I had good fun researching and writing this piece for class (it's the background to my research) so I thought maybe I'd share it. Enjoy.
Figs here: http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww27/Flakkarin/Glacio-volcanic/
The anthropogenic release of excess CO2 into the atmosphere is often termed the ‘human volcano’. But the volcanic release of CO2 is sufficiently slow to only cause climate warming on millennial time scales or longer. On shorter (decadal-centennial) time scales, large volcanic eruptions are responsible for ...