Climate Change Effects: Volcanoes

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Climate Change has become a rising topic of interest and worry in Today's world. It has effected almost every aspect of modern life: Including the food industry, living conditions, as well as Volcanic activity. In recent years, Humanity has seen a steady increase in Volcanic activity, possibly due to climate change. The potential destruction from increased Volcanic Activity could potentially cause a mass extinction.
Disclaimer: When looking at any data about the effects of Climate Change, it is important to take into consideration that not all of the data could be following the Climate Change “trend” it could be no more than a variable change in activity. This also counts for Volcanic activity. Increased Volcanic Activity could be a random event, and not one connected with Climate Change. Therefore, this paper will be focusing on the idea that increased Volcanic Activity is a result of recent Climate Changes.
Volcanic activity is a fairly common event for the Earth. Generally, there are anywhere between 50-60 small eruptions a day) These eruptions barley register onto the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), similar to the Richter scale for Earthquakes. It ranges from zero to eight, zero being the weakest and eight being capable of mass extinctions. Major Volcanoes generally erupt every 100-200 years. Every 10,000 years, A Volcano erupts with so much power that they can cause Mass Extinctions.
Over the last 100 years, there has been 12 significant Volcanic Eruptions. All of these Eruptions range from a 1 to a 6 on the VEI. Definitely the most powerful eruption on this list is the Mount Pinatubo eruptions in 1991 in the Philippines. It measured a 6 on the VEI, and luckily only resulted in 350 deaths. This is due to the efficiency...

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