The millions of Germans who read my blog 🙂 may wish to pick up FOCUS magazine tomorrow at the newsstands.Tomorrow’s edition features Professor Dr Fritz Vahrenholt, author, along with Sebastian Lüning, of the upcoming climate catastrophe skeptic book, Die kalte Sonne. It’s the book that warmists fear, and that open minds will surely absorb. Focus report on page 66.
Skepticism of the alarmist junk climate science is spreading in Germany.
The FOCUS report will also feature Freeman Dyson.
Michael Miersch writes of the FOCUS article:
Fritz Vahrenholt wrote one of the standard books for the environmental protection movement, was the most well-known green-type social democrat, and today leads a company that is investing billions in renewable energy. But now not even he believes any longer in the forecasts of the IPCC and the Potsdam Institute concerning climate warming. More on that in tomorrow’s FOCUS (only in the print edition, not online). Also there is an interview with physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, who feels global cooling is far more problematic than a warming.”
German readers, please pick up a copy and tell us what you think.
Photo source: Die kalte Sonne website.
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Today in “Stupidity”…
German scientists publish in Nature Climate Change. The Gulf Stream and other fast ocean streams warm faster than the rest of the ocean, and they don’t know how CO2 does that, they say!
Ok, they’re so deep in their groupthink that they probably don’t even consider that they might be watching the CAUSE of the 20th century warming in action… after all, the entire atmosphere contains as much heat as teh top 2 meters of the ocean…
From the article
“Der Golfstrom hat sich zwei- bis dreimal so rasch erwärmt wie der übrige Atlantische Ozean. Forscher vom Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (Geomar) vermuten, dass der Klimawandel die Wasserzirkulation der Ozeane verändert. ”
“The gulf stream has warmed 2 to 3 times as much as the rest of the Atlantic. Scientists of the Helmholtz centre for Ocean reasearch at Kiel suspect that CLIMATE CHANGE HAS CHANGED THE CIRCULATION OF THE OCEANS.”
No boys, the ocean won’t care one iot for the air temperature. It’s the other way round. LWIR doesn’t do anything down there. It doesn’t get in the water.
The ocean leads the atmosphere (land temps) going up, and lags going down. If you plot enough trend maps with the GISS trend mapper, you can see it. It is just (last ten years) starting to go down.
This one is already old, but I missed it; McIntyre explains the secret of the last few publications of Rahmstorf. How do you maximize the trend with creative padding while hiding what you did. Warmist science 101. Very informative.
Lucia showed what happens with the trend 2 years after publication of one of the papers when new data for 2 years became available.
Show this to everyone who still thinks warmist scienctists are honest.
Both are mentioned in my list of 129 gates. And a court in Cologne has already shown that Rahmstorf can’t be taken seriously. He’s neutralised himself in the debate.
When Freeman Dyson expressed his unconcern about AGW in the New York Times Magazine in 2009, there was an unanimous chorus of “How can such an otherwise brilliant scientist fail to get it?” With the Focus interview there will be no such reactions – the name simply does not ring a bell with the general German “informed” public. (Well, if they had heard about him, it would have been a horrified cry about Project Orion. But at least he has a nice son who lives in a treehouse in Canada and builds kayaks… [Not since 1979, but the G.i.P. does not care about +-35 years].)
I wouldn’t say German readers will dismiss Dyson. FOCUS clearly states he’s one of the giants of physics, and so readers will weigh that. I think lots of Germans are tiring of the constant climate nuttiness and hysteria in the media, and so will welcome Dyson’s views.
I’ve just read the Focus article. It’s a pity they didn’t put it on the cover; instead, the cover piece is about youth and drink; some kind of evergreen lifestyle issue that could just as well been put on the cover a week from now…
That being said, they manage to present Vahrenholt’s and Dyson’s opinions well and to the point. Disadvantages of renewables and advantages of CO2 are correctly named; it’s a short piece but it must come as a shock to True Believers.
So, I’d like more, and it would be nice if Focus would drop the occasional chiming in with the CAGW chorus and become coherently skeptical. Too often, they echo the alarmist mantra themselves. Make up your mind, Focus. Being skeptical should be your natural position.
Overall – a good article.