The Great Debate UK

Why volcanoes are likely to continue to cause chaos in Europe

By Guest Contributor
June 3, 2011

By Dr Andy Hooper. The opinions expressed are his own.

Within the space of just over a year, aircraft have now been grounded in Europe twice by ash blowing in from Iceland.  This has caused many millions of pounds of disruption.

from Business Traveller:

The right type of travel writing?

May 3, 2011

Travel writer and newspaper columnist A.A. Gill told listeners of BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage programme last week that he doesn’t do research, doesn’t take notes and considers himself a rather superficial traveller, a tripper.

Seeking the silver lining in a volcanic ash cloud

By Rachel Andrew
April 21, 2010

Rachel Andrew- Dr Rachel Andrew is a clinical psychologist working for the NHS in Lancashire. The opinions expressed are her own. -

Travellers could feel long-lasting impact of volcano disruption

By Robert Bor
April 21, 2010

RobertBor- Professor Robert Bor is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in aviation and  travel psychology. He has published several books on this topic. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Why the Icelandic volcano could herald even more disruption

By Andrew Hooper
April 19, 2010

Andy_Hooper- Dr Andrew Hooper is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and is an expert on monitoring deformation of Icelandic volcanoes. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

Icelandic, Greek sagas show sovereign risks

January 7, 2010

-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

Developments in cash-strapped Iceland and Greece nicely illustrate two themes for 2010: sovereign risk and financial balkanization.