Volcanoes cool climate predictions

Volcanic eruptions since 2000 have had a cooling effect on the earth’s climate.

Benjamin Santer and colleagues found that volcanic eruptions have contributed to overestimates of global warming. The cooling effect of recent eruptions hasn’t been taken into account in climate models.

They estimate that the volcanic eruptions could have skewed climate predictions by up to 15%.

Read more at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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