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Mount St. Helen’s

As we all know, I know even more about vulcanology than I do about cricket.

But riddle me this. As I understand it — and I’ve paid next to no attention to this story — scientists are worried that pressure may be building up in Mt. St. H. The hard whatsamafradgitt is containing lots of pressure which is building up for a level 5 kablooey. Sorry to get all technical.

If my partial listening to the science guys on NPR is correct, when the steam, heat and lava build up with nowhere to go, the danger of the level 5 kablooey increases, when there’s room for it to escape the kablooeyness decreases.

So here’s my question: Why not drop a bunker-buster on top of the mantle-thingamajib and see if that releaves the pressure like a fat man loosening his belt? I know, sicence, nature take its course, prime-directive etc. But if the choice is between blowing the lid off the thing with an F-16 and waiting for it to wreak havok itself, why not punch a hole in the roof?

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