Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.

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While the UK only relies on Russia for 4 percent of its usage, its sources across the continent have begun refusing to send energy due to the rise in costs. Now, power supplies from Norway to Britain could be curtailed because of a lack of rain, according to the country’s energy minister. Terje Aasland said Norway plans to limit electricity exports because the hydropower reservoirs used to generate 90 per cent of its supplies are low. He told energy news site Montel: “We are looking at how to limit exports in situations where reservoir filling becomes critically low. “Then we must secure enough power for our national consumption.”