Britain could endure years of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Bardarbunga volcano erupts, says this article by Nathan Rao.
Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere could act as billions of mirrors reflecting sunlight away from earth.
The first effect could be a bitterly cold winter to arrive in weeks with thermometers plunging into minus figures and not rising long before next summer.
Historic volcanic eruptions have had devastating effects on the weather in surrounding areas which have lasted for years.
In 1783 eastern regions of the United States recorded the lowest ever temperature after Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted that year.
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