Hans von Storch On WBGU: “Suffering From Planet-Rescue Fantasies” … Neil Cavuto On Gore: “He’s Nuts”

Von StorchToday I bring an assortment of short, unrelated stories.

1) Hans von Storch at Klimazwiebel comments of the WBGU.

Hans is known for his direct speech and speaking his mind. Yet, I found a comment he left at his blog even more direct than usual – about the German FDP party blocking the re-assignment of the WBGU, the advisory board of alarmist “experts” who are tasked to advise the German government of matters concerning the environment and climate.

For me the WBGU is essentially a club of alarmists that is suffering from planet-rescue fantasies and a chronic overstepping of competence. Actually it is a good thing that a political group is for once requesting a reining in.”

Unfortunately the latest news is that the FDP party has ended its resistance to the re-appointment of the WBGU members. So they will still be there, yet no one says they will have to be listened to.

2. Stefan Rahmstorf concedes natural factors (at least when it cools).

At the German RealClimate sister-blog klimalounge, bedwetter in-chief Stefan Rahmstorf boasts about the Klimalounge site getting a million hits since coming online 5 years ago (NTZ reached that mark after just a year, and WUWT gets three times that every month). Anyway, while boasting about that, Rahmstorf brings up the global temperature stagnation, telling readers not to worry, the climate catastrophe is coming. For those who question this:

The answer is still the same as in 2008: no, global warming is unfortunately not over and has not slowed down significantly, the deviations from a steady, continuous warming trend are part of the usual short-term fluctuations, which are caused by, among other things, El Niño, ocean circulation fluctuations and solar activity.”

(My emphasis) At least he finally admits natural factors, though only for the short-term. So you see how simple it is for them.  When it cools, it’s because of natural factors. But when it warms it’s all because of CO2. Not surprisingly, this is how they’ve rigged their models. And so you warmists can all go on wetting your beds without worry.

3. Joe Bastardi on climate science at his Saturday Summary of the 4th of May (see video, right side bar). The warmists he says are only making excuses when they start changing the terminology:

You folks have to understand that it’s been getting cold in a lot of places and that it hasn’t been reported on. And of course, the value, if you want to call it that, in this climate fight that is going on, the value is that it’s waking some people up in America. They’re saying, ‘Where in the heck did this come from?’ And again, I don’t think you can change the playing field from global warming to climate change. You know, you just change the terminology – you know you’re wrong about what is going on, and you’re giving us excuses. So that’s what I think. Get used to it because that’s what nature does.”

4. Neil Cavuto in a Fox News interview with Joe Bastardi on Al Gore’s latest unhinged performance in Hollywood, at the end of the clip:

He’s nuts, by the way. I just think he’s nuts. But that’s just me.”

You can include me.

Source of photo Hans von Storch: institute/coastalresearch/.en

5 responses to “Hans von Storch On WBGU: “Suffering From Planet-Rescue Fantasies” … Neil Cavuto On Gore: “He’s Nuts””

  1. nzrobin

    ” Not surprisingly, this is how they’ve rigged their models.”

    Or maybe, if they haven’t already rigged their models like that, it will be the new and improved version.

  2. pyeatte

    “telling readers not to worry, the climate catastrophe is coming.”??? what kind of demented mind wants climate catastrophe ?

    1. Ian W

      That is the question that people really do need to start asking. From many scientistists and from the 15+ years of no warming we get the good news that there will be no ‘climate catastrophe’ that CO2 does not appear to cause runaway warming and destruction of civilization – you would think that there would be dancing in the streets. But no – these people want the population tofear catastrophe. Look at the horrified reaction in Doha to Lord Monckton’s announcement. This raises questions about their motives is it for research grant money? Not to be made to look foolish? Or for politicians is it that they are using the fear for extra taxation and to control national energy use? These questions and more need to be asked and answered.

  3. Ulrich Elkmann

    “what kind of demented mind wants climate catastrophe ?”
    Those who have cried “wolf” – and all those movers & shakers who have spent gazillions of $$/€€ building rayguns to ward off the Martian Invasion – who would not look so good if somebody were to tell that not only the Martians are not planning an invasion, there are in fact NO Martians (never mind that the rayguns wouldn’t work in the first place). (For “rayguns” read “windfarms” & “solar panels”).

    Luckily, it’s easy to show that Martian Deniers have already been taken over by the invaders; the fact that reports of their scoutships have greatly diminished since The X-Files went off the air proves that their camouflage tactics have improved dramatically, i.e. It Is Worse Than We Thought.

  4. Mitchel R. Mccarthy

    Unfortunately the latest news is that the FDP party has ended its resistance to the re-appointment of the WBGU members. So they will still be there, yet no one says they will have to be listened to.