Today Germany’s flagship political daily, the renowned Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), which has long been a disciple of global warming religion (woeful deficits in climate sciences have long been a problem of the German mainstream media) raised a few eyebrows in daring to feature the global warming-blasphemous chart that no German was ever supposed to see.
FAZ features John Christy’s headline making chart. Chart source: Prof. John Christy, Daily Mail.
This leads us to believe that perhaps even the FAZ is tiring just a bit of the UN climate circuses that come to town every year. The chart slide show presented today by the FAZ is titled: Curvy Climate Change – The Charts of the Apocalypse. The slide show features 7 charts which often get used in the climate debate to communicate the messages of climate change to the public. Charts 2 – 6 are alarmist, but the final one douses ice water on the whole global warming meme.
The online FAZ describes chart 7, John Christy’s comparison of models vs observations featured by the online Daily Mail in March as the chart that “makes the hearts of skeptics beat faster” and that “the Daily Mail article resulted in a furor” and that “no article was distributed so much in the Internet as this one was“.
To be fair, the FAZ says that the Mail’s headline claims that global warming was exaggerated were “in the end untenable“. I guess no one has told the FAZ that there hasn’t been any warming in 15 years.
In Chart 2, which shows world fossil fuel consumption, The FAZ writes that this “hardly made an impression on host country Poland“.
Chart 3 shows the CO2 emissions scenarios for the future and that global emissions are even currently tracking over the upper expectations. Chart 4 shows Hansen’s danger zone chart, where 250 ppm is (arbitrarily) selected as the start of danger. One gets the impression that CO2 levels below 350 will yield only nice and tame weather, which we know is lots of BS because storms were just as bad if not worse in the 1950s and earlier.
Chart 5 features the “Song of a warming world“, which also can be viewed as a mere gimmick to promote fear over a fictional climate disaster. Higher temperatures could also be regarded as positive and so the music could made to be more pleasant as temps rise.
Finally, Chart 6 featured by the FAZ is about Arctic sea ice. Much to their credit the FAZ used one that included the year 2013 and commented: “What can’t be seen on the chart, because what is happening independently in the south pole is: in 2013 there was more sea ice than ever was recorded in 30 years at the Antarctic.”