“Self-Inflicted Apocalypse Fascination”! Germany’s Leading Daily Fed Up With End-Of-World Scenarios, Climate Catastrophe!

Germany’s major media takes a landmark step, one could argue.

At their Die kalte Sonne site, geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning and chemist Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt point out a recent article appearing in Germany’s no. 1 daily by circulation (2.5 million), Bild. Apparently the Axel Springer publication is getting fed up with all the global warming catastrophe nonsense.

Note that Bild is the world’s 6th largest newspaper.
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Bild daily has had enough of the climatic end of the world  “Apocalypse? No!”
By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt

Bild daily has had enough of the constant screaming of alarm, and expressed it in very clear terms on September 11, 2014:

World refuses to end: Apocalypse? No!

Ozone hole, bird flu, Mayan curse or El Niño: How occupational pessimists, esoteric eggheads, astro-kooks and eco-freaks constantly want to talk us into the end of the world.

For 30 years we feared the ozone hole that had exposed us without protection to insidious UV rays: Until Wednesday. Then all of a sudden the UN announced: The ozone layer is well on its way to regeneration. This was not the first time that creepy end-of-world scenarios turned out to be a mix of fear-mongering and self-inflicted apocalypse fascination, […]

4. Climate change is melting the poles

Hardly anything in science is more at loggerheads than the question of to what extent man causes climate change. It’s an undisputed fact that the amount of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases’ in the air has risen strongly since industrialization, recently at a record level, and also the rise in global mean temperature (currently globally at 0.13°C per decade). But on the other hand the warnings of the dramatic melting of the poles and horror flooding of the poor Pacific islands have proven to be exaggerated. Currently the sea level is rising 3.2 mm per year. And the melting at the poles? Last summer the sea ice area in the Arctic compared to a year earlier rose 60%. 20 ships had to be rescued by ice breakers.”

Read the entire article at bild.de.

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Adding to Vahrenholt’s and Lünings piece, in its article Bild brings up 8 once claimed end-of-world scenarios that never came true: 1) acid rain/forest die-off, 2) Mayan Calendar, 3)  2014/2015 El Niño, 4) poles melting/climate change, 5) bird flu, 6) Nostradamus, 7) 1910 Haley’s Comet, and 8) nuclear inferno.

Bild sarcastically ends the part about the climate catastrophe with a photo of a semi-submerged Brandenburg Gate with the caption:

The Brandenburg Gate has remained completely spared by the ‘worst environmental catastrophe since Chernobyl’.”

Glad to see Bild is taking this step when it comes to the kooky climate catastrophe. It served them well, but now they are moving on.

 

17 responses to ““Self-Inflicted Apocalypse Fascination”! Germany’s Leading Daily Fed Up With End-Of-World Scenarios, Climate Catastrophe!”

  1. John Shade

    Germany awakens! At least, I like to think so.

    1. DirkH

      Bild is busy painting fantasy pictures of what’s happening in Ukraine. They are 100% Merkel CDU aligned; and Merkel is a 100% NATO vasall.

      1. Henning Nielsen

        And Germany is a member of NATO, as far as I can recall.

        1. DirkH

          And NATO is 100% USA controlled. Sorry I didn’t spell it out for ya.

  2. Stephen Richards

    John Shade 17. September 2014 at 19:22

    Germany awakens! At least, I like to think so

    Well it looks like they may have awakened but maybe no yet opened their eyes.

    1. DirkH

      Of the people I talk to, Greens don’t dare to discuss Global Warming anymore. Green party is losing at the polls and barely makes it into state parliaments.
      Pro EU warmist bloc parties generally are on the retreat, skeptic AfD winning, now over 10% in 3 state elections.

      FDP had some EU and AGW skeptics; purged them from their candidate lists in 2014, and immediately DIED in the September Bundestag elections. And continued to die in three state elections in a row. Talk about blowback!

      Besides, even the warmist Bloc parties have way bigger problems than AGW now: EU bankruptcy/disintegration, NATO war in Ukraine, Russian payback via NatGas throttling.

      Our leftist groups talk only about NSA spying, thinking that way they can gain some friends.

      Everybody avoids AGW; it’s political poison now.

      1. DirkH

        “FDP had some EU and AGW skeptics; purged them from their candidate lists in 2014,”

        Sorry, 2013 .

  3. DirkH

    German medium n-tv (private, but as bad as the state media) claims “Climate Change reduces harvests”. Intrigued I clicked the link. The headline is what goes for logic in journalist brains – as the article itself says “researchers say increasing temperatures WILL lead to fewer harvests (but increase agricultural area)”
    Generally the writer seems to think that every forecast by climate scientists is prophetic, as he avoids the conjunctive. Or maybe the writer is not a native speaker and doesn’t know the German conjunctive.
    http://www.n-tv.de/wissen/China-profitiert-Brasilien-verliert-article13623931.html

  4. Henning Nielsen

    That’s exactly the essence; “It served them well, but now they are moving on.”

    Politicians are of the same opinion, they just don’t say it. Not yet. But even politically, the “best before” date of climate disaster seems to be quickly approaching.

    Bild knows, like most newspapers, perfectly well how long a catastrophic message can be squeezed. They must be exasperated by their amateur colleagues in the CAGW business, who have not been able to find a new story to sell for so many years.

    The climate crises is simply not news anymore. And, as we know: “No news is good news”. And good news don’t sell.

    1. DirkH

      It didn’t serve them well at all, they lost 20% of newspaper readers over 8 years.

      That some of them start to flip with regards to AGW now is in my opinion just a belated simulation of an erstwhile debate culture that is long dead; and a desperate attempt at delaying their death.

      FAZ just announced to fire 200 of 900 people.

  5. Casper

    If you were a German you may say that all these topics are: “Alles Schall und Rauch”. It’s just talking about nothing…

  6. Graeme No.3

    The warmists should remember that Napoleon’s troubles in 1812 started when he delayed in Moscow, waiting for a surrender that never came. The delay was disastrous for the Retreat once the climate changed before the Grand Army could reach shelter.

    The successful ones were those sent back with despatches etc. before the retreat started. But I forget that warmists never study history because today everything is unprecedented.

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  10. Herve D

    “1) acid rain/forest die-off, 2) Mayan Calendar, 3) 2014/2015 El Niño, 4) poles melting/climate change, 5) bird flu, 6) Nostradamus, 7) 1910 Haley’s Comet, and 8) nuclear inferno.” :
    The least stupid of these 7 was #6-Nostradamus.

    1. DirkH

      Don’t give up on nuclear inferno just yet, NATO is doing what it can.