No one doubts that the climate changes. If it didn’t change, we wouldn’t have the Weather Channel.
Global cooling was all the rage just a few decades ago. When that didn’t pan out for the Globalists, Global Warming was invented. But not every change in climate resulted in warming. So Climate Change became the new label. When that didn’t work on the American people, Climate Chaos was made-up to scare people into voting for more government control.
Poll numbers show that “climate change” is not bugging most Americans, even with all the propaganda:
“Twenty-eight U.S. senators held an all-night ‘talkathon’ . . . to call attention to climate change, an issue that only 24% of Americans say they worry about a great deal. This puts climate change, along with the quality of the environment, near the bottom of a list of 15 issues Americans rated in Gallup’s March 6-9 survey. The economy, federal spending, and healthcare dominate Americans’ worries.”
We’re also learning that any scientist who is a critic of man-made climate change is shut out of the discussion. The reason the “debate is over” concerning climate change is because climate change advocates don’t allow for debate.
For example, Professor Lennart Bengtsson, 79, a leading academic from the University of Reading, left the high-profile Global Warming Policy Foundation because he “was subjected to ‘Mc-Carthy’-style pressure from scientists around the world.” The Global Warming Policy Foundation is skeptical of the science behind the claim that humans are responsible for global warming. You can’t say that recent weather phenomena are “natural occurrences” and be permitted to speak on the subject. The Global Warming Taliban won’t allow it.
There have been a lot of “climate change” phenomena over the millennia, and not one of them had anything to do with what humans were doing. Here are some examples that Global Warmists don’t like to talk about:
A Category 4 hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1900, ranks as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. An 8- to 15-foot storm surge leveled the low-lying city. . . . Between 6,000 and 12,000 people were killed. The few buildings that survived are tourist attractions today.
The Blizzard of 1888
This snowstorm was so massive it became a historical event. In terms of storm severity factors, this one had it all: enormous amounts of snow, frigid temperatures, howling winds whipping up monstrous snow drifts — and a widespread area of effect that covered the entire northeastern United States from New England to the Chesapeake Bay, including major metropolitan areas like New York City. More than 400 people died during the storm, including more than 100 who were lost at sea.
Mount Shasta Storm of 1959
In 1959, a storm dumped a huge amount of snow on Mount Shasta, California. The 189 inches (4.8 m) of snow recorded at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl is the largest snowfall from a single storm in North America [source: NOAA]. However, many believe that 1993’s “Storm of the Century” has eclipsed this mark in terms of the actual volume of snow, due to heavy snowfall across such a massive area.
Great Snow Storm of 1717
The Great Snow was really a series of four storms that struck in quick succession in late February and early March of 1717. No one is quite sure how widespread the effects were, as record-keeping was spotty in colonial New England. Heavy snow was recorded as far away as Philadelphia, but Boston got hit the hardest.
That winter had already been a snowy one, with reports of five feet (1.5 m) of snow already on the ground when the Great Snow began. Three or four more feet (91.4 or 122 cm) were added to that total, with drifts reportedly reaching 25 feet (7.6 m), burying entire houses or forcing people to exit from second story windows [source: NSIDC].
Not one of these storms can be attributed to human action. Moreover, we don’t have a record of “climate change” like we do today because “record-keeping was spotty” or non-existent. We don’t know if the weather patterns we are seeing today are unique in all history.
It’s not accurate to say, for example, that 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan was “one of the strongest storms in world history based on maximum windspeed” or “no storm in the Atlantic has ever been stronger than Haiyan,” as the Weather Channel claims.
Since Katrina (2005), the United States has been in a “major hurricane drought” (Cat 3, 4, 5).
Determining if changes in weather patters are the result of man or “natural occurrences” is not the same as determining if the earth is flat or round as John Kerry claimed in his graduation sppech to at his alma mater Boston College