1801 : Thomas Jefferson Notes Dramatic Climate Change In Virginia


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8 Responses to 1801 : Thomas Jefferson Notes Dramatic Climate Change In Virginia

  1. 1801? You must be joking. Try beating this one (1832, but it contains a quote on climate change from 1683)

  2. suyts says:

    lol, fure the elderly fay that. Every older generation remembers thofe times which are remarkable, while forgetting the unremarkable. So, their memories are filled with the times of extreme weather conditions as opposed to the moderate when concerning weather.

  3. Jimbo says:

    This is why today’s very elderly folk are utterly sceptical of AGW. I’m not saying they were around in Jefferson’s time but they have seen plenty of climate change. ;>)

  4. MikeTheDenier says:

    Come’on guys. We all know Jefferson was a tool of big oil. 🙂

  5. Blade says:

    (my first post here)

    Steven, bang up job here, really. I love this idea of mining the historical data. Oh yeah, and the headlines rule! As a fan of the Jeffersonian era these clips are like catnip. I wonder if you have found a way to OCR these newspaper/book scans with their varying fonts and quality into useful text. Making this stuff searchable would be cool.

    BTW I saw that special on the War of 1812 (History Channel, uggh, but this was good though). It was the first time in my many years that I heard of both a hurricane and tornado which through divine intervention (I believe this was how it was described, finger of God) decimated the British troops and helped to dowse the fires they set in DC. So I was wondering if you have come across this yet.

    The Wiki page has a single sentence about it but they link to this reference excerpt from a book. The date seems to have been August 25, 1814.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. At what point in American history did the letter “s” make the change?

  7. Was Hitler a ‘global warmer’? In 1940-41 when he was planning ‘Barbarossa’, the invasion of Russia by the German Army, the winter temperatures around Moscow were apparently very mild, at around 0’C. A year later, when his armies were at the gates of the Russian capital – and still clad only in summer uniforms – the temperature had plunged to below -30’C..

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