A far from perfect storm

The latest from Tim Watkins at The Consciousness of Sheep concludes that:

….. the continued operation of an advanced industrial economy like the UK depends upon the weather to avoid collapse this winter.  And we might, perhaps, want to ask some searching questions about how we reached this point, and what we might do to develop at least some resilience for the future.  But there again, most of us prefer the comforting lies to the inconvenient truth.  So maybe it will only be after we have experienced power outages and a cascading collapse that we will raise such questions.  And even then, half of us will find a way of blaming it on Brexit

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