So Much For Global Warming
According to the Bismarck Tribune, the mild winter North Dakota has been enjoying this year (a welcome relief after last year’s extreme weather) is the 7th warmest winter for the Bismarck area going back to 1874.
That sort of news is usually enough to set off the global warming alarmists, but take a close look at that chart. The warmest winter on record ever for Bismarck happened in 1933. The second warmest was in 1878.
The first American automobiles weren’t even developed until the 1890′s. In 1900, there were just 0.11 vehicles in the US per 1,000 people, and by 1930 – the year of the warmest winter on record for Bismarck – there were just 217 vehicles per 1,000 people (as compared to over 800 in 2009).
Thomas Edison didn’t invent the first practical coal-fired electric generator until 1881, and General Electric didn’t built the first large-scale coal power plant until 1901.
So, back in 1878 when Bismarck experienced its warmest winter ever, most greenhouse gases in North Dakota probably came from horses and cattle and buffalo.
I’d be willing to believe the global warming alarmists if the data on temperature trends actually correlated to human activity like they claim.Tags: Asshats, global warming