The IPCC’s tone, amplified by the media, speaks volumes: With its latest report, the UN organization is attempting to incite and lead a global coup d’état – with the main focus on Europe and North America.
Predictably the media in Germany are reporting today on the release of the IPCC’s Working Group II report and the new, shrill levels of alarm it has reached. The overall underlying tone from much of the German media is: The whole world needs to panic and drastic action is urgent and warranted!
Never mind that global temperatures have not warmed at all in over 15 years. The message coming from the German media is as clear as it is alarmist: Go for the hostile takeover! We’ll be behind you.
The center-left Die Zeit writes:
According to the new UN climate report, climate change is going to have more drastic impacts if man does not put the brakes on it more than it has up to now.”
And adds it’s not yet too late to act:
Through rash and comprehensive measures to reduce CO2, the dangers can be considerably reduced.”
Nothing like a thinly veiled call for a coup d’état.
Berlin’s leftist TAZ here writes that climate change is “blossoming and thriving“, warning that:
The galloping global warming is going to have drastic impacts. The UN climate report leaves no doubt a change of course is urgently needed.”
Tim Gore of Oxfam is quoted by TAZ:
The report is there and the message is clear: The impacts of climate change on the supply of food are worse than estimated earlier.”
The Handelsblatt, the business paper for the guilt-ridden rich, writes:
And getting control of the impacts of global warming, ocean over-acidification or climate-dependent natural catastrophes on millions of people is the largest humanitarian and economic challenge of our time.”
The Handelsblatt does add, though, that the IPCC risks failing in delivering the message because it seems to have “its finger permanently pressed on the alarm button” and that “many people have gotten used to the tone and only find it annoying.”
A correspondent on NDR Radio this morning said that the situation was dire, and that the scientists who authored the report were serious and that it had to be taken seriously. He mentioned that there were some dissident voices, but are mainly a gaggle of “Americans”, intonating they cannot be taken seriously.
Not every media outlet in Germany has allowed itself to be completely swallowed up by the uncontrolled fit of hysteria and calls for a green coup d’etat. Strangely Die Welt left the IPCC horror release off the top of its website (at least as of noon today), only posting an obscure story on how the country’s environment minister wants to combat climate change with textiles, saying that Germans might have to get used to wearing pullovers indoors in the wintertime.
At Spiegel, Axel Bojanowski writes that the climate debate has morphed into “a conflict between rich and poor countries” and that “developing countries are requesting payments from the industrial nations as indemnification“. Bojanowski also writes that the IPCC also had to backpedal on some of its earlier predictions involving species die-off, climate refugees, droughts in Africa, and hurricanes in the North Atlantic.