Walls Can’t Keep Out ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

No matter what is going on, you can expect some Warmist somewhere to drag ‘climate change’ into it. But, interestingly, they often end up ruining their own narrative. Here’s Paul Brown at the U Guardian

Weatherwatch: walls cannot keep out climate change

History is littered with examples of rulers building walls to keep out undesirables, invaders and immigrants. The Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall in Britain are among the best-known examples, and there is a 2,000-mile (3,200km) fence between India and Bangladesh.

The earliest-known barrier for this purpose was in the cradle of civilisation in Mesopotamia about 4,300 years ago. A 110-mile wall called the “Repeller of the Amorites” was built to keep out the tribe of that name who were known as “a ravaging people with the instincts of a beast”.

This was because they did not grow grain but hunted for their food. The wall did not work, however, because the Akkadian empire was being overwhelmed by a force greater than the Amorites – climate change. A drought in the region that lasted for 300 years destroyed the empire. During that period, the whole Middle East region was subject to mass migrations as various tribes looked for greener pastures as their homelands dried up.

Exactly what caused that drought is still not clear, but the effects are exactly those that are beginning to happen worldwide at the moment – an unpredictable climate forcing millions of people to migrate to survive. History teaches us walls will not solve the problem.

First off, neither wall was built to keep out “immigrants” or “undesirables”, unless you consider invading armies to be one or both. The invaders part is correct, but, they really weren’t worried about illegal aliens back then, but people bringing war. As for the “Repeller of the Amorites”, um, Paul is kinda making the case FOR a wall, considering all the crime illegal aliens bring to the U.S. If walls didn’t work the majority of the time, you wouldn’t see them still in place around the world. Military bases, CIA, NSA, the White House, and so much more.

Second, what caused the climate change way back 4,300 years ago? It was a warm period thought to be warmer than it is during the current warm period. It was at the same time the Egyptians were at the height of their own empire, and right before the Bronze Age. Were they driving fossil fueled vehicles? Using evil air conditioning? Using coal power plants?

Trying to link things to make one’s point without really understanding them can be dangerous.

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One Response to “Walls Can’t Keep Out ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    Oh, I don’t know about that: the walls on my house are certainly successful in keeping out the 22º F temperatures this morning.

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