Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mount Agung At Last

So, whatever happened to the eruption of Mount Agung, which I reported on a couple of months ago.  It looked like despite predictions, the residents of Bali had dodged a bullet and things had returned to normal.  Then, a few days ago, things changed:

This is already a fairly substantial eruption, and we have no idea what will happen next.  I'll keep watching over the next few days.


Magpie said...

Our airlines cancelled flights out of Bali this afternoon because of the ash cloud. They're not flying anyone to there but trying to get people out. It's the end of the school year here and Bali is a big holiday destination. I have no desire to go there again but a lot of people like it.
When Krakatoa blew it changed the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere for years. Hopefully it won't eventuate to something like that, but it's possible.

Green Eagle said...

And if you look at the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, it was even worse. That caused "the year without a summer" in the United States, and caused massive famine in Europe due to crop failures.

The worst of it, though, is having to hear the anti-global warming jerks lying about there being no global warming for the next few years.