Hey Chris, found this thought you might find it interesting...
Gilbert White (18 July 1720 – 26 June 1793) recorded the effects on world climate after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki in 1783. Laki is just next door to Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano which has caused airlines trouble this year in Europe.
In the years after Laki erupted the climate chilled in Europe and thousands died from famine caused by crop failure due to the cooler weather, I am not sure the size of the current Icelandic eruptions will cause a famine in these modern times, however it might cause cooler average temperatures which could result in fantastic snow conditions next winter season.
Not too sure what I think to going hungry this winter but for good snow conditions I suppose it might just be worth it??
weve just had the first proper snowfall in the Valley and put the webcams up on our site for peeps to check conditions... http://www.bighilladventures.com/webcams.html
Man am I looking forward to some serious shredding this season!!!