Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In the Arctic: Warmer compared to what?
"So, is the Arctic warmer? Yes. It's certainly warmer than in the 1970s when we were talking about a global cooling scare," Morano tells OneNewsNow.

"If you go back far enough, to the 1920s and 30s, which these studies do not do, you will see an Arctic that is very similar, as warm or warmer, to today."

Morano makes that determination based on temperature data in Greenland, eyewitness accounts from people onboard Russian ships that went through the region, and newspaper stories.
Falling Oil Prices and the Shale Boom: An Interview with Michael Levi
Michael Levi: I think prices could drop substantially. If you look at the most recent IEA report or the most recent OPEC outlook, you see that if all currently planned investment goes ahead, then at prices resembling current ones, supply would greatly outstrip demand.
[Dirty weather strikes in 1944?]: Toronto endures record snowstorm — History.com This Day in History — 12/11/1944
The city of Toronto, Canada, is battered with its worst-ever snowfall on this day in 1944. Twenty-one people died as a result of the record storm, in which nearly 20 inches of snow fell in a single day.

The storm began hundreds of miles to the south near the Gulf of Mexico; it stalled after moving north over Toronto. In addition to the tremendous amount of snow, the winds from the storm were so high that visibility was reduced to nothing. The blizzard also created huge drifts that trapped people inside their homes. A streetcar on Queen Street was knocked over by the wind and snow, trapping 170 people and killing one person. All traffic and businesses in the city were shut down.   [Via BF]

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