Climate Politics

‘Die Welt’ Article Warns: German “Energiewende Risks Becoming a Disaster” …As Costs Explode!

Normally even the German conservative media have been supportive of Germany’s shift from fossil fuels over to green energies, and most leading conservative media outlets accept that climate change is mostly man-made and thus needs to be taken seriously. Climate science skepticism is scorned in Germany. So it’s all the more surprising that one of […]

BASF Executive Calls German Energiewende A "Huge Botch"...Government "Deceiving The Public"

BASF Executive Calls German Energiewende A “Huge Botch”…Government “Deceiving The Public”

Former Supervisory Board Chairman of German chemicals giant BASF Jürgen Hambrecht has “sharply criticized” the German government for “deceiving the public and giving them the runaround” when it comes to the Energiewende, reports the online N24/Die Welt here. Former BASF top executive Jürgen Hambrecht says the German government has been deceiving the public when it […]

Germany's "Silent Catastrophe" ...330,000 Households See Power Turned Off In One Year!

Germany’s “Silent Catastrophe” …330,000 Households See Power Turned Off In One Year!

The DPA German press agency reported yesterday on the rapidly spreading energy poverty now engulfing the country. The main driver is Germany’s skyrocketing electricity prices – primarily due to the legally mandatory feeding-in of wind and solar power. Currently regular household consumers are paying nearly 30 cents a kilowatt-hour – almost three times the rate paid […]

Real President Puts Focus On Real Issues: No Mention Of Climate Change In Hour-Long Speech

Plenty of superlatives have been used to describe President Donald Trump’s speech to the nation on Februrary 28. Fox News called it “one for the ages” as the newly elected President spoke on a wide range of pressing issues and daunting problems the nation faces, like immigration, drugs, crime, runaway debt, urban decay, economic stagnation, over-regulation, education, terrorism…to […]

German Electricity Price Projected To Quadruple By 2020, To Over 40 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour!

German Electricity Price Projected To Quadruple By 2020, To Over 40 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour!

Once ballyhooed as a cheap source of energy (“The sun doesn’t send an electric bill”), Germany’s attempted transition to wind and solar energy is rapidly heading towards a full-blown central planning folly of historic dimensions. The German electricity consumer advocacy group NAEB projects that Germany’s electric power rates will continue to soar, possibly reaching an industry back-breaking […]

Radical Green Obsessions: German Gov Pushing To Devolve Humans To Herbivores

Radical Green Obsessions: German Gov Pushing To Devolve Humans To Herbivores

News site t-online.de here writes that visitors to the German Ministry of Environment will be served only vegetarian food, according to German daily Bild. The order comes from the Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (Socialist Party) herself. According to reports, food service companies that cater events held at the Ministry are not to provide fish or […]

German CDU Parliamentarian Calls Climate Science “A Very Dangerous Mixture” Of Belief and Dogma

I was a bit hesitant to write about this because it could lead to trouble for the person with the courage to speak up. After all, we’d hate to see riots, violence and rabid fits of shouting. But the good fight must be fought, and we must never be forced into silence – even when […]

Germany: 120 Billion Euros For 5% Electricity Supply! And “Huge New Green Movement” Against Wind Power

Only 5% of demand covered The Swiss online Baseler Zeitung here writes how the country’s Association for Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biotech Companies is coming out against Switzerland’s recently proposed green “energy strategy”, saying that it is “fundamentally going in the wrong direction“. The association fears it will lead to higher costs. Energy politician Christian Wasserfallen “is […]

The Startling Debacle Of Germany's Electric Cars ...Auto Industry Faces Demise In 10 Years

The Startling Debacle Of Germany’s Electric Cars …Auto Industry Faces Demise In 10 Years

NOTE: I was in Berlin the whole weekend and just got back. A bit tired, and so no new post today. ======================================== The skeptic European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here brings our attention to a documentary on electric cars by German flagship ARD public television broadcast recently. German auto industry risks skidding out […]

Massive Data Tampering Uncovered At NASA - Warmth, Cooling Disappears Due To Incompatibility With Models

Massive Data Tampering Uncovered At NASA – Warmth, Cooling Disappears Due To Incompatibility With Models

Note: Due to the very positive feedback of this post, I’ve decided to leave it up at the top spot for another day. -PG ============================================== In 1981, James Hansen was the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  He was also the lead author of a seminal paper published in the prestigious journal Science entitled […]

Smackdown: AMS Paper Exposes Media, Scientists As Falsely Hyping Human Attribution In Extreme Weather Events

Smackdown: AMS Paper Exposes Media, Scientists As Falsely Hyping Human Attribution In Extreme Weather Events

Source: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:2015.4/to:2017.1/plot/rss/from:2015.4/to:2017.1/trend “Climate models are unable to predict extreme events because they lack spatial and temporal resolution. In addition, there is no clear evidence that sustained or worldwide changes in extreme events have occurred in the past few decades.”    —- IPCC AR4 (2007) Section 8.3.9.3  Page 232 According to no less of an authority than […]

Experts: Green-Preaching Germany To Miss 2020 Climate Targets By A Mile... "An Illusion"!

Experts: Green-Preaching Germany To Miss 2020 Climate Targets By A Mile… “An Illusion”!

The online Germany-based International Business Forum for Regenerative Energies (IWR) here writes that the country will fail to reach its 2020 climate targets, despite tens of billions of euros invested in green energies such as wind and solar, and all its incessant green pontification. An expert commission appointed by the government recently released its 5th […]

Germany's Coming "Ministry of Truth"? ...Leading German Politicians Aim To Ban Lies ..."Climate Deniers" Targeted

Germany’s Coming “Ministry of Truth”? …Leading German Politicians Aim To Ban Lies …”Climate Deniers” Targeted

Some kudos to Die Welt for publishing the opinion piece by one of the rare remaining fighters for liberty in Germany, Henryk Broder. Leading German politician Volker Kauder (photo) of the CDU party aims “to ban lies from the Internet” thus suggesting the establishment of a Ministry of Truth. Image cropped from volker-kauder.de/index.html, CDU. With […]

Trump’s Election Means A Chance For “A Return To Reason In Climate Policy”, German Expert Writes

Physicist Dr. Peter Heller wrote at the German language Science Skeptical here how the election of Donald Trump could mean “the return to reason in climate policy” and that there may be a course change: “one away from trying to do what’s good for the climate, to one that does what is good for man.” […]

Spiegel: EU Corporations Have Raked In 25 Billion Euros Through Corrupt Emissions Trading Scheme!

Spiegel: EU Corporations Have Raked In 25 Billion Euros Through Corrupt Emissions Trading Scheme!

Emissions trading was set up to entice fossil fuel intense companies to reduce their CO2 emissions, and thus in this way help bring atmospheric CO2 concentrations to a standstill, and thus rescue the climate, according to the man-made global warming theory. New report by Carbon Market Watch shows large corporations raking in billions in CO2 […]

Meddling! German Environment Ministry Donated Up To $5 Million To The Clintons In 3rd Quarter Of 2016!

Meddling! German Environment Ministry Donated Up To $5 Million To The Clintons In 3rd Quarter Of 2016!

We often hear claims from the media of how president-elect Donald Trump unfairly got help from Vladimir Putin and the Russians to win the election, and that it’s outrageous a foreign government would meddle with and influence the US political process. (Never mind these allegations continue to be based on practically nothing.) Germany’s Federal Ministry […]

Climate Professor Says German Climate Science Hyped By Sloppy, Politically Corrupted Media!

Climate Professor Says German Climate Science Hyped By Sloppy, Politically Corrupted Media!

German Klagermauer TV here shows a recent presentation made by veteran climatologist Prof. Dr. Werner Kirstein, in the lead up to the Marrakesh climate conference. Prof. Dr. Werner Kirstein calls climate protection a form of populism where governments hope to garner praise for their climate protection efforts. Image cropped from Klagemauer TV. Kirstein has become […]

Germany Manages To Draft “Watered Down…Hollowed Out” Climate Plan For Marrakesh

Some days ago we wrote about how Germany was headed to Marrakesh without any plan on how it would meet its “climate targets”. This of course promised to be a huge embarassment for a country that liked to massively boast about being a leader in fighting climate change. Merkel’s government and leading ministers had to […]

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Looks like the election models and forecasts are about as bad as those we’ve seen in climate “science”. Source: New York Times Think about this. Of course when you place your full faith in them, eventually you get brutally slammed by reality. Make no mistake, I’m also stunned by Trump’s victory, as yesterday I thought […]

New Paper Asks 'What Does The Paris Agreement Actually Do?'  Answer: Nothing. CO2 Emissions Continue Rising Unabated.

New Paper Asks ‘What Does The Paris Agreement Actually Do?’ Answer: Nothing. CO2 Emissions Continue Rising Unabated.

A new paper just published online asks a timely and poignant question as the U.S. Presidential election splatters the headlines this week: What does the Paris Agreement actually do?  The author succinctly answers his own question, concluding that the Paris Agreement allows countries like China and India “permission to emit as much [CO2] as they […]