So, here we are in Washington, sweating away in what is being called Red October for its record temperatures. Fall is reportedly actually on the way soon, but its looking like a mild winter on the East Coast this year.
According to the Wall St. Journal, seasonal forecasts from the the National Weather Service call for above-normal temperatures in the Northeast, the world’s largest heating-oil market, from September to December and hint this could continue through March.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom government’s Met Office views above-normal temperatures as more likely then below-normal temperatures over much of Europe, although the weather is expected to be colder than last year.
This reduction in use may add up to a drop in the price of oil which of course would in theory lead to an increase in demand, which would emit more carbon thus warming the planet more.
An under-reported positive feedback?