Skip to comments.Climate change threatens London's Karl Marx cemetery
Posted on 12/10/2020 3:11:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Global warming is threatening London's historic Highgate Cemetery, an overgrown oasis housing graves of notable figures from Karl Marx to pop star George Michael, its custodians say.
Concerned at rampant fungi, freak storms and shifting graves, the cemetery's custodians are now seeking expert help to ensure its survival.
The hillside cemetery has graves of famous figures including the novelist George Eliot and "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams.
It is still being used for burials. The British pop singer George Michael, who died in 2016, has an unmarked grave there, according to his family's wishes.
Chief gardener Frank Cano pointed to a 19th-century stone tomb whose top is gradually being pushed off the base by a nearby tree, causing fresh chips in the stonework.
A greater degree of shrinking and expanding of London's clay soil is causing the elaborate stone tombs to shift, said Cano, who has worked at the cemetery for six years.
In turn this affects the roots of the trees growing wild between the graves, making them more unstable.
"The threat to the cemetery is from our trees, from the ivy, from the brambles. It's basically nature trying to take the cemetery back."
Winds have got stronger, too, Cano said, and warmer temperatures are causing fungi to thrive and trees to suffer "many more pests and diseases".
The cemetery last year had to fell its centrepiece, a great Cedar of Lebanon, as it was afflicted by a bad fungus infestation.
In addition, increased rainfall is washing away gravel paths and overfilling antiquated drainage systems.
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If ever there was a statue in need of toppling, this would be it.
Headline should read: “Time and weather threaten London’s stupid statue.”
Irony to your post is that while we watch communists take over our election process via clear theft and ultimately our country, the only way back maybe something absolutely brutal. It will make the 1920s Berlin Fascists vs. Commies look like WNBA... total amateurs.
I never understand why people fail to use communists as examples of tyranny rather than the fascists because the former were far worse. Must be the media programming and lack of discernment.
Sounds to me like the natural machinations of the earth are the culprit, of which climate change (a natural occurrence) is an integral part of the natural machinations of the earth.
Wouldn’t the ammonia in urine kill the fungi? Couldn’t hoyt.
It is so clear they are just trying to tug at peoples’ heartstrings, trying to find something they may care about to sell them on “global warming”, because nobody really believes in it (at least in terms of their behavior - they may pay lip service to it).
The left is paying a price for the war on families; childless libs won’t inconvenience themselves because of what might happen to the Earth in 100 years - or even 40. They’ll continue “ravaging Mother Earth” for the same reason they’ll flood the West with Muslims; they leave behind no descendants who will fight it out with them in the coming decades. This also relates to the “you’ll own nothing and be happy” mantra; there are no heirs for many people.
All righty then.....
Copper is a better option for fungus eradication, but I know you were going for something in particular.
I saw him do Thick as a Brick in its entirety a few years ago....great show, though the intermission was him doing a PSA imploring men to get a prostate exam. Weird, but, well, ya know...Tull.
I *just* wrote that exact thing to another friend, not 20 minutes ago, after trying to watch that very concert.
His mime/singer thing gagged me.
I would rather hear him sing badly than have some other dude faking it for him.
I bailed after the PSA.
It was just too heartbreaking.
Been watching his Good Old Days videos to push it from my mind.
/your post was so uncanny, it freaked me out a little
Jesus approves of this exchange.
That flick was hilarious.
...and now I can’t get Cross-Eyed Mary out of my head. Thaaaaaaanks!
“...caused by a period of neglect and the rising temperatures.”
Snort... Sounds like they stopped taking care of the cemetery and now want to blame global warming in order to snag some free money. How much of that money would get spent on upkeep...how much at Ye Olde Fox & Hounds Pub?
Climate change ruins my lawn every year.
Wouldn’t a better title be “Lack of Maintenance Threatens Cemetery?”
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