A Rant About Snow...
It's snowing in England. It doesn't happen very often, and we don't usually get very much, but every time without fail everybody goes into a panic, the media goes into "scare overdrive" and the whole country grinds to a halt!
Take some of these BBC headlines for example:
Disruption caused by the heavy snowfall could cost UK businesses around £1bn, business groups have estimated.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said that 20% of the UK's working population, or 6.4 million people, would not make it to work.
Heavy snowfall across large parts of the UK severely disrupts travel and closes hundreds of schools.
Thousands of people are unable to travel as London's transport network has been disrupted due to snow.
It's only a few inches!!! Get a grip!! Look at countries like Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and all the other countries with snow - they all seem to cope, and with a lot more snow than we have ever had.
Let's not forget that these aren't "Arctic conditions" or even an "abnormal" winter. In fact, the past 15 years or so have been abnormally hot! Admittedly driving conditions aren't great, and most of the population driving can't even remember previous snowfall, thus has no experience, but come on!
Update: See my pictures of the snow!
Last updated on: Saturday 17th June 2017