Monday, April 19, 2010
Erupting volcanoes are events of wonder and awe, bringing to mind Pompeii and Herculaneum, places far away, and very long ago. But, as we have seen in the last week, volcanoes continue to erupt in our world today and affect us in very real and troubling ways. Thousands of people trying to get places will be taking weeks to sort out their travel plans. Not to mention the worry of air quality for those on the ground. The scariest part is that despite our cutting edge technologies in so many areas of our lives, predicting volcanic eruptions (and earthquakes!), continues to be an elusive endeavor. So, mankind watches and wonders, and continues to track these earth shattering events, in the hopes of one day making predictions.