Sandy has become a deeply important religious icon for the climate faithful, and it is very important that they not be exposed to information about the 1821 hurricane. Avert your eyes now!
In 1821, stunned colonial New Yorkers recorded sea levels rising as fast as 13 feet in a single hour at the Battery. The East River and Hudson Rivers merged over Lower Manhattan all the way to Canal Street. According to Coch, the fact that the 1821 storm struck at low tide “is the only thing that saved the city.”
If the faithful were to learn that New York has had worse storms in the past, it could lead to them falling away – and might even make them quit acting like complete idiots.
That is why Huffington Post had to delete my comment when I posted it last week. Telling the truth is firmly against Huffington Post’s TOU.