Friday, November 20, 2009


"This giant glacier has remained unmelted for centuries. Yet the petroleum energy Humble supplies -- if converted into heat -- could melt it at the rate of 80 tons each second!"
- From Life Magazine, Feb 2, 1962 -

Does that include stuff like the Exxon Valdez disaster?
(Humble + Standard = Exxon)

via Grist

"Overall, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels increased 29% between 2000 and 2008 and 41% from 1990-2008, and the current concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is now at its highest in at least 2 million years, according to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience."


Kay Dennison said...


joared said...

Eh, what did they know in '62 -- what did it matter!

Maggie said...

So they knew before we did. Today those glaciers have retreated into the far, far away valleys.

R. Brady said...

Yeah, they had that deep connection on their minds for some reason (company scientists? subconscious?) and gave it to the Mad Men for a 180 degree spin.

Martin J Frid said...

And if you read the fine print, that is the Taku Glacier in Alaska, a "river of ice stretching 270 square miles."

And it is beautiful.