What caused the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816?
– Earth’s magnetic pole shifted
– Mount Tambora volcano erupted
– Industrial exhaust from factories in Europe
– Disruption of the ozone layer
A gigantic volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia shot hot ash 20 miles into the sky. The pyroclastic cloud destroyed the city of Tambora and the ash spewing from the volcano spread across the Northern Hemisphere. This ash-cloud of sulfur-dioxide shot into the stratosphere, disrupting global weather patterns. The sunlight-absorbing cloud prevented the warming of the planet’s surface, leading to decreased temperatures, constantly cloud-covered skies and above normal rainfall. Source: WashingtonPost.com