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Laki caused 1783 – could Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano trigger another ‘Year Without a Summer’?

Eric Worrall writes: The British and Icelandic MET offices are expressing concern about the possible effect on the climate, of a potentially enormous volcanic eruption in Iceland. According to The Express, a UK daily newspaper; “BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the  erupts, experts have warned. Britain could face…

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Mount Tavurvur erupts in Papua New Guinea on Friday, August 29th, 2014. Image from Roberto Lopez via Twitter

Spectacular eruption of Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea

While we watch Iceland’s unpronounceable volcano, on the other side of the world, in Papua New Guinea, Mount Tavurvur is already causing damage and threatening lives as well as disrupting some international air travel. Mount Tavurvur, is part of the larger Rabaul caldera, seen here: Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano that lies near Rabaul in…

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The volcanic area near Bárðarbunga is erupting

A fissure eruption has started north of Dynjujökull, seen in the photo. A live YouTube stream is available below Authorities in Iceland say the fissure is ~10 km north of Vatnajökull and currently measures about 100 meters long. The eruption started shortly after midnight on August 29 in Iceland, however the eruption seems to be subsiding…

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Should we bomb Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano?

Aerial bombing of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano was done in the past, widening the eruption crater to minimize high flying volcanic ash problems. WUWT reader “magma control” writes in with this suggestion: The USAF bombed the Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa, in 1935  and 1942  to divert lava flows threatening Hilo, and again for testing in 1975-76…