As frigid weather engulfs Europe and Afghanistan, there are tons of stories of suffering coming out into the world. Sometimes we underestimate snow (and nature in general). I have no idea whether this is global warming at play or part of a regular weather cycle but all the same, it’s something to be recognized.
Here’s a timelapse video from 2010 showing just how much of the stuff can fall from the sky in the span of 21 hours. It’s well made and I only lament the lack of dramatic music that has become all too typical of timelapse videos on vimeo.
It’s not all fun and games however, the NYT published a short photo collection (Frigid Temperatures Claim Lives of Children in Kabul) that reminds us to be grateful for the things that we have because there are many who have not and unfortunately there are also many more who take ill and soon join those who are not.