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Critics Call German Elitist Reaction To Trump Victory: "A High Altitude Flight By Arrogance And Disdain"

Critics Call German Elitist Reaction To Trump Victory: “A High Altitude Flight By Arrogance And Disdain”

Today just a few comments on Trump’s spectacular victory. Don’t let the title above mislead you. The overwhelming majority of the German media were shocked and infuriated by Trump’s against-all-odds victory. Indeed if Germans had cast their votes in the US election, Hillary would have won by a margin of something like 94 – 6.  […]

Glimmers Of Hope Amid Longshot Odds. Can The People Overcome The Corrupt Establishment?

I doubt many are focused today on climate and energy right now, so today I have a few thoughts on the election. Sorry, Hillary, but I was not able to cast my vote for you: too many scandals, too much corruption, bad positions on fundamental issues and too many phony promises. You are really just […]

Defying Climate Models, Greenland Cooled By -1.5°C During 1940-1995 As Human CO2 Emissions Rates Rose Dramatically

Defying Climate Models, Greenland Cooled By -1.5°C During 1940-1995 As Human CO2 Emissions Rates Rose Dramatically

                                                             Above image  from Hanna et al., 2011  (Greenland Ice Sheet) In 1942, eight U.S. WWII aircraft (2 bombers, 6 fighter planes) emergency-landed on the Southwestern coast […]

Green Energy Thrill Is Gone! Once Overwhelming Support For German 'Energiewende' Fades, Study Finds

Green Energy Thrill Is Gone! Once Overwhelming Support For German ‘Energiewende’ Fades, Study Finds

There’s more trouble with the Energiewende. The thrill is gone! It used to be that the German Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) once enjoyed overwhelming support among the population. However, a recent national survey conducted by Germany’s University of Stuttgart, in cooperation with the University of Münster and two Fraunhofer institutes, shows a nation that has […]

Michael Mann Stumbles Again: Scientific ‘Consensus’ Says ‘Global Warming’ Leads To Less Intense, Less Frequent Hurricanes

A few days ago, “Hurricane” Matthew weakened into a Category 1 storm by the time it made landfall in the U.S., which means its official title has been changed to “post-tropical storm Matthew“.  Because it lost so much intensity and could no longer be considered a real hurricane as it made landfall, this development has […]

Only 53% Of Climatologists & Meteorologists, 36% Of Engineers & Geoscientists, 19% Of Agronomists Are 'Consensus' Believers

Only 53% Of Climatologists & Meteorologists, 36% Of Engineers & Geoscientists, 19% Of Agronomists Are ‘Consensus’ Believers

Americans’ beliefs about climate change were recently surveyed by the Pew Research Center, and the results were made public a few days ago.  Pew pollsters found that a combined 51% of Americans agree that (a) there is no clear evidence the Earth is warming, or (b) natural factors are the main cause of climate changes.  Therefore, […]

"Dominating Factor"...Leading Warmist Climatologist Concedes Natural Oceanic Cycles Directly Related To Troposphere Temperature

“Dominating Factor”…Leading Warmist Climatologist Concedes Natural Oceanic Cycles Directly Related To Troposphere Temperature

Renowned climate scientist Prof. Mojib Latif used to often appears on television, radio and speeches all over Germany to spread the word of an impending human-made climate catastrophe. Hat-tip Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt One of the highlights of Latif’s many appearances was the CO2 “fingerprint” in the atmosphere, which according to Latif […]

Leading German Business Magazine Slams Climate Activists Attacking Valentina Zharkova ..."Religious Warriors"

Leading German Business Magazine Slams Climate Activists Attacking Valentina Zharkova …”Religious Warriors”

Here’s more fallout from the climate-religious attempts to suppress a scientist who dares to offer alternative ideas to global warming dogma. Hat-tip Die kalte Sonne here. On Augsut 16, 2016, in the German Wirtschaftswoche (Business Week) Cora Stephan looked at the dubious attempts to suppress and censor science. Climate science that does not fit the global […]

Uncovered: Incoherent, Conflicting IPCC ‘Beliefs’ on Climate Sensitivity

For going on 3 decades now, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports have estimated that the climate’s sensitivity to the doubling of preindustrial levels of CO2 (from 280 ppm to 560 ppm) may range between 1.5°C to 4.5°C due significantly to the assumed “dangerous” warming amplification from positive water vapor feedback.  Despite years of […]

Scientists: Ocean Temps Vary 'Robustly' and 'Near-Synchronously' with Solar Activity

Scientists: Ocean Temps Vary ‘Robustly’ and ‘Near-Synchronously’ with Solar Activity

According to scientists, ocean temperatures have fluctuated up and down within a range of around 1 to 2°C for the last 1,000 years. During the Medieval Warm Period (~800 to 1,000 years ago) ocean temperatures were as warm or warmer than they are now.  This centennial-scale warming occurred during a period of high solar activity, […]

There’s No Observational, Physical Evidence That CO2 Heats Water

In examining the Skeptical Science (SkS) blog essay “How Increasing Carbon Dioxide Heats the Ocean“  written by Rob Painting (an “environmentalist, scuba diver, spearfisherman, kayaker and former police officer” who has “researched climate science, in an amateur capacity, for 4 years” according to his website bio), we learn that (A) the Sun heats the surface […]

Abundant Scientific Evidence That 'Global Warming' Is A Made-Up Concept

Abundant Scientific Evidence That ‘Global Warming’ Is A Made-Up Concept

The conceptualization of “global warming” has become so entrenched in the lexicon that few give much thought to its dubious derivation. Many assume that “global warming” actually means that all or nearly all of the globe is warming as a consequence of the “well-mixed” greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (i.e., CO2 concentrations have indeed reached […]

New Paper Shows No Precipitation Trend On Iberian Peninsula Over Past 300 Years!

Puzzling drought history of Spain during the past 300 years By Dr. Sebastian Lüning, Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German passages translated by P. Gosselin) [NOTE: Comment moderation will be slow over the next couple of days due to limited WIFI access. -PG] Gradually word is getting out that the current climate trend has to be put in […]

(All White) German ARD Television Jabs At GOP - For Lack Of Ethnic Diversity!

(All White) German ARD Television Jabs At GOP – For Lack Of Ethnic Diversity!

ARD German public television board has zero non-whites in nation that has millions of people of other ethnic origin. Photos: ARD, Fair Use. Yesterday I happened to watch Germany’s ARD 8 pm news, and was a bit surprised by its reporting on the GOP Convention. According to Wikipedia, the ARD is the “world’s largest public broadcaster with […]

Germans Rejecting Wind Power …Public Health Issues, Industrial Blight, Damage To Ecosystems

Once welcome as a clean alternative for producing energy, wind turbines in Germany are today faced with ever more hostile political and social environments. As the turbines increase in size, so do their impacts on people and ecosystems that are near them. In the southern German town of Winterlingen hundreds of people recently packed into […]

Retired Professor On Germany’s CO2 Reduction Effort: “Totally Idiotic What We Are Doing”

Two days ago I wrote of an interview with physicist Prof. Dr. Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, published at the website of the German Employers Association (DAV) here, on the minimal role of CO2 on the world’s climate. German professor calls climate protection a “dangerous, undemocratic ideology”. Due to the length of the interview I focused only on a part […]

Climate Alarmists Alarmed Public No Longer Panicked About The Climate, Demand More Doomsday Headlines!

Climate science critics Dr. Sebastian Lüning and professor Fritz Vahrenholt here present today some findings that climate alarmists are not very amused over: Climate alarmism has waned and is no longer making any headlines. The two co-authors of “The Neglected Sun” write at their site: ======================================== “People aren’t dumb. Climate alarmism just isn’t working. The […]

Analysis Finds No Correlation Between Glacier Melt And CO2, Melting Much Slower Today Than 1930s!

Analysis Finds No Correlation Between Glacier Melt And CO2, Melting Much Slower Today Than 1930s!

Are CO2 Emissions Driving Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise? By guest writer Kenneth Richard According to the below graph (Fig. 2 a) found in Gregory et al., 2013 in Journal of Climate (“Twentieth-Century Global-Mean Sea Level Rise: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?”), there was a very substantial increase in the glacier and ice sheet melt contribution […]

German Mainstream Parties In Collapse, Take Huge Blow In Municipal Elections…. Face Election Debacle In Baden Württemberg!

Germans often express dismay at the fact that American public is making Donald Trump a front runner. I’m often asked: “How can Americans be so stupid?” To answer that, lately I’ve been telling them to just look right at home in Germany. When elected officials don’t take the public seriously, then political heads roll. Welcome […]

60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth

UPDATE 03/03/2016:  WordPress issues now seem to be resolved. 🙂 ================================== The online SVZ here reported yesterday on a wind-turbine construction accident occurring in Southern Germany. Workers of the Hamburg-based Nordex company were operating a large hoisting crane by remote control as it lifted the 60-tonne wind turbine rotor assembly for mounting onto the 200-meter […]