Tough day for the German press yesterday, reporting the story about the Kaufmann et al 2011 paper, which looks at what’s behind the 10 years of no global warming. Read more here at WUWT . The day before that, signs of warming were everywhere, the media said. Then a day later they all say there hasn’t been warming in 10 years. Go figure!
Here’s a look at what some various newspapers and weeklies have written:
China’s sulphur emissions put the brakes on climate change
Climate paradox: The atmosphere contains more and more carbon dioxide, but the temperatures did not go up to 2008. Scientists explain it with the phenomena of burning dirty coal in China. Foremost the sulphur contained in the coal compensates for the greenhouse effect.”
But Der Spiegel then warns of the consequences of China cleaning its emissions!
This is no reason to cancel the alarm for the future. The earth could be facing a phase of especially rash warming: when solar activity picks up again and emerging countries like China reduce their emissions of air pollutants like sulphur.”
Die Welt writes:
Why global warming has not occurred up to now
Climate scientists repeatedly warn of global warming – but: So far it hasn’t shown up.
Scientists warn everywhere of global warming. But today there is no trace of it.”
Die Presse writes:
Is warming taking a break?
A renown scientist says the stop in temperature increase can indeed be explained. The enormous increase of the emitted CO2 since 1998 has come for the most part from coal power plants in China. Starting in 1998, there was no global warming for 10 years, from 2005 to 2008 it was even 0.2°C cooler.”
Die Zeit writes:
China’s coal gives global warming a break
Despite the immense CO2 emissions, the greenhouse effect took a break from 1998 to 2008. Sulphur emissions, La Niña and a tired sun are responsible.”
The Financial Times Deutschland writes:
Solar cycles and coal power plants cooling the earth
China as the climate rescuer? Indeed the increasing coal consumption – in addition to other effects – has contributed to making global warming weaker than feared earlier. But the future temperature increase could be that much stronger.”
The Handelsblatt writes:
Environmental pollution puts the brakes on warming
Despite the increasing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, the earth has hardly warmed over the last 10 years. Scientists say various factors are responsible, among them dirty coal and the solar cycle.”
Right! Now coal causes cooling. And the sun has an impact, too. I wonder if these scientists are ever going to make up their minds.
Most of the leftist papers simply ignored the story, and so their faithful readers will continue being completely stupid and oblivious.