What happened in 1816? Why did the earth lose the summer and not see the sun all day long?
Some people say that mankind has mastered the power to rule the earth, and we no longer need to fear any disasters, because modern technology is enough to protect the earth and mankind. Others say that the power of nature is endless, and mankind lives forever. They couldn’t really defend nature either. In this regard, they cited the scene of a huge meteorite falling to the earth 65 million years ago. Yes, creatures as powerful as dinosaurs were also destroyed by that disaster. Of these two views, presumably most people choose this is the second.
Indeed, the power of the earth is very powerful, and human beings It is impossible to contend with it. Take the global disaster in 1816 as an example. We finally saw the power of nature. Many people don’t know what happened in 1816, but those who know it still have lingering fears. Because 1816 was a terrifying year. In that year, many areas lost the summer. In most areas, heavy snow drifted and rivers were frozen. Even an insect formed into small ice crystals, and even a bird flying in the sky formed an ice block, then fell down and hit the white snow, leaving a pit. So what happened that year?
The reason for this scene in 1816 is a volcano in India It erupted. Tambora Volcano is located on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia. In 1815, the volcano erupted. This was the most violent volcanic eruption in 1400 years. The scene was terrifying and scary. Volcanic eruptions often produced a large amount of ash, dense smoke, and billowing smoke to the sky. According to preliminary statistics from scientists, About 160 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash poured into the sky. The height of its magma eruption has reached more than 44 kilometers, which is higher than the Himalayas. It is difficult for us to imagine what the volcanic eruption was like at that time, but until then the number of deaths due to the volcanic eruption was almost the same. Nearly 100,000.
After the volcano erupted, the sky became grey and gray. I can’t see the sun either, because it is covered by a thick layer of volcanic ash, but sometimes the sun can shine on the earth through the sparse volcanic ash, which gives us a warm feeling. The impact of the volcano that erupted in 1815 was still there until 1816. At that time, extreme weather occurred on many continents, the temperature dropped directly to zero, and a lot of river water was frozen. At that time, about 200,000 people died in Europe.
Since this is a global disaster, China naturally Inevitable harm. According to statistics, in 1816, Zhejiang, my country, basically had no summer, cold weather throughout the year, and even famine. But Jiangxi and other places were still snowing in July and August, and there was no trace of summer. The most frightening thing is that sometimes the snow that falls is not white, but red and yellow. This is mainly because the volcanic ash is fused with the white snow, so blood of multiple colors appears. That disaster made everyone aware of the power of nature. Yeah, Although human beings have advanced technology, they have no resistance to the forces of nature.
Although the eruption has passed , Tambora volcano has also entered a dormant period, but we still can’t rest assured, because there is still a volcano that still hides a huge threat, that is, the Yellowstone volcano in the Yellowstone Geopark in the United States. The eruption of the Yellowstone volcano The cycle is 600,000 years, more than 600,000 years have passed since the last Huangshi volcano eruption, so no one knows in which year Huangshi volcano will erupt suddenly. This is the great danger that nature gives us, and we rely on us The existing strength is not enough to resist the consequences of such a huge volcanic eruption. The only thing we can do now is to pray that it will not break out again. What do you think of this? Welcome to leave a message in the comment area for discussion