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January 3, 2010

I Don’t Think “Warming” Means What You Think it Means

Warm enough for you?

In a sea of stories about how cold it is this winter, a remarkable piece of self-deception here by a global warmist believer, sincerely attempting to sell her warmist faith even as she is forced to report on some Incas freezing their guanacos off in the Andes.  Fisk this one with me.

PERU’S MOUNTAIN PEOPLE FACE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN A BITTER WINTER

The few hundred people who live here are hardened to poverty and months of sub-zero temperatures during the long winter. But, for the fourth year running, the cold came early. First their animals and now their children are dying and in such escalating numbers that many fear that life in the village may be rapidly approaching an end.

In a world growing ever hotter, Huancavelica is an anomaly. These communities, living at the edge of what is possible, face extinction because of increasingly cold conditions in their own microclimate, which may have been altered by the rapid melting of the glaciers.

Notice her premise that the world is “growing ever hotter”, when the opposite is true?  That was her “tell.”  Now we know everything in this article will be strained through her warmist filter.  For at least a decade temperatures have been dropping. Trust me, she knows this.  Everybody knows it.  She also calls the cold here an “anomaly”, when the fact is everybody is pretty much freezing their tails off right now. She knows this too.  But facts mustn’t be allowed to interfere with her warmist premise.

There have been warnings from meteorologists in Peru that this month will see the Huancavelica region hit by the worst weather conditions in years with plunging temperatures, floods and high winds. The weather is already claiming lives; last month seven people died and scores were treated in hospital after torrential rain caused flash flooding in Ayacucho, the capital of the neighbouring region.

The cold is tipping Pichccahuasi into a spiralling decline brought on by pneumonia, bronchitis and hunger.

His family, including four young children, sleep on wet ground night after night. His children have not yet recovered from illnesses from this year’s winter and he is terrified that they won’t be resilient enough to endure further freezing weather.

“All the children here are sick, they all have breathing problems,” he says. “The problem is there is too much cold, too much rain. We have had no time to recover from last winter before it has begun again. There is nothing I can do.”

Climate change campaigners and development NGOs say that the failure of Copenhagen has signed the death warrant for hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest and that a quarter of a million children will die before world leaders meet again to try to thrash out another deal at the United Nations next climate change conference in Mexico in December. Among them may be these children of the high mountains.

A seamless segue into Copenhagen and how these children of high mountains will die because no agreement was reached on CO2 which supposedly causes the Earth to warm, except these children will freeze.  LOL.   Obviously we are missing something very obvious here because she doesn’t even bother to try making the connection between rising CO2–which supposedly causes warming–and these freezing kids.  I guess there’s no need to make the connection when the debate is over, right?

Rojas Huanqui says the regional government is working hard to strengthen health systems with more doctors and nurses in “most” of the villages, but admits that the state has been unable to deliver the basic services required.

So the problem on those mountains, according to this Civil Defense worker, appears to be basic services, not global warming.  Except she isn’t the one writing this article, an environmental reporter is.  A reporter whose problem happens to be global warming.

“I’m not going to deny that it’s really hard to supply the great amount of villages there are, and they are used to getting everything for free, so the progress that the government makes is limited, but we do need to implement stronger medicines up in the villages that need it most,” he says.

Clearly this Civil Defense worker and our warmist reporter are not on the same page.

“We can only put ourselves in God’s hands, because nobody else is helping us,” says Carolina Flores, a mother of six whose six-month-old daughter is dangerously ill with pneumonia. “Our men have gone and talked to people in the government and told them what is happening to us, but they do nothing. We are not important to them, so we die up here and nobody helps us.”

So according to our warmist reporter, centuries of government neglect would have been erased by some signatures in Copenhagen.  CO2 cuts, yeah, that’s the ticket.

For how long the mountain people are prepared to wait for action remains to be seen. After hundreds of years of systematic discrimination, there are signs that indigenous people across Peru are prepared to fight what they consider to be threats to their survival.

“The conduct of the authorities in relation to Peru’s Quechua mountain communities is similar to the one they take to indigenous communities throughout the country, which is to ignore their problems because they don’t believe that they are a priority,” says Dr Enrique Moya, the former dean of Huamanga University, who now works with local NGOs which are running support programmes in the region.

It’s obvious these people need help. That much is clear.  What I find despicable however is the warmist’s obsession with shoehorning everything, and I mean EVERYTHING into their wackjob cult of warming.  This is a story about poverty and neglected communities, not global warming.  So give it a rest already, clowns.   Money that you’d have us throw down the drain in your anti-capitalist, anti-West, crusade could be used to help people like this, and for REAL environmental causes.  Money should go to these Andean communities for food, medicine and shelter, not to Al Gore and his carbon credit brokers.

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