Tsunami Far Away Hits Close to Home!

It is 3 AM. I can’t sleep so I decide to an hour of work. As I open Google I see there is a “Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake...

Volcanic Ash Closes Airport…but not from Iceland Spew

Just 25 miles from Guatamala City what is know as the Pacaya Volcano spew molten ash into the atmosphere, closing the main airport. While not recent this is an area know for volcanic action, the last being in 1998. The site is not far from Antiqua, a popular winter...

From Ashes to Dust…The Finger Pointing Begins

It really has become a shameful display! The world airlines, and IATA, the association to which they all belongs and who speaks for them with a collective voice, has hurled accusations suggesting at Europeon politicians. They are suggesting that essentualy the...

A Billion Dollars up in Ash, and We Still Ain’t Goin Nowhere

The headline in todays Sunday Star encapsulated the situation perfectly, Air Travek Crisis Deepens. The costs of this weather event have already reached a billion dollars and still counting as experts predict the daily losses to be over $200 million. I have blogged...

The Emotional Costs of Volcanic Ash

It was going to be a big wedding tonight in Toronto with relatives coming from England. The bride was so close to that family. They will not make it. A seniors group were set for the cruise of a lifetime, some of whom had never travelled overseas. That trip is...

Economic Realitys of Volcano…Personal+Global

The global numbers are already staggering. The earliest estimate that is published suggests airlines will lose over $200 million as a result of the volcanic ash disruptions. But this is just the beginning. Think of the hotels, taxis, service personel, who will all...