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Old Feb 14th 2007, 7:52 pm
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Earl Evleth
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Warm winter triggers climate fear


This winter in on track to be one of the mildest since records began,
triggering fears about global warming and what humans can do to stop it.

The UK average temperature for January of 5.9C is more than two degrees
above what we've come to expect.

It's a similar story across Europe, with daffodils already in bloom in the
Netherlands and grass fires in Hungary.

It comes as climate experts have a big meeting to discuss how people's
behaviour has damaged our planet.

Find out about global warming
The United Nations Climate Panel is expected to say that burning fossil
fuels - which traps gases in our atmosphere and warms up our planet - has
led to a lot of the damage.
One weather expert said: "It's more evidence - not proof - but more evidence
towards a warming climate. It follows on from a very warm December as well.
'Alarmed'
"The first two winter months have been exceptionally mild."
"I think we should be alarmed when you put it into a global perspective. In
other parts of the world a changing climate is very, very bad news."


while in the USA

Oil Drops as Imminent Warm U.S. Weather May Trim Heating Demand

By Eduard Gismatullin

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell because warmer weather expected later this
month in the U.S. may reduce heating demand and as traders speculated that
crude inventories are growing.

Temperatures in the U.S. Northeast, where four-fifths of the nation's
heating oil is burned, will ``be near or above normal'' in the week to Feb.
27, according to the National Weather Service. U.S. crude oil stockpiles
probably climbed 1 million barrels in the week ended Feb. 9, according to a
Bloomberg News analyst survey before an Energy Department report today.

``There is anticipation for higher temperatures in the U.S.,'' said
Kenichiro Yamaguchi, chief operating officer for Petro Diamond Risk
Management Ltd. in London, a unit of Mitsubishi Corp., Japan's largest
trading company. ``The market is driven by crude and we may see more selling
if more bearish numbers come from the statistics report.''

Crude oil for March delivery fell as much as 40 cents, or 0.7 percent, to
$58.66 a barrel in after-hours electronic trading on the New York Mercantile
Exchange and traded at $58.94 at 1:25 p.m. London time.

Although it's cold now, temperatures will be ``getting milder in the
U.S.,'' said Rob Laughlin, a senior broker at Man Financial Ltd. in London.

New York's mean temperature was 19 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius)
at 6 a.m., or 15 degrees below normal, Meteorlogix LLC said. A winter storm
dumped snow in the Midwest yesterday and headed east. Home-heating demand in
the Northeast will be 39 percent above normal in the week to Feb. 20, said
Weather Derivatives, a forecaster in Belton, Missouri.

Brent Drop

Brent oil for April settlement declined 28 cents to $58.50 a barrel on the
London-based ICE Futures exchange at 1:11 p.m. local time.

U.S. stockpiles of distillate fuel fell 4 million barrels in the week ended
Feb. 9, according to the median of forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of 15
analysts. Gasoline inventories probably rose 2 million barrels last week.

The Energy Department is scheduled to release its weekly report on
petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m. in Washington.

World demand is expected to climb 1.8 percent to 86 million barrels a day
this year, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. That's 270,000
barrels a day more than it predicted one month ago, because of
higher-than-expected consumption in China and the Caspian Sea region.

China's oil demand rose 9.3 percent in 2006, increasing the nation's
reliance on imports as the economy expanded 10.7 percent, the fastest pace
in 11 years. The world's second-biggest energy user after the U.S. consumed
347 million metric tons of crude, or about 6.9 million barrels a day, the
Ministry of Commerce said.

Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, is willing to suspend
uranium enrichment provided the country's right to develop a civilian
nuclear program is respected, Ali Akbar Velayati, diplomatic adviser to
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in an interview with Italy's la
Repubblica.

Some oil traders and analysts said Iran may disrupt oil supplies from the
Middle East if it is attacked because of its nuclear program. The UN
Security Council imposed sanctions on Iran in December, including a ban on
acquiring materials and technology that may be used in weapons.

Nigerian Violence

Nigeria's main rebel group in the oil-producing Niger River delta advised
foreigners to leave immediately or risk being caught up in a ``war,'' Agence
France-Presse reported.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has attacked oil
installations for a year and is demanding compensation for communities it
says have been damaged by the industry, AFP said.

Nigeria, Africa's largest producer, has cut extraction because of attacks,
forcing Royal Dutch Shell Plc's local venture to halt almost a quarter of
the nation's output.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, producer of 40 percent
of the world's oil, wants to keep prices at $50 to $60 a barrel, Algerian
newspaper El Watan said yesterday.

Most of the 12 OPEC members agree on this price range, said the
Algiers-based daily, citing statements made over the past few days by the
oil ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Algeria.

OPEC's basket price, a weighted average of 11 blends produced by OPEC
nations, fell 68 cents to $53.26 a barrel yesterday.

Expressed in U.S. dollars, the price of the U.S. benchmark crude, called
West Texas Intermediate, has dropped about 1 percent in the past 12 months.
Oil has fallen about 10 percent in euros and 12 percent in British pounds,
and risen 2 percent in yen.
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 4:03 am
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-Jacqueline
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:52:50 +0100, Earl Evleth <[email protected]>
wrote:

> Warm winter triggers climate fear
>
>
>This winter in on track to be one of the mildest since records began,
>triggering fears about global warming and what humans can do to stop it.
>
>The UK average temperature for January of 5.9C is more than two degrees
>above what we've come to expect.
>
>It's a similar story across Europe, with daffodils already in bloom in the
>Netherlands and grass fires in Hungary.
>
>It comes as climate experts have a big meeting to discuss how people's
>behaviour has damaged our planet.
>
>Find out about global warming
>The United Nations Climate Panel is expected to say that burning fossil
>fuels - which traps gases in our atmosphere and warms up our planet - has
>led to a lot of the damage.
>One weather expert said: "It's more evidence - not proof - but more evidence
>towards a warming climate. It follows on from a very warm December as well.
>'Alarmed'
>"The first two winter months have been exceptionally mild."
>"I think we should be alarmed when you put it into a global perspective. In
>other parts of the world a changing climate is very, very bad news."
>
>
>while in the USA
>
>Oil Drops as Imminent Warm U.S. Weather May Trim Heating Demand
>
>By Eduard Gismatullin
>
> Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell because warmer weather expected later this
>month in the U.S. may reduce heating demand and as traders speculated that
>crude inventories are growing.
>
> Temperatures in the U.S. Northeast, where four-fifths of the nation's
>heating oil is burned, will ``be near or above normal'' in the week to Feb.
>27, according to the National Weather Service. U.S. crude oil stockpiles
>probably climbed 1 million barrels in the week ended Feb. 9, according to a
>Bloomberg News analyst survey before an Energy Department report today.
>
> ``There is anticipation for higher temperatures in the U.S.,'' said
>Kenichiro Yamaguchi, chief operating officer for Petro Diamond Risk
>Management Ltd. in London, a unit of Mitsubishi Corp., Japan's largest
>trading company. ``The market is driven by crude and we may see more selling
>if more bearish numbers come from the statistics report.''
>
> Crude oil for March delivery fell as much as 40 cents, or 0.7 percent, to
>$58.66 a barrel in after-hours electronic trading on the New York Mercantile
>Exchange and traded at $58.94 at 1:25 p.m. London time.
>
> Although it's cold now, temperatures will be ``getting milder in the
>U.S.,'' said Rob Laughlin, a senior broker at Man Financial Ltd. in London.
>
> New York's mean temperature was 19 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius)
>at 6 a.m., or 15 degrees below normal, Meteorlogix LLC said. A winter storm
>dumped snow in the Midwest yesterday and headed east. Home-heating demand in
>the Northeast will be 39 percent above normal in the week to Feb. 20, said
>Weather Derivatives, a forecaster in Belton, Missouri.
>
> Brent Drop
>
> Brent oil for April settlement declined 28 cents to $58.50 a barrel on the
>London-based ICE Futures exchange at 1:11 p.m. local time.
>
> U.S. stockpiles of distillate fuel fell 4 million barrels in the week ended
>Feb. 9, according to the median of forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of 15
>analysts. Gasoline inventories probably rose 2 million barrels last week.
>
> The Energy Department is scheduled to release its weekly report on
>petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m. in Washington.
>
> World demand is expected to climb 1.8 percent to 86 million barrels a day
>this year, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. That's 270,000
>barrels a day more than it predicted one month ago, because of
>higher-than-expected consumption in China and the Caspian Sea region.
>
> China's oil demand rose 9.3 percent in 2006, increasing the nation's
>reliance on imports as the economy expanded 10.7 percent, the fastest pace
>in 11 years. The world's second-biggest energy user after the U.S. consumed
>347 million metric tons of crude, or about 6.9 million barrels a day, the
>Ministry of Commerce said.
>
> Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, is willing to suspend
>uranium enrichment provided the country's right to develop a civilian
>nuclear program is respected, Ali Akbar Velayati, diplomatic adviser to
>Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in an interview with Italy's la
>Repubblica.
>
> Some oil traders and analysts said Iran may disrupt oil supplies from the
>Middle East if it is attacked because of its nuclear program. The UN
>Security Council imposed sanctions on Iran in December, including a ban on
>acquiring materials and technology that may be used in weapons.
>
> Nigerian Violence
>
> Nigeria's main rebel group in the oil-producing Niger River delta advised
>foreigners to leave immediately or risk being caught up in a ``war,'' Agence
>France-Presse reported.
>
> The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has attacked oil
>installations for a year and is demanding compensation for communities it
>says have been damaged by the industry, AFP said.
>
> Nigeria, Africa's largest producer, has cut extraction because of attacks,
>forcing Royal Dutch Shell Plc's local venture to halt almost a quarter of
>the nation's output.
>
> The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, producer of 40 percent
>of the world's oil, wants to keep prices at $50 to $60 a barrel, Algerian
>newspaper El Watan said yesterday.
>
> Most of the 12 OPEC members agree on this price range, said the
>Algiers-based daily, citing statements made over the past few days by the
>oil ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Algeria.
>
> OPEC's basket price, a weighted average of 11 blends produced by OPEC
>nations, fell 68 cents to $53.26 a barrel yesterday.
>
> Expressed in U.S. dollars, the price of the U.S. benchmark crude, called
>West Texas Intermediate, has dropped about 1 percent in the past 12 months.
>Oil has fallen about 10 percent in euros and 12 percent in British pounds,
>and risen 2 percent in yen.
>
Stop this noncense Climat Idiot!!!!
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 4:48 am
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Earl Evleth
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

On 15/02/07 18:03, in article [email protected],
"Jacqueline" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Stop this noncense Climat Idiot!


I thought it was "stop the earth I want to get off"
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 5:15 am
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-Magda
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:48:55 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Earl Evleth <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... On 15/02/07 18:03, in article [email protected],
... "Jacqueline" <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... > Stop this noncense Climat Idiot!
...
...
... I thought it was "stop the earth I want to get off"

If only...
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 5:28 am
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-Martin
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 19:15:26 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:48:55 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Earl Evleth <[email protected]>
>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>
> ... On 15/02/07 18:03, in article [email protected],
> ... "Jacqueline" <[email protected]> wrote:
> ...
> ... > Stop this noncense Climat Idiot!
> ...
> ...
> ... I thought it was "stop the earth I want to get off"
>
>If only...

... it was to spin faster it might throw them both off.
--

Martin
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:07 am
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Cochon Capitaliste
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

Evleth = Card Carrying asshole
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:49 am
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Gregory Morrow
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Default Re: Europe: Warm winter triggers climate fear

Earl Evleth wrote:


> On 15/02/07 18:03, in article [email protected],
>
> "Jacqueline" <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Stop this noncense Climat Idiot!
>
> I thought it was "stop the earth I want to get off"



"Jacqueline" is afraid that if the oil ever runs out she'll run out of
fuel for her vibrator, Earl...

:-)

--
Best
Greg
 

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