See those videos of Mt. Merapi, central Java island, going off 3 days ago?
The Toba supervolcanic eruption about 74,000 years ago was one of the most colossal eruptions in the past 2 million years.
More than 200 times the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (just over 400 ppm) … and we’re worried about the puny amount that humans emit? – Also see video
Houses collapsing under the weight of the ash. Once bustling markets now empty, fields left untended, lush trees now gray and lifeless.
“Should the crater collapse and the lake empty into the magma chamber the resulting explosion would make Kraotoa a firecracker in comparison.”
– J.H. Walker
“…if the eruption didn’t already look menacing enough, several lightning strikes were seen hitting the center of the ash column towering over the volcano.”
At least 8,000 evacuated. All flights to and from from Manila’s international airport suspended.
Not only are volcanoes melting the ice in Antarctica, previous studies show that underwater volcanoes (not humans) are melting ice in the Arctic.
This confirms what I’ve been saying years, that underwater volcanoes can lead, not only to cooling, but to ice ages.
The Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) experienced 3 massive T6/T7 eruptions. Each named Grand Solar Minimum since has been marked with similar violent eruptive periods. Dalton, the last GSM, was marked by Tambora.
– J.H. Walker