Februar 2013

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Movement! German Media Reopen Climate Discussion – Concede Warming Has Stopped, Other Factors At Play

If Germany had recorded a record 5 warmer winters in a row, people would be reading and hearing about it for days without end. However, just the opposite has occurred: Germany has now experienced 5 colder than normal winters in a row – “a record” – now made official by the German Weather Service (This winter 0.6°C below […]

Vermont, New England Begin Sobering Up…Public Support For Ridgeline Windparks Erodes!

Vermont, New England Begin Sobering Up…Public Support For Ridgeline Windparks Erodes!

And if they can’t put the wind turbines up on ridgelines, there aren’t too many other places they could be put in Vermont. I guess developers could try putting them “offshore” on Lake Champlain – yeah, right. That would be as stupid as putting them on mountain ridgelines. Vermont; photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict, […]

Von Storch Blasts Climate Scientists: Not The “Keepers Of The Truth” – Says They “Oversold” The Science

Von Storch Blasts Climate Scientists: Not The “Keepers Of The Truth” – Says They “Oversold” The Science

This week’s newsstand, print-edition of FOCUS magazine (February 25, 2013, No. 9/13) has a 2-page interview with leading German climate scientist Professor Hans von Storch (HvS) titled: Climate Scientist Against Panic Spreading. Hans von Storch The sub-heading of the FOCUS article on page 92 reads: Scientist Hans von Storch goes hard in his own way: […]

Collapsing Consensus – Another German Meteorology Site Wonders About The Global Temperature Stagnation

Last week German meteorologist Dominik Jung openly wondered what had happened to all the warming, pointing out that Germany was suffering from its fifth consecutive colder than normal winter – a record! Earlier this month renowned meteorologist Prof. Dr. Horst Marlberg announced that global warming was finished, and that cooling was ahead for the next decades. […]

Germany’s Renewable Energy Efficiency Falls To Just Over 20% – Threatening To Ruin Country’s Competitiveness

Germany’s Renewable Energy Efficiency Falls To Just Over 20% – Threatening To Ruin Country’s Competitiveness

Every good manager knows that economic success and environmental protection only get achieved when resources are used efficiently and wisely. It makes little sense to buy a huge machine that can run only 20% of the time when you can get the job done using a much smaller machine that runs 100% all the time. […]

East African Drought Due To Natural Cycles – Not Man-Made, Study In Nature Shows

Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt’s Die kalte Sonne site recently posted an article about the East African drought, which, as it turns out, is all part of a natural cycle. ================================================ New Study in Nature: East African Drought Trend Part of a Natural Cycle By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P Gosselin) […]

Reports Of All-Time Record Low Northern Hemisphere Temperature, But No Official Confirmation

UPDATE: This story has only been confusion. It appears the new record was never set. Now it seems the source has been the Daily Mail, a story they wrote in January. Other outlets picked up on it, and information seems to have gotten lost and changed along the way. The Mail writes the -71.2°C reading was taken […]

Northern Hemisphere Sets New, All-Time Record Cold Temperature: -96.1°F In Oymyakon Siberia

UPDATE 2: No official confirmation of this record is available. Read here. Now it looks like it’s a bogus story. UPDATE 1: Russian media seems to confirm the new record: http://publicpost.ru/theme/id/3284/oymyakon/! Here it writes: Село Оймякон — самая холодная точка на планете. На днях тут похолодало до минус 71 градуса — это самая низкая температура […]

East African Drought Due To Natural Cycles – Not Man-Made, Study In Nature Shows

Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt’s Die kalte Sonne site recently posted an article about the East African drought, which, as it turns out, is all part of a natural cycle. ================================================ New Study in Nature: East African Drought Trend Part of a Natural Cycle By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P Gosselin) […]

German Climate Movement, Catholic University Paper Warns Of Growing Climate Skepticism In Germany

German Climate Movement, Catholic University Paper Warns Of Growing Climate Skepticism In Germany

A new working paper titled Climate Skeptics In Germany And Their War Against The Energy Revolution by the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, written by Dr. Achim Brunnengräber of the University of Berlin Department of Political Science, has just been released. What’s a bit surprising is that the Catholic Theological […]

Tiny Denmark Bans Oil And Gas Furnaces in New Homes In A Bid To Rescue The Planet

Effective January 1, 2013, oil-burning and natural gas furnaces in new homes are forbidden in Denmark. And beginning in 2016, homeowners will not be allowed to replace their old, existing gas or oil burning furnaces with a new one. Hat-Tip: Readers Edition.de/. Read here, in English. If you think the green movement has gone off […]

Danish Meteorological Institute Records Lowest Arctic Temperatures In 9 Years!

Danish Meteorological Institute Records Lowest Arctic Temperatures In 9 Years!

Looking at the temperature chart of the Danish Meteorological Institute, we see that the Arctic above 80°N has turned quite frosty. The polar bears are probably the only ones enjoying it. Chart above shows the years 2004, 2010, and 2013. Source: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php. Checking the charts from the years before, we see that today’s Arctic temperature […]

Germany’s Climate-Warming CO2 Emissions Rose In 2012 – Despite 1 Trillion Euro Renewable Energy Transition

Germany’s Climate-Warming CO2 Emissions Rose In 2012 – Despite 1 Trillion Euro Renewable Energy Transition

Preliminary figures show that Germany’s CO2 emissions for 2012 increased 1.5% – due to a cold winter and higher consumption of coal for producing electricity, writes Germany’s FOCUS magazine here. Environment Minister Peter Altmaier says Germany’s CO2 emissions are rising, and his country’s renewable energy transition will cost 1 trillion euros by 2039. Photo credit: Peter […]

European Institute For Climate And Energy Warns Germany’s Feed-In Act “Will Lead Country To Economic Ruin”

European Institute For Climate And Energy Warns Germany’s Feed-In Act “Will Lead Country To Economic Ruin”

Countries considering implementing green energy feed-in schemes may want to look at what is going on in Germany. Michael Limburg warns that Germany’s EEG renewable energy act is driving the country to ruins. Photo source: Michael Limburg Few countries have moved as aggressively as Germany in promoting renewable energy. Some tout the German system as […]

German Scientists Vahrenholt and Lüning: PIK Greenland Meltdown Scenario Handily Refuted

German Scientists Vahrenholt and Lüning: PIK Greenland Meltdown Scenario Handily Refuted

Not long ago the catastrophe-obsessed scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research claimed that another 1.6°C of warming may be enough to melt all of Greenland’s ice and cause global sea levels to rise catastrophically. Keep in mind that the PIK is probably the biggest producer of catastrophe stories in the world after […]