Record volcanic uplift noted, global warming blamed. Icelanders doomed.
Well, it would be a record if the writer for The Times hadn't spectacularly misqouted an abstract from Geophysical Research Letters. The faulty article notes that glacial melting in Iceland has led to the removal of vast amounts of overburden from a volcano. The resulting uplift allowed the magma chamber to expand upwards as much as 25 meters/year for more than 100 years.
Unfortunately for mountaineers, who doubtless had their hopes raised, the abstract reports that maximum uplift is of a somewhat smaller scale, more like 25 millimeters/year. That's a whopping three orders of magnitude difference (25,000 mm vs. 25 mm). Ouch.
In addition, the uplift has only been measured for a period of less than 10 years (which isn't to say that the uplift hasn't been going on for as long as the glacier has been retreating - but the abstract doesn't state that).
So it doesn't seem as if the world will see an explosion of rapidly expanding volcanoes that will presumably then do some exploding and bring Biblical calamity to our global warming ignoring population. Bullet dodged, as Mr. Blair might headline it.