I must admit that over the last record-breaking 10 days here at NTZ, it’s been interesting to watch the climate activists and the end-of-the world whackos hyperventilate about Fritz Vahrenholt’s and Sebastian Lüning’s questioning of climate science.
So over-the-top have some of the attacks been that readers are beginning to question the very sanity of some of these obsessive Armageddonist.
At Germany’s version of moveon.org, www.vorwaerts.de, the mouthpiece of Germany’s socialist SPD party, to which Vahrenholt himself is a member, party honcho Michael Müller unloads. Müller’s rambling diatribe runs over an exhaustive 5 pages. Strangely on the surface, his screed appears like a book review of Die kalte Sonne, but after going through Müller’s rant, one finds almost nothing about the book itself!
Müller obviously has never read it.
So it’s good that the very first and only reader comment makes a point, one that hopefully will remind Müller what a raving public fool he looks like. Reader Gerhard v.d. Straten left the following comment:
Do you think that’s okay? Climate denier, irresponsible, climate-Sarrazin? Indeed that goes too far. We really have not gone back to the Dark Ages where everyone who questions the faith gets stoned to death. Vahrenholt and Lüning don’t even do that. They are only bringing into the discussion the point that global warming is 50% caused by man. How would it be to first read the book before first foaming at the mouth, Herr Müller?
That’s good advice for any mouth-foaming end-of-worlder. Obviously discussing anything with the closed-minded basket cases we’ve seen over the last few days is a waste of time. All they’re interested in is finding the closest tree to carry out their political lynchings. I suggest to Müller that he take steps to have Vahrenholt booted from the SPD Party. Go ahead and try.
Unfortunately, Mr Straten, the end-of-worlders like Müller are indeed back in the Dark Ages. I wonder how much longer your comment will even remain. Here’s the original German in case it should disappear:
Finden sie das in Ordnung. Klimaleugner, verantwortungslos, Klima-Sarrazin. Das geht doch nun wirklich zu weit. Wir sind doch nun wirklich nicht im Mittelalter angekommen und müssen jeden steinigen, der eine Glaubensrichtung in Frage stellt. Varenholt und Lüning tun das noch nicht einmal. Sie bringen nur die These, dass die globale Erwärmung 50% menschgemacht ist mal wieder in den Blickpunkt. Wie wäre es mal mit Buch lesen und nicht gleich Schaum vor den Mund kriegen, Herr Müller.
G. v.d. Straten