The German media seems to be waking up from the hypnosis of the "fight against global warming" and no longer believe the claims of German leaders that the devastating floods were caused by climate change. It is becoming increasingly clear that this disaster was the result of unimaginable government incompetence.
A catastrophe made possible by "unthinkable ignorance"
Today we are witnessing unusually harsh criticism from a number of media outlets aimed at the mediocrity of the German government. For example, Axel Boyanovski, science editor of the Welt newspaper, commented that the flood disaster was made possible by "unthinkable ignorance":
Climate change is cited by politicians, authorities and the media as the cause of the flood disaster. However, the weather warnings were not taken seriously. And protection against natural disasters in our country is at the level of a developing country.
The risk was known: Rains similar to those that passed this week have repeatedly happened in Germany, historical chronicles describe them and they were no less severe than the current flood, and forecasts of meteorologists a few days before the flood warned of its likelihood. However, politicians, authorities and the media point to climate change as the cause - while protection from natural disasters in Germany is at the level of a developing country. An incredible scandal.
Heavy rains in Germany killed at least 156 people. The rain fell in the amount that has always been expected in Germany and has been a random occurrence since time immemorial. The same places that were devastated by heavy rains this week have suffered in a similar way in the past, as the chronicles show.
The 660-year history of floods suggests that such floods were in the past and will be in our time and in the future.
Those who claim that the weather cataclysm happened unexpectedly and it was impossible to prepare for it are no longer taken seriously and only confirm their historical ignorance.
Dr. Karl August Seeel gives a comprehensive history of the floods on the Ahr River starting in 1348.
The Akhr River, which became the center of flooding last week, is the northernmost tributary of the Rhine, with a length of 90 km and a catchment area of 900 square meters. km.
As the chronicles show, floods occurred dozens of times, and the authorities were clearly in a coma and did not even ensure the discharge of water from reservoirs overflowing with previous rains.
For too many years, the old, scabby bureaucracy has focused on climate protection, ignoring protection from the vagaries of the weather. Their strategy, as incredible as it sounds, was to try to create good weather by reducing CO2 emissions. This is so stupid.
People who want us to think that they can save the global climate have not even been able to cope with the flood.