“IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE.
a plentiful crop speculation from weather prophets, and projectors, and half-instructed meteorologists, and all the philosophic tribe of Laputa In general, to whom the periodical press now affords such fatal facilities. We
every season is sure to be ” extraordinary,” almost every month one of the driest or wettest, or windiest, coldest or hottest, ever known. Much observation, which ought to correct a tendency to exaggerate, seems in some minds to have rather a tendency to increase it.
Others, speculating quite as conjecturally and even more absurdly, seem to attribute the impending change of climate—of which they assume the reality—to the operation of men
– January 21, 1871″