Obviously, weather is not the same as climate, and the fact that snow and ice still exist, or increase, in this or that region does not thereby necessarily vitiate the “climate change” narrative(s).
Having said that, the whole “global warming”/”climate change” campaign (which is what it is) has been replete with fraud, misrepresentation, and straight nonsense (as when Al Gore’s popular film explained, entirely inaccurately, that the ecological disaster of the Aral Sea had been caused by climate change, when in fact the cause had been Soviet diversion of rivers in the 1960s and thereafter in order to irrigate cotton fields on a vast scale. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea).
My own view, provisionally, is that some climate change is occurring, though I am unsure as to whether (or to what extent) that is the result of CO2 emissions (as claimed), sunspot activity, or some other causative factor(s).
For me, the bottom line is that the major polluter is China, and whatever a relatively small country like the UK does or does not do to reduce “emissions” is a drop in the ocean anyway. I believe that I am right in saying that the EU only produces about 9%-10% of “global emissions” of CO2, the UK only about 1% of the world total. In other words, even if the UK disappeared tomorrow, the difference would be minimal.
The real problem in the world as it is, is that the world population is twice as large as it was in 1970, and about twenty times as large as it was about 600 years ago, i.e. around 1400 AD, when our own age (characterized by such as Rudolf Steiner and Valentin Tomberg as the “5th Post-Atlantean Age”) started.
Most of the population increase of the past half-century or more has been in only 4 countries: China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh.
The basic problem facing the world at present is that the world population is far too large now; there are too many people, and that really means too many “black, brown and yellow” people, if you like.
My own blog overview of the matters raised: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/
Certainly Robin Cook, the then Foreign Secretary, was actually once given a public dressing down by the unpleasant Alastair Campbell, which on the face of it seemed startling (a “mere” public relations man telling off the Foreign Secretary).
While (as I blogged yesterday) I do have some sympathy for Hitchens in this matter, the point is that he is rather in the position of a fervent preacher for abstention from alcohol and its effects, which preacher then starts to enjoy a bottle of claret daily. He may say that he still opposes the easy availability of booze, but now that he himself is indulging in it, his words have less weight.
I was looking at Twitter and happened to see the tweets of what seems to be a Jewish woman resident in the UK. The tweets veered between the rather unpleasant and the trivial. What, however, caught my attention was the wording of the profile, which included the Hebrew words “עם ישראל חי“, which (thanks to Google Translate) I now know mean “Israel Lives“.
Hitler once said, of Germany in the Weimar Republic period, something akin to (I cannot right away find the exact quotation) that “there lives among us a foreign people, with all the rights of the German people” [without being part of Germany].
It is often said that to say that Jews in the UK give their allegiance to Israel before the UK, or even to say that their loyalties are split, is “antisemitic” (which, the judge in Alison Chabloz’s Crown Court appeal from the magistrates’ court reminded people, “is not a crime in England“).
The fact is that, for many Jews in the UK, Israel is more important than the UK, even when (as most do) they prefer to live in, perhaps work in or profit in, the UK rather than in Israel.
Hitler on Churchill
Remarks June 1941 recorded by Martin Bormann, published in Hitler’s Table Talk (1953):
He [Winston Churchill] is the most bloodthirsty or amateurish strategist in history . . . For over five years this man has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something that he could set on fire. . . As a soldier he is a bad politician and as a politician is an equally bad soldier. . . The gift Mr. Churchill possesses is the gift to lie with a pious expression on his face and to distort the truth until finally glorious victories are made out of the most terrible defeats. . . Churchill, one of the most hopeless dabblers in strategy, thus managed to lose two theaters of war [in Yugoslavia and Greece] at one single blow. In any other country he would be court-martialed . . . His abnormal state of mind can only be explained as symptomatic either of a paralytic disease or of a drunkard’s ravings.“
Churchill was certainly a terrible military strategist. Not only the disastrous campaigns in Yugoslavia and Greece (1941) but the later (1943) ideas of striking at the German Reich either via the South of France (a concept soon abandoned) or Italy (1943-45).
Italy was successfully invaded (the Italian Government deposed Mussolini, and then surrendered. Most of Italy was then eventually conquered by American, British and other Allied forces, but those forces never managed to occupy even all of Italy by the end of the War; neither did they penetrate Reich territory).
As to Churchill’s other strategic failures, one might mention, inter alia, the Fall of Singapore (1942) and (in the First World War) the disastrous plan to invade Turkey via Gallipoli.
Hitler on the USA
Proclamation December 1941, addressing troops after taking over as Commander-in-Chief of the army:
I don’t see much future for the Americans. It’s a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities . . . Everything about the behavior of American society reveals that it’s half Judaized, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together – a country where everything is built on the dollar?“
Was he wrong? He was, as so often, ahead of his time, but look at the USA in 2021!
More from Hitler about Churchill
Remarks January 1942 recorded by Martin Bormann, published in Hitler’s Table Talk (1953):
Churchill is the very type of a corrupt journalist. There’s not a worse prostitute in politics. He himself has written that it’s unimaginable what can be done in war with the help of lies. He’s an utterly repulsive creature. I’m convinced that he has his place of refuge ready beyond the Atlantic. He obviously won’t seek sanctuary in Canada. In Canada he’d be beaten up. He’ll go to his friends the Yankees. As soon as this damnable winter is over, we’ll remedy all that.”
Sadly, Fate took a different turn, but now we’re back!
[an interesting link: https://ptfaculty.gordonstate.edu/jmallory/index_files/page0508.htm]
The Lost City of Z
Saw a film, The Lost City of Z: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_City_of_Z_(film), a biopic of the explorer, Fawcett [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Fawcett]. I recall reading a quite interesting Penguin paperback about or (now that I look at Amazon’s website) by Fawcett, about 35 years ago.
The film was pretty good, very well-made, thoughtful. Not sure that a couple of politically-correct 2015-2016 (when the film was made) bits did not intrude: the views of (the film) Fawcett on race and culture may not have really mirrored those of the real Fawcett; one or two scenes seemed to show behaviour closer to the present day than how English people behaved in 1910 or 1920.
All the same, this was a very good film. It avoided the cliche and the ordinary. It held the attention to the end. Sadly, it was a financial bomb, costing USD $30M but grossing only $19M, says Wikipedia. Many of the best films are not popular or profitable, the 1946 original of The Razor’s Edge, for example. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Razor%27s_Edge_(1946_film).
I see now that Fawcett’s brother, Edward Douglas Fawcett, was also an interesting character, a mountaineer and Theosophist, who was acquainted with Blavatsky [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Blavatsky]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Douglas_Fawcett.
Russian TV made a documentary about Percy Fawcett, “Cursed Gold of the Incas“, as part of a series called “Secret Century“; that documentary was shown in 2003:
The latest censorship by Zionists and their dupes
Sad. When I was a small child, around 1960, I loved The Cat in the Hat etc, usually taken out from the children’s section of the local library. Now, Jewish supremacists in the USA are demanding that all of those books be banned. Six already have been. The Washington Post, CNN, all the usual suspects, are on the case now.
Does the USA now still call itself a “free country”, with freedom of expression? Not entirely a rhetorical question. Maybe even the concept is effectively gone…