1871 Climate Alarmism Identical To The Present

During the 1870s, society was plagued with climate alarmists imagining a change in climate – and claiming that every weather event was unprecedented. Exactly the same foolishness which we hear today.


We have often noticed that in the tabular statements of those compilers of weather records who write to the Times, useful and welcome as their communications are, every season is sure to be “extraordinary,” almost  every month one of the driest or wettest, or windiest, coldest or hottest, ever known. Much observation, which ought to correct a tendency to exaggerate, seems in some minds to have rather a tendency to increase it. And many seem now to regard three dry hot years in succession as betokening some general change of climate, as if it was not perfectly certain, in   the wide range of the table of what we call changes, that with our existing conditions of climate such a combination must every now and then recur.

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10 Jan 1871 – IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE. (Pall Mall Gazette.)


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5 Responses to 1871 Climate Alarmism Identical To The Present

  1. Andy DC says:

    They were writing similar drivel, but were at least not trying to steal our money.

    • Latitude says:

      Andy you’ve got to figure…..weathermen have always been the laughing stock

      and they have always tried to elevate their “science” to anything more credible

  2. tckev says:

    Stonehenge was build in honor of the climatologist of their day.

  3. Billy Liar says:

    Laputa’s population consists mainly of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge.

    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

    How apt! Climastrologists to a tee – and written in 1726.


  4. Ivan says:

    An “alarmist scare” from 1000 years ago. People don’t change – just the “cause”.
    A great fear spread throughout Europe, land was left uncultivated, and there are charters of the time still to be seen which begin with the words:—”As the world is now drawing to a close.
    Any of this sound familiar?

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