Iceland volcano wreaking havoc

Eyjafjallokull volcano began erupting 14 Apr 10

Scientists say the erupting Eyjafjallokull volcano in Iceland is not expected to significantly impact the global climate similar to that of Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines in 1991.

Pinatubo lowered world temperatures by 0.5 C and dropped sea levels for several years.

But the clouds of volcanic ash drifting toward Europe have been wreaking havoc on air travel  – disrupting flights, shutting down airports and costing airlines millions of dollars a day.

Although there were signs the ash would impact Newfoundland and numerous flights in St. John’s were cancelled, it appears that threat is over for now with only heavy fog to blame for travel delays.

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