Starvation Markers Now Visible

Starvation Markers Now Visible

Hunger stones – Etched warnings of impending famine.

Hunger stones (German: Hungersteins) serve as famine memorials and warnings. They were erected in Germany and in German settlements throughout Europe in the 15th through 19th centuries, according to Wikipedia,

These stones – boulders, in some cases – were embedded into rivers during droughts to mark the water level as a warning to future generationsof famine-related hardships if the water sinks to this level again. One famous example in the Elbe river in Děčín, Czech Republic, has “Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine” (“If you see me, weep”) carved into it as a warning.

Many of these stones, which feature carvings or other artwork, were erected following the hunger crisis of 1816–1817 caused by the eruptions of the Tambora volcano.

In 1918, a hunger stone on the bed of the Elbe River, near Tetschen, became exposed during a period of low water coincident to the wartime famines of World War I.

More than a dozen similar hunger stones in the river dating back to the 1600s (the Maunder Minimum) have been uncovered again during this year’s drought (2018).
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I hadn’t heard of “hunger stones” until a reader sent me “The Hunger Stones Have Appeared,” a comprehensive article by Martin Armstrong.

“While the Global Warming fanatics are out in force saying “see” the heat in Europe is caused by humans driving their cars around, they continue to ignore history,” says Armstrong. “The extreme heat in Europe this year is part of a cycle. The swings from extreme heat to extreme cold are also not unheard of. Another piece of historical evidence they ignore is known as the Hunger Stones…. Throughout the centuries, there have been these cycles of extreme heat followed by extreme cold. Such events have been recorded when drought has resulted in the low level of water in the Elbe river.”

Hungerstein in Konigstein – Wikipedia photo by Dr. Bernd Gross – You may not be able to them in this photo, but the rocks carry dates, and sometimes etched warnings.

“This year) the Hunger Stones are visible in the Elbe River once more. This is a major river which begins in the Czech Republic and flows through Germany…. the extreme heat and drought of this year is by no means unique to history.”

Hungerstein Elbe bei Pima – Wikipedia photo by Sastognuti – You may not be able to see them in this photo, but the rocks carry dates, and sometimes etched warnings.

“The various Hunger Stones record droughts that resulted in famine and soaring prices for food. The droughts that have been recorded on the stones date to 1417, 1616, 1707, 1746, 1790, 1800, 1811, 1830, 1842, 1868, 1892, and 1893, which covers a period of 476 years.”

See entire article:
https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/nature/the-hunger-stones-have-appeared/

“Hunger Stones” Emerge in Drought-Parched Europe With Etched Warnings of Impending Famine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_stone

Thanks to Laurel, Iceagernow and Jack Hydrazine for these links


26 thoughts on “Starvation Markers Now Visible

  1. Terrific Article..
    One addendum can be that simultaneous with “”the Chicxulub crater located in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico which is 93 miles in diameter that some argue may have wiped out the dinosaurs with a blast that was equal to the estimated energy of 10 billion Hiroshima A-bombs which took place about 66 million years ago.”” was the Humongous Deccan Traps Volcanic Event at the AntiPode which unto itself could have wiped out Most Life – even beyond just Dinosaurs..

    “Asteroid impact, volcanism were one-two punch for dinosaurs”
    http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/10/01/asteroid-impact-volcanism-were-one-two-punch-for-dinosaurs/

  2. rocksolid( 😉 pun intended) proof that present droughts in eu especially are NOTHING NEW at all.
    i still cant help chuckling at them thinking a few months without rain is a drought..try 3 to 10yrs or so then complain.
    and EU has topsoil feet deep that should be holding a hell of a lot of moisture unlike aussies dry demineralised hard pan crappy soils for the majority, and we STILL grow damned good crops in 12 inches of rain with maybe a follow on inch or so just before dec harvest

    • In the last 2000 years California has had droughts that were over 125 years long. One lasted over 250 years. During that time the natives moved from the forests down to the San Francisco Bay estuaries and ate clams and fish. During periods wet enough to sustain forests they moved to the cool and ate mammals.

  3. So basically, all happened before global warming was invented. Much the same with flooding where there are marks on stone buildings or flood gauges.

  4. To learn about our future, it pays to look at the past. Unfortunately, these warmist ‘believers’ are either too stupid, uneducated and unscientific, or else too dishonest or afraid to do so! Well, they’ll soon change their ways when they’re up to their asses in snow.
    These Hunger Stones are fascinating!

  5. What about dams and diversion canals? It is hard to say a river is the same as 500 years ago or even 100. It is interesting though.

  6. Quote:
    Many of these stones, which feature carvings or other artwork, were erected following the hunger crisis of 1816–1817 caused by the eruptions of the Tambora volcano.
    You missed an import point:
    Tambora happened during the end of the Dalton GSM SC6 a period of low solar activity and virtually at the same position now in the cycle for SC24 and more than likely the Sun showing the same large long last Coronial Holes generating SAW events and large blocking Highs parked over Scandinavia and the Southern states of the Baltic.
    Major Volcanic eruptions happen at the start, during and after a GSM period. Dalton had two, LALIA had three major ones
    Drought in Europe has a common denominator a blocking high generating an easterly flow over central Europe and a South Easterly flow over the British Isles which lasts for months.
    Such a flow of air cold in winter, warm in spring and very hot in summer generates cloudless sky’s and excesses in temperature.
    Tambora was one volcano eruption, massive yes but it did not generate a NAO like the 1976 or any of the other date in the article.
    Quote: 1417, 1616, 1707, 1746, 1790, 1800, 1811, 1830, 1842, 1868, 1892, and 1893, which covers a period of 476 years”
    The period above covers Spoorer, Maunder, Dalton and the early start of the Gleissberg period
    Every one of these date is at the bottom of the solar cycle usually on the declining edge.
    Every one of the dates was recorded as a very dry spring and hot summer, every one of them has a Stuck high pressure system, with the Sun more than likely showing large Coronial Holes and the earth experiencing SAW events over months as now..

  7. I’m in Sydney, where the current Australian drought is very obvious. Very many long established hardy gum trees dying from lack of water. Unwatered lawns are toast, turned to dust months ago. Sydney dam levels are falling slowly but remorselessly. https://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/dam-levels/greater-sydneys-dam-levels

    Sadly it seems we cannot expect our meteorological services to come up with any truthful model of what’s happening with climate as the Sun goes into this new minimum. They’re all too infiltrated with lying Warmists, who won’t even be honest about raw temperature data, let alone non-warming atmospheric models.

    In this situation we’re thrown back to our own resources, like reasoning combined with sites like https://www.ventusky.com/ and
    http://earth.nullschool.net/

    OK, so here’s my own attempt.

    From the complex of reduced solar irradiance, and reduced solar wind and Heliosphere barrier resulting in rising cosmic ray flux reaching Earth’s upper atmosphere and thus more rapid high altitude cloud formation, the Earth as a whole is cooling slightly.

    But the oceans lag due to huge thermal mass, and are still relatively warm. There’s still a ‘warm oceans’ rate of evaporation from them. Into a cooler atmosphere. So you’d expect increased cloud formation over the oceans. Have you looked at the live global weather sites like Ventusky much lately? The global ocean cloud cover does seem to be a lot.

    But more importantly because the atmosphere is cooler, those over-ocean clouds are rapidly raining and snowing out their moisture. On average before wind patterns have a chance to move those moist air masses over land. So the continents see a lot of clear sky days, for long intervals, ie droughts. This is actually visible in Ventusky – watch how often massive ocean rain cells remain out at sea, rarely or only marginally making it to land. I’m bearing in mind I’ve only been watching sites like Ventusky recently, so have no historical reference.

    The higher than average cloudless days and nights over land also result in wider land surface temperature swings on average. Hence both unusually hot periods, then unusually cold periods, often closely back to back.

    At the moment most of the planet land masses are still temperate enough that snow falls melt before next winter. But a bit more average temperature drop and that won’t be the case. Glaciation will spread down from the poles into regions we now consider temperate. But overall rainfall/snowfall over land will still be lower than normal. We’ll have glaciation and long term drought together. Large forested areas will dry out and die from drought, then burn unstoppably, thus making local climates even more dry and hostile. Not fun.

    Yes, it’s baseless hand waving. Criticism is welcome. I’d like to understand what is happening, but without the Warmist bullshit and lies.

  8. Just yesterday there was an article in the mainstream media saying that due the weather over the past year food prices are on the up and the wholesale prices are rocketing.

    Siting a prolonged winter with below average temperatures well into spring cereal crops were late being planted. To further compound the situation the sudden swing from below average temperatures to above average the aforementioned crops didn’t have time to ripen ending up burnt under the scorching sun therefor grain sheds and silos are only a quarter to half full capacity.

    In addition to this due to grazing pastures being parched they are having to use winter feed to feed livestock.

  9. Colorado River is also very low because a large drought, perhaps we should carve some starvation stones of our own.

    • If too much water is sucked out of the Colorado before it reaches Yuma County in Arizona and Imperial County in California you will not have winter vegetables. In addition, citrus, melons, and summer crops will be affected. We will have no fruit and vegetables to import from the Mexican region south of Yuma County. Mexico takes all of the water left from the Colorado and diverts it to agriculture, already.

  10. Rather like the Nilometers of Ancient Egypt which were also known to record low inundation hence famine, relative I feel as the feed for the Nile comes mainly from the Ethiopian Highlands.

    Not sure if they removed other Nilometers, but perhaps for political reasons they created channels that ran off the water to be measured within deep ‘wells’ within certain temples where only the Priests and Royalty were privy to such vital information.

    Plus ça change and all that.

  11. Re. “Watchdog” see Atlantic mag of Sept 18,, Gerta Keller a prof of geology and paleontology at Princeton. She doesn’t see the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan as the cause of dinosaur extinction! It has evidence of healthy foraminifera AFTER! Which shouldn’t be there if it were such an impact to wipe out the dinosaurs! Deccan Traps in India, she sees as the cause! Since she has been dumped on for her views for many years, I prick up my ears! As to 1816 “The Year Without a Summer” I am sure it was duly noted by traditional people worldwide (along with the “mystery” eruptions around 1808) who should be listened to!!

  12. So it is more about a prolonged same weather pattern most probable because of the jet stream getting stuck.
    So in winter this could lead to extreme cold and long winters.

  13. JAY HOPE– The problem is not the believers of the climate propaganda, but the propagandists, the billionaires who are financing this hoax.

    http://leftexposed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2014-Senate-Billionaire-Club-Report.pdf This is a Senate report exposing who is secretly financing the AGW hoax.
    And no, it is not “leftists”. It is extremely wealthy individuals and theior foundations.

    For what purpose? As an excuse to convert to a global oligarchy.
    See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7T7ulzNG7o James Corbett on the implmentation of Agenda 21. A stealth plan in plain site.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1q_YdTMVQg UN taking over City Councils. What is ICLEI? International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives. Calm & informative video. Stacey

  14. I don’t know why every article writer keeps on perpetuating the date error of saying one of the earliest drought periods was 1616 – The date on that particular stone near Decin reads 1661. This date actually places it in the first half of the Maunder Minimum period (1645-1715). Please refer to the second photo in the following article for all the proof you need:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-czech-drought-river/drought-uncovers-once-dreaded-hunger-stones-in-czech-river-idUSKCN1LE22R

  15. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a cold climate is a dry climate, a warm climate is a wet climate.
    Looks like most of those stones were carved during the Little Ice Age.

  16. I’m in Sydney, where the current Australian drought is very obvious. Very many long established hardy gum trees dying from lack of water. Unwatered lawns are toast, turned to dust months ago. Sydney dam levels are falling slowly but remorselessly. https://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/dam-levels/greater-sydneys-dam-levels

    Sadly it seems we cannot expect our meteorological services to come up with any truthful model of what’s happening with climate as the Sun goes into this new minimum. They’re all too infiltrated with lying Warmists, who won’t even be honest about raw temperature data, let alone non-warming atmospheric models.

    In this situation we’re thrown back to our own resources, like reasoning combined with sites like https://www.ventusky.com/ and
    http://earth.nullschool.net/

    OK, so here’s my own attempt.

    From the complex of reduced solar irradiance, and reduced solar wind and Heliosphere barrier resulting in rising cosmic ray flux reaching Earth’s upper atmosphere and thus more rapid high altitude cloud formation, the Earth as a whole is cooling slightly.

    But the oceans lag due to huge thermal mass, and are still relatively warm. There’s still a ‘warm oceans’ rate of evaporation from them. Into a cooler atmosphere. So you’d expect increased cloud formation over the oceans. Have you looked at the live global weather sites like Ventusky much lately? The global ocean cloud cover does seem to be a lot.

    But more importantly because the atmosphere is cooler, those over-ocean clouds are rapidly raining and snowing out their moisture. On average before wind patterns have a chance to move those moist air masses over land. So the continents see a lot of clear sky days, for long intervals, ie droughts. This is actually visible in Ventusky – watch how often massive ocean rain cells remain out at sea, rarely or only marginally making it to land. I’m bearing in mind I’ve only been watching sites like Ventusky recently, so have no historical reference.

    The higher than average cloudless days and nights over land also result in wider land surface temperature swings on average. Hence both unusually hot periods, then unusually cold periods, often closely back to back.

    At the moment most of the planet land masses are still temperate enough that snow falls melt before next winter. But a bit more average temperature drop and that won’t be the case. Glaciation will spread down from the poles into regions we now consider temperate. But overall rainfall/snowfall over land will still be lower than normal. We’ll have glaciation and long term drought together. Large forested areas will dry out and die from drought, then burn unstoppably, thus making local climates even more dry and hostile. Not fun.

    Yes, it’s baseless hand waving. Criticism is welcome. I’d like to understand what is happening, but without the Warmist bullshit and lies.

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