We are... Tanguy De Saint-Cyr, owner of French volcano tour company, Aventure et Volcans that came up with the concept for an 'International Day of Volcanoes' and Jeannie Curtis, a New Zealand technical writer and educator. We are proposing an 'International Day of Volcanoes' to be officially recognised and observed by the United Nations and ask that the General Assembly please consider a resolution for establishing an 'International Day of Volcanoes' on 10th April.
The date of 10th April has no recognised international day and we propose this date for the following reason: On 10 April 1815 Gunung (Mount) Tambora in Indonesia erupted and generated massive pyroclastic flows and tsunami that instantly killed 10,000 locals, who were unaware of the danger.
The massive eruption injected huge amounts of aerosols into the Earth's stratosphere, causing a global haze which reflected back the incoming sunlight and cooled our planet by half a degree (celsius).
This affected the planet's climate for three years, causing crop failure and famine, resulting in up to 60,000 more human deaths globally - as well as affecting animals, fauna and agriculture.
Tambora is still the deadliest eruption in recorded history, and 10th April is a date in which the people of the World can reflect upon...
Tambora is the only volcano in recorded history that impacted the entire globe and all of it's inhabitants. The eruption anniversary of 10th April also has the potential to be an annual date for safety drills in populated areas with active volcanoes and to promote the education of volcanic hazards in media, schools and the general community. We would like to see all Governments support and fund their volcano monitoring departments; and ensure that every active volcano (and known volcanic hazards) potentially affecting large populations, are being monitored.
We first proposed this idea to our volcano friends and colleagues via social media and have received unanimous support from volcanologists and volcano friends around the world.
We would like to pursue this journey, following correct protocols. The first step was to contact the United Nations, who responded that the process is to discuss this with our Government to take the idea to the UN to try and formulate a resolution, to go to the General Assembly to be voted on by all the other members states from around the world to get agreement then it becomes and International Day".
We have officially submitted this request to the New Zealand Government and are in the process of completing submissions to the Governments of France and Costa Rica. Now, we seek your assistance to make a formal submission to your own Government can be presented to the United Nations.
We are seeking 70,000 names (one for every life lost in the 10th April 1815 Tambora eruption); and, for this proposal to be submitted to all Governments of the World to present the proposal to the United Nations General Assembly using the correct protocols.
Thank you for your time and support, we wish you all happy day!
regards Tanguy and Jeannie
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT 'International Day of Volcanoes' on 10th April?
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HOW CAN YOU ACTIVELY HELP 'International Day of Volcanoes' on 10th April?
Write or email a letter to your Government requesting that this proposal be presented to United Nations General Assembly - please feel free to use any of this text to assist with your submission.
For all informal discussion regarding the proposed 'International Day of Volcanoes', Tanguy De Saint-Cyr has set up a Facebook group: This can be accessed at: International Day of Volcanoes Discussion Group
This initiative belongs to Tanguy De Saint-Cyr, who wrote in January 2018....