Simply stated, the harshness of the elements conspires to help, rather than hinder, the lucky few.
But did he expect the harshness of the criticism from the like of Fox News?
“This is not a future of harshness but of bespoke details,” production designer K.K. Barrett recently explained.
originally of texture, "hairy," 1530s, probably from harske "rough, coarse, sour" (c.1300), a northern word of Scandinavian origin (cf. Danish and Norwegian harsk "rancid, rank"), related to Middle Low German harsch "rough, raw," German harst "a rake;" perhaps from PIE root *kars- "to scrape, scratch, rub, card" (cf. Lithuanian karsiu "to comb," Old Church Slavonic krasta, Russian korosta "to itch," Latin carduus "thistle," Sanskrit kasati "rubs, scratches"). Meaning "offensive to feelings" is from 1570s; "disagreeable, rude" from 1610s.
To nag and complain; nudge (1990s+ Teenagers)