Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Myth of London Fog

by Margaret Wente

Special to The Globe and Mail

London, 1951

So we've been hearing for years now, ad nauseum, that coal is responsible for the fogs that have caused such trouble in southern England. As the head of British Coal remarked, "You might as well blame horses for the Battle of Waterloo."

Fog has always been part of British weather. It always has, and always will be. At least one battle in World War 2 was postponed because of weather, the Dieppe Raid, and that turned out well in the end. Caesar had the same problem.

People should get a grip.