Italy Coronavirus Lockdown, No Cars, Pollution Up

It’s so fashionable and radical-chic to blame man, what he creates and what he produces for any environmental disaster, real or imagined, these days. Pollution and anthropogenic climate change spring to mind. During the coronavirus lockdown, which in Italy has strongly reduced car traffic in cities and country, these theories of how our air is […]

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Coronavirus Italy. Prayer to Mary from Rome Rooftops

We’ve previously posted about how Coronavirus Italy consecrates many of its cities to the Virgin Mary. And now, if Italians in Coronavirus times are not allowed to go to church to attend religious services because of the self-isolation lockdown imposed on them, the church is going to them. This is what the Parish of Santa […]

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Coronavirus Italy Consecrates Itself to the Virgin Mary

While you may have read about or seen videos of Italians in Coronavirus lockdown singing from their balconies to each other and to the rest of the world, different responses to the crisis have emerged in Italy. From the North to the South of the country, many mayors have consecrated their towns and cities, starting [...]
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Raphael’s Sistine Chapel Wonder Shown for First Time

The first thing to say is that, if you search Google for “Raffaello” (known as Raphael in English), the first results you get are about the Ferrero Raffaello chocolate confections, “spherical coconut–almond” Wikipedia specifies. This says a lot about what our society considers priorities (a hint: what makes money). Only if you search for “Raffaello […]

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Venice Carnival Is about To Start. Carnival History

The floods of a few months ago and consequent damages have not had any effects on the most romantic and one of the most artistic carnivals in the world, Venice Carnival. Venice Carnival events will start on 8 February 2020 and end on 25 February, as scheduled. You can see the details, all dates, photos […]

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Venice Snow, Global Warming Blamed in Any Weather

In Venice in the last few days it has been snowing. They will probably blame it on global warming, as they have previously done with the floods. In fact, heavy snow and deadly cold have in the past been blamed on global warming. Interestingly, 10-15 years ago the believers in global warming also believed in […]

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Greta Thunberg Made Poster Child of Venice “Global Warming” Floods

The photoshopped image of teenager “climate activist” Greta Thunberg displaying an impatient attitude over the waters of flooded Venice, with the caption: “I told you”, has been widely circulating on Twitter. The implication, since the Swedish girl is particularly energetic (to the point of sacrificing school attendance) in the “fight against global warming”, as she […]

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Venice 1966 Record Flood Seen as Sign of Imminent Glaciation

Different times, different, indeed opposing, fashionable environmentalist explanations of the same phenomenon, according to the varying paradigms of the Green movement and its mouthpieces prevailing at the moment and shifting from one to the other, with little evidence to support them. Venice-born journalist Jacopo Giliberto wrote a piece in 2016 for the Italian paper Il […]

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Venice High Water Record in 53 Years

As predicted, the tide in Venice has now started receding. The peak is now 1.50 metres above the average sea level, from the initial 1.87 (6ft). Friday 16 November Venice Municipality’s Tide Forecasting and Reporting Centre of Civil Protection issued a bulletin predicting a new peak of 1.60 metres for Sunday 17 at 1.30pm, followed […]

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