April 30, 2013
Supervolcanoes: Relax, They're Not So Bad
Michael Marshall, NewScientist
It was the biggest bang in human history. Around 75,000 years ago, the Toba supervolcano exploded on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, blasting enormous volumes of gas and ash into the air. Yet a new analysis suggests it had little impact on the climate, or on humans. So could such vast eruptions be survivable?