Our colleague, Margaret Nydell, sent this to me and I agree that it is an interesting article about a really scary potential natural disaster. Timing is unknown and unknowable. But the article is well done and gives someone with no understanding of such things sufficient details to at least understand the magnitude of what could occur.

Thank you Margaret for sending this along.

Best,
Rusty

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/04/20/the-yellowstone-supervolcano-is-a-disaster-waiting-to-happen/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.86dfec5076f7&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen - The Washington Post
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen – The Washington Post