If we thought that climate change meant gradual warming of all locations across the planet, we’ve just been treated to a rude awakening: The eastern half of the United States just went through a severe and long-lasting cold spell, during which Florida registered temperatures colder than Alaska. Winter storm Grayson added its own punch as it traveled up just off the coast, much like a late-summer hurricane, dumping, instead of drenching rain, more than a foot of snow on the east coast. It also packed hurricane-force winds, which eventually created havoc along the Atlantic coast of Europe. For most of us, here in Maine, the immediate impact is a much higher heating bill.
In this 2 hour, highly visual seminar, Paul Kando will first briefly explain the global climate mechanisms responsible for this weather anomaly, and why such anomalies may well end up to be the “new normal”. Then the focus will be on what we can do to address our future heating costs in our homes and businesses.
Paul Kando is a retired engineer, writer, and lecturer, with a focus on energy. He writes the weekly Energy Matters column for the Lincoln County News.