“Chicken Little” and the news from 1922 OR it pays to dig deeper

Chicken littleOriginally I posted this and I would like to thank one of my readers for showing me the last two lines were an inaccuracy.  As a result I dug deeper and found a copy of the original article.

It really does pay to dig as deeply as possible and try to find the original source so as not to be caught out by fake news.

Judging by the news since New Year, 2018 will be full of claims of “record weather events” caused by “global warming.”  Is it true, or is it an agenda?  

Here’s a news report from 1922:

“The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in
some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report
to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulate, at Bergen, Norway

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.

Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north
as 81 degrees 29 minutes.

Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones,
the report continued, while at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north are being encountered.

The above part is true.  You can read the entire article by clicking on the Anchorage Daily Times.

The part in red had been added to it, which I retract.

Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.”

* * * * * * * * *
The report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post – 96 years ago.

This must have been caused by the Model T Ford’s emissions.


Headline from 1922

Why is fake news always bad?  Here’s the good news:

Despite What You’ve Heard, Global Warming Isn’t Making Weather More Extreme.

Extreme Climate Change: The 1933-1938 Period Was One of Very Severe Weather Events, Including Global Heat Waves.

Taxpayer funded climate-doomsday scientists and the mainstream media ambulance chasers perpetuate the myth that today’s severe weather events are a result of human-CO2 caused extreme climate change – actually, today’s bad weather seems rather mild to similar events decades before large human CO2 emissions.

My advice, turn your TV off and don’t be myth-taken.  I wish you all the best for the New Year.  Here’s some wisdom from the Bible:

 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.” Genesis 8:22 (NIV)

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ – Colossians 2:8.

Freedom, 2018



  1. Hello,
    I have a feeling that you are a willing victim of a con. While the 1922 article is true, it referred to a local weather event in a tiny part of the vast artic. The last sentence of the quoted newspaper article concerning sunken cities is an add-on, or lie to be exact.
    That fabrication was included to heap ridicule on the current consensus among scientist re: Global Warming. (When 97% agree and 3% have a different view, that is NOT a disagreement).
    The New Yorker did what, admittedly, you cannot do due to lack of resources – they made a dig on the story. From the New Yorker:

    “Playing Climate-Change Telephone
    By Jerry Beilinson
    April 29, 2014
    Last week, Craig Rucker, a climate-change sceptic and the executive director of a non-profit organization called the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), tweeted a quotation supposedly taken from a 1922 edition of the Washington Post: “Within a few years it is predicted due to ice melt the sea will rise & make most coastal cities uninhabitable.” The intent, of course, was to poke fun at current headlines about climate change.
    There is no stronger rhetorical tool than ridicule.
    In this case, Rucker’s ridicule seems misplaced. After spending a few minutes poking around online, I was able to find both the Washington Post article and the longer source material that it came from—a weather report issued by the U.S. consul in Bergen, Norway, and sent to the State Department on October 10, 1922. The report didn’t say anything about coasts being inundated. This isn’t surprising. Scientists were smart back then, too, and they knew that melting sea ice wouldn’t appreciably raise sea levels, any more than a melting ice cube raises the level of water in a glass.
    Rucker ultimately corrected his tweet once commenters pointed out the misquote.
    Through Twitter, he informed me that he had taken the line from a Washington Times op-ed by Richard Rahn, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. When I contacted Rahn’s office, a press representative acknowledged that Rahn had copied the quote from other bloggers and columnists; the fabricated sentence appears in articles at reason.com and texasgopvote.com. The fabricated line seems to have been inserted around 2011, but the original article has been circulating online since 2007.”
    These are the traits of the Deniers – fabricate and distort. Once the lie is out there, many thousands of deniers delight in forwarding the lie to others – without ever checking if the claim is true or not.
    The lie is repeated so often that it becomes fact for many people.
    I have learned that if someone lies to you, or withholds information, then not only are they hiding something, but they are trying to manipulate you so that your money will flow into their pockets.
    I believe that you are an honest Christian. I believe that you will check what I have said. I believe that you will see the truth, and by so doing will see the lie you have innocently given more life to.
    I hope you will do as Christ would want you to do: admit the lie; apologise for your part in it; correct the record of your post to your readers; and promise that before you Chicken-Little ridicule anyone else of being misled, blind, fear mongering, or dishonest, you will check what they have said, then publish your view.
    That would be the Christian thing to do.
    As far as we know this is the only habitable planet in all Creation. It is an enclosed planet with a thin atmosphere that God designed to protect us and to keep us alive.
    Do not let the voices of greed manipulate you (consider scientists lying for the funding to buy more laptops and test tubes and a 15-year-old car to drive to work in, versus the billion$ polluters make and the political power that provides them).
    God gave us Eden and our first parents abused the gift. We have been given a chance to redeem ourselves by respecting that gift as we would respect our own homes. This only Eden in all creation was given to us to care for and to enjoy; not to abuse and destroy.
    As you quote/say above “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy,”.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and pointing out the fabrication I had in error passed on to my readers.
      I am glad you pointed this out to me.
      I was not a willing victim of a con, I was an unwitting one.
      I’ve been considering what you say about climate change. We’ve always had climate change. It’s the narrative Maurice Strong, Al Gore, the UN, media and the scientists frame around it that I object to. C02 is not a pollutant and the impact on climate change by humans is negligible. This whole thing is a man-made crisis designed for wealth transfer.
      The “climate models” produced by the scientists at the University of East Anglia completely discredited the whole climate change “issue” for me, and I believe they’re still trotting them out! I have as much regard for them as I do Al Gore.
      I wish the attention was switched to the big corporates who produce all the plastics with impunity.
      I do all I can in the house and business, our small business has kept tons of e-waste out of the landfill. We do it because God has called us to be good stewards. But big corporates are getting away with wrecking the environment. Why don’t the UN and national governments come up with a tax on the manufacturers who produce and use plastic? Because they’re looking in the wrong direction!
      Consensus for me is not fact. Is it possible to send me the source for the 97% consensus?
      I do appreciate your visit to my blog and the time you took to write to me.
      Obviously we’re not going to agree on everything but I am willing to listen.
      Kind regards, Joanne

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