Gallery: Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say R...

 

It is well known that when volcanos erupt and spew ash into the environment, those increased particles can block sunlight from reaching the earth and cause temperatures to drop. But now researchers have found that the opposite is true as well. When temperatures rise and glaciers melt quickly, changes in the stress on tectonic plates create more opportunities for magma to push its way out, increasing volcanic eruptions.

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