20 April, 2010

Some Intel on Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland)

DYK that the last time Eyjafjallajokull (yes, that is the name of the volcano--quite a mouthful, isn't it?) erupted in 1821, the activity went on for 2 years? 2 years!!! Passengers can't survive on airport crackers and hard, cold floors for that long! Air travel is getting clobbered by the ash and dust that can get into the turbines and get them clogged (resulting in engine failure, possibly crashes) and the people are stranded, especially in places like Heathrow. Total, over 17,000 flights were cancelled on Friday. Apparently the News Hour's Ray Suarez is stuck in England, too, when he went there to report on Britain.

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Earth Days (PBS last night) was very interesting, I think. It talked to 6 (? Can't really remember) people (coservationists/radicals/politicians/authors/etc.) about the 50s and on to the present situation. It's pretty chilling, the way people think the Earth is going to overpopulate and the world's resources will crash as human populations expand. We need to recycle and so forth! Like it says on a grocery store's plastic bags (which are a 2) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Right with you!

-----The Golden Eagle

2 comments:

Icewolf said...

When I saw the title I thought you had just put down some random letters...

The Golden Eagle said...

Nope. I wonder how Icelandic kids manage their spelling bees . . .