The junior partner of Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU center-right government, the business-friendly FDP Liberal Democrats under Philipp Rösler, have made an astonishing and bold move.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung here reports:
FDP blocks climate expert Schellnhuber
He is one of the world’s most famous climate scientists. But that does not seem to impress the liberal democrats at all: The Economics Ministry under Philipp Rösler refuses to reappoint physicist Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber as director of the Environmental Advisory Board. His colleagues are outraged and are now speculating on what’s behind it.”
Hat-Tip: Roger Pielke Jr. at Twitter.
That WBGU board, filled mostly with German academics, is the famous WBGU that not long ago produced a whacko “masterplan” dubbed “The Great Transformation”, which would lead to a coercive global decarbonization of the global economy by 2050 and the civil marginalization of climate science skeptics and dissidents.
If you can credit the FDP for anything, it’s Courage. This takes really massive reproductive spheres to attempt this.
Merkel’s junior coalition partner, headed by Rösler, now we must expect the full fury and hellfire of Germany’s mainstream media to rain down upon their FDP party. In today’s modern Germany, Climatism has taken over as the country’s official religion and Schellnhuber is deemed its infallible pope.
This is a real hornets’ nest. Challenging Schellnhuber is challenging the very core of the world’s environmental movement. I hope they know what they are doing.
To know what could be behind the move, look no further than here. Schellnhuber is the main scientific force driving the green energy debacle that has pushed Germany’s energy industry and economy to the brink.
The green-leftist Süddeutsche Zeitung in its article extols Schellnhuber’s numerous achievements and awards. In there minds, he is Prof. Climate Authority.
The Süddeutsche also writes:
Now from Germany, the physicist, top climate advisor to the German Chancellor, is facing resistance. More precisely said: from the Federal Ministry of Economics. The house of Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) is resisting with all its might the reappointment of Schellnhuber as director of the WBGU.”
Schellnhuber’s appointment would be for another 4 years, and it normally should proceed as a mere formality. But now there appears to be growing, real resistance among Angela Merkel’s government – the process of appointing Schellnhuber has been blocked for weeks now. The Süddeutsche writes: “Formally the WBGU has not been in existence for two months.”
This is an immense development. A junior coalition partner does not block such a key position or take such a stance without first closely consulting with its senior coalition partner, in this case Angela Merkel and her CDU/CSU party. This indicates that dissatisfaction with Schellnhuber and the WBGU has long been festering within the ruling government, and that Merkel has probably had enough of Schellnhuber’s doom and gloom scenarios, global transformation fantasies and social engineering designs. Time to get back to reality.
I repeat, expect a very very messy and ugly attack campaign against the FDP and Rösler from the media and Germany’s climate Vatican in the weeks and months ahead.
Source of photo / graphic: scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming.