Fossil Fuel Powered Destruction – September 21, 1938

New England hasn’t had a major hurricane in over 60 years, but on this date in 1938, New Jersey, New York, New England and Quebec were hit by a major hurricane – which would have destroyed Lower Manhattan had it tracked 30 miles to the west.

Note the Texaco and Esso stations in the picture above. They undoubtedly caused the hurricane by raising CO2 levels to a little above 300 PPM.

On the same day, progressives were busy turning over Europe to mass murderer Adolf Hitler.

22 Sep 1938, Page 12 – Press and Sun-Bulletin at

Downtown Providence, Rhode Island on this date in 1938.

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38 Responses to Fossil Fuel Powered Destruction – September 21, 1938

    • Kris Johanson says:

      Yes, wow! Thank you for digging up these incredible pictures! When there’s that much water rushing through a city, everything’s getting torn up underneath. Streets, sidewalks, and deep structural foundations are being floated and torn up. Cladding can get ripped off buildings. There’s a tremendous amount of damage occurring under the water.

  1. Phil Jones says:

    The Media, the Church of Klimate Change said this couldn’t happen with CO2 < 350ppm?? Amazing photos and research here.. The dipschitts in the Media claim warmest ever, biggest storm ever, biggest flood, drought, etc..

    Yet time and time again they are proven wrong by a .001s Google Search!! From Houston Floods, Denver.. SW Drought, big hurricanes like in Texas..

    Texas Hurricanes going back to 1527.. Who'd a Thunk??

  2. Andy DC says:

    “Peace in our time” lasted less than one year, as full war broke out when Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

    • Rah says:

      Because we are taught that was the start of WW II, westerners tend to forget that all out war had been going on in Manchuria and China for years before Stalin and Hitler invaded Poland.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        The Nazi-Soviet pact was signed by foreign ministers Ribbentrop and Molotov on August 23, 1939 and it included a secret protocol about the division of Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

        the Third Reich launched an attack on Poland from the west on September 1, 1939 and the Soviet invasion of Poland from the east started 16 days later on September 17. Unlike Nazi Germany, The USSR didn’t declare war on Poland but Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov simply declared that the Polish government had ceased to exist.

        Tomorrow will be the 78 anniversary of the joint Nazi-Soviet victory parade in Brest-Litovsk on September 22, 1939 when the forces of Generals Guderian and Krivoshein met at the demarcation line.

        On October 31 Molotov reported to the Supreme Soviet that “a short blow by the German army, and subsequently by the Red Army, was enough for nothing to be left of this bastard of the Treaty of Versailles“.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          Polish Army officers taken prisoners during and after the Soviet invasion were interrogated and tortured by the NKVD in the following months ending in mass executions of the Katyn forest massacre of about 22,000 Polish nationals after a directive by the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1940.

          The accepted proposal of Lavrentiy Beria to execute former Polish army and police officers in NKVD prisoner of war camps and prisons.
          March 1940.
          TOP SECRET

          From the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to comrade STALIN In the NKVD POW camps and in the prisons of the western oblasts of Ukraine and Belorussia there is currently a large number of former officers of the Polish army, former Polish police officers and employees of intelligence agencies, members of Polish nationalist c-r (counterrevolutionary) parties, participants in underground c-r rebel organizations, defectors and so on. All of them are implacable enemies of Soviet power and full of hatred for the Soviet system. POW officers and policemen located in the camps are attempting to continue c-r work and are leading anti-Soviet agitation. Each of them is simply waiting to be freed so they can have the opportunity to actively join the fight against Soviet power. NKVD agents in the western oblasts of Ukraine and Belorussia have uncovered a number of c-r rebel organizations. In each of these c-r organizations the former officers of the former Polish army and former Polish police officers played an active leadership role. Among the detained defectors and violators of the state-

          (Signatures: In favor – Stalin, Voroshilov, Molotov, Mikoyan) (In margin: Comrade Kalinin – In favor. Comrade Kaganovich – In favor.)

          • Rah says:

            When Molotov visited FDR in May, 1942 to discuss upping Lend Lease and to demand the immediate opening of a 2nd front in the West to help take pressure off Soviet forces, FDR put him up in a WH bed room. When the valet opened Molotov’s trunk to unpack it he found a large salami type sausage and a loaded revolver. Molotov’s had brought both his own provisions and defensive arm with him. It says much about his state of mind at the time. FDR told security to allow Molotov’s to keep his pistol.

        • Andy DC says:

          The Nazi-Soviet love fest did not last very long, as Hitler launched a full scale invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.

          How Hitler thought he could control two huge countries with huge population and resources like the US and the USSR is beyond insane. Only with nuclear weapons would it have been plausible.

          • Kris Johanson says:

            Yes, it was akin to a pact between gangsters who admired one another in certain ways, but ultimately could not coexist. I remember reading somewhere that the Germans basically taught the Russians how to build world-class tanks and helped them build armament factories as a way to keep the German military ‘manufacturing base’ alive for future transfer back to Deutschland

    • Gail Combs says:

      Speaking of China…

      Bret Baier Interviews Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Transcript
      Includes a review of the content of President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

      QUESTION: Well, I wanted to ask you about the speech, the President’s speech to the General Assembly today. A lot of reaction, pretty much along party lines – some saying that it was bold, direct, needed to be said to the world; the criticism from top Democrats like Dianne Feinstein: President Trump’s “bombastic threat to destroy North Korea and his refusal to present any positive pathways” toward any – “on the many global challenges we face are severe disappointments. He aims to unify the world through tactics of intimidation, but in reality he only further isolates the United States.”

      And incase anyone was wondering what Trump is up to on North Korea, Iran and also China and Russia, Sundance has a logical explanation:

      In a nutshell:

      This is the basis for Trump’s leverage over other countries:

      China’s economy is build on what was stolen from the USA over the last 3 decades. You can see it in the numbers. And if I can see it, President Trump surely can.

      Gross domestic product, current prices (US$, billions)
      1980 ——- 1990 ——- 2000 —— 2011 —— 2016
      202.46 .. 390.28 … 1198.48 .. 6988.47 .. 11779.98

      Note that the GDP of China is now 30 times what it was in 1990s when China bribed Bill Clinton to betray the USA.

      Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (US$)
      1980 ——– 1990 ——- 2000 —— 2011 —- 2016
      205.12 …. 341.35 …. 945.6 …. 5183.86 … 8522.86

      Volume of imports of goods and services (% change)
      1980 —— 1990 —– 2000 —- 2011 —- 2016
      17.38 … -16.88 …. 24.8 …. 16.52 … 14.78

      Note the NEGATIVE in 1990.
      The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 leading to the killing of at least several hundred unarmed students. The USA responded with economic sanctions by the United States and it’s allies. Clinton, after receiving campaign contributions from China in 1995, rewarded China with removing sanctions and giving China Most Favored Nation Status, WTO membership and access to our technology, as well as nuclear and military secrets.

      If the Hilderbeast had won the transfer of the USA economic and military might to China would have been completed. ( Think Trans-Pacific Partnership where adding China would have been very simple.)

      • Kris Johanson says:

        Yep, thanks for posting those GDP numbers. Practically everything in Target-Costco-Walmart is manufactured in China. Lots, maybe the majority, of engineered building materials are made in China, too. Pretty much all these factories were located in the U.S.

        I see hopeful signs that some of it’s coming back. We can manufacture lots of things here cheaply using technology

        • Gail Combs says:

          Especially if the Social Justice Warriors and CAGW fanatics are not busy strangling manufacturing with massive regulation and high energy cost due to restricting energy production in the USA.

          Thanks to Trump OPEC has been broken and can no longer set prices due to USA unleashed energy production. The USA signed deals to EXPORT energy!!!

          Trump repealed 14 Obama regulations via CRA saving $ billions in costs to the economy and also mandated two regulations removed for every regulation added. He directed Dep’t of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing….

    • Gail Combs says:

      While the RINOs and Democrats are in hysterics and the MSM is refusing to report, President Trump and his incredible Cabinet are diligently working.

      Trump Doctrine: President Trump Meets With The Amir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani

      Well, Well, Well – Beijing Calls For “Six Party Talks”
      (These explain the economic leverage Trump is applying as well as his assigning BLAME to the puppet masters who use client states, like North Korea, Syria and Afghanistan to wage war.)

      Never forget what the True Goal of the Demonrats/Social Justice Wimps/Antifa /Soros/Elite is:

      “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution… democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China is the best model.” — Christiana Figueres, disciple of Al Gore, and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention

      At the UN Trump delivered a major slap in the face to all the Elite who thought their goal of a Totalitarian World Government was just about in place.

      As I said a couple of years ago passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would literally end the USA. link

      The TPP had this nasty surprise:

      As home to a significant portion of the world’s people, wildlife, plants and marine species, TPP Parties share a strong commitment to protecting and conserving the environment, including by working together to address environmental challenges, such as pollution, illegal wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illegal fishing, and protection of the marine environment….

      They reaffirm their commitment to implement the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) they have joined. The Parties commit to provide transparency in environmental decision-making, implementation and enforcement….. Finally, the Parties commit to cooperate to address matters of joint or common interest, including in the areas of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and transition to low-emissions and resilient economies.”
      This was the sugar coating covering the nasty totalitarian solution.

      Unlike some other treaties the TPP had enforcement. Worse, as can be seen if you read between the lines it had ENFORCEMENT FOR OTHER TREATIES!

      Note that Trump at the UN emphasized the US Constitution TRUMP’s TREATIES. ?

  3. Mark Fife says:

    Those who falsify and erase history are doomed to repeat it?

    The sad thing is very rarely do the elite and the schemers who are behind the deceptions and the foolish mistakes ever pay the price for what they do.

    But you are evil because you are a denier. And consensus. And tolerance. And feelings.

    • Arn says:

      Those who falsify and erase history are doing this on purpose
      to make the rest of us repeat.

      Either this or they wrap their tyrannical and warmongering methods
      in good doing ideologies,as they know that even 5 year olds will very fast realise that eg. Hitler was not a good person,because he was hoenest and in your face,
      while people like Stalin,Mao,Pol Pot etc got away with killing far more than Hitler by simply hiding their evil aganda behind good intentions.

      That’s the reason why the by far worst mass murdering system
      ever which killed 4-5* mor people than Hitler is still considered something great by many idiots unwilling to realise that communism though always ending in tyranny and killing 100mio++ people is inherently evil that always ended in tyranny and was the blueprint for Hitlers
      national socialism(centralising everything,media controle,in bed with the corporations,free healthcare&daycare,systematicall indoctrination)
      and that why famous fascist Mussolini was a hardcore communist before
      he became fascist= in fact he has always been fascist,just changed from international socialism to national socialism.
      (even our infamous super socialist Bertrand Russel realised from the very beginning that Karl Marx manifest was full of hate and just has the intention to inflame public opinion-as he wrote in “why i am not a communist)

      And as long as the elite does not have to pay a death toll for their crimes((in fact they pay nothing but let you pay with your tax,either hidden tax by devaluing via inflation the Fiat-FED Dollar, or for the wars of the military industrial complex that ard now called humanitarian aid or for the credits of the IMF ,or for refugees etc.
      They themselves(their corporations ) do not pay taxes(thx to loopholes )
      nor their good doing UN or IMF members.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “The sad thing is very rarely do the elite and the schemers who are behind the deceptions and the foolish mistakes ever pay the price for what they do. “

      Which is why the internet is so dangerous.

      There are a lot of people out there digging up just WHO are the string pullers and then broadcasting that far and wide. ?

      For example: Exposing the Financial Core of the Transnational Capitalist Class (Realize Corporations/International Banksters HATE laissez faire capitalism and Love corporate controlled socialism aka fascism.) Then there is the Weaponized Autists (4-Chan) posting the data on individuals employed by CNN. (If things get nasty, I would NOT want to be a well known reporter.)

      Those are the second and third tier people but the ultimate String Pullers are also being dug into.

      SxyxS on March 17, 2017 at 12:05 am defined the ultimate set-up as:
      The very few at the top:
      Stalin/Lenin(Rockfeller/Rothschild/Warburg/Morgan/Royal families)

      Their well paid servants aka Stasi/Apparatchicks to controle and indoctrinate: (Acadamia, the MSM AND Corporations who collect taxes and prevent entrepreneurs.)

      and the rest of us (95%) that is controlled and killed by the Stasi.

      JULIAN ASSANGE exposed the TPP attack on internet freedom:

      “Only five of the 29 chapters are about traditional trade. The others are about regulating the Internet and what Internet—Internet service providers have to collect information.

      They have to hand it over to companies under certain circumstances. It’s about regulating labor, what labor conditions can be applied, regulating, whether you can favor local industry, regulating the hospital healthcare system, privatization of hospitals.

      So, essentially, every aspect of the modern economy, even banking services, are in the TPP.”

      FULL TRANSCRIPT – Amy Goodman – Democracy Now Interview of Julian Assange – Five Parts –

      I think all of this SUNLIGHT on WHO, plus the solid base of ‘fanatic support’ Trump has is the reason Trump has not been taken out and why the MSM and the left is working so hard to separate Trump from his base using lies and Trolls.

      7/18/17 Trump Voters, Republicans Overall Actually Don’t Care If the President Shoots Someone on Fifth Avenue: Poll
      “Public Policy Polling summed up the results: “Trump’s right about one thing, though—he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose most of his support.”” (Esp. if it wwas the Hilderbeast or Soros. ? )

      And then the usual MSM lie:
      “It’s worth noting, however, that while a portion of Trump voters might be fanatical in their devotion to the president, his overall support across the country is extremely low.” Yeah, right where have we heard that one before??? Oh, yes during the entire campaign last year. ?

      Overall 22 percent of voters approved of Trump shooting someone in that manipulated poll and that must scare the crap out of the elite!

      Remember the American Revolution:

      The current thought is that about 20 percent of the colonists were Loyalists, Another small group in terms of percentage were the dedicated patriots, (3% fought) however the fence-sitters made up the largest group.

      “For years it was widely believed that one third favored the Revolution, one third opposed it, and one third were undecided. This stems from an estimate made by John Adams in his personal writings in 1815.

      Historians have since concluded that Adams was referring to American attitudes toward the French Revolution, not ours.”

  4. TimA says:

    I feel so guilty! I want to shiver and starve in a cave for the rest of my life!

  5. Rah says:

    Joe Bastardi featured this same hurricane in today’s Daily Update video. He also shows a track for Maria going further west than the NHC cone of death is showing this morning.

    Where Maria goes will in large part be determined by where the remnants of Jose goes and Joe thinks that Jose will move west toward the US shore.

  6. Psalmon says:

    1938 reshaped the coastline of Long Island with 12 new inlets including Shinnecock.

    CNN and The Weather Channel lose their minds when they see and awning destroyed. If we ever have a storm like 1938 again, those live reporters will get killed.

    • Rah says:

      Oh yeah. At Blue Hill, MA at an elevation of 600 ft. above SL, they recorded 121 mph winds sustained for 5 minutes and a gust of 186 mph.

      • Andy DC says:

        I can still remember the folklore from relatives about 1938. Like whole forests in north central Massachusettts leveled!

        Also the Red Sox were playing at Fenway that afternoon. Someone hit a routine high fly ball to center, but caught up in the incredible headwind, it ended up in the stands behind home plate. At that point they decided to call the game.

        There was virtually no rain to the right of the storm. In some places, the strongest winds were accompanied by sunshine.
        But to the left of the storm, another story. Winds were nowhere close to as strong, but there was widespread flooding.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “…If we ever have a storm like 1938 again, those live reporters will get killed.”

      No great loss. Reporters are edging out lawyers as the ones first to be fitted with cement over shoes so they can join all the politicians in the Mariana Trench.

      Did I mention I can’t stand the Urinalists of the Yellow Stream Media before?

  7. jb says:

    For the most part, I agree with your title/article.
    But, if you are going to include NJ and NY as part of larger New England,
    then I think you have to include hurricanes Gloria, Irene, and Sandy.
    Hurricane Irene almost led to the collapse of major dams/reservoirs in upstate NY (above the Catskills) as well. And Sandy was particularly bad for NJ coast, NYC, and LI (though perhaps you can classify this as a rain/tidal surge event and not such a high wind event?)

  8. Gail Combs says:

    A Report on Puerto Rico from: THru Dr T
    “I’ve been texting with my brother and my nephew since 6 AM. It was horrid but it passed. 4 hours of it was scary they said. AT&T still holding up for texting only with them. Lots of flooding. No electricity in the whole island . One small poor sector was wiped out. And yes, lots of poverty in PR. Hopefully no deaths …
    My grandparents would tell us stories of San Felipe every time a hurricane approached us in PR . They were frightened for good reason since they lived but so many did not . Hopefully this will be a new beginning for PR. The infrastructure has been deteriorated for decades thanks to all the corrupt politicians who have lined their pockets in a “Hillary” style . Now they have a generational governor in the style of Justin /Macron ; son of a previous thief governor who I’m sure is ready to line his pockets with whatever federal money comes in . Maybe they will start supporting MAGA so the island can survive”

    HurricaneTracker App @hurrtrackerapp

    “The 12z EURO run is coming in right now, showing a stronger Bermuda high. This MAY take #Maria closer to the U.S. East Coast.” — 2:23 PM – Sep 20, 2017
    “Deep convection is beginning to redevelop now that the core of #Maria is back over the water north of Puerto Rico.
    Recent EURO runs have trended west and closer to the Mid-Atlantic coast. This is not set in stone but it is definitely a possibility. “

    I sure hope that mother does not hit the Carolinas!

    Joe Bastardi
    ✔ @BigJoeBastardi — 10:11 PM – Sep 20, 2017

    WeatherBELL Meteorologist: Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey ‘may have to deal with Maria’

    Joe Bastardi’s model from 6 hours ago.

    • Rob says:

      But you’re fine with it hitting elsewhere? That’s very kind of you.

      I hope it doesn’t hit anywhere else there are people but then again, I actually don’t want to see people deal with stuff like this rather than just hoping it doesn’t do anything to me.

      • gator69 says:

        Rob, exactly where in her post did Gail say she was fine with Maria hitting elsewhere? Are you trying to pick a fight? What exactly is your point? And why would anybody want people to deal with this?

        Have you stopped beating your wife Rob? Inquiring minds want to know.

        • RAH says:

          Yep, he is trying to pick a fight. Doesn’t like Gail’s political posts I think and instead of debating her he is taking it to her personally. It does not take much logic to understand that just because one does not want a disaster at their own home doesn’t mean they would not be concerned if it hit their neighbors.

        • Mark Fife says:

          “Have you stopped beating your wife Rob? Inquiring minds want to know.”

          I feel like I should be ashamed for laughing and nearly spewing coffee all over my keyboard when I read this. But I’m sorry, that’s funny right there.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Where do YOU live??? Maybe I can ‘weather witch’ a huricane/tornado/blizzard to visit you. ?

        If you had bothered to look, a hit in the Carolinas will cause damage going up the east coast.

        Fran(1996) for example made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina headed all the way up to Ontario.

        Floyd (1999)also struck the Cape Fear region of North Carolina and caused damage as it traveled up the Mid-Atlantic region into New England.

        Hurricane Hazel (1954) killed at least 400 people in Haiti before striking near the border North Carolina/ South Carolina. It caused 95 fatalities in the US, traveling to Canada killing an additional 81 people, mostly in Toronto.

        So yeah, I sure as hell hope Maria, which is back to a Cat 3, stays well out to sea. Why wouldn’t I?

        All I can do for Puerto Rico and the rest of the disaster areas is suggest people send donations to Samaritan’s Purse and/or The Salvation Army and to stay the heck away from the money grubbing sleaze bags called the Red Cross.

  9. spren says:

    My parents graduated from high school in 1938 in central CT. Supposedly, 50% of all of the trees in CT were toppled. Cottages on a sand bar in Watch Hill, RI, were completely washed away and no survivors were found. From that day forward, no cottages were ever allowed to be built on those offshore sand bars.

    • spren says:

      Also, back in those days people were only warned about approaching hurricanes when they were spotted in shipping lanes. This 1938 storm had come up the east coast and then went back out to see. People forgot about it and thought the potential harm had moved away. This storm circled around and came back in the the northeast coast catching these people by surprise and totally unprepared.

      It seems similar to what Jose is doing, albeit in a much weaker state of intensity. It will behoove careful watching to see what might happen if Maria joins up with Jose. We are not out of the woods yet.

      • GW says:

        1938 Did NOT “circle around”! It’s not called the “Long Island Express” for nothing ! It raced up the eastern seaboard due North at 60mph !!!

        That was the single “saving grace” if you will, because it did not linger – the devastating effects passed very quickly, unlike the usual ones which crawl along at 10mph and last 12-24 hours !

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