Eyjafjallajökull

I’d like to post more videos as I come across. This one may be a bit outdated but I lost it and it took me a while to find it again.

It was made in time-lapse by Sean Stiegemeier and shows the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. It is filmed over two days, May 1st and 2nd. The soundtrack is Jónsi – Kolniður. Enjoy!

The interesting ecological fact about this is that unlike what some people may believe the eruption of the volcano has released far less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than the planes that would have flown in the same time period, if they were not grounded by the cloud of volcanic ashes. According to the European Aviation Industry the planes would have emitted a total of 350’000 tonnes of CO2, whereas Eyjafjallajökull was emitting only 150’000 tonnes a day in the first three days of its eruption.

Originally found here.

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