Beneath the Phlegraean Fields near Naples there’s a giant lake of liquid magma bubbling away. The entire area includes 24 craters and volcanic cones. An eruption could occur within the next few years.
In the age of the Anthropocene, it seems increasingly likely that human activities will damage the climate beyond repair. But nature still holds power. With the click of a finger, the eruption of a supervolcano could sharply end existence as we know it.
Don’t be scared by active volcanoes! While some of them undoubtedly pose a safety threat, there are many lava-spewing peaks that you can travel to and admire.