Tambora is at it again

Hopefully you are aware of what happened when Tambora erupted in 1815. The April 1815 eruption of Tambora left a crater 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide and half a mile (1 kilometer) deep, spewing an estimated 400 million tons of sulfuric gases into the atmosphere and leading to “the year without summer” in the U.S. and Europe. All the fun stuff that happened back then, may happen again. The Associated Press reports that Tambora could be at it again. If you don’t know much about Tambora, just know that it was much bigger than the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. In the interest of time, I will keep it at this for now. I’ll be back with a ‘what if’ scenario, and an article on how to survive a volcanic winter. Or, if you prefer, another ‘year without summer’.


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