Apr. 17th, 2010

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* Today, I woke up early so I could go to my sister's house and baby-sit her kids while she got a haircut. Afterwards, I stopped back at home to pick [livejournal.com profile] doomsey up, and then the two of us went to a house warming / first birthday party at a friends house. One of the people preparing some of the food used to own a restaurant, and let me tell you, the food was delicious. I ate way too much.

* I'm sure you're well aware of the fact that much of Europe's air travel has been halted because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Nobody has any idea of when Eyjafjallajokull will stop erupting or when air travel will start up again. According to this article the eruptions could go on for a long period of time.

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According to what I've read, the eruption is too small to affect global climate, but an extended eruption can impact the regional climate-- namely Iceland and parts of Europe. Unfortunately, the historical precedent is that, when Eyjafjallajokull erupts, it's neighbor, Kalta, usually follows. And that could be bad, very very bad. Not only could the resulting ash cloud ground planes in Europe for months, it could also cool the entire planet.

* So...what are we going to do if air travel is shut down for months? Start putting people stranded overseas on boats? Maybe increase train service to southern Europe / North Africa and have people fly in and out from there?


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