1901 : Alarming, Permanent, Climate Disruption

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Obama promises to fix all this, by taxing electricity.

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4 Responses to 1901 : Alarming, Permanent, Climate Disruption

  1. Andy DC says:

    In 1901, they should have outlawed the evil automobile. We would have been so much better off cleaning up horse manure all these years.

    • tckev says:

      And the maintaining stables, grooming, feeding, shoeing, veterinary services, etc. It was all such fun 😦

  2. The second paragraph in that article is also interesting, in light of the current wailing over changes in the jet stream:

    Another indication of this circumstance, of which slight notice has, apparently, been taken, is to be found in the “trade winds.” These used always to be associated by sailors with full sail and steady forward progress for three weeks at a stretch without a stitch of canvas being altered. Now the old type merchantmen have continually while in the “trades” to change their course and reset sail to suit the fluctuations in what was once practically an unvaried air current.

    There’s an element here of “we’ve never noticed it before, so it’s never happened before.” We continue to see this, as with the earlier allegation in the Guardian that the eyes of cheetahs must be being destroyed because cheetahs have no evolutionary experience with shrubs growing in the savannas. They found blinded cheetahs! (Two, perhaps? Where’s the data over time? Is it really true that cheetahs cannot see plants in their path because their eyes are “locked open”?) But at least the cheetah article forces an admission that CO2 is tremendously beneficial to plant growth.

    These days, of course, we have progressive media trumpeting any changes, so the idea of “slight notice” the 1901 article complains of will never be an issue for any weather effects that could be amplified to support an agenda.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  3. Mike Mellor says:

    The wiki for Onslow, Western Australia. Note the overwhelming proof of anthropogenic global warming, accelerating in the last half of the 20th century.

    Onslow is a coastal town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 1,386 kilometres (861 mi) north of Perth. It has a population of around 573 people and is in the Shire of Ashburton local government area.[1]

    Onslow was founded in 1883 as a port at the mouth of the Ashburton River for exporting wool from the sheep stations of the Pilbara hinterland. It was named after the then Chief Justice of Western Australia, Sir Alexander Campbell Onslow (1842–1908). Wool continued to be the major industry for the next eighty years, despite the extraordinary extremes of drought and flood that characterize the region and are related to the passage or absence of cyclones. For instance, whereas in 1912 Onslow received only 14.8 millimetres (0.58 in) of rainfall and in 1935 and 1936 combined only 120 millimetres (4.7 in), between late January and early March 1961 three cyclones smashed into the town and gave it 900 millimetres (35.4 in) in five weeks.
    A Kangaroo in the ruins of old Onslow.

    Although a large jetty was built at the original site of Onslow, repeated damage whenever a cyclone hit or the Ashburton River flooded led government officials in Perth to establish a new town well away from the river after another cyclone in January 1925. The new location for Onslow proved rather better protected from the cyclones’ violence. However a major long-term drought between 1935 and 1941, during which time only one cyclone hit (in April 1937) and did not produce rain on the inland sheep stations, led to a decline in Onslow’s fortunes.

    During World War II, Onslow was the most southerly town in Australia bombed by the Japanese.

    Since the war, the declining purchasing power of wool, has, in spite of consistently good rainfall on the inland sheep stations since the late 1960s, led to a change in focus of Onslow’s economy from wool to tourism. It is currently the major town of the “Coral Coast”, and a base for such activities as scuba diving on the coral reefs offshore from the town.

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