A foreshadowing of a world where planes don't fly. Today, it's because of volcanic ash over the European skies, but in years to come it may be due to fuel shortages or high oil prices.
Some people in the UK are lamenting having to endure a "100-mile diet" in the wake of this ash cloud.
I found this paragraph especially entertaining:
"Across London, supplies of exotic produce from figs and pomegranates to
anchovies are running out. The fruits and vegetables section in… Continue