Paul Homewood, editor of https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/: This essay provides stories and photos of ice and snow in the first half of May in 2017 and 2019 across Europe. Folklore tells Germans not to even plant grass seed before the middle of May, feasts of the Ice Saints: https://www.eisheilige.info/eisheilige-2019/. This is based on centuries of weather and climate experience that snow and ice can occur and kill seedlings in southern Germany until the 15th of May. This article provides stories and photos of cold and snow across Europe in 2017 and 2019. Almost nothing has changed regarding these rules and actual weather since the 1960s despite the majority of citizens in Germany, France and the United Kingdom falling under the wheels of fanatic man-made global warming alarmists in Paris, Potsdam and Berlin.
Germany's cost of switching to wind and solar energy for electricity, abandoning nuclear and coal will cost far more than 600 billion Euros and leave the country with precarious and expensive electrical energy. The problem of fossil fuels for space heating, process heat and transportation will still be there. Germany's decision to go 100% for wind and solar generated electrical energy will have very close to zero affect on climate change which is and always will be dominated by natural factors. Germany's potential enemies smile.
The success of democracy, liberty and prosperous capitalistic economies in Europe depends on Europe sticking with fossil fuels and nuclear. Because there are no other choices, Europe will have to stick to fossil fuels for most needs for space heating, process heat and transportation. France leads the way with nuclear powered electrification of railroads and urban public transportation. Not even Europe is close to following France in this area. Yet energy experts in France predict that the whole world can/will be powered by nuclear energy in less than 50 years. It is obvious to school children that the nuclear construction industry does not have that ability for the whole world to use nuclear to generate electricity plus solve all the political barriers in the next 50 or 100 years. Yes the whole world will use nuclear energy when the nuclear design and construction industry has the ability, when countries have stable and peaceful governments and strong economies and when the artificial barriers to nuclear are torn down. What is the equivalent French fairy tale of the German "Pied Piper of Hamelin" fairy tale? Ay dios mio! Oh my god!