"The eruption of a super-volcano could bring about a new ice age."
The eruption of a super-volcano could bring about a new ice age, changing the global climate for years or even decades, and disrupting agricultural production, food and energy supplies, and air transportation. It could cause the spread of pandemics, political instability, and the destruction of the basic structure of our civilization.
After such an eruption, daylight would be reduced substantially. Day could become night for many months, effectively stopping photosynthesis. The subsequent global freezing conditions would have a severe effect on animals and plant life, causing a major extinction event.
Ready for the Big Chill is a three-week transmedia narrative looking at how a Big Chill might come about. To play along, follow the characters on social media as events unfold in real time -- if you talk to them, they'll talk back! Or for a more mellow experience, just follow along here at Ready for the Big Chill and see the story progress at your own pace.