|Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano |
Image Credit & Copyright: Sigurður Stefnisson
UK scientists have correlated the slower than expected rise in global temperatures to ash produced by volcanic activity. The Daily Mail report suggests that the impact of volcanic emissions had been underestimated in global climate models.
Geoengineers have proposed methods of resetting the planet's thermostat. One of the proposals attempts to mimic the the effects of a volcanic eruption. A series of volcanic eruptions are thought to have caused the little ice age from 1300 to 1500. More than 600 million years ago volcanoes are thought to have the opposite effect, warming the planet due to production of carbon dioxide.
Using a volcano to affect climate change is part of the premise of my fiction book set in 2028, The Smell of Truthiness.