It has been theorized that colossal volcanic eruptions throughout history have disrupted global climate and even caused the onset of glaciations. Could the Yellowstone Supervolcano bring about the next ice age?
Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. 1991. Global temperatures dropped by about 0.9°F following the eruption
Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most renowned national parks in the world, lies atop a volcanic hotspot with a history of colossal eruptions (the most recent eruption occurred some 640,000 years ago). There has been much speculation about the possibility of this supervolcano erupting again, as well as ponderings about its implications for humankind.
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