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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, we haven’t had a game of “Spot The Volcano” in a while, so I thought I’d take a look at what is likely the earliest volcanic eruption for which we have actual temperature records. This was the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki in June of 1783. It is claimed to…

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Another story about global warming causing volcanoes…

From the National Post Is it volcano season? From Japan to Iceland, scientists probe the reasons why there are so many eruptions lately Eruptions caused by climate change In recent decades, it has become apparent that the consequences of planetary ice loss might not end with rising sea levels. Evidence has been building that in…

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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…

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…