An Environmentalist Has Second Thoughts: “Cost Will Be Crippling, All Driven By Fear”

The UK Telegraph here has published a comment by Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, who together with geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning authored the skeptic book “Die kalte Sonne“, which was on the Spiegel bestseller for a number of weeks earlier this year. Hat-tip: Neil Jones via Facebook.

  Fritz Vahrenholt: “…if these models fail so dramatically in the past, how can they help to predict the future?”

Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are quite   certain: by using fossil fuels man is currently destroying the climate and our future. We have one last chance, we are told: quickly renounce modern   industrial society – painfully but for a good cause.

For many years, I was an active supporter of the IPCC and its CO2 theory.   Recent experience with the UN’s climate panel, however, forced me to  reassess my position. In February 2010, I was invited as a reviewer for the IPCC report on renewable energy. I realised that the drafting of the report  was done in anything but a scientific manner. The report was littered with errors and a member of Greenpeace edited the final version. These…” keep reading!

7 responses to “An Environmentalist Has Second Thoughts: “Cost Will Be Crippling, All Driven By Fear””

  1. DirkH

    ICLEI member admits at Rio+20: “we don’t use the term climate change anymore. It’s sustainable development.”

    ICLEI has 1200 member communes:

    I’m a little surprised. They’re much weaker than I expected. They have Hamburg and Berlin and several other large cities but they’re full of nutjobs anyway.

    1. Bernd Felsche

      Greens grow best from cracks in the concrete.

      It’s easy to correlate the social devastation and mis-direction of rate-/tax-payer funds with the list of members.

  2. Bernd Felsche

    Insanity prevails in German local governments:
    Two small towns of each ca. 15,000 inhabitants are “sharing” a “Climate (Protection) Manager”. There were 5 applicants for the job.
    Amidst the alleged “great demand” for “professionals” in the field. The mayor of Leopoldshöhe was impressed by the “high level of competence” of the applicants.

    I’m still to determine how the engaged professional’s competence and performance is to be measured in terms of the climate which they are supposed to be protecting. 😉

    Or will lip-service of mindless functionaries be sufficient to “protect the climate” on behalf of the ratepayers who are paying to employ the “professional”?

    1. DirkH

      Probably the responsibility of the Climate Protection Manager is getting subsidies, gaming the system and in general please the masters from Brussels.
      And attending endless conferences about sustainability.

      A Prometheus like fate.

      1. Bernd Felsche

        Conferences like this one:

        Testing sustainable levels of champagne in their glasses.

        I’m pretty sure that if the ordinary ratepayers of e.g. Bottrop found out how their local government is “protecting the climate”, they wouldn’t be too pleased (that all the people found out). Bottrop has almost 25% far-left(incl “green”) local government representatives, with less than a third possibly being considered “conservative”.

        The left cannot tolerate that the majority of the population know the extent to which the system is being played by the “chosen ones”. Not until they have total control.

  3. Bernd Felsche

    Eco-wackos make all sorts of idiotic predictions and not one of them has ever happened or ever will happen since their absolutly rediculous

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