The volcano located on Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier has a history of long lasting eruptions and with over thirty more active volcanoes in the country, scientists are concerned about the future. Scientists have outlined three scenarios for the volcanoes. The most human friendly scenario is that the magma from the volcano ceases to flow, putting a stop to the ice surrounding the area closest to the eruption melting away. Another projection is that there is a repeat of the volcano’s eruption in 1821 where it slowly released magma for 13 months. This possible scenario could really be problematic for European airports who have already suffered heavy losses from the existing ash cloud that could now make its way to the U.S.
The most frightening prediction involves increased activity from more than 30 active Icelandic volcanoes that would cause severe melting of ice used for living in Iceland, a large amount of deaths, and horrific air quality that would affect travel as well as the ongoing concern for global warming.