This winter Europe's people will be chilling?

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  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Winter is coming, Germany has enough gas?
     
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  3. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Germany’s gas reserves are supposedly at their highest level ever.

    A warm winter is forecast for Europe, but apparently some residents can't appreciate that possibility because of the inference that it is due to climate change.

    Collectively paraphrasing:

    "No, no. I'd rather freeze to death than accept charity from an evil bastard. Please don't force a temporary benefit of your menacing nature upon me. The future is what I unselfishly care about, not the present. " [Monotonous stream of other self-righteous amd public displays of pretentious piety probably continuing...]

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  5. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Should do. I believe EU has contingency plans in place should there be a need. Might mean some slightly colder rooms, but shouldn't be too onerous. I think they're turning the heating down by 1-degree in public buildings, and encouraging others to do the same, all to try to reduce consumption and make reserves last longer. All sensible stuff.
    But, as CC says, a warm winter is forecast. A particularly cold spell during December, possibly, but overall quite a mild winter.
     
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  7. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    I am surprised they can forecast a winter's weather in advance.

    Long term forecasts used to be the object of mirth

    Have they greatly improved in the last few years to make any such prediction at all reliable?
     
  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Forecasting in general has improved markedly in the last few decades. But with something like this forecast for winter, they have reasonable models of past La Ninas, and it's a significant driver for the general weather outlook in Europe, so I'd expect it to be broadly correct. The timings may change somewhat, and they're not predicting specific temperatures for certain days with any accuracy, just a general overview at this stage.
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  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    How is UK, does BP supply enough gas to the people?
     
  10. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    What makes gas a non renewable resource considering it’s over 80% of the universe?
     
  11. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Lack of easy access.
     
  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    <<<<--- counting firewood)

    With the reserves, Germany could be good for a couple months.
    Perhaps Europe erred when turning over it's foreign, monetary, and energy policies over to the most powerful military coalition on the planet. Have they voluntarily turned themselves into a military dictatorship?
    Will their citizens be collateral damage?
     
  13. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Putin scratching your balls nice and snug?
     
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  15. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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  16. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    how is UK, Germany?
    people have enough gas to turn on heater?
     
  17. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Germany's situation is probably akin to Austria's.

    Survival Lilly update: (link to video below)

    Jan 5, 2023 - Austria's Secretary of defence warns of blackout in near future!


    Jan 8, 2023 - UK manufacturers fear blackouts and job losses after energy subsidy cut
    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...kouts-and-job-losses-after-energy-subsidy-cut

    EXCERPTS: Almost two-thirds of manufacturers in Britain fear blackouts this winter amid the fallout from the energy crisis, according to an industry survey, as concerns grow about government plans to cut financial support for businesses.
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    [...] Despite heightened concern among industry leaders, wholesale energy prices have fallen sharply over recent weeks after a period of relatively mild weather in the UK and Europe.

    [...] Of course, many bills may still go up. But compared with some of the bills companies were facing before [current government support was introduced], the current levels look decidedly more manageable.”
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