Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG): “Solar Doldrums Of The Last Years Led To A Cooling Of The Earth’s Surface

German Physical Society: Solar doldrums of the last years led to a cooling of the Earth’s surface
By Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning
(Translated/edited by P Gosselin)

The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), in English: The German Physical Society, is wringing its hands over the sustainability of the climate catastrophe. After all, hundreds of physicist jobs are in danger should the catastrophe sputter out. In the March 2014 edition of the information newsletter PhysiKonkret, the DPG poses the rhetorical question (pdf hier):

Climate change: warming pause yes or no?

The DPG lists a number of reasons, but noteworthy is Point 3:

3. Influence of solar radiation. The last decade was characterized by a solar maximum in the year 2000 as well as an above average long solar minimum surrounding the year 2009. That led to a cooling of the earth’s surface.”

In order to not upset the circle of IPCC friends, of course black holes in the ocean which made warmth mysteriously disappear without a trace a la Bermuda Trianagle, were also listed. And: The President of the German Physical Society, Johanna Stachel, announced in a large bold print:

We warn against the view that climate change has stopped. Global warming is advancing unhindered.“

What she most likely means to say is:

We warn climate change not to make a pause. Global warming must immediately continue on.”

Of course this is not written. Overall, it’s all a first good step in the right direction. Finally the sun is being taken as an important factor in the climate interaction scheme.


6 responses to “Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG): “Solar Doldrums Of The Last Years Led To A Cooling Of The Earth’s Surface”

  1. DirkH

    It’s a pity for the physicists that they don’t own the climate modeling field. They would quickly invent a particle that explains the pause and why it’s going to end badly.

  2. DirkH

    Sometimes Spiegel writes something that makes sense.
    That’s how you know the article is by Bojanowski.
    This article is not one of them.
    Confuses CO2 with pollution; implies that it’s “dirty”; says some power plants “pollute” as much as entire cities (well duh. Cities come in various sizes).

    All I can say, bottom of the barrel propaganda. Klawitter’s the name of the guy.

  3. DirkH

    Socialdemocrat energy minister Gabriel (party top honcho) creates new renewable energy law. It’s a disaster.
    (And just the same as the old one)

  4. John F. Hultquist

    It seems to me Earth will naturally cool – warm body in cold space. Solar energy counters this by continuous input with episodic “doldrums” [not my choice of word as I’m’ not sure exactly what is meant]. I find compelling the idea that the Sun’s energy enters the Equatorial and Tropical ocean waters and accumulates there in what is called the “western Pacific warm pool”, moved there by Trade Winds, and later released when those weaken. The Sun and Earth’s ocean interact but the timing is not understood. This explains why we can expect pulses and pauses. Note that “a solar maximum in the year 2000 as well as an above average long solar minimum surrounding the year 2009” does not explain the entire “pause” or “hiatus” that some say began about 1997.

    With the above for context, you may find the link here of interest:

    “An internationally cooperative field campaign was operated in 2011-12 (see sidebar on participating pro- grams) to investigate physical processes of the MJO in the central equatorial IO, with components in the tropical western Pacific and intervening Maritime Continent area. With advanced observing technology, this field campaign . . .”
    I sent this same link to Bob Tisdale a few days ago because he investigates the connections mentioned in the first paragraph above.

  5. ES

    John F. Hultquist

    I remember when they did that study. The people who did the study had a blog available here:

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