The heat wave the East Coast experienced this weekend was like the power outage that hit New York City the Saturday before – it was all consuming to the residents there; shrugged off by the rest of the country.
Any time there is some extreme cold or heat we are subjected to the myth of global warming, aka climate change/climate chaos. The only chaos from climate comes from the mouths of the liberals who want to use it as a tool to control the citizenry.
Don’t fall for it.
This comment from a post at American Thinker nails it. “The believing ‘Global Warmist’ is a most odd curiosity, like a throwback to a very primitive dark age void of all reason and even equipped with Inquisitions. He thinks he is the Earth’s savior. He even believes the Earth can’t do without him; has a passion for his guidance; heats and cools in accordance with his laws and ideology and movements and predictions; yes, he thinks he will watch over the Earth and keep the Earth out of trouble. He scurries about all important like and pontificates and screeches dire warnings and legislates and taxes and thinks the Earth and the Sun care what he thinks or does, or even listen. Isn’t it a quaint idea, like an ant thinking he can steer an elephant? Or like Aesop’s fly on the chariot wheel bragging: ‘Oh what a dust I raise!’ This is the entertainment of an eternity.”
Climate change/chaos is just another topic to make social justice warriors feel important and to deflect them from any meaningful self analysis. So much easier to see the splinter in the other guy’s eye, right?
Jack Hellner at the American Thinker reminds us how much “chaos” has been going on since recorded history:
The Roman Warm Period, or Roman Climatic Optimum, is a proposed period of unusually warm weather in Europe and the North Atlantic that ran from approximately 250 BC to AD 400.
The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum, or Medieval Climatic Anomaly was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that may have been related to other warming events in other regions during that time, including China and other areas, lasting from c. 950 to c. 1250
The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period. Although it was not a true ice age, the term was introduced into scientific literature by François E. Matthes in 1939. It has been conventionally defined as a period extending from the 16th to the 19th centuries, but some experts prefer an alternative timespan from about 1300 to about 1850.
The 1911 Eastern North America heat wave was an 11-day severe heat wave that killed at least 380 people though estimates have put the death toll as high as 2,000 people. The heat wave began on July 4, 1911 and didn’t end until July 15. In Nashua, New Hampshire, the temperature peaked at 106 °F (41 °C). In New York City alone, 158 people and 600 horses died.
This week’s heat wave in New York, which brought the city five consecutive days of 90 degree+ temperatures from July 21-25, may have felt like it would never end.In fact, it didn’t even make the city’s top 30 longest heat waves. It fell a full week short of the record 12-day heat wave in 1953, and several days short of a string of record heat waves the city has suffered in its history.
The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes (wind erosion) caused the phenomenon. The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939–1940, but some regions of the high plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years.
The temperatures soared to record highs in July with the hottest weather occurring from July 12 to July 16. The high of 106 °F (41 °C) on July 13 was the second warmest July temperature (warmest being 110 °F (43 °C) set on July 23, 1934) since records began at Chicago Midway International Airport in 1928. Nighttime low temperatures were unusually high — in the upper 70s and lower 80s °F (about 26 °C).
We all with have to weather this storm of climate hysteria. Maybe a cool drink will help.