From twitter today:
The EIA thinks the big story is that gasoline prices this year are "nearly the same" as last year's -- in in fact, they are lower, but yes, nearly the same. But lower.
The real story is the price of gasoline today compared to that under the previous administration which was led by a doofus when it came to US energy. His predecessors weren't a whole better.
Meanwhile, Global Warming Can Be Blamed For Everything ...
From Droughts To Floods
Link here. The Great Lakes are drying up.
National Geographic: “Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes.”
The National Resources Defense Council: “Climate change is lowering Great Lakes water levels.”
It’s no secret that, partially due to climate change, the water levels in the Great Lakes are getting very low.The U.N’s IPCC: “[T]he following lake level declines could occur: Lake Superior -0.2 to -0.5 m.”
Dick Durbin: “What we are seeing in global warming is the evaporation of our Great Lakes.”
Minnesota Public Radio:
Scientists at the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [are] studying the interplay between low water levels, shrinking ice cover and warm water temperatures. They have already concluded that climate change is playing a role in determining Great Lakes water levels.
Those quotes date from 2013, while my [PowerlineI] post was in 2017, when news reports indicated that Lake Superior was nearing a record high water level. Steve had already pointed out in 2014 that, in “a development that has startled scientists”–notwithstanding, apparently, the claim that the science is settled–Great Lakes water levels were rising rapidly.
What reminds me of this is today’s article in the Wall Street Journal headlined, “High Water Levels on Great Lakes Flood Towns, Shrink Beaches.”
Lakes Erie and Superior are among the Great Lakes expected to reach all-time highs this summer, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And the levels of Lakes Michigan, Huron and Ontario are well above seasonal averages.
High water levels across the Great Lakes are being driven primarily by persistently wet conditions for the past five to six years, including heavy rains and a large snowpack…
Snowpack!I wonder if the National Geographic will have a photo-essay on the rising Great Lakes this summer. LOL.