Friday, April 16, 2010

Ash Reference, But No Zombies

Where is Bruce Campbell when you need him?  Obscure references aside, I am pretty glad that I didn't decide to go Europe this month.  Slate has a good explainer on the Ash Cloud complete with how to pronounce its source.  It has been a pretty eventful time, geology-wise with earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Mexico, and China, and now we are reminded that volcanoes can be very disruptive. 

I am not a scientist, but I am curious--can these kinds of eruptions, which create clouds that cool the planet, at all off-set the global warming trend?  If so, would that imply that we should trigger some?  I wonder if mad scientists are listed somewhere.

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