1800s Poverty Diseases, Malnutrition Surge in Green Britain

The Green dream – to send us all back into caves, becoming reality.

Watts Up With That?

Impoverished British Family in London 1800s Impoverished British Family in London 1800s

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Falling living standards are contributing to a shocking surge in malnutrition, and diseases which were prevalent in the 1800s. My question – how much of this hardship is due to the skyrocketing cost of Britain’s green energy disaster?

According to the Independent;

Malnutrition and ‘Victorian’ diseases soaring in England ‘due to food poverty and cuts’

Cases of Victorian-era diseases including scurvy, scarlet fever, cholera and whooping cough have increased since 2010

Cases of malnutrition and other “Victorian” diseases are soaring in England, in what campaigners said was a result of cuts to social services and rising food poverty.

NHS statistics show that 7,366 people were admitted to hospital with a primary or secondary diagnosis of malnutrition between August 2014 and July this year, compared with 4,883 cases in the same period from 2010 to 2011 – a rise of…

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The Decade When It Rained, And Rained, And Rained

The only difference between 1870’s and today being that today everyone has a mobile phone to record disaster, more people and property in harms way, and an alarmist media and corrupt scientific community filled with self-loathing and capitalist hatred citing colourless, odourless, trace gas and plant food ‘CO2’ as the enemy.


By Paul Homewood

According to the “experts”, global warming means higher rainfall for the UK. If so, it must have been mighty warm in the 1870’s!








NB There are five regions in the above HADUKP data, so only SW England & S Wales fails to appear with a record. This regional data only starts in 1873, so misses out on the record wet year of 1872, which almost certainly would have set more records.

Of course, there were no TV crews around in the 1870’s to spread their message of calamity. However, the Royal Windsor website has an interesting set of engravings and reports, collected from the Illustrated London News, of floods in the area in the 19thC. The full set is here, but these are the entries for the 1870’s:





I don’t suppose Disraeli blamed all this on CO2!


England & Wales Rainfall series


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