“And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, nothing seems to fit…”
While Bild asks how long the Azores high pressure system “Xerxes” will hold up and bring Germany the much welcome relief from all the cold and rain, the report also looks into long-term climate trends.
Bild poses the question: “Were summers of the last years really cooler, wetter and less freindly than before?”
To answer that question, Bild consulted wetter.net meteorologist Dominik Jung (a global warming believer). His answer:
It really is so. We took a look at the summer of the last 9 years. The tendency is that they were cooler and rainier than the long-term average.“
Normally a newspaper reporting on the summer’s weather would just leave it at that. But Bild takes the extra step and looks back at the summers over the last 2000 years and brings up Jan Esper’s recently published tree-ring study: Bild writes:
If you don’t believe Domink Jung, then we take a look at the longterm.analysis of an international tean of scientists. In it the scientists measured the wood density of trees and reconstructed the weather of the last 2000 years. Fact is: There is a cooling trend for the season that we call summer.
It has gotten about 0.3°C cooler each millenium. And we are feeling that trend today as well.”
So what is Bild telling its readers? I’d interpret it as: There’s nothing unusual about the currrent climate and over the long-term we are cooling.
Glad to see that a major media outlet in Germany is open to the broader climate picture. Very very few other media outlets have reported on the implications of Esper’s 2,000-year reconstruction.
Looks like Germany’s über-alarmist, closed-minded institutes, like Jochem Marotzke’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and John Schellnhuber’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research are going to have to go back to the drawing board and completely revamp their “climate models”. So far their projections have completely and massively diverged away from recorded observations.
And once again:
“It doesn’t matter how smart you are, or what your name is – it’s wrong. It’s that simple.”
Also very worthwile watching…on “vague theories”.