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Naples supervolcano could trigger small ice age

The earth has risen and dipped more than 11 feet

in the past decade

 

 

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1 Nov 10 -  "The area around Naples is called the Campi Flegrei: the Burning Fields," says this article in Newsweek. "The ancient Romans said the entrance to Hades was here, and to this day it remains at the mercy of hellish forces."

"The earth has risen and dipped more than 11 feet in the past decade, destroying roads, a hospital, and thousands of homes," says author Barbie Nadeau.  "Fields of boiling mud and sulfur spouts are a constant reminder that Naples sits on one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes."

A supervolcano, Campi Flegrei last erupted more than 35,000 years ago.

If it should erupt again, says Guiseppe De Natale, head of research at the National Observatory for Geophysics and Volcanology, "it would be really a complete catastrophe at a global scale, with millions of casualties, strong climate changes, perhaps causing a small ice age..." (Italics added.)

Read more:
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-240394154.html

 




 





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