Balderdash: Bowling Ball-Sized Hail Caused by Man-Induced Climate Change
Regulation bowling balls have a diameter of 8.5 inches. Why do I mention this?
At 7:05 PM Central time on 22 June 2003, record-setting hail 7.0 inches in diameter (see link)was reported at Aurora in Hamilton county Nebraska:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS RECEIVED REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL IN AURORA...HAMILTON COUNTY NEBRASKA. INITIAL REPORTS STATED THAT THE HAIL HAD PENETRATED THE ROOF OF A HOME, LEAVING HOLES IN THE STRUCTURE LARGE ENOUGH TO CRAWL THROUGH. THE STONES WERE SAVED AND PLACED IN A FREEZER AT THE RESIDENCE AND TWO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND RECORD THE SIZE. ADDITIONAL STONES WERE OBSERVED AND COLLECTED BY RESIDENTS OF AURORA. PICTURES OF THE LARGER STONE WILL BE POSTED ON THE HASTINGS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE. THE HAILSTONE MEASURED 6.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER WITH A CIRCUMFERENCE OF 17.3 INCHES AND WEIGHED 1.33 POUNDS.
PRIOR TO TODAY [MON JUN 23 2003]...THE LARGEST HAILSTONE ON RECORD OCCURRED IN COFFEYVILLE KANSAS ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1970. THIS STONE MEASURED 5.7 INCHES IN DIAMETER...17.5 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE AND WEIGHED 1.67 POUNDS.
In Molten Eagle's Opinion, the largest hail ever may have fallen in a desolate location (and therefore was never measured, much less recorded), or it may have fallen eons before modern man kept records of any kind, or it is yet to fall (larger than a bowling ball). Which of the choices seem more logical to you?
Compared to the age of the Earth or even the current Holocene period (the last 10 - 13,000 or so years) meterological records have been nonexistent. There is too little information to conclude convincingly or scientifically. Yet, some scientists with the same paucity of information (and who really cannot tell us if the sky appeared yellow or blue 10,000 years ago) state that man-induced global warming is obvious. Balderdash! On the contrary, those scientists' departure from scientific method is obvious.
Bowling-ball sized hail will fall (and some larger, no doubt). The extremes of nature in relatively short time periods are minor compared to climatic events in truly significant timeframes. Every unusual weather extreme is now attributed to politically popular, man-induced global warming. Non-scientists and conflicted scientists jump on this bandwagon for one reason. Ironically the color of that reason was called green before environmental hucksterism, but not before their kind told humanity that the sky was falling.
If the stupid theory gains a footing, involuntary sacrifices will be mandated without the benefit of those who sacrifice knowing if it was worthwhile (hundreds of years minimum required for scientific evaluation). Does that type of leadership sound unscientifically familiar to you?
It should. Human sacrifice was an archaic habit of early cultures lead by mystical knowledge-men. It was suspect just like the ramifications of the modern con are today. Those who actually made the sacrifice never knew if it actually appeased the gods! It certainly helped the careers of political leaders wielding the power, however. End of lesson.
Kansas banking commissioner Dolley, railed against blue sky merchants when he pushed for passage of the similarly named Kansas statute in 1910, observing that certain fraudulent investment schemes were backed by nothing but the blue skies over Kansas.
This posting was adapted from Molten Eagle's August 29, 2006, Another Reading Between the Lines. Hat Tip to reader in Republic of Isfahan, Esfahan