Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In the article, "Flights ease Europe's air traffic crisis," reported by CNN, it described the trouble a volcano in Iceland is causing to the worlds' air traffic, especially in Europe. The volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, has been erupting all week according to Iceland officials causing European air traffic control to ground all flights in most northern European countries until the end of the week. The decision has stranded thousands of passengers across the continent and stopped those who would be coming in. The broader question is, what does this mean for the world? Is Mother Nature trying to send a message? No one knows for sure but air traffic won't get up to speed for at least another week and for the families of the members of the canceled flights it spells headaches.