More major media covering mavericks Vahrenholt’s and Lüning’ new skeptical book. Influential daily DIE WELT jumps in, see below!
First, part 2 of the 3-day special series called “The CO2 Lies” appearing in the 16-million circulation German daily Bild is out today. Its title:
There Hasn’t Been Any Global Warming In 12 Years!”
This part was authored by Vahrenholt and Lüning themselves, who remind us that CO2 is not that potent of a gas, and that a doubling would lead to only a 1.1°C temperature increase. But the IPCC fudges the models so that they produce a much higher increase because of the assumed water-vapor amplifier. Vahrenholt and Lüning remind readers:
But the amplification process is far from being understood and that the whole assumption is a really on shaky ground.”
But don’t tell that to the climate-catastrophe addicts. Without their daily fix of impending doom and catastrophe, they’re likely to start bouncing off the walls. Any good news about the catastrophe getting called off is the last thing these catastrophe-crackheads ever want to hear.
Bild reminds us that very few people are aware of the fact that global temperatures have stagnated over the last 10+ years. Thanks Bild, for finally telling us! Hopefully Bild will keep reminding us in the future.
Bild wonders why the IPCC never predicted that and asks: “How could the IPCC have erred? Here Vahrenholt bring up the ocean cycles and the sun, which the IPCC has a chronic habit of forgetting them in its summary reports. They write:
If the sun and PDO play a role, then it means CO2’s role is even less. And it’s precisely this that the IPCC refuses to acknowledge.”
Vahrenholt and Lüning then remind us that soot also is a major contributor and that a recent study shows that it was seriously underestimated just a few years ago. It all means that the IPCC models are completely out of whack. How do the IPCC lead scientists react to this? Bild tells us:
“…the IPCC decision-makers are fighting tooth and nail against accepting the roles of the oceans, sun, and soot.”
When assigning the amount of forcing to various factors, Vahrenholt and Lüning conclude:
“The facts need to be discussed sensibly and scientifically, without first deciding on the results.”
Meanwhile flagship daily DIE WELT featured a full page interview with Professor Vahrenholt in its print edition…no restrictions, no omissions. Finally a good interview by a warmist paper.
In the interview, Vahrenholt explains why he grew skeptical of the IPCC. One problem was that the IPCC had the habit of filtering out important scientific findings so that they never appear in the summary reports. By examining past temperature fluctuations, Vahrenholt and Lüning believe that the sun is a greater factor than CO2.
Vahrenholt gives three reasons why he expects it to get cooler in the future: 1) we are or soon will be beginning on the downward flank of the Gleissberg and Suess cycles, 2) the ocean cycles will be in their negative phases over the next decades, and 3) we currently find ourselves in the weakest phase of solar activity in 80 years, and the next solar cycle could be a very weak one.
German Minister of Environment Röttgen “clueless”
Then the DIE WELT interview focuses on energy policy in Germany. According to Vahrenholt, Germany has a solar capacity of 25,000 megawatts and a wind capacity of 29,000 megawatts, which are very volatile sources. Conventional power plants are going to be needed to balance out the supply.
At the end of the interview, because of Germany’s now volatile power supply, DIE WELT asks Vahrenholt to estimate the current chances of power blackouts:
The outgoing President of the Federal Power Grid Agency says that we are dancing on a razor’s edge. A cold wave like the one we are now experiencing means Alarm Level Red. The French and the Czechs, from whom we import, need the power for themselves – for heating. Currently we are supplying our needs with power from an Austrian oil-fired power plant. We hope that things will not go astray over the coming 2 weeks. When Mr. Röttgen [Minister of Environment} says that solar energy reduces the probability of blackouts, it shows how clueless this man is. The greatest demand for power occurs in the evening in the wintertime – just when solar energy is zero.”
All these major media reports started appearing just when Vahrendorf’s and Lüning’s book was released. Skepticism is firing up in Germany. But the real battle is coming. Expect the catastrophe-crack-heads to go into violent seizures of protest.