Large volcanic explosions pose the greatest threat to human existence and could destroy society as we know it

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
Friday, April 24, 2015

Scientists are warning that there is a chance that the world could experience a catastrophic volcanic event within this century that could wipe out millions of people and spell destruction for modern society.

Researchers at the European Science Foundation estimate that there is a 5 to 10 percent chance of a major volcanic explosion occurring before the end of the century that would have the potential to effectively send us back to the Stone Age. Their predictions are based on analysis of geological data going back tens of thousands of years that suggest it is only a matter of time before the next major eruption takes place.

The conclusion of the experts’ report, entitled “Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience,” is that a major volcanic explosion poses a far greater risk to humanity than earthquakes or any other natural phenomenon.

A relatively recent example of such a devastating volcanic event was the explosion of Tambora, which occurred in Sumbawa, Indonesia, back in 1815. The disaster killed 100,000 people and sent an ash cloud into the air that reached a height of more than 26 miles. The volcanic ash released into the atmosphere from the Tambora eruption caused what became known as the “year without summer” and had a widespread impact that the report says triggered “temperature changes which heavily impacted the harvest and led to famine and epidemics in several areas of the planet.” The report goes on to say that since the year 1700, volcanic eruptions have killed more than 250,000 people and completely devastated entire communities.

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