In North America we love our summers. We are basically trained to love them. From an early age we are taught that our calendar breaks up into school, and summer holidays.
Everybody Loves Summer
Ah the endless lazy hazy days… Alas, childhood summers fade into the background as adulthood ushers many of us out of the sunshine, and into factories, cubicles and office jobs…But even after you leave school, summers are still a time for outdoor barbecues, beach visits, pool parties, and spending time outside. Sure, when we have to work shifts that take this outside time away, we all get a bit grumpy—but it could be so much worse.
And we are not talking about a “rain on every long weekend” kind of no-summer. We are talking about something a lot more serious.
200 years ago, we had a year that is actually known as “the year without a summer”. In April of 1815, Mount Tambora (located in Indonesia) blew its top.