Spiegel: “Dispute With Scientists: Politicians Want To Ban Warming Stop From Climate Report”

There’s a lot going on today as the IPCC continues to clash violently with climate reality.

We’ve always suspected that governments had contracted out the results to begin with. In the beginning, the scientists played along. After all the observations nicely followed the model projections for almost 2 decades. But the wanted results are no longer possible to deliver and the observations have long since diverged from the model projections. Now bitter disputes are breaking out between client and provider as a result.

Today Axel Bojanowski at Spiegel here reports:

Dispute with scientists […] Against the will of many scientists, especially delegates of the German government want to keep the pause in global warming of the last 15 years out of the IPCC Report’s summary.”

Hat tip: Ike.

Obviously “many scientists” are starting to have serious second thoughts and are getting queasy about assuming the role of science prostitute, assigned by sleazy pimping governments. This is understandable for any self-respecting scientist. After all, who is ready to go down in history as purchased whore, crackpot scientist?

Bureaucrats schooling experts on what the results are

Picture this: What we have are German politicians from the Ministry of Environment, who have little science background, literally schooling the expert scientists on what the results should be and which ones are important. What’s now happening in Stockholm is the brazen politicization and corruption of science. The picture speaks for itself. That’s why I write using the crude analogies of pimps and (potential) whores.

SPIEGEL writes:

Leading scientists are contradicting the political delegates. Jochem Marotzke, President of the German Climate Consortium and the leading scientific representative at the negotiations in Stockholm promises: ‘We are going to confront this issue head on.’ The UN IPCC has to accept a discussion about the temperature stop.”

New SPIEGEL survey: only 39% fear global warming!

The SPIEGEL report in general conveys a growing sense of desperation among German delegates. The flagship news magazine writes of waning public concern when it comes to climate change, writing of a “dramatic change in public opinion” shown by a new survey commissioned by SPIEGEL:

Germans no longer have any fear of the impacts of climate change. While in 2006 a clear majority of Germans (62 percent) feared global warming, now it’s only a minority of 39 percent.”


16 responses to “Spiegel: “Dispute With Scientists: Politicians Want To Ban Warming Stop From Climate Report””

  1. Walter H. Schneider

    With apologies to Lenin: “”The truth is precious—so precious that it must be rationed.”

  2. Jimbo

    Dispute with scientists […] Against the will of many scientists, especially delegates of the German government want to keep the pause in global warming of the last 15 years out of the IPCC Report’s summary.”

    The global surface temperature pause is clear. Send this to your German representatives. Pierre, this is a longer version of the one I posted last time with more statements made in 2013.

    Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 5th July, 2005
    “The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant….”

    Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 7th May, 2009
    ‘Bottom line: the ‘no upward trend’ has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’

    Dr. Judith L. Lean – Geophysical Research Letters – 15 Aug 2009
    “…This lack of overall warming is analogous to the period from 2002 to 2008 when decreasing solar irradiance also countered much of the anthropogenic warming…”

    Dr. Kevin Trenberth – CRU emails – 12 Oct. 2009
    “Well, I have my own article on where the heck is global warming…..The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

    Dr. Mojib Latif – Spiegel – 19th November 2009
    “At present, however, the warming is taking a break,”…….”There can be no argument about that,”

    Dr. Jochem Marotzke – Spiegel – 19th November 2009
    “It cannot be denied that this is one of the hottest issues in the scientific community,”….”We don’t really know why this stagnation is taking place at this point.”

    Dr. Phil Jones – BBC – 13th February 2010
    “I’m a scientist trying to measure temperature. If I registered that the climate has been cooling I’d say so. But it hasn’t until recently – and then barely at all. The trend is a warming trend.”

    Dr. Phil Jones – BBC – 13th February 2010
    [Q] B – “Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming

    [A] “Yes, but only just”.

    Prof. Shaowu Wang et al – Advances in Climate Change Research – 2010
    “…The decade of 1999-2008 is still the warmest of the last 30 years, though the global temperature increment is near zero;…”

    Dr. B. G. Hunt – Climate Dynamics – February 2011
    “Controversy continues to prevail concerning the reality of anthropogenically-induced climatic warming. One of the principal issues is the cause of the hiatus in the current global warming trend.”

    Dr. Robert K. Kaufmann – PNAS – 2nd June 2011
    “… has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008…..”

    Dr. Gerald A. Meehl – Nature Climate Change – 18th September 2011
    “There have been decades, such as 2000–2009, when the observed globally averaged surface-temperature time series shows little increase or even a slightly negative trend1 (a hiatus period)….”

    Met Office Blog – Dave Britton (10:48:21) – 14 October 2012
    “We agree with Mr Rose that there has been only a very small amount of warming in the 21st Century. As stated in our response, this is 0.05 degrees Celsius since 1997 equivalent to 0.03 degrees Celsius per decade.”

    Dr. James Hansen – NASA GISS – 15 January 2013
    “The 5-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade, which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and a slowdown in the growth rate of the net climate forcing.”

    Dr Doug Smith – Met Office – 18 January 2013
    “The exact causes of the temperature standstill are not yet understood,” says climate researcher Doug Smith from the Met Office.
    [Translated by Philipp Mueller from Spiegel Online]

    Dr. Virginie Guemas – Nature Climate Change – 7 April 2013
    “…Despite a sustained production of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, the Earth’s mean near-surface temperature paused its rise during the 2000–2010 period…”

    Dr. Judith Curry – House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment – 25 April 2013
    ” If the climate shifts hypothesis is correct, then the current flat trend in global surface temperatures may continue for another decade or two,…”
    Dr. Hans von Storch – Spiegel – 20 June 2013
    “…the increase over the last 15 years was just 0.06 degrees Celsius (0.11 degrees Fahrenheit) — a value very close to zero….If things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models….”

    Professor Masahiro Watanabe – Geophysical Research Letters – 28 June 2013
    “The weakening of k commonly found in GCMs seems to be an inevitable response of the climate system to global warming, suggesting the recovery from hiatus in coming decades.”

    Met Office – July 2013
    The recent pause in global warming, part 3: What are the implications for projections of future warming?”

    Professor Rowan Sutton – Independent – 22 July 2013
    “Some people call it a slow-down, some call it a hiatus, some people call it a pause. The global average surface temperature has not increased substantially over the last 10 to 15 years,”

    Dr. Kevin Trenberth – NPR – 23 August 2013
    They probably can’t go on much for much longer than maybe 20 years, and what happens at the end of these hiatus periods, is suddenly there’s a big jump [in temperature] up to a whole new level and you never go back to that previous level again,”

    Dr. Yu Kosaka et. al. – Nature – 28 August 2013
    Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling
    Despite the continued increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, the annual-mean global temperature has not risen in the twenty-first century…”

    Professor Anastasios Tsonis – Daily Telegraph – 8 September 2013

    “We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.”

  3. mwhite

    Another “Green” setback

    “Norway abandons Mongstad carbon capture plans”

    Too costly, too difficult.

    1. DirkH

      Haha! Norway is not socialist anymore? Congrats!
      Next they’ll sell their river water osmosis power plant on Ebay for scrap value.

    2. Billy Liar

      If I thought it would have any effect I would complain to the BBC about Harrabin’s article.

      Because it is negative from an environmentalist point of view he tacked on some utterly irrelevant (to the main story) ‘good’ news from France about Hollande’s plans for a carbon tax in France.

      The BBC simply does not allow unadulterated ‘bad’ environmental news (or they are too stupid to see what Harrabin is doing).

  4. Loodt Pretorius

    The Germans are voting this weekend.

    Let’s hope this scepticism translates into votes for the AFD.

    For the first time in my lifetime I’ll be following the results of the German elections with interest.

    1. DirkH

      According to the independent wahl-o-meter which analyses tweets in realtime
      we have Afd at 11%, as many votes as the Greens.

      There is also the Wahl-O-Mat which is a website from the federal centre for political education; calling itself independent, but is a bloc party propaganda organ – it has a questionaire helping you to decide which of the bloc parties is best for you 😉

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  6. Jan Freed

    This is what Trenberth really says: regarding the “hiatus”,

    Trenberth says, in fact, the planet has continued to warm during this time — but the heat has been flowing into the oceans, which have a vast capacity to absorb it.

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