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“The Great Solar Swindle”

Die Welt, one of Germany’s flagship dailies, wrote up a comprehensive assessment of solar energy as a supply of energy to meet demand titled: The Great Solar Swindle. The authors of the piece, Daniel Wetzel and Reto Klar, as suggested by the title, conclude that solar energy is a well-executed swindle that was and is promoted […]

Kook Science and Predictions Spreading Beyond Climatology

It’s a slow climate news day here in Germany, and this story at happened to catch my eye. Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031 So there you are. Kook scientists (funded by the poor taxpayers) are also to be found in fields other than climate science. To be honest, I’d say the odds these aliens […]

Climate Change Now Causes More Boredom! Interest In Climate Change Reaches 5-Year Low In Sweden

We’ve all heard how climate change causes everything that’s bad for humans and the planet to increase and to intensify. Well, ironically, that also now includes boredom on the subject of climate change itself. Many are simply just getting bored to death by it. Indeed a spate of recent studies have shown that people are growing tired and […]

Quo Vadis Sea Level - Tropical Pacific Sea Levels DROPPED From 1958 - 2007, New Study Shows

Quo Vadis Sea Level – Tropical Pacific Sea Levels DROPPED From 1958 – 2007, New Study Shows

Tuvalu is saved! What follows is a press release from the Leibniz Institute for Marine Science (IFM-GEOMAR) on a new paper appearing in the GRL, which shows sea level changes are far more complex than first thought. It’s back to the drawing board for climate and sea level modellers. (Hat-tip Science Skeptical) ================================================== Quo Vadis Sea Level? […]

Cooling (Not Warming) Causing Catastrophic North American Floods Of 2011

Cooling (Not Warming) Causing Catastrophic North American Floods Of 2011

NTZ contributor and climate observer Matti Vooro provides evidence that the floods of North America are likely linked to cooling, and not warming. =================================================== Global Cooling – The Real Cause Behind The Catastrophic North American Floods Of 2011 by Matti Vooro The Canadian Prairies and the United States North Central regions are experiencing one of […]

CRASH! European Carbon Market Plummets

CRASH! European Carbon Market Plummets

Portuguese website Ecotretas here informs us that the European carbon market, the EU Emissions Allowances, has crashed over 20% last week alone, see the following chart. Read more about what is behind the crash at Ecotretas In the scheme, carbon emission allowances, called EU Allowances (EUAs), are allocated to specific industrial sectors and cap the total level […]

Josh On Sea Level Rise And Quacks

Josh On Sea Level Rise And Quacks

Josh weighs in on the sea level debate… Thanks for making my day, Josh!  See all of Josh’s cartoons HERE.

Leading German Meteorologist: Michael Mann's Sea Level Story Is "A Quack"

Leading German Meteorologist: Michael Mann’s Sea Level Story Is “A Quack”

What follows in English is a summary version of a piece appearing here at the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) based in Germany, written by retired meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls. ================================= PIK report: “Sea level rising fastest in 2000 years” turns out to be a quack! Data shows no change! Sea levels are now rising […]

EU Climate Negotiations Break Down Too – Dzieki Poland!

With the spate of bogus horror “climate papers” coming out recently, e.g. rapid sea level rise, oceans dying and spreading drought, one has to wonder if they weren’t timed to scare politicians into taking rash action at climate-rescue conferences. If they were, they have failed miserably so far. EU Environment Council in Luxembourg on Tuesday. (Photo: President of […]

EU Parliamentarian: “Europe Climate Policy Dead End…China, India, Australia Waving Goodbye

It’s over. All that is left to die is that last flicker of European hope.Another European politician has long since seen the bold-letter writing on the wall. The following was written by European Parliamentarian Holger Krahmer and appears in German at the Achse des Guten here. What follows is an English translation (emphasis added). ============================= […]

Edenhofer To Der Spiegel: Report Subjected To “Strict Scientific Review Process”

Der Spiegel reports here (Bloggers accuse IPCC of conflicts of interests) on Climategate 2.0, where the IPCC just published a huge new report on renewable energy, claiming that within 40 years nearly 80% of the world’s energy needs could be met, mostly through a massive expansion of wind and solar power. The report, it turns out, was […]

Callous Der Spiegel: Organic Food Business More Important Than The Lives Of Millions Of Africans

Our friend Rudolf Kipp at the German Science Skeptical site here has a shocking report on a callous Der Spiegel piece that appeared yesterday. I’ve translated Rudolf’s report in English with his permission. =================================================== Organic Foods Are Killing – This Time in Africa by Rudolf Kipp Children are dying in Africa – just so that German organic food […]

German Weather Service Says Predicting More Than 10 Days Out Is “Like Reading Tea Leaves”

With summer officially about to begin, a number of weather services are making seasonal forecasts for Germany and Central Europe. Read here. The English-language The Local writes: meteorologist Karsten Brandt said odds were ‘high that the weather will turn out sunny with a tendency to be dry.’ meteorologist Dominik Jung also predicted a […]

Windmill Tower Snaps In Half – Crashes Down Across Path

Windmills are subject to cyclic loading, which means even small cracks in the load-bearing structure can grow and eventually lead to catastrophic failure. One catastrophic failure occurred yesterday near the Central German town of Kirtorf, read here (in German). Hat-tip Dirk H. Many photos here The tower broke 25 meters up. Investigators are now examining […]

Array Of Climate Evil (Skepticism)

Array Of Climate Evil (Skepticism)

That’s most likely what the warmists will be thinking after reading this post :). Here in Germany the Greens and activists are constantly bemoaning the strong undercurrents of climate skepticism one finds in that “backward country” USA, and claim it’s all fanned by “hack” scientists, like Fred Singer, who are funded by Big Oil, or Koch […]

Kyoto Obitiuaries Everywhere In Germany’s Press

With the climate conference now taking place in Bonn with the aim of coming up with a successor to the 2012-expiring Kyoto Protocol for Durban later this year, signs of success are non-existent. Obituaries are now being written everywhere in the German press, also see here and here. For that we can all breathe a big sigh of relief […]

World Liberty Day

Today is World Liberty Day Updated: 17 June, 5 p.m. CET The above website I’ve linked to was set up in Germany as a project by liberty-enthusiastic individuals, led by Christoph Widenhorn of the German FREIHEITSWERK. Many people are not aware of this, and so I hope this spreads around a bit more. It is […]

Yvo de Boer: “Kyoto Protocol Is Dead” – Kyoto Countries Plummet From 55% To Just 20%!

The climate change train left the station long ago. Someone needs to tell Romney and Christie because they look awfully silly standing all alone there on the platform, waiting for the train to come. It left long ago with hardly anyone getting on it – just some Europeans and a few panhandlers. The leftist German […]

EU To Control Energy Consumption By EU Consumers

The German online Die Welt here reports that the EU plans to force consumers to save energy – 1.5% every year.According to plans by EU Commissar Günther Oettinger of Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party, energy suppliers in the future have to assure that their customers use less power and gas. Every year suppliers will have to […]

Which Issue “That The Survival Of Civilization Hinges On” Was Missing In The CNN Debate?

Face it – it’s not an issue in American politics. Nobody gives a rat’s butt about it. It’s off the radar, folks! Hot Air here lists the question topics at the CNN debate: Plans for job creation Tim Pawlenty’s plan for sustained 5% growth Raising taxes on the wealthy Repealing Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory expansion Repealing […]