Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Kelly sent us a few days ago this reproduction of an advert published in 1962 in Life Magazine. Since it's been circulating within the Tcktcktck world for a few days, I suppose I'm not the first one to blog it, but I can't resist.

"Each day Humble supplies enough energy to melt 7 million tons of glaciers!"

Humble Oil & Refining Company merged with Standard Oil which later became Exxon.

"The petroleum energy Humble supplies - if converted into heat -- could melt [a giant glacier] at the rate of 80 tons each second".

Maybe in 1962 someone at Humble had read the IPCC assessment report in a crystal ball.

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