Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Frozen nation

It's very interesting, to say the least, how the global climate is never mentioned when it's cold.

Figure 1: A pigeon walks on ice in San Antonio, Texas. Click for the CNN article

Some events:
  • Californian citrus growers will lose most of their citruses, roughly $1 billion in damages: expect higher prices: Clifford has 6 pieces for you
  • 55 people froze in 9 states, 20 in Oklahoma: 58% of them thought that the global warming would damage the U.S. economy
  • The wind chill in Maine was as low as the temperature of international harmony: if you don't know what this pleasant temperature is, it is -40 degrees because it is the same figure in Celsius as well as Fahrenheit degrees ;-)
  • Mount Washington has experienced -77 F wind chill
  • At 2 p.m., Cambridge, MA lives in -10 Celsius degrees. It's less pleasant than those +21 Celsius degrees on Saturday two weeks ago but probably more pleasant than the wind chill at Mount Washington
  • 300,000 homes and businesses without power: hard to repair
  • freezing temperatures will last for some time

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