Haven’t been posting for a while because last Thursday there was a serious tech problem and, although I got an engineer the next working day, that was the following Tuesday, after Easter.
So, my civilization seemed to end for a while, and coupled with unseasonal snow throughout the holiday, it was kind of strange. And when the TV premiere of The Day After Tomorrow came on, I could sympathise.
I liked the film.
A typical disaster scenario story, but I liked the premise of an immediate ice age as the Gulf Stream switched off. Of course, it has been well and truly rubbished, but is the scenario feasible?
We don’t know. It’s as simple as that. And any scientist who tells you different is wrong. We have no past data to work on. We can say there is an unlikely probability, but not a definite ‘no’.
So, my Easter was analogous to the film.
I was caught with no internet civilization and lots of snow. But it was a typically British affair. After all, no internet wasn’t REALLY the end of civilization, and Brit snow isn’t a lot, really.
So I survived. It was no ‘ice age’ for me, but a subtle reminder that things do not always go on as we expect. Not really The Day After Tomorrow - more The Hour After Next.
© Anthony North, March 2008
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