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Questions to Ponder and Web Resources

How might a 1.5°C drop in temperature affect climate? Find news articles from 1991 - 1992 that show how the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo affected the global climate. Compare the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, the 1815 eruption of Tambora, and the 1883 eruption of Krakatau. Read the "Year without Summer" to see how Tambora affected weather.

Visit the USGS Volcanic Ash site that explains the effects of ash and how to reduce its impacts.

To learn more about Mt. Pinatubo and Krakatau, visit the USGS Volcano Observatory website at and the Volcano World web site.