New24: Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple ancient Egypt: study
"The findings, the authors said, also highlight the risk today of climate engineering schemes that would combat global warming by injecting billions of tiny particles into the stratosphere - just like a volcano - to block some of the sun's rays. Even if so-called solar radiation management lowers the planet's temperature a notch or two, it could inadvertently cause major disruptions in rainfall patterns. "Ptolemaic vulnerability to volcanic eruptions offers a caution for all monsoon-dependent agriculture regions," which today include 70% of the world's population, the authors wrote."
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