Ironically, this skates around something I even mentioned earlier, and was totally missed.
Originally Posted by PeakProphet
More then any other really measurable factor, Vulcanism has more of an impact on global weather then anything else. It is the co-reason that the dinosaurs went extinct, and is responsible for almost wiping out the human race around 77 kya. And the Yellowstone Supervolcano is due for an eruption at any time now (geologically speaking). On average, there is a major one every 600,000 years, and a minor one every 125,000 years. And the last major one was 640,000 years ago and the last minor one was 175,000 years ago.
And the last major eruption left ash deposits from California to Alabama. There were 1 foot deep fossilized deposits left in Nebraska, over 1,000 miles away.
We really are in a major downtime when it comes to volcanism. The last major volcanic event was 77,000 years ago, and the biggest in recorded and barely recorded history were Krakatau in 1883 and Santorini in around 1600 BCE. SO we are overdue for a major volcanic event as well, and the major weather changes that happens when one of those happens as well.
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