WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 — While the Prudent Man was vacationing last week on the delightful early summertime Maine coast, a news item quietly slipped across some local wires in the Great Lakes region that seems largely to have missed inclusion in discussions by the chattering classes. Namely, a few icebergs were recently sighted bobbing about in Lake Superior just off the coast of Wisconsin’s Madeleine Island.
For geographically challenged residents of Manhattan and San Francisco, Madeleine Island is located adjacent to the Apostle Islands National Seashore with the closest neighboring mainland Wisconsin town being Ashland.
That’s pretty far north in the Lower 48, but not nearly as north as Duluth, Minnesota or Thunder Bay Ontario, both of which may yet boast a few small icebergs of their own.
If you don’t believe us
global warming climate change deniers, just check out our photo above and the additional photo here, both snapped by staffers of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
According to a brief report from Minneapolis-based WCCO radio and TV,
DNR Marine Warden Amie Egstad spotted the floating ice – which was covered in resting seagulls – while doing a routine check of commercial nets in the largest of the Great Lakes.
‘There was this big iceberg along with other ice packs and bergs floating around backside of Madeline Island area east towards Saxon Harbor,’ Egstad said.
According to a National Geographic report, the summer temperatures of the Great Lakes are expected to be colder this year because more than 90 percent of the lakes had been covered in ice during this past winter.
All of this obviously has been caused by
global warming climate change.
In actuality, evidence has been mounting for some time—though never acknowledged by warmists or their major media parrots—that we may soon begin a new “Little Ice Age” much like the one that plagued 19th century Europe roughly during the literary reign of Charles Dickens.
From a business standpoint, signs pointing to the distinct possibility of global cooling, like this past winter’s ruthless polar vortex, points toward a potential for the kinds of business disruptions that could throw our currently feeble economic “recovery” further off balance.
When national business policy is geared toward the irrational extinction of fossil fuel use at precisely the time when such fuels may prove critical to the economy, it is yet another sign that economic planning by ideology is a decidedly foolish if not destructive notion.
Even after exterminating legions of their citizens and embarking on endless Five Year Programs, neither Stalin nor Mao could take that last step and actually bend Mother Nature to their ruthless dogma in pursuit of complete and total control. Therefore, it stands to reason that the far less disciplined academics and self-appointed elites running the current Administration in Washington will inevitably fail in their destructive, irrational drive to conform the ever-changing global climate to their theoretical and largely fraudulent pipe dreams.
As the elections of 2014 and 2016 grow ever closer, it’s time for both American citizens and American businesses to re-examine their coziness with political parties and politicians who support theoretical economic strategies that continue to strangle business growth and throttle what should have been a far more robust and traditional economic recovery since the 2007-2009 debacle.
Local weather and global climate is, in actuality, in constant motion and is subject to constant change. Planning exclusively for permanent climate conditions is not only foolish but counterproductive both from an economic and a personal standpoint.
Mankind has survived and often prospered over many millennia precisely because this is a species that can adapt quickly to the kind of constant change that dominates the natural forces of our constantly changing planet.
Flexibility and not dogma based on largely falsified “settled science” is a more prudent course of action. That’s a sensible, rational observation you’re not likely to see in the New York Times any time soon.