Another severe storm lashed the U.K. on Monday, leaving two people dead and a trail of destruction in the wake of its fury.
Many rail, air and ferry services were disrupted, and it was chaos on the nation’s roads, with the U.K’s Network Rail declaring that storm damage was worse than that caused by recent super-storm Jude.

The U.K. had 34 flood warnings in place, and Christmas travelers were confronted by gale force winds of up to 90mph and torrential rain that left many places flooded and thousands of homes without power. As many people prepared to travel home today to celebrate Christmas with their families, the roads were still littered with debris and standing water from yesterday’s freak weather.
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One of the main substitutes for green-house gas emitting energy is WIND POWER, but we’d better build more wind turbines soon, because climate change can cut down on wind and make this technology useless. The prevailing winds in the "free" atmosphere about 1,000 meters above the ground are maintained by a temperature gradient that decreases toward the poles. Climate researcher Diandong Ren says, "For example, Wichita, Kansas is cooler, in general, than Austin, Texas. The stronger the temperature contrast, the stronger the wind."
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Wind power is nothing new?archeologists in Iran have discovered that people living there over 5,000 years ago used it to run their kilns. quotes archeologist Omran Garajian as saying, “Being located near Lut Desert, where wind blows constantly and in fixed directions, had caused the prehistoric inhabitants of the area to use wind as a reliable source of energy. Exerts have identified a kiln, which has been constructed in the same direction as the local winds blow.” (Wind power helped increase the temperature in the kilns used for melting metals). “They have also found a fireplace, which seems to have worked with wind power. The structures date back to about 3500 to 3300 BCE.”

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Hurricane force winds struck Paris and northern Francewithout warning today, causing extensive damage and killingsix people. The storm lasted only a few minutes, but struckParis with 80mph winds.

The event was associated with a fast-moving cold front, butwas not anticipated and is not understood.

At Versailles, trees were uprooted. The grounds of theancient palace were devastated by a massive windstorm in 1999.

A quarter of a million homes were without power acrossnorthern France, and in Normandy bridges had to be closed.The French national weather service warned that high windswere expected to continue and spread southward during the night.
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