Sunday, November 22, 2009

Global Temperatures

Last Update: 01-18-2010

Below is a chart that some may find useful. It combines various global temperature estimates:
  • HadCRU3v: measurements from land stations + SST, starts in 1850, the reference period is 1961-1990. data link.
  • NASA GISS: measurements from land stations + SST, starts in 1880, the reference period is 1951-1980. data link.
  • NCDC: measurements from land stations + SST starts in 1880, the reference period is 1951-1980. data link.
  • UAH versions 5.2: satellite based measurements of the lower troposphere, starts in 1979, the reference period is 1979-2000. data available here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

“We had everything but money,” A Suggested Guidebook for the “Greater Depression”

By Jeffrey J. Brown

“We had everything but money” is a collection of first person accounts of the Great Depression in the United States. Although, it appears to be out of print, it is widely available online. I recommend it as a very good guidebook for our present circumstances, what many are calling the “Greater Depression.”

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vehicle-Miles Driven at a Record Low

Calculatedrisks published this chart today:



The fall in Vehicle-Miles driven is unprecedented, no wonder crude oil is piling up in inventories. In the monthly data, It seems that there is a beginning of recovery so maybe prices will go back up at the end of the year.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama on Oil and Climate Change

Obama gave a speech on Energy this afternoon, his plan is aiming at helping the U.S. economy recover by building a green energy infrastructure as well enforcing new emissions standards for cars. Of course, there is no mention of Peak Oil, instead the U.S. foreign oil dependence is presented as a threat to America's national security.