Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The day the sea froze: Temperature plunges to MINUS 12C and forecasters say it won't warm up until Sunday | Mail Online
Temperatures plunged so low today that the sea actually began to freeze as Arctic conditions continued to grip the UK.
The fountains in Trafalgar Square had frozen over this morning due to the freezing cold temperatures in London.
The weather also has serious implications for the elderly, experts say. They predict that 12 an hour could die from the cold.
CHRISTOPHER BOOKER: Dimwits! Those bright sparks over in Brussels have decided to stop you buying old-fashioned light bulbs
As the Daily Mail revealed yesterday, our shops and supermarkets will from this week be running down their stocks of familiar 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, the kind most of us use in our homes when we need a good light to read by.

Soon it will be hard to find a 100w bulb on sale anywhere in Britain.
All this is part of a move by which Britain is leading the rest of Europe in forcing us all within three years to switch to nothing but 'low-energy' bulbs, or CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), which supposedly are going to help us save the planet from that global warming which has been so much in evidence in recent days.

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