That’s what one of Germany’s leading national dailies, DIE WELT, writes here at it’s online site.Who knows! Maybe parts of the German media are beginning to see the the big block-letter writing on the wall and are now slowly taking baby-steps towards acknowledging the claims and science behind catastrophic global warming are not all what they are cracked up to be.
Maybe the far-fetched, cockamamie explanations on why all the cold is caused by warming has led the less zealous among the media to reconsider the science. Maybe all the phony predictions that keep turning out to be wrong are finally raising suspicions.
DIE WELT writes (emphasis added):
Forecasts made by many climate scientists, shortly before the year ended, prophesizing that 2010 would be the hottest on record have – once again – proven to be false.
According to CRU data, 2010 was in third place behind 1998 and 2005, and almost exactly tied with the year 2003. Certainly: The last decade was the warmest since records started being kept 130 years ago, but during the decade the warming – at least for the time being – stopped.”
Colder winters are forecast for the future
The 4th cold winter in a row is also causing some people to wake up from their global warming trance and prompting them to ask questions. DIE WELT writes:
We are now experiencing the 4th cold winter in a row.”
The climate scientists who are most loudly warning of global warming now say Central Europe must expect colder winters.”
The reason for this, writes DIE WELT, is because of a change in the NAO, which in the 1980s and 1990s supplied Europe with mild winters with winds from the Atlantic keeping the temperature on the mild side. DIE WELT also writes that Europeans ought to get used to long cold winters because that’s pretty much what is now forecast for the years ahead.
Global warming causing cold winters – just another theory
And Die Welt seems a bit annoyed by all the changing science, and so explains that the colder winters caused by global warming, all triggered by a lack of sea ice in the Arctic, is just a theory and reminds us that:
During the especially mild winter of 2006/2007 a completely different story was told: Namely that climate change would be more noticeable in milder winter months and less so as hot summer periods and that this one particular mild season would be typical for winters in the future.”
and then adds later in their report:
The very climate scientists who are warning of global warming now say Central Europe must expect colder winters.”
Thanks, DIE WELT, for reminding readers of that. PIK; GISS and Hadley scientists would like to have everyone forget all those now embarrassing computer-model-based forecasts. It’s encouraging to see journalists start wondering about the new theories that keep popping up when things turn out differently.
Spring 2011 forecast to be cold
Finally, DIE WELT tells us that this spring in Central Europe is not going to be warm either, quoting meteorologists. Unfortunately it has been a long brutal winter for much of Europe. And with the end of February upon us, many Europeans are really getting itchy for spring and some real warming. Unfortunately, it’s going to take (quite) awhile longer, so reports DIE WELT.
But all that has changed, and this winter looks like it is about to get a long extension. Although temperatures are forecast to get above freezing by the weekend, meteorologists are forecasting that March and April will remain on the cool side.
How much cold is it going to take to make the rest of us doubt the bogus warming?