According to this piece, the Icelandic volcano spewing tons of ash and who knows whatall is not sufficient to change the climate.
The volcanic ash spewing from an Icelandic mountain that’s disrupting air travel across Europe may be hundreds of times less than what Mount Pinatubo disgorged in the Philippines in 1991, altering the world’s climate.
The impact of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is likely to be “virtually non-existent” on the global climate because the eruption is too small and gases are not penetrating the upper atmosphere, Blair Trewin, a senior climatologist at Australia’s National Climate Centre in Melbourne, said in an interview.
So all you people who thought that you were saving the planet by extinguishing a Hanukkah candle, I’m sorry. You just deprived yourself of a festive night in light.
I say we may as well continue enjoying our summer concerts and nighttime sporting events.
UPDATE II: Now Hekla, the second volcano, may be erupting. Or, it seems…maybe not.