As a native of Washington State, where we could literally scoop white ash off the ground in handfuls after Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, I have one thing to say about Bobby Jindal’s totally disingenuous dig at “volcano monitoring”: if geoscience is such a big waste of money, sure, let’s stop monitoring volcanoes – and hurricanes, too. That okay with y’all?
I wonder what Jindal’s fellow Republican governor Sarah Palin thinks of his advice, given that Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt may erupt any day. . .