by Sam Huntington
The lame-brains are at it again: CNN reports, “Devastating droughts in the Southwest, ruinous floods in New York City, killer wildfires in Colorado, intense heat waves in the Plains: these are some of the disasters that are being exacerbated by global warming, and problems will continue to worsen in the decades to come, according to a massive federal climate report released Tuesday at the White House.”
Indeed. If this information comes to us from the White House or from any federal agency, it must be true. You know: Benghazi was the result of a video, and if you like your doctor...
Except that once again, the White House is being dishonest. Western wild fires are nothing new, evidenced by the Ortega Fire in 1888, the Santiago Canyon Fire in 1898, and the Big Blow up Fire in 1910. The White House must have forgotten about the Great Heave Wave of 1936 (the hottest summer in the United States on record). As for ruinous floods, we can start with the New Hampshire Flood of 1740 and work our way through several more devastating torrents, including the Great Pumpkin Flood of 1786, the Great Flood of 1844, Susquehanna River Flood of 1861, and the Johnstown Floods of 1884 and 1889.
So maybe the sky isn’t really falling, after all —but if it does, I hope it falls on the White House and crushes Leon Podesta into minuscule cockroach pieces and crushes the brain-housing group of the first Kenyan-Indonesian president.