In a very readable article here:
P. Gosselin does a great job of pointing out that the folks in Germany, too, are rediscovering what ‘freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ means… He goes on to draw a parallel with the time Germany discovered what Russian Cold meant in that little ‘dust up’ they had with Russia at Stalingrad… (No doubt a powerful metaphor in Germany).
Global Warming Meets Its Stalingrad – “Cold Of The Century”
By P Gosselin on 1. Dezember 2010
The homeless are freezing to death, schools are closing, air traffic is paralyzed, flights cancelled, temperatures plummeting to -20°C, winds up to 60 km/hr making windchill feel like -40°C, autobahns and motorways are blocked by drifting snow, motorists stranded, trains are disrupted – that’s the ugly winter reality today in Germany. We’ve been seeing similar headlines in the UK and throughout all of Scandinavia. Global warming has met its Stalingrad.
And it gets better from there…
Well worth a read…
And while we’re on the subject, Verity Jones has a great little “rant by proxy” at her site:
where she picks up a rant from Bishop Hill and runs with it. Don’t know if the original has the “imagery” she has, though… “A picture is worth 1000 words”; or maybe more in this case….