Phew, we managed to get to the end of 05. Given the natural calamities that hit the planet last year, and the hysterical media warnings of worse to come, Happy New Year sounds a bit hollow.
According to some newspapers the end of the world is nigh. If it?s not a terrorist act waiting to catch us unawares, it will be the biological time-bomb – the non-existant possibility of contracting bird-flu from turkey at Christmas, or will CJD flare up again, or might it be the return of the Sars virus?
Apocalypse now is but a heavy frost away. Mid-Atlantic sea temperatures last Spring have determined that there is 60 per cent chance of heavy snow and freezing weather in January or February.
Combined with predictions that not enough gas is flowing into Britain to keep us warm and working, the coming months could be laden with gloom and doom.
According to some pundits, we?re not going to be around long enough to put up with the problems. Poor pensions will damage life expectancy while today?s youth will die before their parents because they eat too much junk food.
How is one to wage war on terror – our own terror of the future that is? What is one to make of all these fear media driven inducing pressures which crowd in daily?
If you have any ideas, let us know. In the meantime, have a Happy New Year.