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Popo blows

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:19 am
by Scott P

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:49 am
by Trotter
I'd love to hike Izta while popo is erupting

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:49 pm
by nyker
Wonder if this will be the big one. Always amazed me how dense the population is around those volcanoes..

The lava is pretty intense coming out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50603284

Hope nobody was climbing it. While its been off limits to legally climb, some people always try to sneak up it.

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 am
by gb
Trotter wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:49 am
I'd love to hike Izta while popo is erupting
Paso de Cortes is closed when Popo is especially active. We had no choice but to climb from the much more interesting north side with the added bonus of summiting with an active Popo.

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:27 am
by mpaskiewicz
Earlier this year we got a decent eruption once we reached the top of Izta. A week later there was a more intense eruption like in the yahoo article.

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am
by nunns
nyker wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Wonder if this will be the big one. Always amazed me how dense the population is around those volcanoes..

The lava is pretty intense coming out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50603284

Hope nobody was climbing it. While its been off limits to legally climb, some people always try to sneak up it.
I feel the same way. It also amazes me how many people live in areas that have hurricanes all the time, and then are amazed when a hurricane hits, blame climate change (rightly or wrongly) and expect the federal government to pay for rebuilding everything. I don't fault people for wanting to live on the coast, just for expecting that they will never see a natural disaster while living there.

Sean Nunn

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:10 pm
by WanderingJim
nunns wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am

I feel the same way. It also amazes me how many people live in areas that have hurricanes all the time, and then are amazed when a hurricane hits, blame climate change (rightly or wrongly) and expect the federal government to pay for rebuilding everything. I don't fault people for wanting to live on the coast, just for expecting that they will never see a natural disaster while living there.
Yeah, I get people who say I shouldn't live in California due to the Earthquakes.

I usually reply that I don't know of any place on the planet that isn't prone to some kind of natural disasters.

Some precautions on exactly where and how you build needs to be taken, of course.

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:03 pm
by highpilgrim
nunns wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am
I don't fault people for wanting to live on the coast, just for expecting that they will never see a natural disaster while living there.
It's not just a coastal thing. Take a look at the Chesterfield Valley in Mizzery. It floods every 5 or 10 years and the government continues to tax incentivize building there.

Stupid is as stupid does, and it has nothing to do with the coasts.

Re: Popo blows

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
by nunns
highpilgrim wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:03 pm
nunns wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am
I don't fault people for wanting to live on the coast, just for expecting that they will never see a natural disaster while living there.
It's not just a coastal thing. Take a look at the Chesterfield Valley in Mizzery. It floods every 5 or 10 years and the government continues to tax incentivize building there.

Stupid is as stupid does, and it has nothing to do with the coasts.
I hear what you are saying. However, a lot more people live on the coasts than in the Chesterfield Valley. I don't want my tax dollars being used to reimburse the cost of cleaning up for them after a flood. There are people who live right on the Missouri River in the KC area as well.

Sean Nunn