I took this picture from a recent article by the Economist, titled "A world turned upside down". The article addresses the question “Wind and solar energy are disrupting a century-old model of providing electricity. What will replace it?” (February 25th, Briefing). Click here to read the complete article.
The picture below reminds me of the drama of the 1998 ice storm in Ottawa—the perfect storm. My family was at the lake, three weeks without any electricity, radio or phone, and eight days before the roads were passable. The trees continuing to fall sounded like a battlefield. No-one could have predicted the perfect storm nor its after shocks.
Image via The Economist.