Last night Senator Sheldon Whitehouse blamed the horrible Oklahoma tornadoes on Global Warming and chastise the GOP for not believing in the global warming hoax.
“So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
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”.
But 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.
Today a day after the horrible storm and with more storms predicted for this afternoon, more people like Senator Whitehouse will crawl out from under a rock to announce it’s all due to global warming. On the bright side I suppose its better than blaming George Bush. However the truth is Ice Age or Heat Wave, tornadoes or not it is sadly 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, these proponents of the man-made heatwave 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.