, April 22, 2024

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Today's Exactly100: Krakatoa

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Today's Exactly100: Krakatoa
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A massive explosion of the Krakatoa volcano in 535 AD may have changed the course of human history. In a You Tube documentary titled Catastrophe, historians and scientists investigating the phenomenon say Krakatoa’s catastrophic eruption darkened the skies for years, bringing about a permanent winter on Earth, which resulted in widespread draught, famine, floods, and a killer plague sweeping across the continents. The aftermath of Krakatoa’s eruption killed millions around the world, wiped out cities and hastened the fall of the Roman Empire and other great civilizations.

We could be living in a different world today had it not happened. /mdm

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