Hey, Earth Scientists! Share Your Predictions of What Won’t Happen in 2017

Whilst I was soliciting ideas for blog posts, Anne Jefferson came up with an excellent topic:

It’s New Years – make predictions for what geology things WON’T happen in 2017. The magnetic pole won’t flip. Yellowstone won’t erupt. There won’t be record high Arctic sea ice. Scientists won’t suddenly admit that climate change is a Chinese hoax.

This topic is marvelous. I love it. But I don’t want to do the predicting alone: I want to hear your prognostications, too!

Here are a few of my predictions for 2017:

  • California won’t break off into the ocean and become its own island nation.
  • Related: Arizona won’t have oceanfront property anytime soon.
  • Mount St. Helens will continue to tease and torment me by refilling its magma chamber, but will not erupt spectacularly this year.
  • The Flat Earthers won’t be suddenly proven correct by new scientific discoveries.
  • Scientists won’t discover that all radiometric and other dating methods are incorrect, and the earth is actually less than 10,000 years old.

What earth science things do you think won’t happen in 2017?

Image is a beach scene, showing a strawberry daiquiri in a frosted glass on the sand with the ocean in the distance. Caption says: Predictions 2017: Arizonans will still have to drive several hundred miles to enjoy drinks by the sea.

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Hey, Earth Scientists! Share Your Predictions of What Won’t Happen in 2017

One thought on “Hey, Earth Scientists! Share Your Predictions of What Won’t Happen in 2017

  1. rq
    1

    I’m kind of hoping MSH will prove you wrong.
    Provided no one is injured or killed, of course, but close enough to photograph and film…

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