13 January 2010

THE WINTER OF 2009-2010

It's not exactly news to those living in the northern reaches of the Northern Hemisphere, that this winter has been unusually cold, stormy and laden with snow and icy conditions. Winter conditions in Europe have been especially disruptive, catching many off guard. I was struck by this satellite image showing the entire island of Great Britain covered with snow -- almost as it might have appeared during the most recent ice age, except that the adjacent sea would have been frozen as well. Note the contrast between the winter image above, and the fair weather image below.

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