German Scientists: Church Sacking Stems From “Unbearable”…”Intolerable”…”Unrestrained Climate Alarmism”

Fear mongering no longer pays: Climate alarmist John Church sacked by Australian government

By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
Translated by P Gosselin (NASA image added by P Gosselin)


NASA image showing 6-meter sea level rise. Public Domain image.

Website has taken on the task of recording climate change forecasts in order to compare them to the real, observed developments. A nice example is sea level rise. Currently sea level is rising at about 2-3 mm per year, a trend that would mean about 25 cm by the end of the century. However that does not keep some from publicly trumpeting much higher sea level amounts with the aim of getting publicity.

You’ll find a very interesting list of all prognoses at the named website here. For example Australian climate scientist John Church projects 3 meters by the year 2100.

No room for “extreme, activist views”

With respect to this unbearable climate alarmism, the Australian government has pulled the emergency brake. While Church was on an expedition ship halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, he was informed by Australian Research authority CSIRO that he was “potentially redundant” and that he would lose his position. That is an overdue signal that unrestrained climate alarmism is no longer tolerable. Society is entitled to balanced science. There must not be any room for extreme, activist views.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported on May 14, 2016:

Global sea-level expert John Church made to walk the plank by CSIRO
For John Church, a leading authority on sea-level rise caused by global warming, there was much that was fitting – and yet callous – about being sacked at sea. The veteran scientist was well into one of dozens of research voyages he had taken since joining CSIRO as a post doctoral student in 1979. His vessel, the RV Investigator, was midway between Antarctica and New Zealand and steaming north on the 170 degree longitude when he received Thursday’s call to tell him he was “potentially redundant”.

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald.

The sacking of Church is part of a large trimming down, which is seeing a wave of hundreds of scientists moving from the climate sciences over to other highly relevant science fields.

In Germany we are still a long way from that point. To the contrary the state-supported and climate activism-tinged IASS Institute Potsdam is searching a scientific staff member through an advert auf

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) in Potsdam is an institution supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and the state of Brandenburg and is dedicated to an all encompassing transdisciplinary and international research of climate change, the earth system components and sustainability. More information at:”


12 responses to “German Scientists: Church Sacking Stems From “Unbearable”…”Intolerable”…”Unrestrained Climate Alarmism””

  1. sod

    These guy was doing the basic measurements that sceptics have failed to do but always demand must be done.

    celebrating his “firing” is showing extreme levels of ignorance.

    1. Mikky

      This guy is no longer a scientist, he “knows” the answer and is just looking for data to confirm it, he is a taxpayer-funded political activist, therefore no doubt he will walk into a university position, with a nice fat redundancy payment.

      1. yonason

        “These guy was doing the basic measurements that sceptics have failed to do…” says sod, the brain dead alarmist troll.

        But he doesn’t think to add that it’s …BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET THE FUNDING! And if they dared to use what funding they have to find out what really happens, they would lose that funding or, if not tenured, just be fired. They have, as you know, to shore up the lunatic warmist false assertions, or else.

        These stupid idiots think that a scientist can do whatever research he wants. NOT true. They have to write grants, and in the grant they have to say what they want to research, and if it isn’t what the government wants you to do, kiss your funding goodbuy.

        “nice career your trying to build there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it, if you know what we mean.”

    2. DirkH

      “These guy was doing the basic measurements”

      You know who this guy was? This astonishes me because it would be the first time you knew anything.

  2. yonason

    Nils-Axel Mörner can’t be accused of not not knowing about sea level and what causes it, and he makes a very convincing case that their claims of dramatic sea level rise are totally unrealistic.

  3. Svend Ferdinandsen

    I remember an other australian scientist that was also sacked overseas but for being sceptical. There are many sayings of these episodes.
    The revolution eats its children, those who dig a grave…

  4. Svend Ferdinandsen

    Is it so much different from this:
    Except he was sceptical.

    1. AndyG55

      Big difference is that Church hasn’t had his way back home removed, and will probably have access to his work to continue his alarmism elsewhere.

  5. Adrian O

    This is where climate science was (almost) right.

    They predicted climate refugees roaming the Earth.

    Instead there are climatologist refugees roaming the Earth institutes…

  6. cementafriend

    Church has been criticised in a number of peer reviewed papers eg “Similar manipulation of sea level data is reported in Church et al. (2006) who consider the tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean islands. Their best estimate for sea level rise at Tuvalu is 2 ± 1 mm/yr from 1950-2001. They wrote “The analysis clearly indicates that sea-level in this region is rising.” Does this square with simple observation of the data in Figure 3?” from the paper “SEA LEVEL IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC IS STABLE” in New Concepts in Global Tectonics Newsletter, no. 51, June, 2009. In fact it has been shown from photographs and land measurements that the sea level at Tuvalu has not risen but a number of the islands have expanded and increased in height.
    Church is not a proper scientist and deserves to removed from all government funded research for unethical conduct and SOD who knows nothing about Technology should also be criticised for his stupid statements.

  7. dennisambler

    Is this the Church of Global Warming that I have heard so much about?

  8. Robert Christopher

    “German Scientists: Church Sacking Stems From “Unbearable”…”Intolerable”…”Unrestrained Climate Alarmism”

    So it’s nothing to do with Henry VIII ?

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