Science

"Was the Toba Eruption Not the Volcanic Catastrophe We Thought It Was?"

Apparently not.

Instead, Yost and others suggest that maybe we’re just wildly overestimating the amount of climate change that Toba might have caused. Although the eruption was much larger that the 1815 eruption of Tambora, also in Indonesia, the amount of sulfur found in the volcanic deposits from Toba suggest that maybe it didn’t really emit much more sulfur than that Tambora eruption.