How Did Climate and Humans Respond to Past Volcanic Eruptions?

The latest issue of Eos includes a news story about the first workshop of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) working group on Volcanoes in Climate and Society (VICS) at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in June.  At this meeting, members presented new work on reconstruction and climate impacts of volcanic eruption, climate modeling, and the influence of eruptions on human history.  Discusses focused on how to reconcile paleoclimate data with model results, how to integrate written history into climate reconstruction and impact studies, and how understanding past eruptions could inform impact predictions and preparedness.

VICS will hold its next workshop at the PAGES Open Science Meeting in Zaragoza, Spain, May 2017.