Tag: Iceland

Iceland's great news about the coronavirus fatality rate

Iceland is one country that is doing the kind of widespread testing that is necessary to more accurately determine how many people risk dying from the coronavirus infection. And the news is hopeful. Because of its small population of 364,000, Iceland engaged in large-scale testing, testing that would capture important facts that other nations, their scientists and policy... Read more »

Maybe we should stone our bankers and politicians too

Apparently we could learn from Iceland, according to Bloomberg News: Icelanders who pelted parliament with rocks in 2009 demanding their leaders and bankers answer for the country’s economic and financial collapse are reaping the benefits of their anger. Since the end of 2008, the island’s banks have forgiven loans equivalent to 13 percent of gross... Read more »

Will volcanic ash cloud reach Chicago?

Reports have been received that the ash cloud from the Iceland volcano has reached North America, touching Newfoundland. Can America’s East Coast and then the Middle West be far behind? The story has some calming answers. Here’s the latest satellite imagery, show the ash shadow reaching Canada’s east coast. The latest Volcanic Ash Advisory from... Read more »