posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 05:11 PM
Something worth worrying about:
Russia has stopped funding Kamchatka volcano monitoring. On May 1st, "KVERT" will cease operations and will no longer monitor and issue advisories,
in one of the most volcanically active regions in the world.
From KVERT's latest update:
KVERT does not have an Agreement with Russian Aviation Administration from May 01, 2010.
Probably KVERT will stop the work from May 01, 2010.
Currently, four Kamchatkan volcanoes are either at orange or yellow status, meaning they pose a real threat to aviation.
More on why this is a bad thing, from the Eruptions blog:
This, again, shows that the general public and politicians around the world are uninterested in science. We can spend $50 million dollars for a new
MIG, but not to fund a vital institution that can help prevent disasters over one of the busiest flight corridors in the world.