The Arctic blast which swept Britain today could kill one person very seven minutes a charity has warned, with temperatures set to plummet even further and yet more snow on the way.
Almost a million elderly people are at risk from the bitter cold as they cannot afford to heat their homes, Age UK warned last night.
But the big freeze is expected to continue throughout the weekend and into Monday with the mercury forecast to drop as low as -15C following a night which saw six inches of snow fall in some parts of the country.
Of course, things have been made worse by the Green Lunatics who have covered the Isle with heavily subsidized wind turbines which have triggered Dickens' era levels of energy poverty. For genuine greens though, there is nothing to fret about. After all, who needs all those old people kicking around using up precious resources and hospital beds ... let's get on with the job of greening and depopulating the planet.
Meanwhile in the filthy land of the Un-green, the Kingdom of Carbon the Harper, we live quite well in conditions that make the UK cold snap seem like an afternoon at the beach. I just watched two very elderly ladies go walking by, all bundled up and in good spirits as they took some fresh air. They'll be returning to warm homes, spewing lovely life-giving carbon emissions.
As far as I'm concerned, the eco-maniacs who use phony science and trumped up data to make wind turbine manufacturers rich, can go to hell.