Many years ago Richard Thompson wrote a song called “Shaky Nancy”*. I reckon we need an updated version now called “Shaky Angie” in honor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on two separate occasions recently was visibly trembling over her entire body. During the attack she suffered in Ukraine, the tremors were fairly extreme, based on the video.
According to Annalena Baerbock, the co-chair of the Green Party in Germany, Mrs. Merkel’s condition was induced by climate change. The chancelloress is evidently only the latest victim of the Climate Change Shakes.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||How can you instrumentalise a woman who seems to be in such a bad state of health?|
|00:03||This populism has really gone too far! Should exploiting the diseases of others be allowed?|
|00:06||Federal Press Conference 28 June 2019 — Green Party Chairwoman Annalena Baerbock|
|00:09||Which means at this point we clearly need to do our homework. In regard to the extreme temperatures,|
|00:13||Ha! The “climate changed summer” has so to speak, clearly even affected the Chancellor. This distinctly|
|00:17||shows that this “climate changed summer” effects health. I was just in Iraq and it was 48°C [118°F].|
|00:22||Imagine if we had 48°C in German cities. Unlike in Iraq where there are air conditioners everywhere,|
|00:29||here in our offices we don’t. All of our work, the way we do business would change, and anyone|
|00:35||who were to stand an hour in the blazing sun would begin to have tremors. That’s why it’s important that we act|
|00:41||here and now, because the impact of climate change has already arrived.|
|00:52||As I answered previously, trembling is a sign that not even the Chancellor is spared from the heat.
|*||From the album “Henry the Human Fly”.