Over the past weekend, we have definitely lucked out in southeast Wyoming and that is putting it extremely lightly. For some on the northwestern side of the state, things have been terribly heartbreaking and devastating for some. By now, you may have heard how all of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park are currently closed. While this is currently said to be only temporary, some videos show incredible disasters nearby.
Yellowstone was very busy in 2021. And I'm not just referring to the swarms of tourists that hit up the park during the outdoor craze of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reports that America's first National Park has seen an increase in volcanic activity in 2021 when compared to 2019 and 2020.
Conspiracy theories about an imminent eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano are a dime-a-dozen. For years, amateurs on YouTube declare the end is near and it's happened again. It's a great example of how these theories start and why they're wrong.
Yellowstone National Park celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. As the park is already one of the biggest attractions throughout the country, scientists have noted big changes that have been a big part of its upkeep and that have also made it a popular scientific study over the years.