recent blizzards in the Midwest and Northwest filled the television news and
print media, but blizzards have always been part of the history of the nation
and are occurring worldwide, taking a human toll.
We tend to
dig out and forget them, but they are testimony to the power of Nature and have
nothing to do with “climate change.” The four seasons are “climate change.”
Blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods are “climate change.” It is wise
to keep this in mind.
northeast, the great blizzard of 1888, March 11-14, wrote a chapter in the
history books as one of the most severe. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in New
York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. It had sustained winds of
more than 45 miles per hour and produced snowdrifts as high as 50 feet.
In a new
book, “Disaster! A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other
Catastrophes” by John Withington ($14.95, Skyhorse Publishing, softcover)
provides a look at some of the greatest blizzards to strike the nation. Writing
about the Blizzard of 88, the author notes that “It paralyzed the east coast of
the United States from Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as affecting parts of
Canada.” The great plains of the nation had been hit by a comparable blizzard
just three months earlier in January 1888. It killed an estimated 236 people.
Blizzard of 88 literally shut down life for those impacted by it. “On land, an
estimated 400 people died, including 100 in New York City. At least 100 seamen
died.” It led to the creation of a subway system that was authorized in 1894.
no blather about “climate change” because people understood it was a natural
event. Just like Hurricane Sandy or, earlier, Hurricane Katrina, that struck
New Orleans and the Gulf States.
there have been any number of big storms that have struck the nation, a blizzard in March 1993 was called “the storm of the
century.” As with Hurricane Sandy, it was forecast due to advances in
meteorology such as weather satellites. “On 12 March, though, snow began to
fall as far south as Georgia and Alabama, with Birmingham recording twelve
inches.” It closed airports from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Atlanta, Georgia.
Altogether, 500 people died, many from heart attacks as they shoveled snow.”
a website maintained by Robert W. Felix, the author of “Not by Fire, But by
Ice”, arguably the leading authority on past ice ages and based on the best
science available, notes that the planet is on the cusp of a new ice age. His
website tracks news of frigid weather events.
December 21, IceAgeNow has reported that dozens died in a Ukrainian “cold snap”
that recorded at least 83 deaths, gripping that nation. In Poland, more than 60
have died since October. At the same time, heavy snowfalls
occurred in Bulgaria. Russia has been particularly hard hit.
In the U.S.
up to 18 inches of snow fell on West Virginia and we have noted the recent
blizzard that hit the Midwest. California’s mountains have experienced heavy
snowfall with 13 feet recorded on Mt. Shasta.
There is a strong possibility of more monster storms in
America and worldwide. It could portend a new ice age because the average
length of interglacial periods between
ice ages is 11.500 and that is the length of time since the last ice age.
addition, solar scientists are worrying about a natural cycle of the sun which
is producing less radiation (warmth) in recent years.
When people like Sen. John Kerry, nominated to be the next
Secretary of State, cites global warming as “the greatest long term threat to
our national security” you need to pay attention because it demonstrates not
just ignorance of the facts, but a dangerous stupidity.
As Dr. E. Kirsten Peters says in her new book, “The Whole
Story of Climate: What Science Reveals About the Nature of Constant Change”,
“Thus, if the Earth continues to behave as she has for the past two million
years, we must expect a return to bitter cold at some point, with ice sheets
that reach as far south as Nebraska once again. And, as scientists have
recently learned, the change to that bitterly cold climate regime is likely to
be fast, happening over a generation or two.”
“If we think of climate change as our enemy, we will always
be defeated.” The last ice age was one in which “glaciers had once buried much
of Europe and a good measure of North America.”
This is the reason to ignore the United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that has been falsely predicting
global warming since it conjured up the Kyoto Protocols in 1997 to require
participating nations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that it claims cause
global warming; a warming that is not happening and a baseless claim.
It is a reason to ignore and excoriate Al Gore who has
greatly profited from the global warming scare campaign. It is a reason to be
deeply suspicious of President Obama who continues to speak of “climate change”
and the members and agencies of his administration such as the Environmental
Protection Agency that justify a flood of regulations based on this false
The politicians and pseudo-scientists have misled Americans
and others worldwide who are beginning to experience a very different reality.
© Alan Caruba, 2012