Global Cooling – Er, Warming – Leads To More Conflict

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Why do I think this is amusing? It reminds me of Celebrity Death Match. Maybe it was a warmist against a sceptic.

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

The two neighbours, one man in his seventies and the other in his eighties, disagreed on how to properly deal with removing the snow from the area around their homes.

As the two elderly men were unable to reach resolve their dispute amicably, the disagreement turned ever more heated, soon escalating to a full-out fight, with the men using their snow shovels as weapons.

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8 responses to “Global Cooling – Er, Warming – Leads To More Conflict”

  1. Bernd Felsche

    German snow shovels are lethal: http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101221-31937.html

  2. grayman

    Oh My God: probrably over one throwing snow on the others property. Read the article and agree with one of the commenters on it ibet it would have been a hoot to watch, Sad but funny.

  3. DirkH

    Nice pics of 17m high snow in Japan; with a bus driving through…
    http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/2010/12/30/giganten-schnee-japan-siebzehn-meter/beeindruckende-fotos.html

  4. R. de Haan

    Wait until the effects of high food and energy prices start to kill people?

    Before the financial crises 500 million people had to survive on a food budget < 1.700 calories.

    Today, thanks to crop based bio-fuels, weather related crop loss and the evictions of thousands of small farmers from their lands to make place for palm oil plantations the number is quickly approaching 1.5 billion.

    In the UK last year alone 30.000 elderly died prematurely because of energy poverty.

    In the past sustained periods of wet and cold weather have caused wide spread famine, disease, epidemics, massive migrations and war.

    Entire civilizations that rose during warm times have vanished from the surface of the earth when the weather turned bad.

    The Minoan civilization was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, the Aztecs and Egyptian civilization, the Roman Empire, the Viking settlements at Greenland and Newfoundland, they all collapsed when the weather conditions deteriorated.

    The invasion of the Huns in Europe, the French Revolution and the failed invasion of Russia by Napoleon and Hitler were all triggered by cold weather conditions.

    Cold and wet conditions lead to misery, conflict, violence, war, famine, epidemics, human suffering and death.

    Warm conditions create the basis for new civilizations, abundance in food stocks, wealth creation, culture etc.

    Our modern civilization, thanks to cheap fossil fuels, has made people less dependent on weather related events but our current political regime of money and power grabbers is making us more vulnerable.

    Man today poses a bigger threat to human civilization than Mother Nature.

    Both can be lethal.

    1. Mas

      “Warm conditions create the basis for new civilizations, abundance in food stocks, wealth creation, culture etc.”

      They also reduce energy dependence. If the average temperature was 21-22c as it once was on Earth, our need for heating and fossil fuels would dramatically reduce as well as freeing up more land for plants and humans, it is extremely arrogant of the Alarmists to decree that this current climate is ideal and perfect and must be kept at all costs.

      http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/PageMill_Images/image277.gif

  5. DirkH

    R. de Haan
    “Before the financial crises 500 million people had to survive on a food budget < 1.700 calories.
    Today, thanks to crop based bio-fuels, weather related crop loss and the evictions of thousands of small farmers from their lands to make place for palm oil plantations the number is quickly approaching 1.5 billion."

    Do you have a link for that number, Ron? It might come from an NGO, in which case i would doubt it.

  6. R. de Haan

    The total number of people living from less than 1700 calories a day comes from the United Nations.

    Yesterday I watched a documentary about palm oil plantations where it was stated that 1 in 10 Columbian farmers was evicted from their land by big Palm Oil companies.

    If the US/EU policies to process food crops into bio-fuels would not have existed food prices would at least be 20% lower.

    A global scan of the causes of the latest price hike can be found here:

    http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/s1297_12_28.asp

  7. R. de Haan

    Price riots take off in Algeria (food, fuel and dissatisfaction with Government)
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/2011166020620356.html

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