David (sageofgodalming) wrote,

Jökulhlaup

I have a global warming denier colleague and from time to time we pile on him in a desultory sort of way.

Today, though, he was commenting on the flight cancellations because of Eyjafjallajökull, saying things like he didn't see why it was necessary, and no doubt if the planes kept on flying nothing much would happen.

Kind of sums up the mentality, really. Anything that demands action or something out of the norm can't be real. Two others of my colleagues, one a reliability engineer, the other a safety expert, gave him pretty short shrift.

Meanwhile, I can't think of any other word containing the letters 'lhl' (while it's an Icelandic word, there isn't an English equivalent, so anglophone geologists use it).
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