The Extinction Protocol

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February 12, 2013 RING OF FIREBad news, everyone – you have another near-certain world-ending catastrophe to look forward to. Scientists have confirmed that two continent-sized chemical blobs of partially melted rock are converging in the Pacific, and look set to create a massive new volcano, which could prove cataclysmic to life on Earth. Geologist Michael Thorne at the University of Utah reports in Earth and Planetary Science that the collision is slowly happening 1,800 miles beneath the ocean. He says that the collision could lead in two possible directions – both of which are bad, and would wipe out millions of species. One is just a massive single eruption, which would kill us all, the other is a thousand-year flood basalt eruption, which would also kill us. The problem is that two enormous “thermochemical piles” of molten rock about 3,000 miles across are moving towards each other…

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