The Great Lakes are 91 percent frozen just two weeks before spring officially begins, marking the second highest ice extent in recorded history. In an average year, the Great Lakes’ maximum ice extent is just 50 percent. The all-time record ice extent is 95 percent, set in 1979.
It has been 18 years since the Great Lakes were remotely close to their current ice extent. In February 1996, the Great Lakes were 82 percent frozen. Climate experts say the Great Lakes may break the all-time record during the next two weeks as colder than normal temperatures are expected to persist through the beginning of spring.
During the month of January, the U.S. Midwest averaged five to 10 degrees below average, and extremely cold temperatures persisted throughout February and into March.
No word yet from Al Gore.
Chipotle Mexican restaurants reported it is experiencing no shortage of avocadoes, putting an end to the latest mythical global warming crisis just hours after it began.
Chipotle made international news Tuesday when it strategized in its annual report that it may choose to respond to spikes in salsa or guacamole ingredients by temporarily not offering salsa or guacamole with its dishes. The annual report speculated weather volatility or global warming might be potential causes of such...
Global warming is not increasing insurance industry payouts for weather-related events, according to Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway company owns several insurance and reinsurance companies. Berkshire made his observations while announcing strong earnings to Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders.
Berkshire explained to shareholders that strong insurance earnings fueled $19.48 billion in Berkshire Hathaway profits last year.
Global warming activists frequently claim that insurance...
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