P.Gosselin of No Tricks Zone provides climate news from Germany in English. He has done this and incorporates his excellent insights, when he reviews Der Spiegel’s, (a major German newpaper) article titled “Klimawandel: Forscher rätseln über Stillstand bei Erderwärmung” (Trans…Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming).
Gosselin says that:
“The big question now circulating through the stunned European media, governments and activist organisations is how could the warming stop have happened? Moreover, how do we now explain it to the public?”
My equally as stunned reaction is why aren’t the American media, etc also stunned? I guess perhaps it is because the US is the mother load of grant money.
Gosselin also notes the desperation in the warmers responses to the lack of warming. He uses Kevin Trenberth’s quote to illustrate:
“Under the bottom line, there are a number of various ominous signs of warming: rising sea levels, Arctic sea ice reduced by a half in the summertime, melting glaciers. At some locations there are signs that extreme weather events are increasing. ‘There are many signs of global warming,’ emphasizes Kevin Trenberth, “near surface air temperatures is only one of them.’”
Gosselin nails him with the following:
“Sorry, but isolated singular events do not constitute trends, let alone science. Prof. Trenberth really ought to know that. This is pathetic. The observed data and measured trends have stopped showing global warming. So are scientists now claiming that singular events are robust signs? This would be only one step away from astrology!
The US media is now avoiding discussion of “warming” and has reverted to passing on the routine press releases of how global warming is responsible for “extreme weather events”. That means hot weather, cold weather, wet weather, dry weather, high winds, no winds, etc. Global warming is being blamed for every adverse weather event. That is the new magic bullet in their arsenal of “facts”. How can anyone disprove their theory when it causes every extreme? The best thing to do in this case is to laugh at them and say as Gosselin does that they are only one step away from astrology.
To read his review of the Der Spiegel article, click here.