Sunday 25th of September 2022

don't panic. the end is only nigh-ish...

After the Maya calendar that finished a few years ago, heralding the end of the world on 22 Dec 2012 (see:, there is a new interpretation of the Rök runestone, in Sweden, that seems to tell us that the markings are actually a "weather record and prediction map" possibly pre-warning us of a catastrophic natural climate crisis. Climate changes. We, the global warmists, have never disputing this (see: The middle ages warm period (see: https://www.sciencedirect.-com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/medieval-warm-period) provided the Nordic countries an opportunity to settle in Greenland for a few hundred years until the cold came back bitingly and the settlements had to be abandoned. So, lets look at this old “weather record”...

The Rök runestone (Swedish: Rökstenen; Ög 136) is one of the most famous runestones, featuring the longest known runic inscription in stone. It can now be seen beside the church in RökÖdeshög MunicipalityÖstergötland, Sweden. It is considered the first piece of written Swedish literature and thus it marks the beginning of the history of Swedish literature.[1][2]

The stone was discovered built into the wall of the church in the 19th century and removed from the church wall a few decades later. The church was built in the 12th century, and it was common to use rune stones as building material for churches. The stone was probably carved in the early 9th century, judging from the main runic alphabet used ("short-twig" runes) and the form of the language. It is covered with runes on five sides, all except the base part that was to be put under ground. A few parts of the inscription are damaged, but most of it remains readable.
The name "Rök Stone" is something of a tautology: the stone is named after the village, "Rök", but the village is probably named after the stone, "Rauk" or "Rök" meaning "skittle-shaped stack/stone" in Old Norse.
The stone is unique in a number of ways. It contains a fragment of what is believed to be a lost piece of Norse mythology. It also makes a historical reference to Ostrogothic king (effectively emperor of the western Roman empire) Theodoric the Great. It contains the longest extant pre-Christian runic inscription – around 760 characters – and it is a virtuoso display of the carver's mastery of runic expression.

The inscription is partially encrypted in two ways; by displacement and by using special cipher runes. The inscription is intentionally challenging to read, using kennings in the manner of Old Norse skaldic poetry, and demonstrating the carver's command of different alphabets and writing styles (including code). The obscurity may perhaps even be part of a magic ritual.ök_runestone


The Rök runestone inscription is not connected to heroic deeds in war. Instead it deals with the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.


This radically new interpretation of the world’s most famous Viking Age runic monument is suggested by Per Holmberg, Bo Gräslund, Olof Sundqvist and Henrik Williams in their article The Rök Runestone and the End of the World in the current issue of Futhark. The Rök study was pre-published on 7 Januari 2020. The rest of the current issue of Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies (vol. 9–10) will be released around 15 January. 

Posted on January 7, 2020 by Futhark

Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Rök runestone from central middle Sweden, dated to around 800 CE, is famous, among other things, for a supposed reference to the emperor Theodo­ric the Great. This study proposes instead that the inscription deals with an anxiety triggered by a son’s death and the fear of a new climate crisis similar to the catastrophic one after 536 CE. Combining perspectives and findings from semiotics, philology, archaeology, and history of religion, the study presents a completely new interpretation which follows a unified theme, showing how the monument can be understood in the socio-cultural and religious context of early Viking Age Scandinavia. The inscription consists, according to the pro­posed interpretation, of nine enigmatic questions. Five of the questions con­cern the sun, and four of them, it is argued, ask about issues related to the god Odin. A central finding is that there are relevant parallels to the inscription in early Scandinavian poetry, especially in the Eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. Vol. 9-10, p. 7-38

Runic Swedish normalisation/pronunciation

Aft Wāmōð stãnda rūnaʀ þāʀ. Æn Warinn fāði, faðiʀ, aft faigiãn sunu.

Sagum Ygg minni þat, hwæriaʀ walrauƀaʀ wāʀin twāʀ þāʀ, swāð twalf sinnum wāʀin numnaʀ at walrauƀu, bāðaʀ sãmãn ā̃ ȳmissum mãnnum?

Þat sagum ãnnart, hwā’ʀ fur nīu aldum ā̃n urði fiaru meʀ hraiðgutum, auk dø̄miʀ æ̃nn umb sakaʀ?

Raið iau, rinkʀ hinn þurmōði, stilliʀ flutna, strãndu Hraiðmaraʀ. Sitiʀ nū garuʀ ā̃ guta sīnum, skialdi umb fatlaðʀ, skati mǣringa.

Sagum Ygg minni þat, hwā’ʀ ī gyldinga wāʀi guldin at kwā̃naʀ hūsli?

Þat sagum twalfta, hwar hæstʀ sē gunnaʀ etu, wēttwãngi ā̃, kunungaʀ twaiʀ tigiʀ swāð ā̃ liggia?

Þat sagum þrēttāunda, hwæriʀ twaiʀ tigiʀ kunungaʀ sātin at Sīulundi fiagura winddura at fiagurum nampnum, burniʀ fiagurum brø̄ðrum? Walkaʀ fim, Rāðulfs syniʀ, Hraiðulfaʀ fim, Rōgulfs syniʀ, Hā̃īslaʀ fim, Haruðs syniʀ, Gunnmundaʀ fim, Bernaʀ syniʀ.

En Ygg m[inni] …

Sagum Ygg minni: þor!

Siƀi wīawæri?

Ōlni rȳðʀ?

Sagum Ygg minni,

Waim sē burinn niðʀ, dræ̃ngi! Willi nē’s þat. Knūã knātti iatun? Willi nē’s þat. 


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Margrethe II of Denmark has stressed that the climate has changed before, is constantly changing, and cautioned against panicking.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has sparked strong reactions by questioning the man-made nature of climate change.

In an interview with the newspaper Politiken for her 80th birthday, Margrethe II spoke her mind on a number of issues, including her doubts about climate change.

“Well, people play a role in climate change, that's no doubt. But whether the change is directly man-made, I am not entirely convinced”, Margrethe II said.

The Queen of Denmark stressed that the climate has changed before and is constantly changing and cautioned against panicking.

“As a society we should not panic over climate change”, Margrethe II said. “Of course, it is a lot to be aware of. But panic is a very bad way to deal with problems. It is not working”.

The Queen's statement sparked reactions ranging from admiration to harsh criticism and polarised the Danish establishment into two opposing camps: those who believe she should have avoided the issue and those who enjoyed the interview.

The Socialist People's Party climate rapporteur, Signe Munk, called the Queen's statement “extremely unpleasant” and “unheard of”.

“She shouldn't have made such statements, because it is wrong. Fortunately, we have scientists in this country and around the world who can explain this”, Munk told Danish Radio.

Gus, like Signe Munk, will argue against her Majesty’s goofy ramblings, though we shall accept that panicking isn't the way to solve problems. She may be a Monarch, she is not a climate scientist and only hold her royal position because of the lottery of birth. Most of the information in regard to PRESENT GLOBAL WARMING can be read at:

Take care in your restaurant-free, live-music-free, freedom-less rabbit warren. Your imagination my take you on a ride with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...

not going under the radar...

A message for the Climate Council community, from Climate Council CEO, Amanda McKenzie.


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no sciences in greenland...

Every year 150 climate scientists fly far into the wilderness and bore deep into Greenland's largest glacier. Their work is complicated and important. The EastGRIP project is trying to understand how ice streams underneath the glacier are pushing vast amounts of ice into the ocean, and how this contributes to rising sea levels. But this year the drills will be silent. The ice streams will go unmeasured. 

The reason is the coronavirus. The fallout from measures to contain the outbreak have made the research impossible. Greenland is closed to foreigners. Its government is worried any outbreak could be particularly dangerous to its indigenous population and rapidly overwhelm its health services. 

Even if the country were open, it just isn't practical to bring an international team of scientists together, 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away from the nearest airport, in case one of them is sick. The transport planes that normally fly in the teams and resupply them have also been grounded. Nobody wants to be responsible for bringing small, isolated communities into contact with the virus. 

Read moreRapid Greenland ice loss to amplify sea level rise


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nordic trade routes...

The trade route located high in the Norwegian mountains was used for shipping goods such as reindeer antlers and butter, as the Viking age was dubbed “small-scale globalisation”, but fell into disuse following the Black Death.

A Viking-era trade route that may have been used for hundreds years to traffic all sorts of goods has been discovered in Norway's Jotunheimen mountains, as ice patches continue to melt.

The first artefact hinting at the route's existence was a 1,700-year-old wool tunic likely worn by a Roman-era hypothermia victim and later found by hikers in 2011. Since then, over a hundred other items have been found, the magazine Science reported.

In the new study, a group of Norwegian archaeologists headed by Lars Pilø of the Department of Cultural Heritage in Lillehammer, have radiocarbon dated dozens of finds from the Jotunheimen mountains, focusing on the ice patch known and Lendbreen, which has been gradually receding. The oldest objects collected between 2011 and 2015 turned out to date back to the Bronze Age, between 1725 BC to 300 AD


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