German Academy Of Sciences And Engineering Calls Off Climate Catastrophe – Coping Will Not Be A Problem

UPDATE: reaction from Die Welt journalist Ulli Kulke here (in German), who says this is a welcome but not surprising conclusion.

UPDATE 2: The names of two of the resigning scientists are known: Mr “Honest Broker” Hans von Storch and German Weather Service VP Paul Becker.

The print edition of Der Spiegel this week has a short article that tells us what every sober person in Germany already knows: coping with climate change here will not pose any difficult challenges.

Spiegel writes: German Academy of Sciences and Engineering calls off the climate catastrophe.

In fact we know this to be the case for the rest of the world, unless of course the climate veers into another ice age like situation. The above conclusion was reached by the German Academy of Sciences and Engineering (Acatech) in a study commissioned by the German Federal government. According to Acatech President Reinhard Hüttl:

No climate conditions are going to occur here that already do not exist on the globe elsewhere and that we cannot cope with.”

Worse for the climate alarmists, the report goes on to say that warming will even bring benefits along with it, such as longer growing seasons and reduced wintertime heating costs. Readers should note that typical Germans heat their homes about 8 months per year.

Now we know that for some people bedwetting is a tough habit to break, and so we hope this latest news will help put some of the less chronic among us on the path to recovery.

Concerning rising sea levels, the scientists say that this ought to be an important concern, but “the scientists reject horror scenarios”. The scientists add:

A climate-related mass migration to Germany appears improbable.”

Four alarmist scientists walk out in protest of the good news

People of normal psychological balance would of course be relieved to hear this good news. But in catastrophe-obsessed Germany, this is unfortunately not the norm, rather it’s the exception. A number of scientists, bent on spreading fear, are angered by this good-news conclusion. Spiegel writes:

There was a dispute about the reliability of climate prognoses. Because of the involvement of RWE Innogy supervisory board chairman Fritz Vahrenholt (Social Democrat Party), four scientists resigned from the Committee. The former Senator of Environment of Hamburg accused established climate science of exaggerating man’s share in causing climate change.”

Fritz Vahrenholt is a professor of chemistry and co-author of the controversial skeptic book Die kalte Sonne. The names of the four scientists who resigned are still not known. It’s tough when people no longer want to play along with the alarmist hoax.


16 thoughts on “German Academy Of Sciences And Engineering Calls Off Climate Catastrophe – Coping Will Not Be A Problem”

  1. “No climate conditions are going to occur here that already do not exist on the globe elsewhere and that we cannot cope with.””

    Two words:

  2. “A climate-related mass migration to Germany appears improbable.”

    We have a defunct currency, coming inflation Italian Lira style, and ultrahigh taxes as deterrent.

    That should do it.

  3. “No climate conditions are going to occur here that already do not exist on the globe elsewhere and that we cannot cope with.” Perfect!

    Let’s see — if I remember correctly, haven’t both the Japanese Acacemy of Sciences and a similar Russian group rejected “global warming by any name as well?

    Here in the U.S., my dream in this area would be a Romney win, who would then direct Sen. James Inhofe to hold hearings to force the issue of having Drs. James Hansen, Michael Mann et al to “put up or shut up.” I suspect legions of scientists opposing CAGW would line up to dismantle and reject the data of these individuals.

    It would be delightful…but, first things first.

  4. KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight” should automatically play in the background when this article is loaded. :)

  5. Perfect. Just when sanity returns concerning the benign effects of plausible warming, the Big Chill returns and catches all with pants on the floor.


    Changes in atmospheric CO2 had very little relationship with emissions from human activity.

    The findings of Humlum et al. at

    (SEE BELOW) show that there is no way that carbon dioxide can be driving the CURRENT global climate / because between January 1980 and December 2011 changes in atmospheric temperature consistently led changes in atmospheric CO2 by several months.

    I believe that these results should end the debate about whether or not humans have influenced climate change as they negate the Anthropogenic Global Warming hypothesis – and signal the opportunity to suspend the tremendously expensive international effort by the IPCC, governments, and their industrial disciples to stage manage what can now be clearly seen to be NATURAL climate variation /change.

    The debate about human caused climate change should now end so that the human family can redirect its energies toward solving problems like population overshoot of global ecosystem carrying capacity, water, air and soil pollution that have some chance of being influenced by our behavior.

    Peter Salonius

    While the lag time between Temperature rise and CO2 increase has been known for years, three Norwegian researchers (Humlum et al) have found that the same happens in current interval (e.g. 1980-2011) when measuring atmospheric CO2 against several land and satellite temperature sequences. Lag time ranges from nine to twelve months depending on the nature of the surface.

    Ocean outgassing during periods of increased solar radiation has been proposed for the phenomenon for years, but the Abstract and Figures do not make it clear while the lag should be greater (but clearer) in the marine boundary layer than in the GISS land data and the tropospheric satellite data.

    The”Accepted manuscript” version is available here and a WUWT review is here .

    The highlights of the paper are:
    The overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere.

    Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging about 11-12 months behind changes in global sea surface temperature.

    Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging 9.5-10 months behind changes in global air surface temperature.

    Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging about 9 months behind changes in global lower troposphere temperature.

    Changes in ocean temperatures appear to explain a substantial part of the observed changes in atmospheric CO2 since January 1980.
    CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2, and changes in atmospheric CO2 are not tracking changes in human emissions.

  7. At last! I’ve always made a point of the non-response of Mona Loa to changes in human output.

    The unemployment line for climate pseudo-scientists forms on the left.

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