I’ve often wondered why Germany remains so joined at the hip with the climate change movement when everywhere else it is collapsing. One reason may be because of the constant weak non-science-based reports like the one presented at N24 German television.
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Hat tip: Ron de Haan
The video features the coastal Namib desert, which is supposed to be one of the oldest on the planet. The clip starts in German where the desert is introduced and it is claimed that its unique biodiversity is now threatened (by man-made climate change?). Because the biodiversity is highly adapted to the desert’s unique conditions, any change is all the more critical.
After 50 seconds, the video goes to English with German subtitles. Note how Joe Henschel claims that if anything there changes, then it means “something is really wrong”. The implication is that it is caused by man of course. Again it’s the unfalsifiable science of man-made climate change.
After the interview with the first man, the reporter says in German what climate change will bring for the desert, namely more storms, storm damage and erosion – and so everyone there is threatened. All the fault of man, I guess. The reporter says the Namib desert could act as an early warning system. Life forms from neighboring environments could begin invading.
After 2 min 50 seconds, some observations are given in English by a specialist. The report I guess tries to say that any weather change in Namibia is due to global climate change, which is due to man. The man claims that the weather in the Namib desert has changed suddenly over the last couple years:
The earlier climate records only go back about 50 years, and in geological time that is a very short period. But if we do look at the records we have, we find that the climate has been relatively constant for most of the reported time. In the last few years though we have had a number of unusual events.”
This of course is very weak science. Remember it is based on only 50 years of observation. I’m not knocking Mr Henschel, but look at how N24 spins the story.
Perhaps similar changes occurred sometime before that. As Steve Goddard points out almost daily at http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/, many of the “unusual” events we see today also occurred back in the not so distant past – more than 50 years ago.
So if anyone has observations, data or information from the Namib desert from more than 50 years ago, Mr Henschel may be interested in them.
(Note: The above hockey stick chart is my own depiction of the Namibian climate)