Yesterday twitter was full of climate alarmists rushing to blame the horrible rash of tornadoes hitting the middle of America on climate change, such as this one from the head of Columbia’s global warming unit, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs:
But you gotta love these progressives, they change their claims more often than I change my underwear as long as it brings about global redistribution of income. Back in 1975 “the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded”, killed “more than 300 people”, this according to Newsweek was among “the ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically”.
That article was published on April 28, 1975, when Newsweek listed the US tornado disaster of 1974 as one of the harbingers of disastrous global cooling, heralding the approach of a new ice age.
On the other side of NY City and a year earlier the dean of newsweeklies, Time Magazine wrote about the coming ice age on June 24, 1974 the magazine reported:
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds — the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.
If climate change is caused yesterday’s activity, how do the global warming alarmists explain the fact that the year ending in May 2013 saw the fewest number of tornadoes in 60 years and the
death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since
Today a day after the horrible series of tornadoes, more people like Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will crawl out from under a rock to announce it’s all due to global warming. The truth is Ice Age or Heat Wave, tornadoes or tropical storms, they are just a part of natures ebbs and flows. The earth is more crowded than ever before- as a horrible side effect there are more people in the way of these natural events. By blaming these tornadoes on supposed global warming, the proponents of the climate change theory are no different than the ancient Mesopotamians who saw lighting come from the sky and attributed it to the stone idol in their living rooms.