Plague and Volcanoes


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In this Goddard Institute for Space Studies "Science Brief," read about the relationship between volcanic eruptions and plague pandemics. Global cooling caused by massive volcanic eruptions has been correlated to periods of plague throughout history. References and contact information are included at the bottom of the page.

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