In the debate about climate change, and to advance their hysterical socialist agenda against fossil fuel powered industrial capitalism, AGW extremists like Al Gore, Bill Nye, Michael Mann, Jim Hansen and Stephen Hawking (who warns that Trump if not stopped will turn Earth into a hellish Venus) link without evidence the intensity and behavior of cyclones and hurricanes like Harvey and Irma to human CO2 emissions and global warming. But what they conveniently ignore and don't want the public to know is the truth about hurricanes and cyclones during periods of global cooling and semi-ice age conditions. That from the Little Ice Age of the 16th to the mid 19th century (which was very cold and global in scope with the oceans losing vast amounts of heat see) to the periods of 1880 -1910 and 1940-1975 (see) when rising global temperatures went into reverse and cooled, some of the most destructive hurricanes and cyclones in human history took place.
Indeed, to start with, of the top ten deadliest storms known to man half happened during periods of global cooling. These five GLOBAL COOLING DISASTERS are as follows:
1.The Bhola Cyclone (the very worst ever), which hit East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) with Category 4 winds killing a staggering 500,000 people, occurred in 1970 - 30 years into the mid-20th century's 35 year cooling period (see).
2. The Haiphong Typhoon which hit Vietnam in 1881 and killed 300,000 people occurred 2 years into the 1880 - 1910 30 year cooling period (see).
3. The Calcutta Cyclone of 1737 which killed an estimated 300,000 people occurred 113 years before the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850 (see).
4. The Great Indian Cyclone of 1839 which also killed an estimated 300,000 people occurred 11 years before the end of the Little Ice Age (see).
5. Typhoon Nina of 1975 (the 4th deadliest tropical cyclone on record) which landed on mainland China and Taiwan killing 229,000 people, occurred at the very end of the mid-20th century's global cooling period (see).
Similarly, of the top 12 deadliest hurricanes to hit the continental United States five occurred during periods of global cooling. These are as follows:
1. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 (the deadliest in US history) which killed up to 12,000 people, occurred 20 years into the 1880 - 1910 30 year cooling period (see).
2. Hurricane Audrey of 1957 (the 6th deadliest storm in US history) hit the Texas/Louisiana border killing 416 17 years into the mid 20th century's global cooling period (see) .
3. The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944 (a Cat 4 and the 7th deadliest storm in US history) made landfall in Virginia and worked its way up the East Coast hitting Long Island and Rhode Island killing between 300-400 people. This disaster occurred four years into the mid 20th century's global warming period (see).
4. Hurricane Camille of 1968 (a Cat 5 and the 8th worst storm in US history) hit the Mississippi region killing 256 29 years into the 35 year mid-century global cooling period (see).
5. Hurricane Agnes of 1972 (the 11th worst storm in US history) hit Pennsylvania killing 122 people 3 years before the end of the mid-20th century global cooling period (see).
But there's more, much more. Below is a list of 26 devastating hurricanes - 20 of which occurred during the Little Ice Age (over a period of 300 years) - that hit the US mainland, the Caribbean region and Central America each killing at least 1000 people:
List of deadliest Atlantic hurricanes - Wikipedia (see)
Hurricanes reported to have caused possibly or known over a thousand deaths of more. Please note that the number of deaths in some places are located in the "areas affected" column..
|Name||Dates active||Areas affected||Deaths||Refs|
|Straits of Florida||September 5 1622||1,090|
|Cuba and Florida||October 1644||1,500|
|Martinique and Guadeloup||August 14-15 1666||2,000|
|Barbados||September 27 1694||1,000+|
|Bahamas||July 31 1715||Bahamas, Florida Treasure Coast Hurricane of 1715||1,000– 2,500|
|Martinique||August 5-7 1767||1,600|
|Havana||October 15 1768||43– 1,000|
|Newfoundland||August 29– September 9, 1775||North Carolina, Virginia, Newfoundland||4,000 – 4,163|
|Pointe-à-Pitre Bay||September 5 1776||6,000+|
|The St. Lucia Hurricane of 1780||June 13 1780||Puerto Rico St. Lucia||4,000-5,000|
|The Savanna-la-Mar Hurricane of 1780||October 1-5 1780||3,000|
|San Calixto||October 9–20, 1780||Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Bermuda||27,501+|
|Solano's Hurricane||October 18-21 1780||Gulf of Mexico||2,000|
|Central Atlantic Hurricane of 1782||September 16 1782||destroyed Admiral Thomas Graves fleet||3,000+|
|Great Cuba Hurricane of 1791||June 21-22 1791||3,000|
|Martinique and Dominica||August 25 1813||3,000+|
|Hurricane Santa Ana of 1825||July 26-27 1825||Caribbean and Puerto Rico||1,300+|
|Great Caribbean-Louisiana Hurricane of 1831||August 10-17||Barbados, St. Vincent, Haiti, Cuba Louisiana||2,500|
Sea Islands August 15 – September 2, 1893 Category 3 hurricane 120 mph (195 km/h) 954 hPa (28.17 inHg) Georgia, South Carolina $1 million* 1,000–2,000 deaths.
Chenier Caminanda September 27 – October 5, 1893 Category 4 hurricane 135 mph (215 km/h) 948 hPa (27.99 inHg) Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Mississippi $5 million* 1,000–2,000 deaths.
San Ciriaco August 3 – September 4, 1899 Category 4 hurricane 150 mph (240 km/h) 930 hPa (27.46 inHg) Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Eastern United States $20 million* 3,433 deaths.
Monterrey August 20–28, 1909 Category 3 hurricane 120 mph (195 km/h) 955 hPa (28.20 inHg) Greater Antilles, Mexico $50 million* 4000 deaths.
Flora September 26 – October 12, 1963 Category 4 hurricane 145 mph (230 km/h) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) The Caribbean, Florida $529 million* 7,193 deaths.
Fifi-Orlene September 14–24, 1974 Category 2 hurricane 110 mph (180 km/h) 971 hPa (28.67 inHg) Jamaica, Central America, Mexico $1.8 billion* 8,000 deaths.
*The damages costs listed aren't adjusted for inflation.
But I'm not done. Below is a list compiled by the Weather Underground of the 35 (actually 37) deadliest tropical cyclones in recorded history. You will notice that 20 of the 37 (55%) occurred during periods of global cooling.
So what are we to conclude from the evidence of so many terribly destructive cyclones and hurricanes during little ice ages and periods of falling global temperatures? That hurricanes now are not stronger than in the past. And that those who differ saying that hurricanes Harvey and Irma are "unprecedented," that they are "what man-caused climate change looks like," and that much, much worse is coming if we don't wisen up (and spend trillions to transition to a green energy future) are speaking utter nonsense making fools of themselves and a mockery of science.
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