European government’s precautionary approach to volcano ash clouds drifting over European airspace, threatens to turn a minor geological event into a full-blown disaster. Already, there is serious talk of the British government organising ‘D-Day’ style rescues of stranded citizens
At the time of writing, European nations are on the verge of a transportation catastrophe. An erupting volcano in Iceland has closed the skies over most of northern Europe – indefinitely. All this coincided with a national French rail strike.
Yes, there is a tiny risk when flying through volcano ash clouds, but the ban is a panic measure, as flying around or through such clouds is a risk worth taking. We need to open up the skies – the ban is over precautious, and the costs are far, far too great.