The Great Protestant Wind from the north smashed the Papist idolaters on the rocks.
All true Englishmen get down on their knees and thank God for The Great Protestant Wind which saved us from the Spanish Armada and brought us King Billy (two separate incidents for those rusty on their history).
As our leaders discuss the terror of Global Warming in tropical Cancún the bitter nor'easter stalks the northern hemisphere, just as it did during the Copenhagen talks, and even in London during the passing of the Climate Change Bill, one is almost tempted to invoke it again.
Hansen had enough nous to choose a sweaty hot day to preach to and convert the US legislators.
Politicians aren't completely stupid, they know it is hard to sell climate when the weather is against them. Why the organisers choose the northern winter to hold the conferences I don't know. But I do know as heating bills rise and "Global Warming" blankets the roads in the white stuff the voters become more sceptical.