Europe has enough natural gas for several months so no immediate threat if Russia cuts off gas
b/c of sanctions. THE WHITE HOUSE, in a statement, says Europe's gas inventories are well above normal because of a milder-than-usual winter there and could offset a Russian export cutoff for several months. (Ukraine Is a Casualty in Obama's Carbon War, Barrons, 3/15/14)
The unusually mild winter in Northern Europe means that the German emergency gas stocks remain intact and could thus be used even for the needs of Ukraine, where energy the exclusion of Russia (Russian Natural Gas Geopolitical changes due to gas ekathimerin 3/16/14)
Obama argues that climate change is a fact and that we need new sources of clean energy, so we can leave our children a stable world. Putin reminds us there is no such thing as a stable world.