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  • In 2010 the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted, causing airports across Europe to close and humans to wonder whether we would face months or years of atmospheric blackout. The most fretful among us worried that a dinosaur-like extinction was coming. Emergency rucksacks were packed.

    In the event, the bloke from Accounts spent an extra week stuck in Venice and the skies were clear of vapour trails and engine humming for a while while the Ash Cloud Of Doom passed on its way and dispersed into wispy puffs.

    Eyjafjallajökull decided mankind could rent the planet for a bit longer, and the skies returned to normal. We looked up and watched everyone going home.
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