Once it was enough for the adrenaline-hungry adventurers to swim with the sharks or jumping bungee jumping, but the time is coming to an end.
It shows a new study from The Royal Geographical Society, which warns against a new, popular trend, as they call for ’volcano-tourism’.
It writes the BBC.
According to the british media is it specifically about travellers, who are looking to stare death directly in the eyes by taking to the volcanoes, when they go in bursts, so they both can see, feel and hear the phenomenon up close.
In the study describes how countries such as Iceland in recent years have struggled to keep track of - and in the worst cases, save - tourists who go too close to the deadly natural phenomenon.
in Addition, shout the scientists behind the study have been sounding the alarm, since they believe that 'these tourists simply do not understand how dangerous it is'.
People have been hit by large rocks or lavabomber, and they are not aware that there may be toxic gases, when a volcano erupts, says Cambridge-geografikeren Amy Donovan, who is the author behind the study, to the BBC.
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In the study to be assessed, moreover, that the phenomenon in the future will create major problems for the already busy rescuers.
Here refers to two cases in the Island, where the first case is about a group of tourists, who ignored all warnings and tried to land a helicopter close to a volcano, while the second case is about two tourists who froze to death in 2010 in an attempt to cross a glacier to get to a volcano.
- These people don't care sikkerhedsadvarslerne, and you can't politiovervåge a volcano 24/7. Moreover, many countries with active volcanoes is the dilemma, they want the tourists to the country, but at the same time would like to have, that people are safe, and that is really problematic, " says Amy Donovan to the british media.
There are about 1500 active volcanoes the world over, while approximately 2000 people have died because of a volcanic eruption since 2000.
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