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Stefan Rahmstorf Pulls Warming Out Of His Hat – Uses Curve-Designing Tricks For September Mean Temperatures

It seems every time Stefan Rahmstorf makes a claim about climate, there’s almost always something very creative and acrobatic about the statistical approach he uses on which to base that claim. Rahmstorf seems to feel very much at home with the climate-Armageddon-theorists at his ultra-alarmist Potsdam Institute. =========================================== By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, […]

Spiegel On Cowtan And Way: "Feeling of Foreboding"...Other Studies On Antarctic, Mann et al, Tell Us "Caution Is Advised"

Spiegel On Cowtan And Way: “Feeling of Foreboding”…Other Studies On Antarctic, Mann et al, Tell Us “Caution Is Advised”

Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowki comments here on the recently published paper by Kevin Cowtan and Robert Way, which suggests the Arctic has warmed more than first thought and that the so-called warming pause resulted from missing data. Spiegel warns that eerily similar studies have been seen before, e.g. Steig et al, Mann et al. […]

German Climate Experts Confirm McIntyre: IPCC’s Last Minute Chart Substitution Was A “Dubious Illusory Trick”

By Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P. Gosselin) Perhaps you’ll recall how about a year ago a draft version of the recently appearing IPCC AR5 found its way to the public’s attention. That draft report contained an important chart that clearly illustrated the failure of all climate prognoses over the last […]

Report Claims Forests In Germany Ailing Due In Part To Climate Change: Winters Have Been "Too Frosty"!

Report Claims Forests In Germany Ailing Due In Part To Climate Change: Winters Have Been “Too Frosty”!

To illustrate the absurdity that global warming science has become, global warming is claimed to cause climate change, which in turn now causes winters to be too cold! This is what some leading German state officials would like to have people believe. 1000-year old oak tree in Germany ailing because of “climate change”. Photo released […]

More Dissent Erupts In Germany! Free Democrat Parliamentarian Slams IPCC Science, Proposed Climate Policy

Here’s one of the best speeches I’ve heard in a long time. On October 31 in the Lower Saxony capital of Hanover there was a parliamentary plenum. Dr. Gero Hocker, speaker for Energy, Environment and Climate Protection of the Free Democrat Party, made a speech calling on his parliamentary colleagues to acknowledge the facts on […]

German Media Supercharge Hyperbole And Drama In Wake Of Haiyan: Now Upgrading To “Climate Apocalypse”

Germans generally are very critical people, and when things aren’t exactly as they should be, they tend to get awfully bent out of shape over it. Anything outside specifications quickly gets labeled by Germans as a “disaster”. And if it meanders beyond that, it gets labeled a catastrophe. Example: if Germany loses a World Cup football game, […]

Multi-Millionaire, (Private)Jet-Setting Hollywood Actor George Clooney Requests World's Poor Forgo Affordable Energy

Multi-Millionaire, (Private)Jet-Setting Hollywood Actor George Clooney Requests World’s Poor Forgo Affordable Energy

What would George Clooney have against brutally throttling the plentiful supply of affordable fossil fuel energy that billions of people living on the planet rely on? Nothing, he recently said. George Clooney puts on an Oscar-winning green act. And an act is all it is. Hollywood actor has a mammoth carbon foot print. Photo: Nicolas […]

Leading German Meteorologist Slams Climatologists For Lapsing Into A "Feeding Frenzy" Over Single Storm

Leading German Meteorologist Slams Climatologists For Lapsing Into A “Feeding Frenzy” Over Single Storm

German meteorologist Dominik Jung comments on the near hysterical reaction of climate scientists concerning typhoon Haiyan at his site. He slams them for lapsing into a “feeding frenzy”. Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: NASA In the last part of the article Jung writes: What’s climate change got to do with it? As always: immediately after an event is […]

German Scientists: Solar Cycle 24 Points To Dalton Or Maunder-Like Minimum, Boding Ill For A Climate Cooling

The Sun in October 2013 – Minimum lies ahead By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated by P Gosselin) In October 2013 there was a considerable rise in solar activity as the sunspot number (SSN) climbed to 85.6. That’s 77% of the mean value reached at this time into a solar cycle since 1750. The […]

Haiyan Chaser Rahmstorf Attacks Anthony Watts / Skeptics: “How Quietly Can You Still Sleep At Night?”

Alarmist Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and contributor at RealClimate has not wasted any time in climate ambulance chasing at his Scilogs site here, trying to get as much mileage as possible out of tropical storm Haiyan. His piece is predictably titled, “Tropical Storms Are Getting Worse“. What is remarkable […]

EU Forbids Chocolate Cigarettes: “Dangerous Starter Drugs”… But Real Cigarettes And Cigars To Remain Legal!

The Brussels-based EU bureaucrats continue to spread their enviro and social tyranny. The German-language Turkish news site Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten here reports that the EU has passed another law designed to save people from dangerous drugs: a ban of chocolate cigarettes. Hat-tip DirkH The Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten writes: Also sweets are on the EU’s verboten-list. Chocolate that […]

Greenpeace Warns Russia! … Hopes For COP 19 Already Fading … Green Cheerleader Germany Spews More CO2

If Russia doesn’t behave responsibly soon, then there’s going to be a price to pay, Greenpeace is warning. Greenpeace thinks it can put the political pressure on Russia. We suspect that Russia as a result is getting really nervous by now and that she will soon cave in to Greenpeace’s mighty demands…maybe even within a few days. […]

Professor Gleick Most Offended Because 8-Year Old Kids Prefer Toys Over Tree Leaf Education!

I had to shake my head when I came across Peter Gleick’s Twitter comment about a Toys R Us spot. Incredibly he writes: “My wife and I saw this ad and looked at each other speechless. And angry. Perhaps the most offensive we’ve ever seen.” Warning: If you hate happy kids, then you aren’t going to […]

Profound Approval Loss: Obama’s Rating In Germany Plummets From 88% In 2010 To Just 43% Today!

Off the subject today: a short report on Obama’s popularity in Germany, which likely won’t get much attention from the US mainstream media. The NSA spying scandal and Edward Snowden have taken a massive toll on Barack Obama’s and the USA’s approval rating among Germans, new surveys reveal. According to Germany’s online Die Zeit weekly, […]

Renowned Warmist Scientist Peter Lemke: Antarctic Sea Ice "More Extensive, Thicker, And More Densely Packed" Than In 1992!

Renowned Warmist Scientist Peter Lemke: Antarctic Sea Ice “More Extensive, Thicker, And More Densely Packed” Than In 1992!

Polar scientist Dr. Peter Lemke of Germany’s renowned Alfred Wegener Institute was interviewed here about climate change, its affect on the Earth’s polar regions and about his recent winter expedition to Antarctica. In the Arctic part of the interview, Lemke repeats the usual man-is-melting-the-Arctic narrative that you often hear from many state-funded alarmist climate scientists. No surprise […]

Electric Car Is No. 1 Seller In Norway 2 Months In Row!! (Thanks To Subsidies Totaling Over $90,000 Per Car)

Electric Car Is No. 1 Seller In Norway 2 Months In Row!! (Thanks To Subsidies Totaling Over $90,000 Per Car)

Update:  Reader Kåre Kristiansen comments below that electric vehicle owners also get “free electricity for electric cars at some public charging places and no payment for an electric car on ferries.” ===================================== Germany’s online daily TAZ has an article on how an electric car has reached the No. 1 position when it comes to new […]

Die Welt: Scientists Not Really Sure Where Heat Has Gone…Rahmstorf Peeved By Skeptics’ Success

COP 19 in Warsaw is fast approaching and part of the ritual is the ringing of climate disaster alarms, much like churches ring their church bells on Christmas Eve. The Die Welt article here tries to explain to readers why the climate catastrophe is still approaching even if temperatures haven’t risen in 15 years. The […]

Waning Acceptance ….Survey Shows Germans No Longer Willing To Pay Higher Prices For Green Electricity

Germany’s citizens are less willing than ever to accept higher costs for green electricity. Enough is enough, they are now saying. WDR German public television has a report at its website here on the results of an opinion survey conducted by polling institute Infratest dimap to find out if the public is willing to pay more for […]

UN Admits Practically No Chance Of Meeting CO2 Emissions Target – Ignores 15-Year Temperature Stagnation

Despite the hundreds of billions of dollars diverted into CO2 reduction, man-made CO2 gas emissions continue to rise unabated globally. The latest UNEP report says it sees very little chance of the world reaching CO2 reductions targets. The ever widening gap Yesterday the online Die Welt here reported that UNEP is warning of “a growing gap” between the […]

Scientists Find That Sea Level Rise Is Much Slower Than Expected…No Human Fingerprint

Veteran journalist Ulli Kulke of the German blog Die Welt has a report claiming that how sea levels are not rising anywhere near as fast as climate science alarmists are claiming. First Kulke reminds readers that measuring sea level is no easy task because, depending on the location, sea levels can vary by several decimeters – […]