Sunday, May 30, 2010
Another plume with a happier ending
Also in April, besides the unfortunate underwater oil plume beginning off Louisiana, another plume erupted (also working its way through a fair amount of water over the top of it, only that was frozen). The E.... volcano in Iceland is a European story - reminding everyone again how nature is extremely powerful and how easily it disrupts human activity. European and transatlantic air travel was disrupted for weeks at a time, and suddenly the train was a nice alternative. Still, even in the face of this disruption being a Natural one, we humans found the energy to blame some entities for unnecessary suffering - governments for shutting off air space when they didn't need to. Isn't that a no-win situation?