May 7, 2024

Ocean de-alkalization & one North Atlantic issue: Monitoring Needed

The In Limine Counterpoint:  Without a generous supply of co2 in the oceans, oceanic PH would be that of ammonia cleanser, at approximately 11.2 or so.  You do NOT want a heavily alkaline ocean.  Thus, a reasonable person sees the presence of CO2 as a balancing act.   

As a reminder, whereas caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide) is extremely alkaline, caustic potash (Potassium Hydroxide) is extremely acidic.  Don't confuse the two in your studies.  Something is caustic, because it can dissolve material ... because it's corrosive.  Very alkaline and very acidic can achieve the same goal.

Sequential Statement:  River water in a number of places has an acidic PH level as low as 5.0 on the 0-14 scale, with Zero being completely acidic and 14 being completely alkaline.   River PH levels have been as high as 9.0, as well.  In as much, the angel fish and discus fish of the Amazon have no known problem existing in PH5.0 river water.  In addition, steam water ranges from 6.0 to 8.0.  Now, concerning sea life in the oceans, there is the matter of salinity to take into account, as well as PH levels there.  Incidentally, black coffee has a PH of 5.0, and baking soda has a PH of 9.0  PH stands for Potential of Hydrogen.  By the way, Green Tea has a PH of 6.0.

Frozen Beach - St Augustine Florida

That which is called Ocean Acidification has actually been a matter of ocean de-alkalization thus far.  It has been that way since 1751.  That is to say, 271 years ago, the oceans' average PH was 8.25 ...

...(on a scale from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral ... and with the #14 being alkaline.) ...

Today, it is reported to be 8.07 or so.  Since the end of the most recent Glacial Maximum, and millennia before that time, Planet Earth had an average ocean PH balance ranging from 8.3 to 8.1 or so.  No drastic fluctuations throughout this time.  The question is how much of de-alkalization will occur under an atmospheric co2 level that has been coasting upwards.

Now, something becomes acidic by means an effective concentration of hydrogen ions.  This is important to mention, so that lay people (novices) will know that it is NOT the carbon dioxide per se that de-alkalizes any body of water.  It's the hydrogen ions which do the task.  

A PH balance measures the acidity or alkalinity of a material or substance.  The PH scale runs from 0 to 14, with zero being acidic and 14 being alkaline.  PH, itself, translates into Potential of Hydrogen ... or ... Power of Hydrogen.  The number 7 is neutral.  

~Battery Acid has a PH of zero.  ~Hydrochloric acid is 1.1   ~Cola has a PH of 3.  ~Coffee is 5.  ~And distilled water is neutral, at 7.0.   ~In sequence, ocean water has a PH of 8.1.  ~Baking soda is about 9.0.   ~Raw spinach has a PH of 10.  ~Ammonia is about 11.0.   ~Soapy water has a PH of 12.0.   ~Household bleach is 13.0.   ~And liquid drain cleaner is 14.0.

In 1750, Planet Earth's atmospheric co2 level was 277 parts per million (ppm).   In 1820, it was 284.2 ppm.  In 1870, it was 284.3 ppm.  In 1920, it was 303 ppm.   In 1970, it was 327.99 ppm.   In 2020 it was 415.49 ppm.  Finally, in 2022, the atmospheric co2, as of September, is 416.45 ppm.

                                                      See:  Atmospheric CO2 Graph

Let's continue.  A quick review of the general science of it goes as follows:

1} When co2 enters water, it's said to "dissolve."  Well, okay.  But, it actually performs a merger with water, instead of degrading into something totally different.  It becomes carbonic Acid (H2CO3).  Now, carbonic acid contains H2 and co3.  Transfer one oxygen atom to the H2, and you have H20 + CO2.  Thus, carbonic acid is regarded as a "watered-up" (or hydrated) form of carbon dioxide.  In as much, the carbon dioxide has NOT actually degraded.  

2} Numerically speaking, it's a matter of H2O + CO2 = H2CO3.  In fact, it's the carbonic acid that eventually degrades back into CO2 and water (or co2 and 2 hydrogen ions).  None the less . . .

3a} . . . While it's Carbonic Acid, it "dissociates."  That is to say that it changes into bicarbonate and a couple free hydrogen ions. 

3b} So, how does co2 get really dissolved in the darkness of deep ocean water ... into an entirely different substance ... where the CO2 won't merely create carbonic acid and the hydrogen "donator" ions?  This is not a rhetorical question.  In sunlight, CO2 dissolves during photosynthesis.  In each ocean's aphotic zone, there is no sunlight for photosynthesis.  Photosynthesis is an effective way of lowering co2 levels.

4} And yes, there has been an educated allegation that the ocean PH record was "doctored" with computer modeling numbers, instead of the empirical evidence going back to 1880.  This would mean that there is another case of rendering bogus another climate doomsday conclusion, such as the Resplendy Paper, when it claimed that the oceans were heating-up 60% faster than previously thought.

Concerning the ocean PH level record, one person did notice an ocean PH chart that only began with empirical evidence at 1988.  Computer model results filled-in the void.  One hundred years or so of evidence went missing.  It's kind of like the present case with the forest fire data.  It now starts at 1983, the year of the lowest number of fires in US recorded history.  Yet, the late 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s had massive numbers for forest fires, per year. 

None the less:

Being that it can possibly become an extremely serious issue, the ocean acidification assertions must be addressed by testing and more testing.  Being that there are pros & cons to this issue, concerning historic fact and proxy evidence, the topic must be addressed clearly & honestly.  It must be done without the ulterior motives of scientists looking for excuses to get more Congressional or NGO funding.  After all, it's hard to take seriously a congresswoman possessing a 12-year-old's voice, telling us that "scientists say" that the world is going to end is 12 years, unless we fund scientists all the more.     

Well, who are these "scientists?"  Can't they speak for themselves in voices that sound older than that of a 12-year-old?

In as much, any conclusion as to the ramifications of elevated atmospheric co2 levels, as those co2 levels apply to deep ocean PH levels, will only be validly based on OBJECTIVE TEST RESULTS & tamper-free proxy evidence.  The conclusion will NOT be based on any "consensus" or any "show of hands" or any mail-in opinion poll.  It will be based on numbers and illustrated experience.  Period.

One more legitimate ocean concern, and it does NOT involve ocean temperatures

There is one more legitimate concern involving ocean water and today's rise in atmospheric co2.  It specifically involves the Northern Atlantic Ocean.  However, off-shore New Jersey in 2022 proved that that particular concern hasn't yet materialized ... hasn't yet manifested itself.  But, there still has to be legitimate scientist watchdogs monitoring it.  

The concern involves the North Atlantic's capacity to perform the occasional act of lower ocean water UPWELLING which actually rises like a watery spiral staircase  The upwelling is like a huge liquid food delivery conveyor belt for aquatic life that lives above the oceans' Thermocline ... or even above its Pycnocline (which see.)  

Upwelling occurred on the New Jersey coastline in the Summer of 2022.  And predictably enough, the water at the beach area involved was quite chilly, at 58F.  It's usually 70F to 76F or so degrees in the Summer.

So, there are two legitimate concerns amidst a glut of overly theatrical Al Gore climate horror stories.  Those hyped up and falsely presented issues have been addressed here and elsewhere.  Those ones can be cast aside, so that honest concentration can be placed on potential ocean acidification and the upwelling topic which concerns the North Atlantic's salinity.  That's it.  

Every other "Climate Change" issue, as it relates to ~co2, ~the sparse methane, ~the sparser N2O, and ~the sparsest Hexaflouride, can be put on hold or perhaps put to rest.   Yet, it might turn out that the ocean acidification narration was misrepresented and presented in a false light.  After all, during the Cambrian Explosion, atmospheric co2 was as high as it ever was for Planet Earth, and shell life flourished.  There were huge shell creatures in the era of high co2.  So, how did that work?

In addition, there are two other issues that require attention that is being ignored in the midst of governments and media commentators obsessing themselves with weather events that happened throughout history, when co2 levels were much lower.   The two are:

[1] Synthetic chemicals which trigger asthma, endocrine disruption, upper respiratory ills, water pollution, etc etc etc.

[2] Prevention of electric infrastructure damage in the event of another Carrington Event, as in a solar storm of great severity.  (which see.)

The Climate hype is robbing other issues of mankind's needed attention.

The end-of-the-world-tomorrow theatrical hype has got to end.  Even should ocean acidification turn out to be an evident reality in need of societal intervention, there still is time.  The "end-of-the-world-in-12-years" claim was an insult to the intelligence.   Planet Earth had intensely hot Summers also in 2012, 2003 and tragedy in France, 1988, 1976 and tragedy in France, 1954, 1936, 1934, 1931, 1922, 1921, 1913, 1910, 1898, 1896, 1878, 1871, etc etc etc.  

Many of times, people thought that the end of the world was near.  Meanwhile, co2 levels were low.  There were record colds too, in 2012, and there is the report that America is about to harvest its highest yield of soy bean crops in its history.  So, keeping the narration one-sided and narrow is unconscionable.  Concerning the thrive to get massive government funding, it constitutes Theft by Deception.

Other examples that shows today's hype as false-light exaggerations include the fact that:  ~The Roman Warm period, at least in the Mediterranean region, was 2C higher than today.  ~We had far more forest fires in the late 1920s and all of the 1930s than today, evidenced by the urgent need to establish a Smokey the Bear campaign.  ~There were far more above 90F and 100F days in the decades past.  ~Droughts came in intervals throughout history.   ~Devastating hurricanes came too, three of which occurred during the life of Benjamin Franklin.  

In fact, the during the "Global Warming" scare, the USA went 12 consecutive years without a major hurricane making landfall on any of its long coastlines.  This proved Gore wrong in one of his many failed predictions. Plus, there has yet to be a Category 6 Hurricane classification.

© Patrick Anthony Pontillo

Harsh weather has happened repeatedly throughout history.  Sigourney Weaver and the less than polite NY gov Cuomo lied when they said that these types of weather events never happened before.  They happened all the more often when co2 levels were much lower than today.  See:  Baroclininc Instability, Barotropic Instability, and Pressure Gradient Forcing.

The Claim of 101F Florida Ocean Water Is 101% Fraud. It was Everglade "run-off" water from the "Taylor Slough" & Mangrove Swamp.


The following has been written by an alumnus of one of Florida's universities.

On July 25th & 26th, media outlets of all categories were reporting that ocean water off of South Florida reached a record-breaking high temperature of 101F, and that this was proof that the planet is in a climate crisis.  The UN Sec-Gen claimed that Planet Earth was now in the phase of Global "Boiling."

The media then mentioned that this 101F reading was at Manatee Bay, as if Manatee Bay were a large and integral part of the Atlantic Ocean.  Therefore, take note that Manatee Bay is a shallow and insignificant shoreline basin that is NOT even worthy to be named on Florida maps.  It's inside of "Barne's Sound," near a Hwy 1 bridge.

Now, the media stated that the 101F reading came from a buoy.  This deceptively made it sound as if the 101F temperature existed three or four miles away from the Florida shoreline.  The reality is that the 101F temperature came from estuary water which, in turn, was actually Everglade run-off water from Mangrove Swamp ... and even water from something known as the Taylor Slough.  All in all, the measurement was that of swamp water, very near shore and near Hwy 1 which is also called, the South Dixie Hwy.   

On the day reported, the true nearby ocean water was 86F, and that was about three degrees BELOW average.  That amounts 15 degrees Fahrenheit LESS THAN the crisis-stage temperature reported.  It's time for some journalists to be fired.    . 

Plus, the media also reported that the area underwent coral bleaching.  Stop there.  Another false light deception.  Penalty marker time.  This only happened in Islamadora which is 18 miles southwest of Key Largo.  It is located on the main archipelago, and it's known for its "fly fishing."  Key Largo is also on the same archipelago.  Across the Florida Bay from Key Largo is Mangrove Swamp, and in between the two places in Cross Keys.  Lots of keys in the Florida Keys, and lots of run-off water too.

Directly below here is a second map, in order to clarify how much of a deliberate farce this 101F report was and is.  The bottom line is that the news media was reporting on SWAMP run-off water ... and NOT Atlantic Ocean water which is technically on the southeastern side of the South Florida Archipelago where one finds Key Largo and Key West.  Furthermore, if you travel southwest from Key West, you will find yourself in the Florida Straits which pass by northern Cuba.
On the map above, Manatee Bay is located where the red circled #4 is located.  Take note that it's semi-surrounded to its east,  by a small archipelago.  North Key Largo is at the top righthand side of this map, on the main archipelago.  Key Largo is at lower central, on the same archipelago.  At the lower lefthand corner, it is written "Florida Bay."  Technically, the whole area, including very insignificant Manatee Bay, is Florida Bay, until you reach the long archipelago.  More technically speaking is that the area east of the famous archipelago is the Florida Straits.  The important feature is that the current of the Southern Florida border travels west to east.  

East of the archipelago is regarded to be the Atlantic Ocean --- the Florida Straits.   The true ocean water there, at the time of the 101F swamp water run-off reading was approximately 84.9F to 86F.   Average for July is 89.1F.

The Hwy 1 seen on the two maps above is actually the South Dixie Hwy.  The locals call it "the Stretch."  That highway --- that "stretch" --- travels over Surprise Lake, into Key Largo.  Then it suddenly becomes the Overseas Highway.  If you go south on the Overseas Highway for 98 miles, you will arrive at Key West.  

And of course, the ocean water between Cuba and Florida is the Straits of Florida.  That water is quite different than ye olde estuary shoreline runoff water.

Quick lesson:  Estuary water is actually where river water meets an area subject to the tides; where river water becomes effected by tidal action --- and where river water mixes with salt water.  The bottom line here is that the true ocean water temperature in the area was 15 or so Fahrenheit degrees LOWER than what was claimed by media anchormen & women who are basically clueless and uneducated in matters of atmospheric science and oceanography.

Note:   The source of this article includes the temperature data from the United States' own NCEI-NOAA.  A reference link to that government entity is posted below, at the very end of this post.

One more preliminary statement, to show the hypocrisy of Climate Hysteria Activists

It's now said that fresh water run-off from the Florida Everglades and elsewhere must stop, or else the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream will have reduced saltiness and will then stop moving --- at least beginning at the 45th Parallel.  This includes the temporary & seasonal ice melt run-off of Greenland.  Okay then, explain to me how the Climate Hysteria activists are in a state of cricketed silence on the following:

During every second of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every decade of every century, for thousands of years:

4 MILLION GALLONS of fresh Mississippi River water has been flowing into the Mississippi Delta and emptying itself into the salty Atlantic Ocean.  How do you explain that the Gulf Stream has been flowing sufficiently and effectively throughout millennia, despite the massive fresh-water contribution made to it every minute for the last 4,000 years?  What is the point in stopping Everglade run-off water, while a much more massive amount of fresh water flows into the Atlantic Ocean hourly?

Concerning the 4 million gallon claim, if you don't believe it, then you need to see:

https://a-z-animals.com/blog/4-million-gallons-per-second-and-7-other-incredible-facts-about-the-mississippi-river/

The Preview-Prelim Stage is concluded.  The conclusion is that a number of media networks need to have their FFC licensing revoked, and certain politicians need to be replaced with people who possess common sense.  We now go to the starting point of the original post - article - report - tutorial - discourse - writing - whatever-you-want-to-call-it  ====>

Another news report which constituted yet another easily provable Climate Hysteria lie

In July of 2023, it was reported that coastal ocean water near Southern Florida reached "the possible record-breaking temperature" of 101F ... or at least 100F.  Stop.  Big lie.  Penalty Marker Time.   Let's get this correct, for the sake of a constantly deceived public.

To start, the actual time when this 101F thermometer reading was alleged to have occurred was July 24th or so.  Available herein are the official coastal water temperature stats for July 28, compliments of the NCEI-NOAA.   

Now, as a preview: The actual coastal ocean water temp at the time was 86 degrees Fahrenheit.   Next:

[1a] The water that was measured was NOT ocean water.  It was NOT "coastal water."  It was estuary water, located between two pieces of land, and NOT located out in the ocean.  The water which was measured (via buoy) is extremely close to the Florida Everglades, on its northwest ... and Florida Bay on it's west southwest.  This translates into marsh water which can be as hot as a sports team's whirlpool in the training room.  And we are talking about a very shallow water basin.

[1b] In other words, the water measured was Everglade Runoff Water, and a few years ago --- I think it was in 2017, if memory serves me correctly --- that same water measured at 102F.  Yet,, nobody was squawking, running out into the streets, screaming that it was the End of the World.  None the less, the water there is very shallow and the area involved is the border between marsh water and salt water.

[2a] Now, the general area involves water that runs through "the Taylor Slough," into the Florida Bay.  The slough, incidentally, was designed to provide water to the Florida Everglades which are located on the Southwestern tip of the state.  

[2b] Also involved is a manmade canal that was built in 1968 and then recently altered.  It's known as the C-111 Canal; the C-111 "Spreader" Canal.  It was originally designed to send water through the Everglades, followed by the water running off at the southern border of Florida.  Next came the decision to prevent fresh water from rolling off into the Atlantic Ocean as much as is possible.  That resulted in the C-111 "Spreader" project which is completely pointless in light of the fact that the Mississippi River, at New Orleans, unleashes 4 million gallons of FRESH (unsalted) water into the Gulf of Mexico per second.  

[2c] This is why it is such hypocrisy for Climate Hysteria Salesmen to obsess people with the seasonal "ice melt run-off from Greenland" (into the Atlantic Ocean), all the while claiming that it's going to cause a Siberian England, the halt of the Atlantic Ocean, and the End of the World.  

[2d] Incidentally, in order to get the Atlantic Ocean to stop flowing, you must stop the rotation of the Earth.  Plus, you must then rid Planet Earth of either all low pressure systems or all high pressure systems.  That is to say, in order to get the Atlantic Ocean to stop moving, you must stop the winds from blowing, as well as stopping the Earth from rotating.  Do you yet see how incredibly asinine the Climate Change activists & politicians are?  They are literally a danger to society, whenever they are in power.

[2e] In addition, the same Southern Florida Everglades Region is quite close to the Dixie Highway which suddenly becomes the Overseas Hwy, upon crossing a bridge.  That highway literally takes you to Key West.  Locals call the Dixie Hwy "the Stretch."

[3a] As far as goes real coastal ocean water in the area which is measured regularly for its temperature, the two nearest places would undoubtedly be Vaca Key and Duck Key.  Now, the temperature of water changes much slower than does air above land.  After all, water has much more heat capacity, and this particular subject is for another post.  None the less, as of July 28, 2023 (July 29 in Coordinated Universal Time), the ocean water temperature near Vaca Key was 86.0F.  The July average there is 89.1F.  At Duck Key, the ocean water was 84.9F, and it's July average is 87.4F.  This was three or four days after the super bogus & hysterical climate news report.

[4] During this time, the ocean water surrounding the United States' southern states predominately ranged in temperature between the low-to-mid 80s Fahrenheit and 90F.  In one rare section near Texas, it rose to 94.1F, and that's it.  Later in the month was a 94.1F off of Louisiana, and that was it.  Nothing else higher.

[5] So, the July 2023 reality is this:  During the general time span when the ocean water temps were said to have reached 101F, they actually were 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit BELOW AVERAGE in one nearby area of coastal water, and 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit BELOW AVERAGE in another nearby section of the Atlantic Ocean.  All in all, that area which was said to have been 101F was actually 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit BELOW 101F.  It wasn't even close to what the Climate Hysteria Media claimed.  

This is yet another piece of evidence which shows that the "Global Warming," "Climate Change," "Climate Crisis," "Global Boiling" activists are lying con artists . . . of very low intelligence.  They are of very low intelligence, because it is soooooo easy to catch their lies and con games.  Concerning the fact that all Florida coastal water temperatures were very much BELOW 100F, see for yourself:

Below is the July 28th report.  If I had learned of the 101F temperature report sooner, I would have gone to the NCEI tally board sooner.  

To the righthand side of the government chart (above) are the monthly averages.  This photocopy is "truncated."  It was cut at the righthand side, after the July monthly average column.  At the righthand side of each row's blue-tinted temperature number is the average temp for Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, and July.  Aug to Dec was cut-out, for convenience.  

All in all, the hottest temp in the Southern Florida waters at the time was 89-90F, around Key West, Florida.  Nowhere was it anywhere near 101F.  As far as goes as any ocean temperature being in the critical end-of-the-world-and-we-are-gonna-die-tomorrow stage:  Nada.  Niente.  Zipparooski.  Nic.  Niets.  Give-me-a-break. Nekas.  Pagh.  Running-on-empty.  Intet.  Xejn.  Take-a-hike, you-taxpayer-thieves.  Nichts.  Faic.  That's Fraud City, baby, and big-ticket frauds belong in handcuffs, for starters.

Now, if you want to see all of the coastal ocean water temperatures around America ... and their monthly average temps for each month ... go to the following site.  There is where you will be able to see if the "Climate Crisis" & "Global Boiling" activists are honest people or a bunch of deliberate liars, in quest of fraudulently gained U.S. taxpayer funding and deceptively gained NGO grants:

National Centers for Environmental Information, Coastal Water Guide, found at:

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/coastal-water-temperature-guide/all_table.html

May 5, 2024

The Great Rio Grande River Lie of 2022 ... told by a very dishonest media

 Another Blatant Lie of the Media

Let's confirm yet another example of the commercial media's lies, in its hyping-up of weather events that were never worse than any weather event or weather trend in the past thousand years.  This includes ==>"the nine flood-rich periods" of Europe, ==>the ice-jam-floods of the Little Ice Age, ==>wind storms, ==>cyclones, ==>the droughts throughout Asia, Europe, & America  ==>crop failure, ==>ice stacking during the Little Ice Age, ==>brutal cold snaps, ==>heat waves.

On July 25, 2022, it was reported that a five mile stretch of the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque New Mexico went dry, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  This sounded like long-term, parched territory that couldn't possibility be replenished in three or six years.  Well ...

Firstly, the long Rio Grande River has places where water diversion & bypass occurs, for irrigation purposes. Water was being deliberately bypassed into diversionary ditches, at that point of the river.

One thing to point out is that there is no way that any river moves with the regular flow of water and then suddenly dries-out at one point, only to have flowing water suddenly reappear in it, five miles later.  The actual truth is that . . .

. . .  the Albuquerque River water "gage height" was 1.62 ft on July 25, 2022.  Three days later, the gage height then elevated to 2.3 ft.  Three days after that, on July 31, the gage height rose even higher, to 3.39 ft.  Then, within three more days, on August 3, the gage height rose to 4.09 ft.  That's a very quick rise of water level that negates the assertion of "drought."

Conclusion:  On July 19, 2022, in England ... and on July 25, 2022, in America ... we were told that we have an irreversible "climate crisis" drought, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  Yet, within NINE days, the gage height of the Albuquerque segment of the Rio Grande River rose 250%!  As of May 15, 2023, the gage height of the same river was 6.65 ft, while the "maximum operating limit" there is 7.50 ft.  In fact, the "minor flood stage" there starts at 8.00 ft.  

The Rio Grande, in Albuquerque, rose 410% in 10 month's time ... in 294 days.  Without doubt, the July 25, 2022 commercial media report was & is a blatant fraud that frightens schoolchildren.   Look for yourself at the significant change for the better that the media did NOT reveal.  The media kept the lie going.

 

Schoolchildren of America, you do not have to fear that which Albert Gore predicted 16 years ago and which never materialized even slightly, other than an occasional heat wave in a world which has had multiple heat waves throughout its recorded history, along with droughts, famines, and floods.  And of course, this is the atmospheric equivalent to Lions and Tigers and Bears.  On my!  

May 4, 2024

NYC did NOT come close to breaking the New York State Rainfall Record

September 29, 2023, at 5:00 pm.  Posted pursuant to the U.S. Fair Use Act (17 USC Section 107)
1 of 3} The media kept calling it the "record rainstorm."  It was now the new normal caused by the burning of fossil fuels.  The reality is that it was caused by El Nino's predictable effect on the Atlantic Ocean.  It was the New York City rain of September 28 & 29 (2023), and it was the result of the remnants of a sub-hurricane phase cyclone, called a tropical storm.  The tropical storm's name was Ophelia.

2a of 3} The New York State rainfall record is 13.57 inches in 24 hours of time.  That event occurred on August 12-13, 2014 (nine years ago), at Islip, New York.  The notable feature of that 2014 rainstorm was that five inches of it came down in one hour's time.  

2b of 3} The highest recorded rainfall amount for the recent September 29th (2023) rain storm was 8.64 inches.  This occurred at JFK International Airport.   Now, 13.57 minus 8.64 =  4.93.  Therefore, the  24-hr rainfall total for Friday, Sept 29, 2023 was 4.93 inches BELOW that of the New York State record.  It was 36% lower than the 2014 rainfall.  Furthermore, the Sept 29th rainfall was also below the 24-hr rainfall record of 44 American states.   Thus, it was no major Doomsday event in any capacity.

Intro 3 of 3} Keep in mind that this is an El Nino year and that El Nino carries with itself the power of wind shear.  In 2023, Hurricane Lee was the prime example of El Nino's wind shearing power.  Tropical Storm Ophelia was not immune to El Nino, as well.  Being that physical matter can neither be created nor destroyed, the water formerly carried by Tropical Storm Ophelia had to go somewhere in the physical universe.

Time for a Reality Check 

The irony at hand is that, on September 29th, Islip NY received only 1.13 inches of rain.  That amounts to 12.44 inches LESS THAN Islip's record-setting rain day of 2014.  In addition, the distance between Islip and the JFK International Airport is 29 miles.  Thus, the "Great New York City Rainfall of September 2023" wasn't that widespread of an event, when you count area ... when you count square miles or even square kilometers.

At this point, compare NYC in late September 2023 to [1] Alvin Texas' (Houston area)  42 inches, in 1979 ... [2] Massies Mill Virginia's 27.35 inches, in 1969 ... [3] Hackberry Louisiana's 22 inches, in 1962 ... [4] Kauai Hawaii's 49.69 inches, in 2018 ... [5] South Port North Carolina's 23.56 inches, in 1999 ... [6] Saco Maine's 19.19 inches, in 1996 ... [7] Hogees Camp California 25.83 inches, February 1943 ... [8] Dauphin Island Alabama's 32.52 inches, in 1997 ... [9] Americus Georgia's 21.1 inches, in 1994 ... [10] Hurricane Jean's effect on Florida, in 1980, to the tune of 23.38 inches.  

Let's do the One-Picture's-Worth-a-Thousand-Words thing, with the following photo

The photo below --- which happens to be posted pursuant to the U.S. Fair Use Act --- is said to be that of New York City, on September 29, 2023.  Yet, it looks similar to a part of Chicago I used to drive-through.  None the less, in the grand scheme of existence, NYC did have above-average rain, for a day or two, this past September.  But, it did NOT have anything epic or legendary.   Yet, the Climate Hysteria People were using this very temporary event as a part of their propaganda.

In light of the present-tense weather propaganda, can you see what's blatantly wrong with the photo below?  Can you see what's wrong, in light of that fact that the photo was posted to show "massive NYC flooding?"  
Well, look at all the cars and trucks in that photo, other than the dark blue one on the righthand side which is submerged in water, almost up to its headlights.  Other vehicles in that same photo are not underwater, except for maybe an inch or less of rain water.  Other vehicles there are not underwater, at all.  Plus, there is the four inches of rain water covering the tire sidewalls of the red pickup truck in the center of the photo, making a splash as it makes a lefthand turn.   Yet, you could still see the license plate on that pickup truck.  This means that the water was not at a high level.

You can also see the license plate on the white VW located directly behind the dark blue car.  It's certainly not submerged in rainwater.  The row of vehicles on the lefthand side of the photo are not underwater, either . . . except for maybe a quarter-inch of rain.  There is even a human being on the street, on the righthand side of the photo --- near a row of parked cars ---  who is NOT submerged in rainwater.   She is standing somewhat near those two white SUV's in the background --- a car width or two away from the two white SUVs which are not at all submerged in rainwater.  In fact, the cars parked behind the white VW --- on the righthand side of the photo --- are also NOT submerged in rainwater.  So, what's the big deal here?

All in all, the terrain that was photographed was entirely uneven, and publishing such a photo as something indicative of NYC on September 29 was & is entirely DISHONEST.   Not much is underwater in that photo, when you look at the background of it ... and everywhere else on the photo. The general rule is that, if you can still see the license plates on most of the vehicles in a photo, then you're not looking at much of a flood.  New York City is not Venice, Italy.  So, quit acting like it is.  

This is amazingly petty, when comparing September 29th to real floods.  Yet, schoolchildren are told to fear such incredible pettiness.  Real floods are the He Huang Floods of 1887, 1931, and 1938.  Epic floods include the Saint Mary Magdalene Day Flood of 1342 (which see) and the Saint Elizabeth Day Flood of 1421.  They also include the Saint Lucia Day Flood of 1287 which killed 50,000 to 80,000 people in the Netherlands.  Epic floods do NOT include the September 29th, 2023 New York City rain.

BTW, the Catholic Church calendar had a number of saint's memorials each day, for each of the 365 days of the year.  Thus, a weather disaster would be named after the most famous memorialized saint of the day.  So, don't get superstitious over the fact that every weather disaster in the Medieval Period and Renaissance Era was named after a saint.  It was a way to tell time ... to keep time ... to record time ... to archive events.   Let us continue: 

New York City did NOT have anywhere near the rain that fell during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 --- or the 71.8 inches of rain that fell on Reunion Island, in 1966.  But, it was above-average rain, for NYC.   For example, in an approximate 36 hour period, Brooklyn got 7.34 inches of rain.  Midtown Manhattan got 6.09 inches.  Central Park received 5.80 inches, and Harlem got 5.21 inches of rainfall.  And, as was previously mentioned, JFK International Airport received 8.64 inches, and 4.82 inches of rain fell on La Guardia Airport.  

The "record breaking rain" of September 29 only broke a few LOCAL RECORDS.  At the least, New York City schools should have been shutdown for that day, for the safety of schoolchildren & teachers.  

The Climate Con Artist Photo Gallery

That photo is reminiscent of a certain CNN reporter who walked into a water-filled ditch, up to his waste, in order to deceive people into believing that the town he was visiting was still flooded.

It's also reminiscent of a certain Weather Channel reporter looking like the wind was blowing him over, while two youths suddenly entered the scene (on the street behind the reporter), walking very casually, showing that it was not windy at that moment, at all.  None the less, the Climate Change People ... and the news reporters ... have become a gang of fictional actors.  They have become a cast of liars.

All in all, 8.64 New York City inches of rain is not going to make the cut, in the grand scheme of things.  So, you can quit claiming that the "burning of fossil fuels is drowning New York City."  NYC will have less than an 11% chance of rain in the next three days, with a 43% and a 58% chance of rain four and five days from now.  Thus, 2023 did NOT come close to the 1927 Great Mississippi Flood.  The news reporters should not act like it did.  

BTW, the flood water of the Great Mississippi Flood reached a depth of 30 feet.  New York City in 2023 didn't compare to the American Midwest in 1927.

And then there was the matter of the Great Flood of July 1916 which devastated North Carolina.  Again & again, we see that the NYC September 29th, 2023 rainstorm was inconsequential chump change in comparison to a number of other rainstorms and/or floods which actually did bring devastation to such an extent that the lives of numerous people would never be the same again.  

Adding the September 29, 2023 NYC rain to the list of epic rainstorms is an intense insult to human intelligence.  In as much, as far as would go the quintessential "thousand year flood," the candidates would include [1] the Mary Magdalene Day Flood of 1342 (which see), as well as [2] the 1887 Yellow River Flood (China).   

Add to the equation the flood & famine the Year 1315.  Such events were major league floods which occurred when co2 levels were very very low.  The years of sheer tragic climate disaster included 1274, 1281, the 1300s, the Tudor Drought Days of 1540, 1588, the 1600s, the great hurricanes disaster of 1780, the Potato Famine, numerous Medieval & Renaissance famines, numerous Medieval & Renaissance droughts, as well as the Plague years.  The one-thousand year period before the Industrial Revolution were NOT centuries of mild weathers.  There were numerous epic climate tragedies.  The NYC Rain of September 29, 2023 was NOT an epic event in any category.

The "record NYC rain" of Sept 29 didn't  surpass  very many states.  It did NOT even surpass the numbers of its own State of New York.  The media has to hyper-sensationalize everything and terrify schoolchildren in the process.

May 3, 2024

The most coral cover in 36 years ... in two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef

(The Southern sector became the buffet table of lots of hungry crown-of-thorn starfish.)

A few dozen news releases in the Summer of 2022 reported that two of the three sectors of the Great Barrier Reef had the most coral cover in it in 36 years.  This disproves doomsayer predictions about the reef being irreparably consigned to the extinction chapter of history books.  That reef is regenerating itself.

Clown Fish near Coral Reef, by Tom Fisk

And then comes the Climate Nazi nearest to a video camera, refusing to allow open debate, all the while telling us that the world will end "in 12 years" (from the Year 2019) if we don't make obsolete every gasoline powered vehicle.  Well, the truth is that the climate doomsayers' individual worlds ... and your world ... as well as the world of everyone you know ... will come to an end long before the world of the Great Barrier Reef does.  In fact, your world and my world will come to an end long before the arrival of THE epic & apocalyptic End of the World. 

None the less, all throughout history, there have been tragic events that served as dress rehearsals for THE apocalyptic End of the World. These events transpired when co2 levels were 98, 118, and 138 parts per million LESS than they are today.  So, when you think about it, the world has been repeatedly coming to an end, over and over and over again, century after century after century.  Scientific Newsflash:  Planet Earth is a Phoenix Bird.

Feel free to read or view or peruse or browse through the following:

Sky News Australia Report on Coral Reef Restoration 

Phys.org news: Most Coral Reef Cover in 36 Years 

The more knowledgeable Gili Islands news report on reef 

Australian Institute of Marine Science

At this point, keep in mind that the commercial media repeatedly predicted the demise of the 1,429 mile-long Great Barrier Reef of Northern Australia.  Its newscasters predicted equal doom for the other coral reefs, as well.  Now, when it comes to Australia, Dr Michael "Hockey Stick" Mann, assigned doom to the entire continent of Australia, in his vague, inarticulate, and noncommittal way, in January of 2020:

It is conceivable that much of Australia simply becomes too hot and dry for human habitation."   ...   “In that case, yes, unfortunately we could well see Australians join the ranks of the world’s climate refugees.“

This statement was made by Mann in Australia TWO MONTHS after Australia had its WETTEST November on record.  So, it's correct to say that Mann was wrong.  But it's more correct to say that Mann was so vague that he didn't say anything.  It's even more correct to state that Mann is an insufferable jackass, in light of the fact that Northern Australia gets yearly Monsoons.

Concerning Mann playing the role of Grim Reaper, in insinuating that Australia was in line to be a recipient of extinction, it was in 2021 when Australia enjoyed its record high wheat crop harvest.  In 2022, Australia underwent record "cold persistence," meaning that it had its longest duration of cold spells.  Such a thing is perceived by the reasonable registered voter as the opposite of  "dry & uninhabitable" Global Warming.   

This is yet another case which proves that Michael Mann doesn't think when he talks.  He simply announces disturbing insinuations of climate doom, all the while claiming that he cries for the children, despite the fact that he imposed suffering on an elderly Air Force veteran and doctorate holder who was and is advancing in years.  That was equivalent to mugging a senior citizen on the streets.  Mann is a pathetic communicator.   

More on Mann is elsewhere.  For now, it suffices for you to know that Michael Mann was NEVER the winner or co-winner of any type of Nobel Prize, ever.  The guy is a liar in an era where it appears that he who lies the most gets the most air time ... and the most money.

As an added note, Australia is almost the size of the United States.  It's a huge continent.

Yellow Fish Swimming Beside the Coral Reef, by Kevin C. Charpentier

The commercial media spent the Summer of 2022 ranting about cyclical droughts, as if such things never happened before.  It also ranted on one heat anomaly wave in Antarctica that went fast and was rare.  Those weather events were "Gotcha Moments" for people who want you to be stranded at the bus stop and in parking lots ... as they dismantle all common means of transportation, in the name of reducing co2, so that we can all go green.  They fail to realize that it takes co2 to make the greenery.

The media also reported on Lake Mead without mentioning that the population which uses its water has significantly increased, and that Lake Mead started filling-up again ... and that river water meant for Mead is sometimes diverted to the other man-made lakes in the US Southwest and even Mexico, including Lake Powell.  

Well, in August of 2022, CNN did report on the finding that the northern and central sector of the Great Barrier Reef had more coral in it than it has had in the past 36 years.  So, the Australian end of the world has been postponed.  

Coral comprises 1/4 of all marine life in the ocean.  So, the Michael Manns of this world have to go elsewhere, to cry-out that the sky is falling.  Well, Mann can run around and amplify that the southern sector of the reef is decreasing in cover, while hiding the fact that the other two sectors of the reef presently have the most reef cover in 36 years.  That's how the Climate Crisis propaganda works.  It works by having people like Michael Mann suppress the most important and pivotal facts on an issue; to hide a lot of evidence.  After all, Mann did hide the decline.  Guess what other truths Mann hid.

Great Barrier Reef South

Concerning the Southern portion of the reef, it was gaining coral in 2021.  Then came an infestation of hungry crown-of-thorn starfish who reportedly find the coral to be their delicacy of choice.  So, it was starfish, and NOT CO2, eating the Southern region of the coral reef.

Now, this coral cover increase is a huge issue, in light of all the doom-saying about the reef that transpired ... and in light of what was defined as the cause of coral bleaching and the eventual loss of all coral.  Concerning the alleged cause, the personnel paid through political dollars ... such as congressional or parliamentary funding ... claim that "global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels" causes it.  

Actually, those people were referring to "alleged" increased water temperatures as the cause of the bleaching of coral and the disappearance of coral.   This brings us to the obvious observation which gives cause to change the websites that claim warming waters causes the loss of coral reefs.  The observation is simple:

The "warming waters" are still there.  Yet, coral is regenerating.  Therefore, warming water per se is obviously not the cause of coral bleaching and/or coral loss.  It's not the water temperature per se that matters.  It's the behavior of water that matters, in relation to the much more unstable atmosphere above, with its changes in air pressure which is actually predictable per season.

A heat stress event is different than a relatively static water temperature which depends on the season, especially in mid-latitudes and upper-latitudes.  Now, warmer waters of the Tropical Latitudes can enrich and reinforce a low pressure system to the point of having it become headline news, in the form of a cyclone and even a hurricane.  But, any low pressure system comes from the air ... from the atmosphere, often created above land, as is often observed during the annual Cape Verdi Hurricane Season.  That yearly season was well known to the French Empire even before the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte ... and before the birth of the combustible engine.

The general rule is that ======> Planet Earth and its oceans are designed to proliferate the TRANSFER OF HEAT; and not to hoard heat.

The reality is that the oceans are NOT vaults of co2-captured-heat or any other kind of heat coming from the atmosphere.  The oceans are liquid spring boards that create LATENT HEAT that turns into a vapor, while simultaneously rising out of the oceans, getting caught in a wind, and then traveling to the colder latitudes of Planet Earth, thereby accomplishing its mission of Heat Transfer.   Latent Heat involves the RELEASE of heat ... not the absorption of it.   Obama was such a liar.  YOu remember him, perhaps; President Goldman-Sachs Obama, the Drone Strike President who owns a mansion at the Atlantic Coastline, within walking distance of the shoreline, three feet above sea level.

Remember, the atmosphere is always trying to achieve equilibrium, and that is what often causes turbulence and epic weather events to occur.  The attempt to balance-out the Earth's weather conditions, counter-intuitively enough, caused epics weather events.

I repeatedly stated that the vast majority of ocean water is 39 degrees Fahrenheit, all the way to the bottom, where an occasional volcano exists under the massive weight of a massive water basin.  Furthermore, the majority of the ocean is dark.  This is known as the APHOTIC ZONE.  

The depth of the Aphotic Zone in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans is 9,000+ feet.  The depth of the Southern Ocean's Aphotic Zone is 7,400 feet.  And finally, the depth of the Arctic Ocean's Aphotic Zone is 653 feet.  None of that part of the oceans is hoarding any increasing atmospheric heat, and that happens to be a massive amount of cubic area.  The oceans are not big tea pots.  They are only able to absorb and transport throughout its water basins the heat that comes from the Earth's mantle, via sliding tectonic plates.  

Incidentally, recent scientific discoveries concluded that the heat which ended the Major Ice Age, aka the last Glacial Maximum, came from the bottom of the ocean and eventually made its way into the Earth's Atmosphere.  The length of time that it took for this allocation of heat to occur was said ... by the research crew ... to have taken 1,300 years.

In summation, any heat stress endured by coral would be due to ocean water releasing calories during the creation of Latent Heat. Now, such a thing can be habitual.  But, do not think of the existence of a permanent & static temperature (sensible heat) rise permeating through any ocean below the surface level thereof.  Do not think of oceans as storing co2-captured heat in any stiff & static fashion. We are dealing with dynamics, and not statics in this science.  Dynamics deal with staging . . .with changing states ... phases.

Once vaporization has occurred, the temperature of the vaporized substance does NOT increase, even if heat continues to be applied.  So, this will NOT result in a major heat increase at the oceans' surfaces.  The claim that the oceans are warming has shown itself to be nothing more than a predictable con game played by those caught in the middle of the 1999-2016 Global Warming Pause.

The real bottom line is that CO2 did not eat up the Great Barrier Reef ... it did not boil the reef ... and it did not trigger hurricanes/typhoons that reek havoc on coral reefs.  After all, the law of Pressure Gradient Forcing shows that warm periods have less air turbulence, and therefore create less low pressure systems that turn into things called hurricanes. 

The hue of the coldest January in 40 years, by Patrick Anthony Pontillo

All in all, other things trigger hurricanes ... not the molecular compound which inhabits less than 1/2 of 1% of the Earth's Atmosphere and which has a night-light's radiative forcing of 3.7 watts per meter squared.  CO2 does NOT drive the other 99.95% of Planet Earth's atmosphere.  

Now, if you insist that greenhouse gases trigger turbulent weather, then you must concede that the only greenhouse gas that has any power do to such a thing is WATER VAPOR only.   CO2 is NOT the Big Bad Wolf.  It's Plant Nectar ... plant food ... plant fertilizer.  CO2 is Pygmalion giving life to a sculpture, on a molecular scale.

Neither atmospheric science nor oceanography is as simplex as American politicians make the two sciences out to be.  American politicians live by the assumption that the average American voter is a dimwit, and even an idiot who can't comprehend anything more than a ten second sound byte.

Also concerning the Great Barrier Reef ... and coral in general:  There is marine life which sees coral as a salad ... as dinner.  It's NOT co2 eating it up.  It's flatworms, starfish, and small red crustaceans doing so.   Therefore, if you want to be a good Climate Nazi, you have to kill all of the starfish and small red crustaceans.  Sieg Heil, baby.

Bleaching

When a reef turns white, it's because a bacteria formerly within it is no longer there.  It's known as zooxanthellae, and the coral is said to expel (or consume) the tan zooxanthellae.  Sometimes there is a colored form of bleaching also, as in the blue and light pink variety.  Some type of stress event is said to trigger the expelling thereof.  A hurricane/typhoon is one such stress event.

None the less, the most important issue is that, if American scientists want to get payed, they have to jump through a political operative's hoop, and cry out that the "burning of fossil fuels" and co2 are causing the Earth to warm to the point of an extinction event.  Perhaps they do realize how ridiculously stupid they sound.  If they do, then they perhaps think that you're too stupid to notice it.  However, there is a difference between a common citizen being stupid and one being deprived of information.

And of course, Michael Mann is the con artist who very falsely claimed that he was a Nobel Prize Laureate.  He also denies the past existence of the Medieval Warm Period (800 - 1300 AD) and the heavily documented Mini Ice Age (1300 - 1840 AD).  He stated that the world's climate was stable and mild throughout the past 1,000 years.  Thus, he denies the Great Southwest American Drought that started in 1279 or so.  

He also denies the dreaded 1313 drought, the Great FAMINE of 1315 - 1317,  the Drought of 1417 that shrunk the Elbe River, the Tudor Drought of 1540-41, the drought of 1616 and a number of other ones which occurred long before the invention of the gasoline engine and the establishment of the coal delivery truck route.  Mann, Climate Nazi that he is, also denies the documented existence of numerous cold weather events that were of the crisis stage caliber, during the Mini Ice Age of 1300 to 1840.  

Mann failed to realize that the historic chronicles of the past, along with thousands of newspaper reports of decades and centuries past, in addition to magazine articles of the same past constitute the TRUE CLIMATE RECORD, along with newly analyzed proxy evidence which gained new discoveries.  Michael Mann's assertions do NOT match the true Climate Record.   Period.

But, in 2022, Australia DID have a "brutal cold snap" & record cold.

Eastern Australia:  Sent by a close Aussie friend while she was "on holiday."

Perhaps you heard a certain interview where it was alleged, with confident theatrics, that Australia went through record heat in 2022 so much so that its survival is threatened ... and even its Great Barrier Reef is diminishing irreparably, to the point of skeletal remains.  Well, it would really help for interviewers to keep current on the news and on empirical science reports, before their end-of-the-world climate interviews.  

But of course, the reasonable person assumes that such interviews are orchestrated propaganda ploys ... done for the purposes of pushing for the "carbon tax", "carbon credit" sales, NGO funding to the U.N., Congressional funding to scientists and the U.N., and participation with whoever wants to ride the modern-day gravy train.   In as much, here's the response to the claim that Australia is presently in a state of climate doom:

See this video for starters:  7News Australia: "Brutal Cold Snap"

Australians shivered in 2022, in certain places, including Queensland.  

See the report of temps 8C to 12C below avg:  July 2022 record cold in Queensland

At this point, remember that Australia is the size of the United States, and it even has ski resorts.  Ironically, one resort that had reconstruction done on it was unable to finish two important elements of construction, due to too much snow in 2022, which impeded the construction crews from finishing the project.  

In fact, it was the Year 2022 when the official report came out, stating that the Great Barrier Reef had its most widespread coral cover in 36 years.  Such a thing was omitted in the unconscionable interview.  And such a thing sounds like the regeneration of Australia, and NOT the end-of-the-world for Australia.

See Great Barrier Reef Reports: Great Barrier Reef Reports Record Growth Levels ... 2022.

                                                  Report: Highest coral cover in 36 years.

                                             "Great news for Great Barrier Reef."

                                          "Continued coral recovery leads to 36 year highs" 

This is more proof that there certainly was cold temperatures on Planet Earth, in June & July of 2022; and that Australia isn't on its final stand.  The American Propaganda Outlets hyper-exaggerated a Northern Hemispheric Summer which was experienced multiple times before, as in the years 2012, 2003 (with tragedy in France), 1988, 1976 (with tragedy in France), 1954, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1922, 1921, 1910, 1896, 1878, and 1871, as well as the years of drought engraved on Elbe River hunger stones.  The dates of drought date back to 1417.   

To this list of similar weather conditions being experienced multiple times before, add the fact that the very costly American Civil War was fought during a long-term drought.  That drought came shortly after the end of the 550 year-long Little Ice Age (approximately 1300-1850) 

Also include the Great Chicago Heatwave of 1995.  More people died in that heatwave than in the Chicago Fire.  (500 deaths vs 300 deaths.)  The CO2 level at the time was 359.7 ppm; approximately 56 ppm LOWER than today.    None the less, the Australia which has been pictured as "on fire" actually does have ski resorts.

Observe further:  Large snowfall stops construction work on Aussie ski resort

In fact, I personally had a specific phone call with an Australian woman this year, in 2022, where she asked for tips on keeping herself warm in her house at night, due to the exceptionally cold winter, in her part of Australia.  All in all, in June of 2022, the whole world was NOT on fire as advertised . . . definitely not in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, etc.   

See also: Australia 7News: Bitterly cold start to winter in Victoria

Just because someone says something during a mainstream media interview, it doesn't make it the truth.  You must test for cracks whatever an interviewed person states.  There are rigged interviews out there.  They are political liars and lying politicians.  And falsehoods don't become the truth IF you believe them.  It simply becomes a matter of you believing in lies.

Another 2022 report:  9News Australia, May 28: Major cold weather system hits parts of Australia

Consider this philosophy:  On a spherical Planet that has [1] seas of whatever liquid, and [2] solid landmasses of whatever material, as well as [3] overhead clouds of variable behavior, along with [4] a star's light that reaches the planet, the following should apply:

One man's flood is another man's drought.  One man's heatwave is another man's deep freeze.  One man's dry season is another man's Monsoon season.  Etc.

The true reason for weather events exists in the fact that there exists constant atmospheric turbulence between the Earth's air masses, as well as their gradual degrees of air pressure difference all the way down to the surface of the Earth.  

This is also this case, in relation to the fact that the surface of the Earth varies from ~large gyrating liquid basins called oceans to ~running streams called rivers to ~low ground to ~high ground to ~level earth to ~mounded earth of varying heights.  

This constant atmospheric turbulence is also the case, in relation to the fact that the Earth is tilted ... presently at/or around 23.5 degrees.  The tilt of the Earth is the sole reason for its four seasons.  And of course, the four seasons is evidence of the valid existence of Natural Climate Change.  So, think!  The Earth's middle latitudes go through climate change four times a year.

The Earth is constantly moving in a process that acts to "balance out" the whole Planet.  This results in the Great Irony of it all:  In the effort to balance everything out, so much turbulence transacts.  Yes, a lot of things cross paths throughout Planet Earth's atmosphere which create confrontational situations.  The confrontational situations lead to sweeping actions ... like a broom ... that sweeps away all in the way.  After the calamity, there are clear skis.  

The Earth's history of costly weather events might seem randomly chaotic, but it's not.  It's quite organized, and it has gotten really costly to the inhabitants of Planet Earth, time after time after time again.