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Volcanoes Defeated Napoleon?

John Rowland

Posted on January 5, 2019 12:29

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It's an interesting theory, having to do with the perfect storm relating to volcanic and sunspot activity.

Napoleon lost at Waterloo in 1815.

It's theorized that the "delayed use" of his cannons was the principal cause of that defeat. This delay was due to the weather at the time which was also associated with the Volcanic Winter of 1815. The global climate had been massively affected by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, later providing the Year Without a Summer in 1816.

But back in 1812, believing he had waited long enough for winter to be over, Napoleon began his invasion of Russia on June 24. His plan was to take Moscow in July. Lacking the necessary scientific knowledge to deal with the environmental issues of his day, Napoleon and his army became overwhelmed "by winter and global cooling."

Instead of occupying Moscow and effecting terms of peace, Napoleon eventually had to implement a ruinous retreat; an initial invasion force of 680,000 had been whittled down to a mere 27,000.

So Napoleon had basically been taken down by the Mini Ice Age.

As if all of the volcanic activity wasn't bad enough for Napoleon, his fateful end was also accelerated and aggravated by a marked decline in sunspot activity as seen below.

 

John Rowland

Posted on January 5, 2019 12:29

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