The Little Ice Age brought about a major climate change and centuries of cooler weather — including the ‘Year Without A Summer.’
The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull may affect the global climate. If it does, it wouldn’t be the first time a volcano contributed to climate change. The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo actually helped to lower temperatures!
Some scientists believe that another Ice Age will happen again someday in the future. However, miniature ice ages — or short periods of cooling — can occur due to natural events like volcanoes.