Massive Tonga volcano eruption to cause global warming?


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Image Credit: Tonga Geological Services

Do you recall the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption near Tonga in January that caused nerve-racking tsunamis and a sonic boom that circled the world twice? The same eruption sent an unprecedented 50 million tons of water vapor into the atmosphere. A study has now found this vapor injection could have planet-wide implications. It may lead to a short-term spike in global average temperature.