German Fear Of Warming Plummets…Yet-To-Be-Published Skeptic Book Climbs To No. 4!

The Church of Global Warming is shattering in Germany, one of the last bastions of the movement. Even the environmental bishops are leaving the Church.The print edition of FOCUS magazine has an article today on a new upcoming skeptic climate book, Die kalte Sonne, authored by former warmist Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt and geologist/paleontologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning.

Even though the book will not be available until February 6th, it has climbed to no. 4 on the Amazon-Germany bestseller list under the category of environment and ecology.

(Thanks Die Zeit!)

That number will of course rise soon now that national weekly FOCUS has a write-up in today’s issue, and once it’s officially launched on February 6.

Only 31% of Germans are afraid of global warming

One very interesting statistic in today’s FOCUS article that even surprised me:

Only 31% of Germans are afraid of a global warming. In 2006 that number was double.”

Indeed skepticism has reached a point where now even leading environmentalists are abandoning the movement, as profoundly demonstrated by Vahrenholt’s and Lüning’s book. Many simply feel they have had the wool pulled over their eyes. Although there have been skeptic books in Germany, none had the impact that the soon-to-be-released Die kalte Sonne is expected to deliver. With the book ready to take off in Germany, preparations have already been taken for a possible launch of an international edition in English.

The book cites more than 800 sources, many are peer-reviewed papers that appeared after the IPCC 2007 report. It’s the latest summary of the state of climate science out there. It does not dispute CO2 as a driver. The book simply cuts it down to size, and backs it up with hard literature and data.

No more trust in the IPCC

Undeniably there’s a feeling that the stars are now aligned, the mood has swung, and key players are changing their minds. As FOCUS reports, even the most die-hard of warmists are converting, or at least softening their tones. Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, a renewable energy expert, was once one of the fathers of the modern green movement in Germany and believed everything the IPCC preached – until 2 years ago. FOCUS writes:

Fritz Vahrenholt, one of the fathers of the green movement, no longer trusts the forecasts of the IPCC.”

and FOCUS tells us why, quoting Vahrenholt:

Doubt came two years ago when he was an expert reviewer of an IPCC report on renewable energy. ‘I discovered numerous errors and asked myself if the other IPCC reports on climate were similarly sloppy.”

In his book he explains how he dug into the IPCC climate report and was horrified by what he had found. Then add the 10 years of stagnant temperatures, failed predictions, Climategate e-mails, and discussions he had with dozens of other skeptical elite scientists. That was more than enough. FOCUS quotes:

I couldn’t take it any more. I had to write this book.”

Latif, Schellnhuber and Edenhofer softening?

In December we wrote about Mojib Latif backpedalling away from alarmism here, greatly scaling back from his earlier alarmist scenarios.

FOCUS also reports that even Climate Pope Hans Schellnhuber appears to be softening his tone. Recently at a speech he made at a seminar before agricultural experts, he admitted that “warmer temperatures and high CO2 concentrations in the air could very well lead to higher agricultural yields”. Is Schellnhuber preparing a back exit?

And FOCUS adds that even Ottmar Edenhofer might be softening his climate hard line. A few days after Schellnhuber’s admission, Vahrenholt and Edenhofer were both at a press conference in Munich, where Vahrenholt claimed that temperatures had not risen in a decade and that they would likely cool a bit in the future. FOCUS tells us Edenhofer’s reaction:

Edenhofer did not wish to contradict, even when requested.”


30 responses to “German Fear Of Warming Plummets…Yet-To-Be-Published Skeptic Book Climbs To No. 4!”

  1. DirkH

    Meanwhile: UN plans to introduce global price fixing by governments.
    “Governments would build the true environmental costs of products into the prices that people pay to purchase them…”
    Edenhofer’s wet dream. Climate not mentioned once; the warmists are reduced to a minor brigade in Ban Ki-Moons plan.

    1. Ulrich Elkmann

      “the true environmental costs…” And if, by any small chance, it should turn out that slash-and-burn farming down in, say, Darkest Africa, is a bit more harmful, no, “harmful”, than growing tomatoes in Dutch glasshouses… Then someone was careless in forging the completely arbitrary statistics. Someone ought to tell them that one of the basic problems of socialism always was that no one in the politibureaus had any idea about the true state of things and that in a market economy prices work as a reliable indicator.

    2. klem

      I’ve noticed that Ban Ki-Moon effectivley ignores warmists now. He completely ignored Julia Gillards visit to Durban even though her government brought in a carbon tax in his name. He knows that the AGW train has left the station.

  2. Adrian Vance

    CO2 is a “trace gas” in air, insignificant by definition, 1/7th the absorber of IR, heat energy, from sunlight as water vapor which has 80 times as many molecules captures 560 times as much heat making 99.8% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.2% of it.

    Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.

    The Two Minute Conservative at for political analysis, science and humor. Daily on Kindle.

    1. klem

      Richard Lindzen said something like that “He who controls carbon controls life”. And he is correct.

  3. jaime dinamarca

    It is crucial to change the members of the IPCC!

    1. thebiggreenlie

      It should be more crucial to shut this organization down permanently!!!

    2. klem

      Absolutley not. The IPCC has no credibility. As long as the IPCC remains the worlds authority on AGW, climate alarmism will remain without credibility. Pachauri himself has done more damage to the IPCC than anything the skeptics could conceive so he needs to stay at the top.

      1. letmethink

        exactly thepoint I’ve been making about Huhne’s demise

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  5. Edward.

    If Germany [hopefully] does wake up to the great lie and when I say Germany – I mean the German people, then those who still lay claim to and still promulgate the great lie – will disappear into the ether.
    Further, if German politicians are capable of apprehending plain facts, that there is no political capital to be realised in the AGW fiction – then the commissars of the EU and the Socialist one world government freaks in the UN are out on a [very thin] limb: Germany is the key and we all know it.

    Worldwide, the alarmists are in full retreat but their is still venom in their bite, sneak a look at this rubbish: and guess who funds this lot?

  6. Robert of Ottawa

    OK So nobody move! Just back out slooowlly … don’t rock the boat but gradually back out.

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  8. R. de Haan

    Hopefully the German people will not only wake up to the climate change doctrine but also to the EU before it pushes us over the edge.

    Without the elimination of the EU there will be no end to the lunatic laws and regulations that destroy our economies.

    1. klem

      I’m not sure they are trying to destroy your economies, they merely want to control you totally so they can feed off you. That’s much better.

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  12. Bernd Felsche

    Somewhat-related is my comment here (in German) on the true role that the EU fulfills; as a justification for those running the Countries, states, counties, cities, towns and villages to do as they wish, based on the threat of EU penalties if they don’t squander taxes and destroy the wealth of those who the various governments and politicians are supposed to serve.

    Alas, my German is not very good. But it passed moderation.

    1. Bernd Felsche
      1. DirkH

        Some small corrections:
        “Wenn die EU droht, sollte man einfach den EU-Schalter ausschalten. Genauso wie beim anderen Gerät mit Unwucht. Bevor es einem um for Ohren fliegt.”
        my correction:
        “Wenn die EU droht, sollte man einfach den EU-Schalter ausschalten. Genauso wie bei jedem anderen Gerät mit Unwucht. Bevor es einem um die Ohren fliegt.”
        Your German is pretty good, Bernd.

        1. Bernd Felsche

          Your German is also pretty good. 😉

  13. DirkH

    Latif & Schellnhuber try to smear German geophysicist from Hannover; from the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe , no less.

    1. DirkH

      Oh, that happened in 2007 already. Sorry. Anyway, here, the guy who posted the link in a WUWT thread delivers a translation:

  14. GoFigure

    Anybody who has an interest in the issue and an IQ > a potted plant should have been able to figure out that the Algorians had no evidence at all that man has any impact on the planet’s temperature other than local (UHI and other land use).

    I’m not impressed at all by any scientist who has working experience in the general area and who is just now recognizing what was going on. It does.not.take.a.rocket-scientist to figure out this was a SCAM.

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  16. Hilary Ostrov

    This is all very good news … BUT … while the “global warming” aka “climate change” train seems to be grinding to a halt, Pachauri has been busy engineering a bridge to “sustainable development” – the latest and greatest (well, actually the Rio “original”) scare-mongering feel-good cover-meme.

    For the last two years, there’s been a “UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability” which, with the assistance of a number of anonymous “Sherpas” (I kid you not) – who met more often than this High-Level Panel – has been dedicated to producing a “report” (what else, eh?!)

    Oh, but do not fear, they had lots of input from “civil society” – UN-speak for NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF.

    Among this noble Panel’s exhortations and conclusions one finds a number of heartwarming gems, such as:

    Achieving sustainability requires us to transform the global economy

    [and the need for]

    bold global efforts, including launching a major global scientific initiative, to strengthen the interface between science and policy


    As international sustainable development policy is fragmented and, in particular, the environmental pillar is weak, [the United Nations Environmental Program, parent of the IPCC, IPBES, and a host of other acronymic offspring, purveyor of increasingly scary stories since 1972 -hro] UNEP should be strengthened.

    No wonder Schellnhuber, Edenhoffer et al appear to be softening their stance: They know the track to which this train is jumping.

    For more gory details and links to source material, pls. see:

    Of hypocrites, high-level panels and … sherpas and silos

  17. Hilary Ostrov

    eeeuw … sorry about the formatting of the blockquote … there should be extra carriage returns before and after each […] … it looked fine before I hit “Submit”

    Pierre, if you could fix and delete this, that would be great.


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