The online DIE WELT today has a leading commentary here on the fallout of Fritz Vahrenholt’s and Sebastian Lüning’s skeptic book that has delivered a body blow to the German global warming movement.The DIE WELT piece, written by Ulli Kulke, is titled:
“Climate science is the new replacement religion”
In contains a plea for calm and a reminder that global temperatures have gone nowhere over the last 13 years. DIE WELT writes:
Even one of the biggest prophets of climate catastrophe, Englishman Phil Jones, had to admit after the disclosure of thousands of e-mails from the IPCC a few years ago that the current temperature development is comparable to two other periods occurring in the last century.”
Moreover, DIE WELT writes that a real discussion and debate is constantly torpedoed by the global warming protagonists, and that they have a habit of ignoring inconvenient facts: DIE WELT writes:
The IPCC has ignored an entire field of science…
Very few people have recognised that in the research that Vahrenholt und Lüning are referring to has nothing to do with the irradiative heating of the sun, which indeed does not fluctuate much, but with the soilar winds which are increasingly shown to have an indirect impact on cloud formation, and thus influence the climate.
The IPCC has looked at this on the fringes and have determined that this research – which the renwoned CERN institute and others are carrying out -– is not far enough to allow conclusions to be drawn.
That may or may not be the case. But the fact remains that the IPCC, which is responsible for bringing the scientists together, still has not gotten the idea to invite these scientists for its large climate reports. Why not? After all it’s the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and not the Intergovernmental Panel on CO2.”
The positive feedbacks ASSUMED for CO2 with respect to water vapour are also very poorly understood. Yet the IPCC has no problems inflating those and including them in their climate reports.