German Physics Prof Blasts Climate Science …”Far Too Removed From The Scientific Facts”!

The online North German NWZ daily here has an article on a speech given by University of Konstanz physics professor Dr. Gerd Ganteför on the subject of Germany’s transition to renewable energies, the so-called Energiewende, and on the general irrationalities pervading German climate science.

He says that the country appears to have “a desire for demise“.

In a presentation called “The Energiewende – Vision and Reality“, he reminded the audience of earlier end-of-world scenarios that never materialized, such as “the end of oil, forest die-off from acid rain, ozone hole”. He thinks that the German population “can be convinced of anything, ‘as long as it’s bad!‘” the NWZ reports.

Ice age approaching

Ganteför told the audience that the climate is going to change anyway even without the influence of man. And on a millennial scale: “The current warm phase will end at that we are approaching a new ice age.” He also told the audience that eliminating light bulbs and using smaller vacuum cleaners are not going to rescue any climate whatsoever.

Energiewende will fail

So far in Ganteför’s view the Energiewende has been limited only to a transition in the electricity supply and that this will fail due to the lack of storage technology.

Removed from scientific fact

The NWZ also writes that Ganteför “criticizes the ‘false fear’ in the public discussion: Germany has become far too removed from the scientific facts and is too caught up in the current zeitgeist: ‘Indeed we are all going to die, but not because of the climate catastrophe,’ was his prediction at the end.”

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Gerd Ganteför is also the author of the German language books: Climate, the demise of the world is not taking place and Is everything NANO or what?: Nanotechnology for the curious.


15 responses to “German Physics Prof Blasts Climate Science …”Far Too Removed From The Scientific Facts”!”

  1. DirkH

    “Germany has become far too removed from the scientific facts and is too caught up in the current zeitgeist”

    Wonder whether our 8 bn EUR a year state TV propaganda networks have anything to do with the sorry state of German numbnuts’ minds…

  2. Dale

    It would be helpful to date the article so the reader could gain a proper perspective as to when these claims were made. As is, not too much use…

    1. Jeff

      You could burn a few calories and follow the link…

    2. John F. Hultquist

      Seem to be from a speech on Monday, September 15th, 2014, at the invitation of the FDP affiliated Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Rudolf-von-Bennigsen Foundation

  3. Harry Dale Huffman

    Withe respect to “eliminating light bulbs”, on August 31, 2012, I posted a short

    Moment of Silence For the Fall of Europe

  4. Dr Tim Ball-Climatologist
  5. betapug

    I wonder if the fearful zeitgeist is part of the reason Germany’s birthrate is now the lowest on the planet.

    1. DirkH

      a) The German pension and tax system basically treats childless persons the same as person with children.
      So there is no economic incentive to have children.

      b) Leftists tend to have fewer children, as they are the more pessimistic ones about the future of humanity as a whole. (Ecos are 100% Leftist today since the Greens were captured by Leftists in the start of the 80ies.) As Leftism is still promoted and has infected about 50% of the Germans, this is the demographic that dies out, but is partially replenished by the newly infected.

      So, Germany is far from monolithic, even though German media try to let the entire country appear as a monolithic red-green bloc. The “German Angst” is the Red-Green fearmongering.

      Oh and 150k children a year are killed via abortion. Again, mostly by leftists.

  6. Boyfromtottenham

    Bravo, but I wonder who was in the audience, and how they reacted?

  7. Adolf Balík
    1. AndyG55

      One “feel good” religious facade trying to prop up another one.

    2. DirkH

      Probably wants to save his wind turbine income in Spain and Italy, where the Catholic church is the biggest land owner and gets rent from wind turbine operators.

  8. mwhite

    “He said that representatives from the Society – often lauded as the most eminent grouping of scientists, founded in the 1600s – told him that they would not change their mind for at least fifty years, regardless of the evidence.”

    Doesn’t bode well, does it?

    1. DirkH

      Well so we can write off the Royal Society. Who cares. Britain’s Khalif will replace them with Mullahs long before that.

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