This little fellow is causing disruption to travel all over Europe. Many airports throughout Europe have closed through the weekend. Passengers are stranded from all over the world, including at Dulles.
Why is a simple little volcano causing such disruption? The massive cloud arising from the volcano is spewing all sorts of debris, fine particles, dust and ash into the atmosphere. There is danger of this ash annihilating a jet’s engines. So, most planes are grounded until things calm down over in Iceland. Meanwhile, there are some pretty irate passengers.
The molten lava is melting glaciers which is causing flooding in Iceland. Don’t they already have disasterous finacial problems? Do we risk the same danger in the United States? How about when Mt. St. Helen’s acts up?
UPDATE: No end in sight. The volcano is still errupting. Even after it stops it will take several days for the volcanic ash to dissipate.