This Is What Climate Change Looked Like In 1871

Thousands of people burned to death in Peshtigo, Wisconsin in October, 1871 during a massive firestorm which destroyed more than a million acres.

Chicago burned to the ground on the same day. A huge cyclonic storm generated the high winds which fanned the flames.

At the river – Harper’s Weekly, Nov. 1871

Experts tell us that the Colorado fires last week were the most destructive in history, because they are completely incompetent and know nothing about history.

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7 Responses to This Is What Climate Change Looked Like In 1871

  1. Dave N says:

    “In history” for alarmists usually means “before 1979” or another date of their choosing that suits their fairytale

  2. cb says:

    “Experts tell us that the Colorado fires last week were the most destructive in history, because they are completely incompetent and know nothing about history.”

    Surely you do not believe that? They either choose not to know, and make statements knowing that – i.e. they are lying; or else they know full well that what they are stating is in error, but do so anyway – i.e. they are lying.

    An incompetent person is not equivalent to a liar, Mr. Goddard. Saying otherwise is a blatant example of the conflation fallacy: which ironically enough IS often a characteristic of incompetent reasoning. Careful – continuous association with Hill and Junk-science seems to be rotting your brain. Keep it up, and you’ll be able to run for office; or are you considering the example of Roberts, and want a new career as Chief Adviser of All Science-Stuff to the President of the United States…

  3. Ivan says:

    What it looked like in 1791:
    “On the 10th and 11th February, 1791, on which days the temperature at Sydney stood in the shade at 105deg., the heat was so excessive at Paramatta, made worse by the bush fires, that immense numbers of the large fox-bats were seen to drop from the trees into the water, and many dropped dead on the wing. At Sydney about the harbour in many places the ground was found covered with small birds, some dead, others gasping for water.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/70592898

  4. sunsettommy says:

    I knew about these massive fires in high school in the mid 1970’s.

    This means the information about the super fires have been available to the public for at least 35 years yet the lazyass leftist media are completely clueless about past history.

    That indicates several possibilities such as incompetence,stupidity or willful ignorance.In any case they are worthless as a reliable source of information.

  5. Andy DC says:

    That scene from Peshtigo is so gripping and horrifying. But since that event was not captured by satellites, it did not officially happen.

    You think of the sacrifice, dangers and hardships that pioneer families had to routinely endure during the 1800’s and contrast that to the whining and bitching by lazy, spoiled, soft people around today who can’t survive a couple days without AC, Internet and cable TV.

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