Thank you, Iceland
Whilst the recent ash cloud from Iceland’s erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano may have inconvenienced some travelers across the pond and inflicted a bit of economic damage on the aviation industry, you won’t hear the planet complaining. Why, you inquire earnestly? Check this infographic out, you whiny bitches:
Here’s some perspective: It took that self-serving, slave-trading genocidal maniac Columbus 10 weeks to cross the Atlantic.
And some more: When the supervolcano that is the whole of Yellowstone National Park goes off (and it will, just maybe not in our lifetimes), we’ll lose more than a few weeks of travel time. The world will be plunged into a volcanic winter, and we’ll lose about 1/3 of the world’s population, if not more.
Hey, Earth’s allowed to fight back, right?