Today’s Planet Earth Report: “Fog of War”–Indonesia’s Violent Tambora Eruption Aided Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo 

“In the novel Les Miserables Victor Hugo wrote of the Battle of Waterloo: ‘an unseasonably clouded sky sufficed to bring about the collapse of a World’ reports Matthew Genge with Imperial College London. “Now we are a step closer to understanding Tambora’s part in the Battle from half a world away.”


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