Saturday, February 04, 2012

probably a stupid question with an obvious answer i can't think of

how long has western europe been this dependent on russian natural gas? i can't imagine it was like this during the cold war (if it was, that would have been a pretty serious vulnerability to the USSR. maybe that's why they called it the "cold war"! har har har, oh, never mind)

and if it wasn't like this during the cold war, why don't they go back to whatever they were doing for heat 25 years ago? has something changed that makes whatever they used to do impossible?