- Feb 3, 2016 11:00 pm
- 22:28 mins
Guest: Gillen D’Arcy Wood, PhD, Author of “Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World” These days, if a volcano erupts, the world knows about it instantly, thanks to Twitter and satellite communications. But before those things were around, a giant eruption could disrupt weather and climate patterns for years without people really understanding why. That’s the story of Tambora, which erupted in 1815. Its eruption was 100 times the size of the eruption at Mt. St. Helens back in 1980.