Axel Bojanowski of the German flagship news magazine Der Spiegel blasted the UN for its Extreme Weather report saying the:
UN presentation was dubious: research results are ignored, the report remains secret.”
Only the summary of the report was officially made public on Friday. This is a document that politicians and lawyers of the community of countries negotiated this week in Kampala.”
Even though the sensationalist mainstream media have been writing about predictions of dire events coming in the future, Bojanowski writes:
Neither the new climate report nor its summary can be read as a sheer warning of increasing weather catastrophes. The real message is: We simply know too little about the most weather catastrophes in order to predict their development.”
There’s simply not enough data out there to draw conclusions. Der Spiegel also seems frustrated that politicians are not taking scientists seriously.
The presentation of the new climate report however shows the opposite, that it appears to not matter what scientists find out through their years of hard work – the message is always the same: ‘Everything is going to get worse.'”
With the conference in Durban coming up, little seems to have changed. Politicians automatically use every climate report for the sole purpose of driving the agenda, without even knowing what’s in it. Der Spiegel writes:
The climate report is being sold simply as a wake-up call – the work of the scientists is simply being ignored. ‘Unfortunately we still don’t have many answers to the questions of climate forecasts,’ says Lisa Schipper of the Stockholm Environment Institute, a lead author of the new IPCC Report, to SPIEGEL ONLINE. ‘There is no black and white scenario’.”
The circus that was Copenhagen is moving to Durban, and is about to start soon.