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Old 04-15-2010, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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See the large amount of ash being spewed into the atmosphere makes me wonder about the effects it's going to have on the weather and crops around the world. Though this eruption is no where near as large as the 1800s eruption of Krakatoa (sp?), that eruption did result in a year without a summer. After coming off one of the coldest winters in decades, there's the possibility of this much ash in the upper atmosphere effecting air temperatures in parts of the globe just as spring approaches and crops are growing.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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The French Revolution was largely caused by the eruption of an Icelandic volcano, or so the Icelanders are proud of saying.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The French Revolution was largely caused by the eruption of an Icelandic volcano, or so the Icelanders are proud of saying.
Massive volcanic eruptions have caused many economic and social changes througout history. We can't change the effects of a volcanic eruption but we should prepare for it's possible effects beyond disruption of air traffic which seems to be the only thing the national news is currently focusing on at this time.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Looks like someone did their research into more than disruptions of flights to and from Europe.
How an Icelandic volcano helped spark the French Revolution | World news | The Guardian
This is a great article.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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Mt. Pinnatubo erupted in the fall of '92 or thereabouts. I remember how cool a spring we had following that. I don't know how this compares but it will probably cool things off in Europe. They've had a brutal winter already, so sucks to be them.
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