Monday, April 19, 2010

The Greens wet dream

Re: The Volcano with the unpronounceable name.
One of the Britain's biggest fresh fruit importers said business had ground to a halt. Anthony Pile, chairman of Blue Skies, said the company was losing £100,000 a day.
And:
British and Irish scheduled airlines are losing up to £28 million ($60.6 million) a day, with the total bill to European carriers hitting US$200 million ($282 million), according to the International Air Transport Association.

More than three-quarters of flights were lost yesterday across Europe, with barely 5000 taking off or landing, the Eurocontrol air traffic agency said. This compares with a typical 22,000.

Around Europe, 73 transatlantic flights landed yesterday morning, less than a third of the 300 that would normally arrive. The situation deteriorated from Saturday, when 10,400 flights made it out of the normal 28,000.

There will plenty of line dancing and spirulina drinking going on today. I also heard on the wireless that GDP across Europe has been slashed by at least 2%.

Russell will be doing cartwheels.

4 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I doubt Russell will be turning cartwheels. On the other hand, Russel may well be.

Rimu said...

NZ should drill a big hole in the bottom of Lake Taupo so that we can have lots of ash too. Australia will pay us for the savings in carbon credits because they won't be able to fly either. It's a win win

Barnsley Bill said...

Thanks for the correction Adolt. :)

Simo said...

You know, so long as the world is being inconvienenced by this volcano and its pissing people off, they will rejoice. However, when asked about the zillion tons of CO2 belching into the atmosphere, they would just shrug their shoulders and say there is nothing that they can do about it.