While most of us would struggle to remember what we did last summer–those that were around in 1816 never forgot. In 1816, following the worst volcanic event in earth’s history; in eastern North America, there was no summer. Crops failed, as did other agricultural pursuits–causing famine and disease.
All due to the eruption of Mt. Tambora in Indonesia, for two weeks in 1815. Volcanic ash spewed into the atmosphere and deflected sunlight away from earth’s surface. It’s referred to in scientific circles as “volcanic winter,” or global cooling.
Could it happen again? Imagine, billions of unhappy people worldwide. I’m not qualified to comment on probabilities. Nature does what it wants to do on its own timetable. What I firmly believe–is that we are all stewards of our environment. Clean air, clean water–some talk about it, but actions, express their true feelings.