November 2021: When Global Climate Crisis Retroactively Caused the Extreme Storm Hitting Britain in November 1703

 

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:

Jon Snow
@jonsnowC4
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.

From the website: https://royalcentral.co.uk/interests/history/stories-of-the-stuarts-great-storm-of-1703-51227/

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.

SNIP

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’.

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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.

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  1. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    As  a major event talked about for over  the next 100 years, the storm resulted in many lithographs and paintings being created to memorialize the catastrophe and the lives of those lost to the seas.

     

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  2. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Image Two:

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    Or, maybe like the Dust Bowl, it never happened.

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  4. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Wow

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  5. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared.  Awful.

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared. Awful.

    Galveston, 1900.

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  7. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared. Awful.

    And imagine being so ignorant as to assume it was caused by human wrong-doing…oh wait. 

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  8. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Percival (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared. Awful.

    Galveston, 1900.

    Tragically, weather forecasters in Cuba put out the word that the storm brewing off the far  south eastern coast of the USA was likely going to cause some huge problems for the Galveston area. I forget what went wrong in terms of those telegraphed messages making it to whomever in Galveston might have issued an evacuation order.

    The Weather Channel and The History Channel have both broadcast an excellent documentary on this horrific event.

    @seawriter

    Seawriter probably knows a great deal about all the various situations that came about due to this storm.

     

     

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared. Awful.

    Galveston, 1900.

    Tragically, weather forecasters in Cuba put out the word that the storm brewing off the far south eastern coast of the USA was likely going to cause some huge problems for the Galveston area. I forget what went wrong in terms of those telegraphed messages making it to whomever in Galveston might have issued an evacuation order.

    The Weather Channel and The History Channel have both broadcast an excellent documentary on this horrific event.

    @ seawriter

    Seawriter probably knows a great deal about all the various situations that came about due to this storm.

     

     

    It is in his book, The Vanashied Texas Coast. 

     

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  10. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Imagine living in a time when a storm like this could not be predicted or tracked, it just appeared. Awful.

    Galveston, 1900.

    Tragically, weather forecasters in Cuba put out the word that the storm brewing off the far south eastern coast of the USA was likely going to cause some huge problems for the Galveston area. I forget what went wrong in terms of those telegraphed messages making it to whomever in Galveston might have issued an evacuation order.

    The Weather Channel and The History Channel have both broadcast an excellent documentary on this horrific event.

    @ seawriter

    Seawriter probably knows a great deal about all the various situations that came about due to this storm.

     

     

    It is in his book, The Vanashied Texas Coast.

     

    Slap to forehead!

    I knew I had read about it in addition to the documentary I viewed. And totally forgot it was in “The Vanished Texas Coast.”

     

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Galveston, 1900.

    Tragically, weather forecasters in Cuba put out the word that the storm brewing off the far  south eastern coast of the USA was likely going to cause some huge problems for the Galveston area. I forget what went wrong in terms of those telegraphed messages making it to whomever in Galveston might have issued an evacuation order.

    Galveston was the most populous city in Texas at the time.  After the storm a big seawall was built and the beach was restored and the houses were built on posts.  The people adapted! 

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