Newest Climate Model Still Useless, German Scientist Says. And: Green Energy Turning Into An Ecological Disaster

One of the fathers of the German environmental movement, Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, comments on models, Friday school strikes and the environmental destruction by green energies.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

New climate model is useless

Over 80(!) authors, led by Jean Christophe Golaz of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have recently developed a new climate model (produced for the upcoming IPCC 6th Assessment Report). While so far the models have been parameterized on the basis of a period of pronounced warming (mostly between 1976 and 2005), the current work of Golaz et al (2019) takes a different approach: the pre-industrial conditions around 1850 were taken as the starting point.

Until around 1955 the model did well with the “tuning” of 1850, even though it did not reflect the warming of around 0.4°C between 1925 and 1945. After that, however, it literally goes out of control. We see a reduction in the temperature level of up to 0.5°C until about 1996, then a warming rate of over 0.5°C/decade. The observations do not show this:

The evolution of global surface temperatures in observations ( blue, green, grey) and in models ( red).  Source: Fig. 23 from Golaz et al. (2019).

The paper also explains how this happens: The aerosols (they cool by shading the solar radiation) have far too great an effect in the model and the climate sensitivity to greenhouse gases is also clearly too high. Björn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg (MPI) also addresses the problem that models compensate too high a sensitivity to greenhouse gases by too much (negative) aerosol forcing.

Natural variability not taken into account

It seems to be a fundamental problem of all models that do not sufficiently take natural variability into account and want to explain temperature development solely by anthropogenic influences. In the end, Golaz et al. (2019) comes to the conclusion that both the (negative) aerosol propulsion and climate sensitivity to greenhouse gases (especially CO2) must be reduced in models in order to simulate the recent past from 1960 onwards with the necessary precision.

“Little to do with reality”

For the declared purpose (the development of scenarios up to 2100 – i.e. the next 80 years), even the latest “sophisticated” models turn out to be unsuitable. They predict a catastrophic development because of faulty modeling that has little to do with the reality of the last 50 years.

Greta and the world of models

Greta and her German followers derive their demands for an immediate end to our lifestyle from this very false model world. In fact, climate researchers who are familiar with the unreliability of climate models should steer the children’s crusade to a sensible direction, for example with reference to the contribution by Jochem Marotzke, who recently came to the conclusion in Spiegel that “our remaining CO2 budget for the 1.5 degree target is probably at least twice as large as we thought it would be“.

Yet the very same Marotzke now supports the Fridays for Future demands for a short-term coal phase-out in Germany by 2030, bot in China where the annual CO2 increase is about as high as Germany’s total emissions. And Marotzke is assisted by climate researchers Claussen, Schellnhuber, Rahmstorf, Latif, Mosbrugger, Stocker and Anders Levermann (this is the one who claimed in the scientific committee of the German Bundestag that CO2 is an angled molecule and therefore a greenhouse gas).

He probably missed too many chemistry classes on Friday as well.

New headlines on environmentally friendly alternatives

The number of wind turbines is to be doubled to tripled in the course of the Energiewende [transition to green energies] energy revolution, one wind turbine every 2.7 km. But now there are new warnings about the environmental impact.

According to a DLR model analysis carried out at the end of 2018, flying insects (e.g. the admiral, ladybirds) seek high rapid air currents shortly before laying their eggs in order to be carried by the wind to distant breeding sites. The currents are above 60 -100 m and hit a rotor area of 200 million m². An air throughput of 10 million km³, which is more than ten times the German airspace (up to 200 m height), will be sucked in by the rotors.

1200 tonnes of insects to be destroyed

1200 tons of insects will be destroyed by the rotors, which is 1200 billion insects. One of the authors estimates that this corresponds to the size of the insects destroyed by 40 million cars. Remarkably, the decline of flying insects and the expansion of wind turbines over a total height of 100 m to 200 m coincided 15 years ago. Coincidence? We do not know.

“Shut down wind turbines from April to October”!

The scientists demand a shut down the wind turbines from April to October at temperatures above 10°C. For our parliamentarians in the German Bundestag: The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has so far rejected an investigation.

Green Energies’ “Silent Spring”

Maybe our striking students should take a look at this topic in class. Because if the fear turns out to be true, it’s not just about flying insects, but also about the whole ecosystem. Silent Spring – without chemicals – simply through the transition to0 green energies without technology assessment. It started with corn crops and biogas and ends with wind turbines. If you are interested, you can download the facts in my lecture to the Hamburger Hafen-Klub at (p.23-30)

Fritz Vahrenholt

12 responses to “Newest Climate Model Still Useless, German Scientist Says. And: Green Energy Turning Into An Ecological Disaster”

  1. A. Scott

    Review the Russian INMCM5 model … only one that comes close to accurately modeling observed, actual conditions

  2. sasquatch

    Ronald Reagan would say to Angela Merkel,”Ms. Merkel, tear down these turbines,” as he would stand in the presence of the colossal man-made mistake and point his finger at all of them.

    Instant blight where once was pristine landscape.

    When you add fixed air to a beverage or water and bottle it, you are sequestering carbon dioxide.

    An absurd project would be to bottle carbonated water in two litre bottles by the millions and never open them. You would be sequestering plastic too.

    If anybody is to blame for all of this malaise of carbon dioxide mania, it is chemists. They are the culprits who experiment with all kinds of chemicals, chemical solutions, whatnot, not hard to find out who is responsible for all of the damage done to the earth’s ecosystems. Too much knowhow is killing the earth. Chemistry has become the bane of human existence. Chemists are maybe at fault here. It began with the sequestering of sulfur from malodorous oil, then to the process of anhydrous ammonia, now look where we are. The oil industry is completely at fault, they hired chemists like Herman Frasch. lol

    No, it is your fault, if you open a carbonated soft drink, you are no longer part of the solution, you represent the whole of the problem. harumph

    The solution to the problem of the carbon dioxide gas increased concentration in the atmosphere is to bottle soda water until the cows come home and never open them, ever. Ban bicarbonate of soda and yeast too.

    Sounds crazy and it is, but it could work.

    Something has to be done to eliminate all of the sturm und drang.

    Just a humorous musing, nothing else.

    “In the final stage of carbon capture, the extracted CO2, must be stored underground or underwater. In 2009, scientists mapped 6,000 m2 that could be used to store 500 years’ worth of CO2 emissions from the United States. Underground storage is commonly known as geological sequestration. Typically, CO2 is injected 1,000 m below the ground into layers of porous sedimentary rock under an area described as ‘cap rock’. This cap is impermeable and consequently acts as a seal. The pressure underground causes CO2 to behave like a liquid. Declining oil fields and basalt rock formations are the two popular regions for storing CO2. Approximately 30 to 50 million tons of CO2 are injected into declining US oil fields every year.”

    Go big or go home.

  3. Phil Salmon

    The Energiewende is starting to serious damage Germany’s economy:

    1. Phil Salmon


  4. Petit_Barde

    “New climate model is useless”

    as useless as older models !

  5. Yonason


    Headline should read…

    “New Climate model more accurately predicts past and future adjustments to temperature data than ever before.”

  6. Van Doren

    Fake models vs fake temp records = fake science. Completely uninteresting.

  7. Yonason

    Yes. Scientifically it is “uninteresting.”

    But politically and economically it’s terrifying how a few determined activists can use fraudulent “science” to undermine functional infrastructure and get it replaced with drek.

  8. raygun

    The turbines and PV arrays will be a worthless “monument to man (Michael Mann)” by 2050. I seem to recall Senator Ted Kennedy’s comment to the proposed offshore turbine farm near Boston, USA; “Not In My Back Yard” aka “NIMBY”. My theory is that the whole idea of GC, GW is bogus. And, yes, the climate changes and it has from the beginning of life on Earth. The warmist/greenies even call their agenda “social, racial, economic and environ-mental (pun intended) justice. I say we put their ideology on the back burner (again, pun intended) until at least 2030 to witness the actual situation. Regards, retired engineer, physicist, astronomer and petroleum geologist (1970-2017), A REAL SCIENTIST.

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  10. James Ring

    IPCC Third Assessment Report
    Chapter 14
    Last paragraph:

    “In sum, a strategy must recognize what is possible. In climate research and modelling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”

    1. Yonason

      5th paragraph down, here…

      Copy it. They will eventually erase it.

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