Extreme Weather In 1871

Florida was hit by two hurricanes during the second half of August 1871, including a major hurricane.

A few weeks later, massive forest forest fires burned up two million acres in the Great Lakes region – killing thousands of people in Wisconsin and Michigan during America’s deadliest fires. Chicago also burned to the ground.

It has now been seven years since a hurricane hit Florida, and 141 years since Chicago burned to the ground.

If these events happened now, James Hansen would claim that he predicted them, and that they happened because no one listened to him.

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3 Responses to Extreme Weather In 1871

  1. Andy DC says:

    Chicago has not burned down for lack of trying.

  2. Eric Simpson says:

    I just noticed that I had bookmarked the following link as one of my favorites as “peshtigo must read’ — about the incredible 1871 Peshtigo Fire that happened on the very same day as The Great Chicago Fire:
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/HGF554.htm

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