Volcanoes have an influence on global climate change

Despite being one of the hottest things on the surface of the planet, volcanic eruptions actually helped to keep the oceans cool for 1,800-years before temperatures began to increase due to man-made global warming. Dr Vasile Ersek, from Northumbria University’s Department of Geography, was part of a 75-strong international team of researchers who found that volcanic eruptions were more than likely responsible for cooling the surface layer of the Earth’s oceans. Read more.