posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Katieeeee
So can someone please put it all into simple, patronising terms for panicky paranoid selfish old me?
So, when this one blows, the other one will almost definitely blow, right?
Not necessarily, However, on previous occasions when this has erupted it has indeed led to Katla erupting. So I guess the money is on that happening
And if that happens, Europe is pretty much screwed?
As far as a decent summer goes, probably yes. A big eruption would spread volcanic ash across much of Europe, leading to a noticeable cooling. No
BBQs this year!
There have been cases of people dying from fumes in the past, but today we'd have enough warning and be able to stay indoors until the risk had
passed - which would not be too long (maybe a day or so at most). In the past, no-one knew the danger until they started dropping dead in the fields
.... However, it makes sense for medical and other emergency personnel to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
Worth noting that sulphurous smells have been reported now from Aberdeen as well as the Shetlands. However this will not harm anyone.
There could be long term disruption to UK, European and transatlantic flights - which may well cause major problems.