The media is currently full of pictures of flooded Venice, with commentary that ‘climate change’ is to be blamed.
Such reporting no doubt helps recruit naive & gullible young children and low informal ABC/Guardian types into the religious cult of Climatism.
But how many of these articles tell the full story and the long history of Venice’s flooding ?
How many articles state the fact Venice is subsiding ?
And how many media outlets make their audience aware of the existence of the famous painting by
Vincenzo Chilone (1758 – 1839) titled; VIEW OF THE FLOODED PIAZZA SAN MARCO, VENICE, DECEMBER 9, 1825 (oil on canvas : 59.7 by 79.4 cm.)
This painting was sold by Sotheby’s in New York for US$122,500 in 2010.
The Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue included the following notes for the painting;
‘’Throughout history, Venice has been plagued by high waters. The present painting depicts such an event. Here, the water has risen to a level so high that gondolas can easily float through the Piazza.
‘’Rather than finding these events annoying they were, in fact, a source of amusement for local Venetians. Boats and gondolas were even decorated with sollazzieri or types of decorative festoons as they were punted around the Piazza.’’