While both the leaders of Russia and Ukraine play their childish petty games, many people in Europe are fearing that the latest disruption to gas supplies could lead to many dying of the extreme cold. Why on earth do they wait for this vulnerable part of the year to do this? It’s just plain stupid. European governments have effectively put themselves in a bind with their dependence on Russian gas. Surely it is now time for them to plan on how to reduce the potential of gas supply disruptions in the future.