reports the Gore Effect
striking the Cancún Climate Conference, what have been the news from Europe, recently?
In Britain, Wales saw its coldest ever November reading
; in Germany, Der Bild reported the coldest start to December for centuries
and here in Northern France, today, snow has been falling all day long, paralyzing the entire Paris region
, causing both of the capital's airports to shut down (temporarily), and closing the Eiffel Tower
while making the landmark totally invisible
from across the Seine (01:08
Thousands of passengers are blocked at airport terminals, bus traffic has been "basically paralyzed" since early afternoon, secondary routes in the Paris region are described as "catastrophic", traffic jams are expected to be as long as 300 km, and some 50 communes will be opening shelters for stranded drivers through the night.
To make the news more jolly, the authorities
are afraid that the electrical networks will fail
(which can only remind us of the Instapundit post
on "the compassion of the Welfare State on display" in Europe)…