Season 40, Episode 1 Doomsday Volcanoes

First Aired: January 2, 2013

A look at the damage that could be done by three Icelandic volcanoes (Katla, Hekla and Laki) that may be ready to erupt. Each is larger than Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which caused havoc in air travel when it erupted in 2010. Scientists ponder the consequences of such an eruption not just for air travel, but for the global food supply and Earth's climate as a whole.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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