If you wonder why more and more among us are becoming skeptical of the claims made by the climate institutes, with some of us even believing they’ve long become crackpots and charlatans, then the following German ZDF public television video (in German) demonstrates why. H/t: kaltesonne.de/
When the Arctic set a record minimum sea ice extent this year, the media exploded with end-of-the world headlines claiming that man-made CO2 was driving the planet to the brink. But as the above video shows, the science changes completely when cold records are set. In the clip, ZDF television interviews scientists from the government-funded Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) to explain the Arctic record minimum and the Antarctic record maximum.
To ZDF’s credit they do say at the 1:40 mark that the 2007 Arctic minimum was due to a weeks-long high pressure system that pumped warm winds up into the Arctic, thus accelerating the melt. However, they then say that man had a hand in it. To support that, they interview Prof. Dr. Peter Lemke of the Alfred Wegener Institute at the 2:00 min mark.
There is no explanation for this other than the increase in man-made CO2.”
I’m not a professional reader of facial expressions, but to me he really does seem to have a hard time keeping a straight saying this, and it reminds me of an old great classic song by the Eagles.
At the 2:17 mark, Dr. Marcel Nicolaus describes this summer’s expedition to the Arctic with ice-breaking research ship Polarstern, saying:
We would have liked to have gone to the North Pole, but the ice was so thick that even the Polarstern could not manage it.”
The ZDF report then turns its attention to the Antarctic, saying at the 2:26 mark (my emphasis):
On the other side of the globe at the Antarctic, satellites have measured this the greatest ice extent since the start of observations. For the science, this is nothing unusual because the sea ice surrounding the South Pole has little to do with with climate events, and have much more to do with wind and weather.”
Prof. Dr. Peter Lemke explains how this all works:
When the wind gets stronger in the Antarctic, then the ice gets spread out, meaning the sea ice area expands, and in the spaces between the ice chunks it is cold enough for new ice to form.”
Like we are all going to buy that. Lemke doesn’t offer any words on increased albedo leading to more cooling, like the reverse is at play in the Arctic, or why the wind explanation works for the Antarctic, but not the Arctic.
At the 3:16 mark, the ZDF reports then warns us in a grave tone:
But global warming will soon make it’s mark also over the South Pole. Most scientists agree on that.”
Lemke then adds that Antarctica was once ice-free and sea levels 70 meters higher. But this time:
Now we are helping the sea level to rise 70 meters; it will of course take several thousand years before that happens. But then we will have to move all the coastal cities that we have built and move them.”
The ZDF adds one final, comical warning with more grave tones at the 3:53 mark:
Global warming is not only threatening nature, but also human civilization. At least as we know it.”
My conclusion is borrowed from that Eagles song: “I’d thought you’d realize by now. There aint no way to hide your lying eyes.”
The science is just getting worse and worse, and is turning into a freak sideshow. Nobody can take this nonsense seriously anymore.