15th Century Climate Engineering

Throughout history, governments have taken approximately the same approach to controlling the climate – with sacrifice being the key component.

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Aztec Sacrifice

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8 Responses to 15th Century Climate Engineering

  1. Bob Greene says:

    Maybe flaggelates marching from town to town, a few witch burnings and a few virgin sacrifices will appease the weather gods.

  2. EW3 says:

    Didn’t know there was an EPA back then?

  3. tom0mason says:

    The wannabe world leaders at the UN should show the way and start with the IPCC panel. If that doesn’t work then the rest of the UN are next on the list.

  4. Jimbo says:

    Witches were hung and burnt at the stake in the Little Ice Age too. 😦

    Abstract
    Bohringer – pp 335-351 – 1999
    Climatic Change and Witch-Hunting: The Impact of the Little Ice Age on Mentalities
    …During the late 14th and 15th centuries the traditional conception of witchcraft was transformed into the idea of a great conspiracy of witches, to explain “unnatural” climatic phenomena……Scapegoat reactions may be observed by the early 1560s…..extended witch-hunts took place at the various peaks of the Little Ice Age because a part of society held the witches directly responsibile for the high frequency of climatic anomalies and the impacts thereof……
    doi:10.1007/978-94-015-9259-8_13

    Abstract
    Christian Pfister et. al. – 1999
    Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and its Social Dimension: A Synthesis
    …Peasant communities which were suffering large collective damage from the effects of climatic change pressed authorities for the organization of witch-hunts. Seemingly most witches were burnt as scapegoats of climatic change.
    doi:10.1023/A:1005585931899

    Abstract
    Christian Pfister – 2012
    Climatic Extremes, Recurrent Crises and Witch Hunts
    Strategies of European Societies in Coping with Exogenous Shocks in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries
    Finally, by confirming the thesis advanced by Wolfgang Behringer relating extensive witch hunts during that period to climatic change and recurrent subsistence crises, this article makes a plea for bridging the gap separating studies of climate from those of culture.
    doi: 10.1177/097194580701000202

    • Andy Oz says:

      The Hansel and Gretel story was based on actual practices of dumping kids and burning pagan women during the Little Ice Age. All CAGW skeptics are neo-pagans in the eyes of warmist zealots, whose desires are no less pathological than the various religious zealots in the late Middle Ages. America was populated by people who wanted to escape the famines, wars, persecutions and pogroms.

      “The witch’s death by burning in an oven parallels the practice during the Middle Ages. In 1500 to 1660, between 50 000 and 80 000 suspected witches were executed in Europe. About 80% of those killed were women. Execution rates varied greatly by country, from a high of about 26 000 in Germany to about 10 000 in France and 1000 in England. The last public witch burning was held in Germany in 1775.”

      Click to access backgroundtohanselandgretel_bi.pdf

  5. Phil Jones says:

    Maybe burning a few high profile Alarmists at the stake in the Public Square would appease the Global Warming Gods… Who have been angered by all this “normalizing of data” upward when in reality we could be cooling now… At the whim of the Gods… Who are angered!!

  6. Andy DC says:

    People’s ability to predict or change climate has changed very little since the 15th Century. The only thing that has improved is man’s ability to adjust data.

  7. gofer says:

    COP20 — will be held December 1-12, 2014, in Lima, Peru. Note that it will be the middle of summer in Peru and the perfect warm-weather holiday for all the European-based climate alarmists.

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