In conversation with Gillen D’Arcy Wood on the history on how Indonesia’s Mount Tambora eruption in 1815 unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The eruption plunged Europe into winter and America into its first economic crisis. Gillen D’Arcy Wood is professor of English at the … Continued


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