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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mother Nature's Message to Mankind ... Alan Caruba
Mother Nature's Message to Mankind
tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma in 1999, people returned and rebuilt their
homes and other structures destroyed by it.
the homes, instead of including a basement, were rebuilt on concrete slabs that
offer no protection when high winds tear them loose. The elementary school was
believed to be strong enough to protect students, but it wasn’t. No lessons
were learned from that tornado, although meteorological systems have been put
in place to provide some warning.
I did not
have to wait for the usual pronouncements from various environmental
organizations and individual “experts” that the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma
were the result of “global warming” or “climate change”, but tornadoes are a
product of weather systems all around the world and have occurred for the
millennia of Earth’s existence.
the way Greens exploit every dramatic weather event, Solon.com, a liberal
website, posted an article by David Sirota repeating all the usual
environmental lies. “Was the severe weather system culminating in yesterday’s
Oklahoma City intensified—or even created—by climate change? That question will
almost certainly be batted back and forth in the media over the next few days.
After all, there is plenty of scientific evidence that climate change
intensifies weather in general, but there remain legitimate questions about
how—and even if—it intensifies tornadoes in specific.” This is the worst kind
of balderdash; utterly without merit.
then went on to blame “sequestration” for increasing the impact, citing “an 8.2
percent cut to the National Weather Service”, claiming falsely that there was
no way it “could maintain around-the-clock operations at its 122 forecasting
offices” and saying it means that its employees “are going to be overworked,
they’re going to be tired, they’re going to miss warnings.”
the naked politicization of a human tragedy. Sequestration had nothing more to
do with the deaths of some twenty children in Moore than the insane killing of
children at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut that led to immediate calls for
more gun control laws. This is typical of liberals for whom everything is about
politics and power.
an idea put forth by President Obama and adopted by Congress as a process so
idiotic and drastic that it was believed it would never be allowed to occur. It cuts the rate of federal spending, but
not the amount of spending. As with the air controllers and meat
inspectors, there have not been, nor will be, massive government employee
layoffs. As Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) points out, one result was the curtailment of
White House tours, but shortly after it was initiated, the Obama administration
was still able to find millions to send to Egypt on top of the two billion it
government has responded to tornadoes and other weather-related events with an
alphabet soup of agencies, from NASA and NOAA to FEMA. The National Weather
Service (NWS) does its best to track and warn against tornadoes. According to Tuesday's
The Wall Street Journal, “The National Weather Service estimates that 80% of
tornadoes are ‘weak’—EF1 or less—and less than 1% are violent, meaning EF5 or
higher.” Such tornadoes are rare. “If the storm is upgraded, it would be only
the 59th EF5 since 1950—and the second in Moore…”
On a page
from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory offering “Tornado Basics”, it
asks and answers the question “How do tornadoes form?” It answers by saying
“The truth is that we don’t fully understand. The most destructive and deadly
tornadoes occur from supercells, which are rotating thunderstorms with a
well-defined radar circulation call a mesocyclone.”
love computer models to justify their absurd claims, but the Severe Storms
Laboratory says that tornado development “is related to the temperature
differences across the edge of downdraft air wrapping around the mesocyclone.
Mathematical modeling studies of tornado formation also indicate that it can
happen without such temperature patterns, and, in fact, very little temperature
variation was observed near some of the most destructive tornadoes in history.”
Computer modeling is a poor substitute for Mother Nature.
known is that about 1,200 tornadoes annually and they generally occur in a
stretch of the Midwest known as “tornado alley.” The worst of them do
tremendous physical damage and kill people; which begs the question of why
people moved back to Moore and rebuilt despite the 1999 tornado.
question is why people believe that humans have anything to do with the weather
or the climate? Why does anyone believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) has anything
to do with weather events or trends? The answer is that Al Gore, James Hansen, and
a raft of other climate charlatans, along with countless Green organizations,
have been lying to Americans and others around the world.
founding The National Anxiety Center in 1990 as a clearinghouse for information
about Green fear-mongering, I have been a guest on countless radio shows. I
tell listeners that Mother Nature has a message for mankind. It is “Get out of
the way. Here comes a tornado, a flood, a hurricane, a blizzard, a wild
dead are totaled and a cost is estimated, there will still be tornadoes in
Oklahoma and the rest of tornado alley. The primary lesson to be learned is
that Mother Nature is infinitely more powerful than anything humans are alleged
to do to affect it in any way because we have zero effect on it.
lesson is that America and other nations have wasted billions of dollars on idiotic
“renewable energy” such as solar and wind projects that provide unreliable,
costly alternatives to the energy on which a nation’s prosperity depends.
opposition to “fossil fuels” and nuclear energy that Green organizations
generate is an attack on human activity, along with their opposition to
beneficial chemicals that can, for example, eliminate malaria and other
diseases that afflict mankind demonstrates their core belief that it is humans
that are responsible for harming the Earth. They are not.
To be Green is to
seek to control and reduce humankind through an extensive matrix of lies.
are a “force majeure.” As Wikipedia explains, is “a common clause in contracts
that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an
extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as
war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term, ‘act of
The Moore, Oklahoma
tornado was a force majeure.
(c) Alan Caruba, 2013
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