Another Genius In #10

During October 1897, a typhoon and storm surge killed 7,000 people in and around Tacloban, Philippines.



7000 Lives Lost.

MAIL advices, brought by the steamer Gaelic from Chinese and other ports in the Far East, contain details of the fearful destruction wrought in the Phillipine Islands by the typhoon and tidal wave during October. It is estimated that 400 Europeans and 6000 natives lost their lives, many being drowned by the rush of water, while others were killed by the violence of the wind. Several towns have been swept or blown away. The hurricane first struck the Bay of Santa Paula, and devastated the district lying to the south of it. No communication with the neighborhood was possible for two days. The hurricane reached Leyte on October 12, and striking Tacloban, the capital, with terrific force, reduced it to ruins in less than half an hour. The bodies of 126 Europeans have been recovered from the fallen build-ings. Four hundred natives were buried in the ruins. A score of small trading vessels and two Sydney traders were wrecked on the southern coast, and their crews drowned. At Gamoa the sea swept inland for a mile, destroying property worth seven million dollars, and many natives lost their lives. The Government prison at Tacloban was wrecked, and of the 200 rebels therein half succeeded in making their escape. The town of Hermin was swept away by flood, and its 5000 inhabitants are missing. The small station of Weera, near Loog, is also gone, while in Loog itself only three houses are left standing. Thousands of natives are roaming about the devastated province seeking food and medical attendance. In many cases the corpses were mutilated as though they had fallen in battle, and the expressions of their faces were most agonizing”.


TimesMachine: November 28, 1897 –

Tacloban was destroyed again by a typhoon in 1912.

29 Nov 1912, 1 – Lincoln Journal Star at

30 Nov 1912 – DEADLY TYPHOON. – Trove

TimesMachine: November 29, 1912 –

A century later they had a similar typhoon. David Cameron said it was caused by climate change and Philippine government officials said nothing like that had ever happened before.

“Yeb Sano, the country’s lead negotiator, said Haiyan “was like nothing we have ever experienced before, or perhaps nothing that any country has ever experienced before”.”

Cameron links typhoon Haiyan to climate change | Climate crisis | The Guardian

09 Dec 1936 – 300 Dead – Trove

1880s Pacific typhoon seasons – Wikipedia

The Sun – Google News Archive Search

Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal – Google News Archive Search

World’s deadliest tropical cyclone was 50 years ago | World Meteorological Organization

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7 Responses to Another Genius In #10

  1. Conrad Ziefle says:

    It’s amazing how Trump caused these climate shamans to crawl back under their rocks, and then with Biden, they all crawled out, worldwide.

    • Richard says:

      because? $$$$$$$$$$ its all about $$$ – the Global Whatever Crowd are making a living off the lies – too many have their hands in the pie

  2. toorightmate says:

    British PMs are almost as low as USA Presidents these days.

  3. I hate to say anything nice about the Chinese Government, but I believe the Politburo is made up of a high proportion of engineers, which I suspect is the reason they are paying only lip service to this BS. Western politicians have so much wool between their ears, it is quite easy for the average conman to pull some of it down over their eyes.

  4. Mikey0 says:

    Yes, climate change is manmade. Man has just made it up.

  5. Steve Cooksey says:

    In 1897 the biggest source of CO2 was the burning of whale oil. One whale is equivalent to 20,000,000 SUV’s and 100 747’s. So that explains that. Signed, James Hanson, Katharine Hayhoe, Michael E. Mann.

  6. Francis Barnett says:

    “Yes, climate change is manmade. Man has just made it up”
    No No No – it was Mann made. Michael Mann made it up.!

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