Climate Change Disasters: Are These Events Of 'Global Weirding' Related To Global Warming? (PHOTOS)
From raging heat waves and wildfires to massive floods and building-swallowing sinkholes, 2010 is quickly becoming known as the year of 'global weirding.' [Of the last 2000 years, specifically which years were less weird than 2010?]
[Caption for their seventh of nine photos] While volcano eruptions aren't out of the ordinary, when Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull blew in March, the subsequent amount of ash clogging the air ended up costing airlines $1.7 billion due to halted flights, the AP reports. Scientists fear that other volcanoes could be triggered by melting glaciers, and eruptions like the one in Iceland may become more commonplace as the effects of climate change exacerbate, according to PhysicsWorld.