Germany’s FOCUS Magazine Calls 400 PPM CO2 Concentration “A Critical Threshhold” With “Palpable Impacts”

Only a short post today due to time constraints.

The German catastrophists-in-a-hurry media already see the earth being beyond the tipping point and every weather anomaly as a sign of human sin.

Geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Professor of Chemistry Fritz Vahrenholt write about a prime example of media climate propaganda that one often finds in catastrophe-obsessed Germany. They write:

Michael Odenwald, who is responsible for the populist climate alarm at the German FOCUS news magazine, has struck again. On June 3, 2014 Odenwald penned the following apocalyptic article at the online Focus:

‘Drought, crop failure, ice melt, greenhouse gas record: Never has so much CO2 been measured
For the first time the concentration of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide has exceeded for an entire month a critical threshold. The consequences are an advancing global warming and the now palpable impacts.’

The 4-page article is chock full climate alarmist ideas. Lots of studies that support the catastrophe theories are listed and cited. But upon closer inspection, almost every single one of the claims is not supported by science. We’ve been through it all in detail, and so it is not necessary to repeat it again. The FOCUS chief editors would be well-advised to have Odenwald’s  articles to first be checked by independent scientists. Of course here we do not mean member of the PIK (Potsdam Institute). When one reads the FOCUS alarm-piece, one gets the uneasy feeling that the PIK scientists may have probably participated in writing the text…

Reading Odenwald’s claim that the 400 ppm level is “a critical threshold” and backs it up with anecdotes, one gets the impression that he thinks we have already gone beyond the point of no return and that CO2 emitted by man is now the sole cause of all bad weather. Years.

What does this tell us about journalism? If you cannot properly analyze anything, thus making you completely useless to do any practical job, then become a journalist.

 

13 responses to “Germany’s FOCUS Magazine Calls 400 PPM CO2 Concentration “A Critical Threshhold” With “Palpable Impacts””

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    The critical threshold of 400 ppm is when Greens’ heads all explode.

    Nothing much else happens since ECS is low.

  2. edmh

    The real tipping point is when Canadian cereal yields start to fail from the cold. This last winter of 2013 – 2014 could have seen the start.

    http://ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=5BA5EAFC-1&offset=10&toc=show

    Then of course all those green policies will start to kick in with failure of the electricity grids in the Western world for next winter.

  3. John F. Hultquist

    Actual measurements of real important (or critical) values are often measured to several significant digits. The Planck constant {h} comes to mind. As does the speed of light {c}, absolute zero, the Avogadro constant, and may more.
    Isn’t it odd, then, that the number 400 is posted as “A Critical Threshold” but rather than being measured accurately it has just been plucked out of someone’s fantasy?

    Don’t quote this; I many have a different value tomorrow. Not that there is such a thing!
    So here is my plucked value:
    2, 374.872 PPM CO2 Concentration “A Critical Threshold” With “Palpable Impacts”

    1. Mindert Eiting

      Correct. Moreover 2, 374.872 PPM tobacco smoke concentration should be considered a critical threshold with lethal impacts for passive smokers.

  4. DirkH

    “What does this tell us about journalism?”

    They’re not good with numbers.

    And they’re dying:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus#Auflagenentwicklung

  5. Stephen Richards

    Then of course all those green policies will start to kick in with failure of the electricity grids in the Western world for next winter. –

    It is becoming clear that the polis (not in Brussels) are beginning to realise this and are trying to ameliorate the problem by patching. Eg diesel generators, increased solar panels on the roofs, gas driven genies etc.

    It’s only Oblarny and his cronies that have not seen it coming.

    Sadly they will all fail to help and will cost a fortune.

  6. Stephen Richards

    DirkH 27. Juni 2014 at 10:18 | Permalink | Reply “What does this tell us about journalism?” They’re not good with numbers. –

    And they are lazy.

  7. yonason

    Sadly, CO2 produces demonstrably toxic effects on plants, causing them to grow abnormally large.

    If we don’t do something, just think of the awful consequences!

    //SARC=OFF//

    1. John F. Hultquist

      I can’t see your evidence of a problem.
      However, see this:
      http://images.sciencedaily.com/2010/05/100517172302-large.jpg

      1. yonason

        Kudzu elaborate?

  8. Jeff

    Ahh…Odenwald, always good (bad?) for another disaster…wasn’t the Odenwald
    the scene of some gruesome fairy tales? That would fit with the gruesome “Focus tales” written by this Odenwald…The commenters are starting to take him to task, but I think he’s a paid shill of the “team”, kind of a German version of Bill Nye (the disaster guy).

    I thought journalists were supposed to present both sides of an issue, or to report
    impartially (e.g. if it’s about a fire or some such thing)…

    1. DirkH

      These days the Odenwald is the place of a slightly pedophilic Green boarding school, always good for a moment of hilarity in German system media.

      In other news,
      http://twitchy.com/2014/06/27/meteorologist-brought-to-tears-by-climate-change-report-asks-is-global-warming-destabilizing-iraq/

      Wamists claim Global Warming causes disintegration of Iraq.

      1. yonason

        Yeah, a psycho death-cult from the dark ages has absolutely nothing to do with it. Must be the weather what’s causin’ it.

        RE your link (thx for that one) – What is wrong with people today?!

        Oh, wait, must be _______ (you know the drill).