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http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/

Thought this deserved its own thread because this is a potential significant global threat. It may amount to nothing more than a local mess, or it could turn very, very, ugly. I am not yet overly worried, but I'm watching it. (At least volcanos are more photogenic than Ebola.)

Worst case scenario is a civilization-altering event that would cause major crop disruptions and potentially outright deaths from sulfur dioxide and fluoride poisoning in Iceland and Europe, but that's very, very, unlikely. See: Laki, late 1700's.

Good, reputable, resources run by levelheaded experts -- these are sites you can trust to have valid information:

Volcanocafe:

http://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/

Eruptions Blog on Wired:

http://www.wired.com/category/eruptions/

Iceland Review
(English language Iceland news site)

http://icelandreview.com/

Official Icelandic government information in English:

http://www.ruv.is/volcano
 

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I just now had a huge order from my eBay store from a buyer in the UK. Sent 'em an e-mail essentially saying, "I'll be happy to ship and will do so ASAP ... but there's an outside chance of a delay due to volcanic ash." And a link to Volcanocafe's article on how the volcano might affect air travel.

Buyer hadn't realized the eruption had started and cancelled the order. Which is fine with me -- better to cancel than to have an upset buyer -- but ouch.

Waaaaaah. First world problems, I know, but waaaaaaah. Ouch. I needed that money.

(I got a neg from a delay caused by Eyja and an irrational customer, years back, and I'd rather not repeat the experience.)
 

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There has been lots of talk locally here since our University's football team traveled and is supposed to play a game in Ireland tomorrow they are worried that the Ash will cause problems with travel home
 
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