from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountPinatubo A volcano, 1,699 m (5,771 ft) high, of the Philippines, in the west-central part of Luzon Island northwest of Manila. It erupted catastrophically in June 1991 after 600 years of dormancy, killing hundreds of people and burying hundreds of square miles under volcanic ash.

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  • n. a volcano on Luzon to the northwest of Manila; erupted in 1991 after 600 years of dormancy


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  • The landscape around Mount Pinatubo is evolving again 16 years after a gigantic volcanic eruption killed more than 1,500 people and sent a cloud of ash into the atmosphere cooling world temperatures for years.

    Philippines Attempts to Sell Deadly Volcanoes to Tourists | Impact Lab

  • The net effect of the Pinatubo was a global cooling peaking at ~0.6 C and lasting not more than 3 years.

    Wegman report released « Climate Audit

  • The Pinatubo effect after Mt. Pinatubo which released huge amounts of sulphur dioxide caused a noticeable temperature drop, and bump in the population of polar bears (called the Pinatubo bears).

    New Scientist - Earth

  • Eyjafjallajökull simply doesn't produce eruptions as powerful as subduction zone volcanoes such as Pinatubo, which can send aerosols into the stratosphere and cool the climate.

    Ars Technica

  • Even strong volcanic eruptions such as Pinatubo have little discernable impact on CO2 levels.

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  • In the case of a large volcanic eruption (such as Pinatubo in


  • Forget about rising from the projects in East L.A. That was no comparison to the boy rising from an area in the foothills of the volcano Mount Pinatubo, an area that resembled a jungle, where locals live in grass huts with tin roofs and every “house” has a pig or two as a sign of wealth.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines in 1991 cooled global temperatures by about half a degree Celsius for the next few years.

    Re-Engineering the Earth

  • A sulfur-aerosol project could produce a Pinatubo of sulfur dioxide every four years.

    Re-Engineering the Earth

  • Even Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 caused a brief, though small, drop in world temperatures.

    Will Volcanoes Cool Our Warming Earth?


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