Just cannot resistJuly 18, 2021 Tim WorstallThe Germans16 CommentsWe have a soundtrack for this. previousGuess the political affiliation of the news sourcenextEntirely true 16 thoughts on “Just cannot resist” rhoda klapp July 18, 2021 at 11:48 am !. I didn’t know it had lyrics. 2. What a lucky squadron to get a march by Coates as squadron tune. 3. Even now German bloggers are probably scouring youtube for a decent version of Bomben Auf England. dearieme July 18, 2021 at 12:34 pm I can remember bawling this out while dancing in a conga line around a bowling green next to our rugby clubhouse. Them wuz the days. Not a foot violated the sacred turf of the bowlers. Pretty nimble for a bunch who had drink taken. Bloke in North Dorset July 18, 2021 at 1:36 pm I spent an enjoyable week in the Ahrtal in Oct 2019. Nice place, decent red wine and some good food. https://www.dw.com/en/flooding-in-germany-before-and-after-images-from-the-ahr-and-eifel-regions/a-58299008 There’s hell on in the bits of German Twitter I follow because of the inept response of politicians and the state in general. Politicians have been jumping on the climate change bandwagon and trying to out do each other with promises for even more climate protection at the Sept elections. This sums it up: “ rather @ArminLaschet , dear @rlpNews , dear politicians, greetings from the #Ahrtal . Send help. Sends thousands of soldiers. Containers, water, food, generators, gloves, shovels, everything. And AFTER you can talk about politics. Because that doesn’t help anyone here at the moment.” https://twitter.com/ra_conrad/status/1416078954029535232?s=21 Google translate! – that should red Dear @…. There’s a video clip of Laschet (CDU\CSU chancellor candidate) having a laugh with someone while the president tries to make a speech fearing condolences. Shades of the Somerset Levels flooding a few years back. dearieme July 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm I’ve just been reading that Belgium and the Netherlands evacuated some people because of the warnings. Germany didn’t. Mind you, I don’t know how often the meteorologists have cried wolf. Our own seem prone to. Roué le Jour July 18, 2021 at 2:21 pm Dear Lord, I realise you’re busy and all, but the time to smite the jerries was in 2015 when they invited the heathens into Christendom. Ottokring July 18, 2021 at 2:56 pm It is not in the interest of the politicians actually to do something to prevent floodz, because it justifies their insane climate policies. Where I used to live in Austria suffered serious flooding about 30 years ago and the local govt dredged and embanked the streams that run through nearly every village and still maintains them. Floods are a thing of the past in that region. They still happen along the Danube and on the deep Alpine valleys of course. Bloke in North Dorset July 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm dearieme, Looks like it didn’t matter if the weather boys and girls cried wolf: “ The parlous state of Germany’s alarm systems: Last September the BBK held a national “warning day” when people across the country were supposed to be simultaneously deafened by sirens and inundated with alert messages — most of the technology didn’t work.” https://twitter.com/bjornlomborg/status/1416758709175431173?s=21 From a paywalled Times article. Flubber July 18, 2021 at 3:29 pm Far be it for me to be a prude, but when over a hundred people died, this seems in bad taste. Flubber July 18, 2021 at 3:39 pm To expand on my point schadenfreude is laughing at another’s misfortune, not at their tragedy. BniC July 18, 2021 at 4:01 pm How much of the problems we see is a result of the environmentalists preventing proper management through dredging and forest fire management. During the Australian wildfires some of the Aboriginal groups said they had historic practices for controlling wildfires like controlled burns etc as if you just waited for one to happen it would be much worse due to all the dry tinder Bloke in North Dorset July 18, 2021 at 4:34 pm Climate change may or may not be responsible for the heavy rains, but it’s looking increasingly like it’s human incompetence that’s led to the deaths and destruction: “ Officials left dams full to the brim at least 3 weeks long during a rainy period and then failed to undertake a controlled release even when 150 mm of rain were forecast 4 days before the floods. Now they want to hide their gross incompetence and blame climate change. Yesterday I posted how Germany’s flood disaster could have been prevented in large part, especially in terms of lives lost. The latest death toll has risen to over 150. Although the heavy rains had been forecast days in advance, nothing was done to avert the inevitable destruction. Instead of taking responsibility, politicians are blaming climate change in a bid to shift attention away from their incompetence and gross negligence.” https://notrickszone.com/2021/07/18/germanys-katrina-officials-left-dams-full-for-weeks-even-with-heavy-rains-in-the-forecast/ Tim Worstall July 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm The joke, such as it was, was not about the floods. It was about the warnings of dam overload etc……stuff that has not actually happened as yet. BniC July 18, 2021 at 6:43 pm Apparently we are at part of a 19 year lunar cycle that is associated with increased flooding, it’s almost as if there are myriad of factors affecting the environment of which mankind is only one of many dearieme July 18, 2021 at 8:39 pm Apparently there have been 30 worse floods in the area in the historical record. All happened before 1980. So global warming as the cause is just the usual lie. Flubber July 18, 2021 at 10:41 pm it’s almost as if there are myriad of factors affecting the environment of which mankind is only one of many Well yes, the Climate modellers habits of ignoring variable solar output is well known. BniC July 19, 2021 at 12:43 am Solar output I knew about the lunar 19 year wobble cycle was a new one to though I notice excuse already being used that it exacerbates existing climate change which I suppose is a change from pretending it doesn’t matter Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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