Travel chaos? You ain’t seen nothing yet

Australian travellers whose flights have been cancelled due to the Chilean ash cloud won’t want to hear what Dr Clive Oppenheimer of the University of Cambridge has to say: it’s going to get a lot worse.

His new book: Eruptions which shook the world, charts how volcanic eruptions have been responsible for cataclysmic events in history - from medieval bubonic plague and the rise of anti-semitism in Europe.

His study recommends that international organisations need to work together to offer practical solutions to future eruptions - from evacuation plans to travel bans and the provision of dust masks.

Read more at University of Cambridge