The Power of Volcanos

The Power of Volcanos is a 2-part documentary series examining whether or not volcanic eruptions have impacted global weather and climate change throughout time.

By taking a look at cataclysmic weather events throughout history, the series seeks to pinpoint volcanic activity and show the direct correlation to global climate changes.

Episode 1: Years without Summer

Episode 1: Years without Summer

In the 6th century AD, the start of the Dark Ages, large parts of the world were affected by mysterious weather events causing temperature drop, crop failures and famines.

This first episode analyzes this event, specifically going into how the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, a volcano in Indonesia which most likely caused “The Years Without Summer” (also known as Little Ice Age).

Episode 2: In the Shade of burning Mountains

Episode 2: In the Shade of burning Mountains

Episode 2 continues our volcanic studies in Europe and in the northern parts of our globe.

Big Volcanic eruptions are very rare compared to the duration of a human life. Only indications of passed catastrophes can give us a clue what could happen in future.

Sulphur sediments are found in the ice of Greenland along with a nation who disappeared – could the eruption of a volcano connect all these things?

The Power of Volcanos
  • Info
  • Release date2016
  • Full runtime1 hours 44 min
  • Also known asDie Macht der Vulkane
  • Produced forGerman television (ZDF)