7th International Non-Alarmist Climate Conference Sells Out! Yet Not A Single German Media Outlet Shows Up

In early April, the 7th Climate Conference, featuring distinguished non-alarmist scientists and organized by the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE), took place at the Steigenberger Hotel Mannheimer Hof in Mannheim, Germany.

The 2-day conference featured heavyweights like Richard Lindzen, Nir Shaviv and Henrik Svensmark who brought the message that today’s climate science tells us there really isn’t much to be alarmed about. CO2 is nowhere near the big driver the media and government-funded scientists make it out to be.

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Prof. Lindzen, NN, Dr. Thüne, Prof. Shaviv, Prof. Svensmark. Photo: EIKE

The conference room was large enough to accommodate an audience of 100 people, yet 130 specialists of various fields jammed inside. Those coming late had to stand. Year by year interest in other views in the climate debate and explanations as to why global temperatures refuse to rise has been growing among the public in Germany and Europe. Little wonder that the place sold out.

But interest in rational climate science ends at the media’s front door. The non-alarmist message put forth by the distinguished scientists obviously was not what the German mainstream media wanted to splash in their newspapers, TV screens or internet pages. EIKE reports that not one of the three invited local newspapers bothered to show up and report on the conference and cover the story.

Instead of delivering vivid pictures of doom and gloom scenarios like the IPCC does, the dissident scientists came to tell the world that there really isn’t a man-made climate problem and that the real problem is the man-made climate science disaster. For years the IPCC has been giving the public a distorted and manipulated picture of our climate.  The non-irrational scientists at the conference showed the data to back it up. But this was not the message the German media wanted to hear or to spread to the public. The willful deception continues.

EIKE asks and comments:

Does the print media see the writing on the wall as to why readers are leaving in droves? It’s little wonder. The readers want to see objective information, and not eco-propaganda. […]

As it stands, one has to consider the often sworn free, objective German media as definitely having reached communist East Germany media levels.”

9 responses to “7th International Non-Alarmist Climate Conference Sells Out! Yet Not A Single German Media Outlet Shows Up”

  1. DirkH

    “As it stands, one has to consider the often sworn free, objective German media as definitely having reached communist East Germany media levels.”

    Most definitely, and not restricted to climate science, and not restricted to Germany but everywhere in the EU.

  2. DirkH

    Another thing you won’t read in system media: 2 AntiFa thugs attack 2 AfD volunteers, using brass knuckles, get bested and handed over to police.
    http://afd-niedersachsen.de/index.php/afd1/442-21-04-2014-blutiger-wahlkampfauftakt-in-wolfsburg

    AntiFa (Black Bloc) = EU system thugs.

  3. John F. Hultquist

    “… not one of the three invited local newspapers …”
    We live near a small town with a daily paper. There are only a couple of reporters and the choice is between covering local sports teams or meetings of all types. If the sports are not well reported with large full color photos the manager will get calls and letters. For review and analyzes the editor has feeds from the parent company and the MSM. These can be easily ignored. The paper is useful for announcing local bond votes (yesterday for a new fire station) and for grocery store coupons. Wise use of coupons about covers the yearly cost of the paper.
    It is easier to drop a magazine subscription when the articles and opinions go toward the eco-climate doom spectrum. They keep sending letters of the “we want you back” theme but those go to the recycle box without being opened.

  4. alex

    Nobody would buy today’s newspaper if the headline ran:

    ALL’S WELL WITH THE WORLD. THERE’S NOTHING BAD TO REPORT.

    The mainstream media needs alarmism and bad news to sell. Good news is unprintable.

  5. Kurt in Switzerland

    The EIKE organizers need to up the program / format in order to generate more interest.

    A live debate would go a long way toward this goal.

    Hold it in a large public auditorium next time; challenge famous protagonists of the AGW movement to a debate and inform the press of your challenge. Invite university students to attend for a deep discount. Have a political / economic debate on the wisdom of KEV / EEG.

    Kurt in Switzerland

  6. tom0mason

    DirkH I agree.
    Except for the editor in the Irish Independent, and the UK’s Daily Mail, and occasional pieces in the Telegraph, most of Europe is lead by the nose by the UN-IPCC alarmists and true believers.
    In the main informative investigative reporting by newspapers died a decade or so before the Berlin Wall fell, now it is just a print outlet for other people’s publicity material.

  7. Dr. Martin Hertzberg

    This responsive reading taken from the Unitarian – Universalist hymnal is a most telling response to your article about the suppression of skeptic views on climate change.

    “CHERISH YOUR DOUBTS

    Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the attendant of truth.

    Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge, it is the servant of discovery.

    A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief.

    Doubt is the touchstone of truth: it is an acid which eats away the false.

    Let no one fear for the truth, that doubt may consume it, for doubt is a testing of belief.

    The truth stands boldly and unafraid, it is not shaken by the testing:

    For truth, if it be truth, arises from each testing stronger, more secure.

    Those that would silence doubt are filled with fear; their houses are built on shifting sands.

    But those who fear not doubt, and know its use, are founded on rock.

    They shall walk in the light of growing knowledge; the work off their hands shall endure.

    Therefore let us not fear doubt, but rejoice in its help:

    It is to the wise as a staff to the blind; doubt is the attendant of truth”

    Rev. Robert T Weston

    Nevertheless the Unitarian Universalist Association publication “The World” refuses to publish my skeptical letters and keeps quoting McKibben and Hanson rather than real scientists.

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  9. Michael

    Plenty of bad news from this major climate conference. We have no idea how to predict the future- the long term weather but its not due to CO2 . You can do nothing to stop more bad weather- though its not the end of the world- you can only adapt to it. Billions of dollars wasted on pointless climate research. Hundreds of $billions wasted by government on solution to non-problem.