The Colossal Consequences Of Supervolcanoes

In 1816, Europe and North America were plagued by heavy rains, odd-colored snow, famines, strange fogs and very cold weather well into June. Though many people believed it to be the apocalypse, this “year without a summer” was actually the result of a supervolcano eruption that happened one year earlier over 1,000 miles away.

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Alex Gendler describes the history and science of these epic eruptions.

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