at open source data, they would find that the Belgorod submarine was deployed in the Pacific Ocean, not the Atlantic Ocean. And this is very telling, because it is not in the Atlantic Ocean, but on the east coast of the United States, that is, on the Pacific coast of the USA, where the San Andreas faults, the famous San Jacinto, are located.
And these faults, if activated, could lead to activation of the entire Pacific arc. Which includes these faults, then comes the Yellowstone volcanoes, the Aleutian Grid, the natural volcanoes in Kamchatka and then down to Japan. If these faults ruptured, the entire coast of the United States would be destroyed!
What would happen in a 'supervolcano' eruption
If another major caldera-forming eruption were to occur in Yellowstone, its effects would be global. Such a giant eruption would have regional effects, such as ash fall and short-term (years to decades) changes in global climate.
The Yellowstone Caldera, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano, is a volcanic caldera in Yellowstone National Park in the western United States. The caldera, and most of the park, is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The caldera measures 43 by 28 miles (70 by 45 km), and the lava behind the caldera extends a great distance outside of it.
The caldera formed during the last three super-eruptions in the last 2.1 million years: the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago (which created the Island Park Caldera and the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff) and the Mesa Falls eruption before from 1.3 million years ago (which created the Henry's Fork Caldera) and the Mesa Falls Tuff), and the Lava Creek eruption about 640,000 years ago (which led to the formation of the Yellowstone Caldera and Lava Creek Tuff).
Scientists say the chances of Yellowstone exploding are slim to none. The USGS estimates that there is a 0.00014% chance each year that the potentially catastrophic volcano will erupt.
According to How Stuff Works, the eruption of the Yellowstone volcano will lead to a nuclear winter due to the transfer of a lot of ash and debris from the ground into the atmosphere.
It is noted that the drop in temperatures will drastically affect the food supply, wiping out crops and destroying the food chain, leaving those who survive with little to eat.
This could also cause a change in climate because the volcano will release huge amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, which can form a sulfur haze that reflects and absorbs sunlight.
Ultimately, this can lead to lower temperatures across the planet, which can lead to crop failure and ultimately widespread famine.