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So for whatever reason my Twitter feed today was full of tweets from the climate change oppressed.
Perhaps the looniest of tweets in a sea of loony tweets about the climate was this beauty:
En route to COP26 – trees and branches affected by climate change have slowed our rail journey – tho the branches have been cleared we are down to 5mph – What an irony! What a message! We MUST change!
Dare we hope that we shall?
10:42 AM · Oct 31, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
Quite amusing were the retorts to this tweet. One poster noted that the climate change crisis this person thought they were experiencing was merely a seasonal change known as autumn.
Someone else pointed out that the branches across the train tracks were items that would have been removed, and often are removed, when “environmentalists” do not get their way, in terms of avoiding cutting back branches for fear of hurting trees’ feelings.
Then someone tweeted a broadsheet regarding a historical event: the catastrophic storm of November 1703.
High seas and fierce winds in the English Channel swamped many vessels outright and drove many more on to the Goodwin Sands. The Royal Navy was considerably affected by the Great Storm. Its entire Chanel Squadron was wiped out and it is said that one fifth of the Queen’s Navy were drowned in the storm. HMS Vanguard was sunk at Chatham, HMS Newcastle and Vesuvius was lost at Spithead and HMS Restoration was wrecked on Goodwin Sands with all 387 of its crew killed.
The Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth was also completely destroyed killing its six occupants.
The Great Storm of 1703 raged for a whole week reaching a ferocious peak on the night of 28/29th November and abating on the 2nd December. Following the disaster, Queen Anne’s Government announced that the storm ‘loudly calls for the deepest and most solemn humiliation of our people’ and they called for a day of fasting on December 16th in recognition of the ‘crying sins of this nation’.
No notice if container ships lying in wait to unload their cargoes at British ports were lost or not. (And if they were, the loss could not be blamed on the unvaxxed, as there were no vaxxed, as of yet.)
A fellow with a rational mind mentioned this: The scientists didn’t know back then that the storm was caused by the deadly gas that plants breathe which makes up .04% of the atmosphere. Supposedly it used to make up only .037% and that recent increase means only the top 1% of the population can live well from now on.
Given how whimsical and ludicrous the thinking of the climate change believers can be, I am halfway expecting to find out that this great storm was caused retroactively by the Hummers some of my neighbors drive today.Published in