Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE


 Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin

Gulf of Mexico 52 times more toxic from Corexit "Clean-Up" than from the original oil spill itself ~ link ~ link ~ Also see: Ocean currents in North Atlantic showing no Loop Current still exists ~ link ~ Also see: Heat patterns in North Atlantic showing reduced heat transfer to UK and Europe ~ link ~  This was one of the great criminal events of the new 21st Century.  Key insiders and Goldman Sacks sold out their BP stock about a month before the so-called BP Gulf Oil "Accident".  The effects of the sunken oil (Corexit only sinks the oil) on the globally vital Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has been to totally KILL THE LOOP CURRENT.  This has had a dramatic effect on the Global Thermohaline Circulation System with climate changes all over the World over the last two years.  Stirling    

Study shows mixing oil with dispersant increased toxicity to Gulf’s ecosystems.

If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.
The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone. In toxicity tests in the lab, the mixture’s effects increased mortality of rotifers, a microscopic grazing animal at the base of the Gulf’s food web. The findings are published online by the journal Environmental Pollution and will appear in the February 2013 print edition.

Sweden: Record low for the Winter Season ~ link ~
Temperatures plunged in Sweden overnight with a record cold for the season measured at 7am in Vittangi between Kiruna and Gällivare where it was -33.5 degrees celsius. The Swedish Met office (SMHI) also issued a class 1 warning for the coast of Norrland, upto the Västerbotten coast, where heavy snowfall continues. Throughout the day, snow will be spreading over Dalarna, Jämtland and Härjedalen causing major delays for road and rail traffic.

"There is about upto 40 centimetres of snow", says SMHI meteorologist Emil Björck to news agency TT. 

Estonia snowstorm hinders traffic - Causes Power Outage ~ link ~ If the week's previous weather was a snowstorm, this one was a blizzard.

A fresh snowstorm arriving on Thursday evening from the southeast buried much of the country - with some places gaining up to 27 centimeters of fresh snow, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Institute.

Forecasters said the storm would
continue in full force on Friday morning and begin winding down during in the afternoon.

Finland snowstorm causes blackouts for 30,000 ~ link ~ Tens of thousands of households were without electricity on Friday as a result of a storm that dumped heavy snow across southern Finland and sent winds gusting up to 27 metres per second, felling trees and downing power lines.
-40F Below Winter Blast Hits Fairbanks ~ link ~ The cold snap is a fitting end to what will be one of the coldest Novembers on record. Through Wednesday, the average temperature for the month was minus 7.5 degrees, which is 11 degrees below normal, Thoman said. Thursday marked the 16th day of the month the temperature hit 20 below or colder.

“This month is going to be in the top few coldest Novembers of record,” Thoman said. “It’s not going to be the coldest, but it might be the fourth or fifth.”

That would put it just ahead of November 2011, which ranked as the sixth-coldest November on record with an average temperature of minus 8.2, in large part because of a pre-Thanksgiving cold snap that resulted in the coldest week — average temperature of 30.1 below — ever recorded in Fairbanks before Thanksgiving.  Thoman said this November and last will be the coldest back-to-back Novembers on record.

Britain struggles to get above freezing - Bitter cold coming and more flooding - with photos ~ link ~
December got off to a frosty start today as much of the country woke to temperatures below freezing but forecasters warn there's more rain on the way tomorrow with a potential risk of further flooding.

Freezing conditions swept across Britain with 1cm of snow settling in the north of England in Cumbria, Teesside and County Durham while parts of Scotland saw up to an inch of snow overnight.

In the midlands, southern England and Wales temperatures fell below freezing, and as low as -5C in some areas such as Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, and Larkhill, Wiltshire.

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