For people who have had their heads under the sofa, this volcano is spewing ash into the atmosphere and has caused all flights to/from northern Europe to be cancelled for the past few days. This is causing total chaos, and there are quite a few people in Belize who need to get to Europe and can't. It also means that Britain and other north-western European countries may have to go back to a diet based on what's in season, as fresh food from other parts of the world can't get in.
The bad news is that experts believe the volcano may continue to erupt for months, and the nature of the material emitted means that it will continue to shoot ash high into the sky, where the prevailing winds will send it (mostly) across northern Europe.
The glimmer of good news this morning is that aircraft technologists believe that the ash is not as damaging as at first thought and some limited flights may be permitted.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/t...raise-hope-for-European-air-traffic.html