Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington
The "Plus Side" of Volcanoes
"It should be emphasized that the short-term hazards posed by volcanoes are
balanced by benefits of volcanism and related processes over geologic time."
-- Tilling, 1985
Volcanoes and People
The "Plus Side" of Volcanoes ...
"Volcanoes both harass and help mankind."
"Volcanoes build new land."
"Volcanic materials ultimately break down and weather to form some of the
most fertile soils on Earth."
"The internal heat associated with young volcanic systems has been harnessed to
produce geothermal energy." ...
includes Newberry Caldera, The Geysers Geothermal Field, Casa Diablo, Salton Sea
"Most of the metallic minerals mined in the world, such as copper, gold, silver,
lead, and zinc, are associated with magmas found deep within the roots of extinct volcanoes
located above subduction zones."
"People use volcanic products as building materials, as abrasive
and cleaning agents, and as raw materials for many chemical and industrial uses."
Advertisements, Arts and Crafts, Food and Lodging, etc.
Spas and Resorts
Rotorua-Whakarawarewa, New Zealand
Recreation and Tourism
America's National Parks and Monuments ... includes
Yellowstone Caldera - First National Park, Mount Rainier - Fifth National Park,
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, etc.
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05/21/08, Lyn Topinka