Hunga Tonga Eruption Likely a Small VEI 5, Cooling Implications Explained

“It is likely that Tonga’s volcanic eruption will impact global temperatures, and a colder upcoming winter across the southern hemisphere is likely. This is the view of Climate scientist Jim Salinger, who said it could take a few months to kick in, but could ultimately lead to a cooling of as much as 0.5C across the likes of Australia and New Zealand, lasting until spring.”

Hunga Tonga Eruption Likely A Small VEI 5, Cooling Implications Explained – Electroverse

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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