In 1816, the eruption of the volcano of Mount Tambora in Indonesia caused a really strange phenomenon. It not only hastened the advent of winter, but also contributed to the emergence of the coldest year of the 19th century. To get an idea of the power and drastic nature of this volcano’s eruption in Indonesia, you need to keep in mind that it was 52,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
In the Far East, 92 thousand people died, mainly from starvation because of crop destruction and the extinction of hundreds of thousands of animals. Tons of dust, sulfur, and ash clouds penetrated the atmosphere, and literally affected and ‘disorganized’ weather and climatic conditions in the most extreme way, causing a global temperature drop for three consecutive years…. READ MORE