In the 6th century AD, large parts of the world were affected by mysterious weather events causing temperature drop, crop failures and famines. All this might be the result of a large volcanic eruption in the tropics. But can a local natural disaster impact the global weather, thus influencing the course of history? Using stunning reenactments and unique animation techniques, “The Power of Volcanos” makes it clear: Volcanos might be sleeping giants. But they can wake up quicker than you think and in the worst case trigger a fatal chain of events. The series’ first episode analyzes how one single volcano probably caused “The Years Without Summer”, also known as Little Ice Age. The second episode tries to find out why people still choose to live “In the Shadow of Burning Mountains” though they are aware of the imminent threat.