The Best Article Ever Written About Climate Change

This 1871 author was ridiculing climate alarmists for exactly the same behavior as the current ones. Exaggerating, misinterpreting data, and blaming climate change on men.

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

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5 Responses to The Best Article Ever Written About Climate Change

  1. I wish there were enough climate freaks back in the days of the great Canadian Stephen Leacock to make it worth his while the way health freaks did:

    Twenty years ago I knew a man called Jiggins, who had the Health Habit.

    He used to take a cold plunge every morning. He said it opened his pores. After it he took a hot sponge. He said it closed the pores. He got so that he could open and shut his pores at will.

    In the evenings in his room he used to lift iron bars, cannon-balls, heave dumb-bells, and haul himself up to the ceiling with his teeth. You could hear the thumps half a mile. He liked it.

    He spent half the night slinging himself around his room. He said it made his brain clear. When he got his brain perfectly clear, he went to bed and slept. As soon as he woke, he began clearing it again.

    Jiggins is dead. He was, of course, a pioneer, but the fact that he dumb-belled himself to death at an early age does not prevent a whole generation of young men from following in his path.

    They are ridden by the Health Mania.

    They make themselves a nuisance.

    They get up at impossible hours. They go out in silly little suits and run Marathon heats before breakfast. They chase around barefoot to get the dew on their feet. They hunt for one. They bother about pepsin. They won’t eat meat because it has too much nitrogen. They won’t eat fruit because it hasn’t any. They prefer albumen and starch and nitrogen to huckleberry pie and doughnuts. They won’t drink water out of a tap. They won’t eat sardines out of a can. They won’t use oysters out of a pail. They won’t drink milk out of a glass. They are afraid of alcohol in any shape. Yes, sir, afraid. “Cowards.”

    And after all their fuss they presently incur some simple old-fashioned illness and die like anybody else.

    How to Live to be 200
    Literary Lapses (1910)
    Stephen Leacock

    He would have had a field day.

  2. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    Apparently we have learned nothing in the past 143 years!

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