Well the good news is Eyjafjallajokull eruptions have stopped. Perhaps more disturbing is that in the past 48 hours 3 earthquakes have occurred at Katla, which is considered the most dangerous volcano in Iceland. Katla has brought about much misery and destruction to Iceland and to Europe when it erupted in the past.
According to the Volcano News:
Why should we worry? Because Katla eruptions have followed Eyjafjallajokull every time in recorded history, and Katla eruptions have been associated with disruptive climate changes all across Europe, Africa and Asia.
The earthquakes may be due to ice movements within Mýrdalsjökull glacier or magma movement under the volcano. Scientists have been keeping a close watch on Katla volcano, due to the possibility of an eruption triggered by the activity at nearby Eyjafjallajokull. An eruption of Katla volcano has the potential to be more devastating than the current eruption of Eyjafjallajokull.
The 1783-1784 eruption at Laki had a huge impact on the northern hemisphere, reducing temperatures by up to 3 degrees. This led to catastrophe beyond the shores of Iceland, which lost 25% its population. Thousands of deaths were recorded in Britain due to poisoning and extreme cold, and record low rainfall was noted in North Africa.
Beyond the agricultural impacts of late springs and early falls, our modern just-in-time society is highly dependent on air travel and air freight. The cancellation of millions of flights could significantly disrupt a very shaky EU economy. If Europe’s economy collapses, it will not be long before it impacts the global economy. We cannot ignore our economic connectivity.
The world may be facing a "perfect storm" of increased volcanic activity, a cooling Pacific ocean temperature and low solar activity. This convergences could produce plummeting temperatures, resulting in a long-term cooling that could last 20, or more years.
One side benefit will be the collapse all the progressives global warming hysteria. The climate changes will be immediate and sever enough to demand survival mediation. There will be little time left to worry about computer models that project dangerous warming in 2050 and beyond, especially when our priorities will be to secure warm shelter and food for our families. In fact, seeking a warmer world might become a government goal -- burn more coal please.Exit Question: What do you think? Cooling or warming over the next 20 years?
H/T to Volcano News by John Seach for the volcano information