1815, 1816 and 1817; A POLAR PUZZLE

An attempt to stimulate discussion about the causes of an unexpected event which occurred after the huge eruption of Tambora Volcano in 1815 Guest Essay by Caleb Shaw Volcanoes cause cooling, right?  No. Having got your attention, I would like to bring up three historical incidents, hoping I may generate some interesting explanations for something…

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Missing the Missing Summer

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since I was a kid I’ve been reading stories about “The Year Without A Summer”. This was the summer of 1816, one year after the great eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia. The Tambora eruption, in April of 1815, was so huge it could be heard from 2,600 km…

Potential Agricultural Impact of the Eddy Minimum

Guest post by David Archibald I will be giving a lecture in Washington in early June on my way through to the Bahamas. Following are the slides that pertain to the agricultural impact of the current de Vries cycle event – the Eddy Minimum.   The stippled line is the current Canadian wheat-growing area. The…