Saturday, 15 May 2010

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

The Icelandic volcano continues to pump out ash and gases.

We see here the sheer unstoppable power of nature writ large – this eruption having had a significant economic and “nuisance” impact on a fair part of the global aviation industry.

When watching this display, everyone ought to be aware of a few things. The US Geological Survey has calculated that all of the volanoes in the world - active, passive or just “simmering” (including the undersea ones too) emit about one one hundred and fiftieth, or 0.7%, of the greenhouse emissions that mankind does constantly 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.


Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

The music is by Jónsi - lead singer of Sigur Rós



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