CLAIM: Volcano eruptions to become more common ‘thanks to global warming’
Global warming to lead to more volcano eruptions, researchers warn
GLOBAL warming could lead to huge volcanic eruptions across the globe which could wipe out millions of people, researchers have warned.
By SEAN MARTIN
17:13, Mon, Apr 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20, Mon, Apr 16, 2018Scientists state that the world is steadily warming, which is leading to the polar ice caps melting.
However, as the ice in the north and south poles continues to melt, this could lead to the eruptions of volcanoes.This is because ice sheets and glaciers can help to maintain the structure of volcanoes and mountains.
Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: “Imagine the ice like some sort of protective layer – when the ice melts away, the mountain is free to collapse.