10/22/2021

The Burn Of Volcanic Beauty

7:54 minutes

a volcano spewing bright red lava at night
Volcano La Palma erupting. Credit: Shutterstock

This week, Mount Aso, a volcano in Japan, erupted—spewing clouds of ash and smoke, but fortunately bringing no reported injuries. Meanwhile, on the island of La Palma, the Cumbre Vieja volcano has been erupting for over a month now, causing destruction and evacuations on the island, and dramatically changing the island’s coastline. 

Robin George Andrews, author of the upcoming book Super Volcanoes, joins Ira to talk about the terror—and wonder—of volcanoes, and why their behavior can be so enigmatic to humans.


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Robin George Andrews

Robin George Andrews is a science journalist and author of Super Volcanoes. He is based in London, England.

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