Monday, December 21, 2009

Philippines volcano could undergo explosive eruption; maybe global cooling?

AP and ABC News have a story Monday morning warning that the Philippines volcano Mayon could have an explosive eruption soon. The story is here.

A major eruption could actually temporarily cool the Earth’s climate, as Mount Pinatubo did in 1991. Recently scientists like Nathan Myhrvold have suggested countering global warming by pumping sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere at high latitudes.

Wikipedia attribution link for USGS picture of Pinatubo.

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