The following are reports from the month of December 2010.
“Northern Ireland deep freeze leaves tens of thousands without water supply.”
From the Telegraph: “Britain's freezing weather: worst snow for 50 years paralyzes transport networks.”
London Silobreaker: “Blizzards shut down runways, train tracks and highways across Europe yesterday,”
“In Sweden, snowfalls have caused power outages, pileups and train and air service delays.”
From the “Voice of Russia.”: “More than 20,000 people in the Moscow region remain without electricity as repair crews brace heavy snow and strong wind to restore supply lines damaged by freezing rain a few days ago.”
CBC NewsWorld: “New York remains snow-trapped for the fourth straight day after Sunday’s blizzards. The majority of districts are virtually paralyzed.”
Environment Canada: “Two weeks before Christmas, a massive and powerful storm crawled across the eastern half of North America inflicting death, destruction and extreme hardship on thousands of people and the calving of the largest iceberg in nearly 50 years in Greenland.“
Now, I’m going to ask you, what do all these extreme weather conditions have in common? Yes, they all occurred in the same month. Granted. But there is another and one that is not as obvious.
Here is the commonality. The east coast of North America. Greenland. Great Britain then Russia and Europe where the weather is controlled by the activity in the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream influences the climate of the east coast of North America from Florida to Newfoundland, and the west coast of Europe. Although there has been recent debate, there is consensus that the climate of Western Europe and Northern Europe is warmer than it would otherwise be due to the North Atlantic drift, one of the branches from the tail of the Gulf Stream. It is part of the North Atlantic Gyre.
One little known fact that is not reported now, but of which I blogged back in June of last year, was this massive oil spill would enter the Florida Current between the island of Cuba and the Florida Keys and continue northward entering the Gulf Stream. But nobody listened to me. If this scenario were to happen all hell would break lose in weather conditions for Eastern North America and Europe. Part of the final report presented to the commission set up to investigate the oil spill were findings that were quite contradicting. In a December 3, 2010 statement, BP claimed the government overestimated the size of the spill. On the same day, presidential commission staff said that BP lawyers claim the size is overstated by between 20 and 50 percent. A document obtained by The Associated Press, submitted by BP to the commission, NOAA and The Justice Department, says, "They rely on incomplete or inaccurate information, rest in large part on assumptions that have not been validated, and are subject to far greater uncertainties than have been acknowledged. BP fully intends to present its own estimate as soon as the information is available to get the science right.
If this is any indication to the extent the government wishes to hypothesis, so be it. Personally, and I’m no scientist or geologist but the oil spill did in fact enter the Florida Current which in turn blended with the Gulf Stream and created the perfect conditions for producing the catastrophic weather conditions we are experiencing. And it’s only just begun. We will see worst weather for years. Again, I wish to thank the greedy consumers who demand oil and use it as if there is no tomorrow. Hell. There just might be “No Tomorrow .“
The following countries are the heaviest oil users and therefore the most dependent on imports from oil-rich countries. Did you notice the words “Dependant on Imports”?
1 United States … 21 million barrels per day (up 18.6% from 1994)
2 China … 7 mbpd (up 118.8%)
3 Japan … 5.4 mbpd (down 6.9%)
4 India … 2.7 mbpd (up 92.9%)
5 Russia … 2.7 mbpd (down 18.2%)
6 Germany … 2.5 mbpd (down 13.8%)
7 Canada … 2.3 mbpd (up 21.1%)
8 South Korea … 2.2 mbpd (up 22.2%)
9 Brazil … 2.2 mbpd (up 57.1%)
10 Mexico … 2.1 mbpd (up 50%)
Need I say more!