It’s been apparent for some time now that American Democrats have made the idea of climate change into the issue of the year every year for the last half-decade or so. They use it to endorse significant economic reforms, human rights movements and even adding more power to their names. So it should come as no surprise that they would take the so-called effects of climate change and stretch them a bit to meet their needs.
But some individuals are taking this to a whole other level and speaking outright lies.
This week upstate New York experienced a record-breaking rainstorm that dropped nearly five inches of rain on the surrounding areas in a matter of hours. This caused severe flash flooding in some regions, putting many lives in danger.
Naturally, as governor of the state, Democrat Andrew Cuomo did what he could help out those communities most heavily affected and even took the time to visit and encourage them. However, he also made sure to make an appearance on MSNBC to push his Democratic agenda on any American willing to listen. To do so, he claimed that this natural disaster was a direct result of climate change. But even worse than this was his claim that the state of New York had never experienced situations like this before climate change and that anyone who thought differently was severely “delusional.”
He told MSNBC on Friday, “Anyone who questions extreme weather and climate changed is just delusional at this point.”
And he continued, “We have seen, in the state of New York, what every one has seen. We’ve seen weather patters that we never had before. We didn’t have hurricanes, we didn’t have superstorms, we didn’t have tornadoes.” Then he added, “This is a storm that came up just overnight, dropped about five inches of rain, and it was, literally, a matter of life and death for people. This is a recurring pattern, and anyone who is still in denial is making a very serious mistake.”
Now, he is absolutely right in saying that it was a matter of life and death, as are, unfortunately, many natural disasters. However, that is about the only truth in his entire statement.
In fact, he seems to be the one who is delusional on this topic. Does he honestly believe that no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no severe rainstorms have ever happened in New York before the last five or so years?
Seriously. That is what Cuomo is claiming. And not only that, but he says the people of New York are seeing what everyone else is, meaning that everywhere is seeing natural disasters never before experienced.
I mean, really.
Apparently, the history books he learned from were utterly devoid of any mention of abnormal weather or natural disasters of any kind.
I would like to know how he explains away such things at the Great Dust Bowl of the 1930s, or the Great Galveston Storm of 1900 (a hurricane reported to have killed some 8,000 people), the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco and the subsequent fire that burned down nearly 500 blocks? Or what about the Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood that left 2,209 people dead, including 99 entire households.
Does his history books include the drought of 1871 that left the Midwest as dry and explosive as tinder? When a fire broke out in a small town in Wisconsin, it quickly swept through about 1,500 million acres of the surrounding area, killing 2,500 Americans. Even those who found rivers to hide in weren’t safe from the flames.
And if we look at New York State itself, we see even more conflicting evidence.
Hurricanes, for example, have been recorded in the state going as far back as 1821. And 13 of those have been rather deadly.
When we look at tornadoes, the statistics aren’t that much different. The Democrat and Chronicle’s NY Databases reports that while the state is not “thought of as tornado-prone…, (it) has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950.” To put this into perspective, that’s an average about nine tornadoes a year. And 12 of those have been large enough to be life-threatening.
This just goes to show you that Cuomo, like most Democrats, purely thinks of himself. According to him and his cohorts, these are the worst of times, and no one in history has ever gone through worse. Screw the history books.