While German politicians, alarmist scientists, activists, and media are staying super-glued stuck on stupid, i.e. remaining mired in the stupidity of dogmatism and closed-mindedness, the climate debate and controversy in Germany is, well, shall we say, heating the hell up.Mark the following time and place on your calender:
Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 10 pm.
Once facing a hostile climate of intolerance and threats, German climate-catastrophe-skeptic scientists are increasingly coming out and choosing to exercise their human right to express themselves freely, without fear of mobbing and bashing. Good for them I say. It’s past high time.
“Do politicians really know what they are talking about?”
Hans von Storch’s Klimazwiebel site here informs us that German MDR public radio station will broadcast a special on climate change, Wednesday evening at 10 p.m. The show is produced by Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt and according to the MDR website here, its description (emphasis added):
The show looks at just how much is climate change caused by man, or is it more a cyclic phenomena? The science is everything but in agreement when it comes to the interpretation of the huge number of facts, theories and model predictions of weather. There are plenty of loud and serious voices out there claiming climate swindle. The mainstream media are purveying a clear picture of coming catastrophe that is freshened up on a daily basis. When politicians call on us to prevent climate change, do they really know what they are talking about?
Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt provides a look into the jungle of science, the media focus and political correctness, and invites you on a playful science expedition to Spitzbergen, Masdar, the Brandenburg Lindenberg and other locations.
Directed by: Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt; Holger Kuhla
Production: RBB 2011
In Germany, on the subject of climate change, “do they really know what they are talking about” is one of the most provocative questions that’s been posed in a long time. Let’s hope that this show is really serious about being fair and balanced. I have no reason to doubt that they won’t be, and look forward to listening in.
I can almost hear Messieurs Schellnhuber and Rahmstorf screeching, at high pitches, to MDR in a bid to get the station to drop the skeptics and to stop spreading Big Oil’s and Fred Singer’s “disinformation”. But what else should we expect from zealot dogmatists who are hopelessly super-glued on stupid.
Klimazwiebel has a list of scientists who will be featured on the show:
Prof. Hauke Trinks (Sea Ice Researcher)
Prof. Steve Coulsen (UNIS Terrestial Ecology)
Prof. Jørgen Berge (UNIS Marine Biology)
Andreas Umbreidt (Terra-Polaris)
Abu Dhabi / Masdar City
Joachim Kundt (CEO Abu Dhabi Siemens)
Rene Umlauft (CEO Renewable Energies Siemens)
Dolf Gehlen (CEO International Renewable Energy Agency)
Christoph Hein (Writer)
Mike Kess / Udo Schulze (Citizens’ Initiative “CO2 Endlager”)
Dr. Franz Berger (Weather Station Lindenberg )
Prof. Hartmut Grassl (Hamburg Max Planck Institute)
Dr. Wolfgang Thüne (Meteorologist)
Prof. Dr. Werner Kirstein (Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig)
Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Gerstengarbe (Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research)
Michael Limburg (European Institute for Climate and Energy)
Dr. Joachim Bublath (Science Publicist)
Prof. Hans von Storch (Institute for Coastal Research, Geestacht)
Prof. Jan Veizer (Evolution Geologist, University of Ottawa)
Dr. Nico Bauer (Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research)
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert (German Institute for Economics)
Plenty of warmists, but still with a number of skeptics. MDR has framed the description in a way that tells listeners that not all is well in climate science. It’ll be interesting to see if they deliver on this. Let’s hope so.
Hope to have interesting results to report on Thursday.