Lengthy eruption would put economy under a cloud

Even as Europe?s dormant airports sputter back to life, prudent travelers and businessmen should ask: What if Iceland?s volcano erupts again? ... Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
3.9
by Sirajul Islam - Apr. 21, 2010

Of course, in hindsight, it's always possible to scrutinise whether reactions to certain situations were adequate. But sometimes people are too quick to start pointing fingers. There isn't always a choice between right and wrong. Oftentimes, one can only try to pursue the path that is less wrong. Anyway, I like the report for it's enterprising attitude.

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Randy Morrow
3.5
by Randy Morrow - Apr. 21, 2010

This article offers some ideas of what might happen (especially in Europe) if eruptions from the volcano in Iceland continue.

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Chris Finnie
4.4
by Chris Finnie - Apr. 20, 2010

An interesting overview of the economic impact of the Icelandic eruption, and the possible future effects.

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William Hughes-Games
5.0
by William Hughes-Games - Apr. 21, 2010

A good factual report

One more reminder of how closely we are interlinked and how, because of this, we are ever more vulnerable to an interruption of our technical support systems. Imagine the results if the oft predicted sudden climate flip happened and disrupted the Northern Hemisphere wheat crop for even one year. Worse still, it would probably take a decade to get wheet production back up to anywhere near the present levels. If you are of a supersticious mind, you might say the volcano and the ... More »

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nett davis
4.4
by nett davis - Apr. 21, 2010

This is quality journalism which shows different viewpoints. The topic is extremely relevant to the world today as the volcanic eruption could have grave consequences. This article was informative as it gave in depth insight into how different companies are dealing with the natural crisis.

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Camille Weisgant
3.2
by Camille Weisgant - Apr. 20, 2010

Interesting projections for the possible long-term effects of the eruption... However, some seem more fare-fetched than others.

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Nopar King
4.1
by Nopar King - Apr. 21, 2010

Yes–It is thorough and looks at many aspects of the economical damage from the volcano cloud. It is not very enterprising, however, as it does not stray from familiar topics such as the global recession and the damage to tourism.

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Nathaniel Harder
4.8
by Nathaniel Harder - Apr. 21, 2010

This news story is quality journalism because it gave large topic points and then followed them up with facts.

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Anne-Hortense Carrot
2.5
by Anne-Hortense Carrot - Apr. 21, 2010

Peronally , im not sure I would call this quality journalism. The writer seems to want to make it look apocalyptic, keeps telling how the global economy is rouble, but gives no scientific fact about the volcano eruption. He doesnt explain what might happen if plane flew through volcano ashes, he fails to explain for how long the ashes will travel the atmosphere, and finallly refuses to give hope. He doesn't refer to the buildng of a new kind of plane, with a device that would fight volcano ashes.

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Molly Spiegel
3.9
by Molly Spiegel - Apr. 21, 2010

I believe that this one showed all aspects and was informative. They used elevated language to show the story and they had relevant videos to watch in addition to the article.

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