We are in early November. Halloween has passed, people are beginning to prepare for Thanksgiving and are beginning to put up Christmas decorations (way too early, in my opinion, but oh well). In other words, we are near the end of 2019. So imagine my surprise to hear perhaps the singular dumbest take I have ever heard, at least with regards to climate change, this late in the year. That is a spectacular feat, in my opinion.
Speaking to MSNBC anchors Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the ludicrous and rather audacious claim that there were no such things as hurricanes, tornadoes or storms before climate change.
“Ali, anyone who questions extreme weather and climate change is just delusional at this point,” began the idiotic governor, not realizing the extreme irony of his statement. “We have seen in the State of New York and we have seen – it is something we never had before. We didn’t have hurricanes or super storms or tornadoes.”
A rather short quote, but it says an awful lot about the man’s intellectual capacity.
First of all, he’s hilariously wrong, of course. Even doing a simple Google search of “New York hurricanes”, you can find a Wikipedia article that lists the hurricanes that made landfall in New York. The article itself notes 4 hurricanes and 2 super storms before 1800 alone. It notes that one hit as early as 1278 to 1438 (they aren’t certain of the exact date because no one can know for sure about such events without having some way to document/record them, which is a major reason Cuomo is hilariously wrong and a point I will return to).
Second of all, the quote in itself is extremely vague. When has there ever not been a change in the climate as time went on? There was never a point in Earth’s history when there wasn’t climate change. That term is far too loosely and erroneously used. “Before climate change” would have to mean before Earth’s very existence. But even still, we know what this idiot means. He means “before man-made climate change”, which is not real. He means “before we started using cars and A/Cs and planes and we had a lot of farting cows.”
But again, to return to the Wikipedia article, we find 4 hurricanes and 2 super storms before 1800 alone and we didn’t start using cars more extensively until the early-to-mid 20th century. So how do you go about explaining those storms before the modern excuses made by the Left were actually around?
And how do you go about explaining the Roman and Medieval Warming Periods, which occurred WELL before the introduction of cars, A/Cs, planes, oil-powered ships, and whatever else Leftists blame for climate change? Even the Modern Warm Period, which began in the late 1920s or early 1930s, can’t be explained away with these same excuses because there’s no way they would’ve been widely used throughout the world enough to cause the sort of damage the Left claims modern vehicles and numbers of vehicles produce. The first automobiles to be mass produced in the U.S. were the ones with the crank in the front and that began in 1901. Roughly 20 to 30 years of considerably less than 77 million adults (total population of U.S. in 1901 was 77.5 million people, but that includes children, so there are less adults) both having the knowledge to drive and money to afford a car (the 1901 Oldsmobile sold for $650 or $16,000 today and only 1.6% of the population made over $25 a week, which tells you a lot about the worth of money at the time).
What I’m trying to say is that not even the Modern Warming Period can be explained away with the excuses the Left throws out.
Now, do you want to know what’s particularly ironic with regard to Cuomo’s idiotic claim? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) notes that there has been a “negative trend” of hurricanes making landfall since the late 1800s and no other research has shown an increase of global hurricane activity. So, if anything, there have been LESS hurricanes since “climate change” began, whatever that’s supposed to mean.
The final point I wish to make revisits something I said in my first one: there’s no way to tell what happened even a few hundred years ago with perfect accuracy without a means to document and/or record the incident. We especially have no way to track such hurricane and storm activity with a great amount of accuracy less than a millennium ago. So there is absolutely no way for Cuomo to be even relatively right about what he’s saying because he can’t be certain of it himself, at least not while being backed up with facts.
Obviously, the facts already go against what Cuomo claims. Today, when we can track, record and document hurricanes, their strength, their path, etc., we still show less hurricanes than before the 1800s, as I mentioned the NOAA noted.
Aside from the fact that we already know there is no direct causation between climate change and extreme weather events like hurricanes and other storms, even if there were, the evidence would show that “climate change”, at least during the period the Left claims it began and up until now, has actually been rather beneficial to people. This is assuming the Left is right about the assertion of “when” climate change began.
But no matter what way you slice it, what Gov. Andrew Cuomo said is absolutely lunatic. Aside from the fact that there is no way for him to verify that what he says is true, the very basic claim that there was a particular “beginning” to climate change (where he means we have something to do with it) is laughable at best and concerning at worst. Concerning not because he might be right but because we have to live with the knowledge that he is governor of an entire state. This man is the one leading New York right now. Pathetic, isn’t it?
The only ones here who actually are delusional are the people that believe man can cause storms like this. That’s some ancient Native American, African tribe type of stuff, where people would try and make it rain through “rain dances”. The belief that man can affect the climate in such a way is not only extremely antiquated, but goes against the very facts that we have and the very knowledge that we possess. It goes against reality itself.
But facts don’t matter to the climate cult. Try and explain any of this to someone that fervently believes in man-made climate change and you will be the one tried as a heretic. These people take ancient beliefs about the climate and call it science. An absolute shame.
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