Unless the power grid collapses, the printing presses will continue churning out tens of thousands of copies of the latest edition of DER SPIEGEL – well into the night so that they’ll be fresh for the newsstands tomorrow.
UPDATE: SPIEGEL reveals more
Tomorrow’s edition features a story on environment expert Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, author of the new book Die kalte Sonne” (The Cold Sun). According to the text provided by Der Spiegel, Vahrenholt’s underlying message is clear: “It’s also the sun, stupid!”
Here’s how DER SPIEGEL describes tomorrow’s upcoming story:
THE CLIMATE REBEL
With heretical claims, RWE manager Fritz Vahrenholt is causing a commotion: ‘The climate catastrophe is not taking place’, the environment expert claims. The sun is being underestimated as a natural climate factor. ‘The sun has been weak since 2005’, Vahrenholt said in a DER SPIEGEL interview. ‘We can only expect cooling from it for the time being.'”
The timing of the DER SPIEGEL feature story couldn’t be worse for Germany’s catastrophe-obsessed warmists. This week renewable energies manager Fritz Vahrenholt’s and geologist Sebastain Lüning’s much anticipated climate-catastrophe skeptic book “Die kalte Sonne” is also hitting bookstores everywhere.
Even the weather is cooperating! When citizens pick up their copy of the flagship Spiegel magazine tomorrow morning at the newsstands, they’ll be shivering in temperatures down to -20°C, as Germany remains gripped in its coldest February freeze in 25 years. Temperature tomorrow morning in Berlin are forecast to dip to a frigid -17°C with no warming in sight.
There’s no way of knowing whether DER SPIEGEL will unload on Professor Vahrenholt and Dr. Lüning, take a more fair and balanced approach, or back them up. One thing is certain – the DER SPIEGEL story will push sales of Vahrenholt’s and Lüning’s book way up the overall best-seller list. The unwanted debate is unavoidable.
More than just the sun
One thing I have noticed: all the premature criticism from the warmists so far is focussed on the sun. I hate to tell you critics, guardians of the climate catastrophe narrative, but the book looks at a hell of a lot more than just the sun. We’re talking about over 800 cited sources (many peer-reviewed) and 80 graphics on a wide range of factors. I suggest you all hold your blabber and read the book first.
Expect lots of howling from the catastrophe-obsessed warmist zealots in the weeks ahead.
So pick up a Spiegel copy tomorrow (and the book) and let the debate begin!