Thursday, 22 April 2010

Fire in the Sky

Yesterday, the recent beautiful silence in the Sky's was broken for the first time in nearly a week as UK commercial air traffic resumed operations after the chaos caused by the Icelandic volcano.
"So that's that then" many would assume and we can all get back to normal...
But can we? Should we?

A volcano nearly a thousand miles north of us erupts and throws Britain and most of Europe into near madness!
So today after a second day of near normal air traffic, I've listened smiling inwardly as people started to talk about their holiday plans as if the events of the last 6 days never happened.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this still a very active volcano that could gush out plumes of ash and other toxins at just about anytime in the near future?
OK, I'm not saying we should all just put our lives on hold and not travel anywhere...that's not what I'm getting at.
What concerns me is, that some people and this very much includes the media, just don't get it...Or to put it another way, they just don't seem to care.

How many news stories have we seen this week featuring stranded passengers and heartbroken holidaymakers?
Answer...Too Many!

I feel a great opportunity has been lost in the past week to educate and perhaps turn people on to the power and wonder of nature and perhaps even install a new respect for the natural world in some.
In this tacky age of junk TV, it would have been very refreshing to see.

Last night, I watched the sunset at Lyme Park in Cheshire and the effects of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano were still very apparent...

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