Posted by: Grant | November 8, 2011

Der Spiegel Greenies Lament Their Failure

Aber, aber Meine Herren – if this huge rise in carbon dioxide is so bad, why is “The Globe” not warming? why has the satellite temperature record faltered when you all said it would rise?  Why are we having record COLD winter after record COLD winter?

In the words of an aussie redhead (not that one!) – Bitte erklären – “Please Ex-plane”!

DER SPIEGEL
11/04/2011
Climate Change
Rapid Spike in CO2 Emissions Shocks Researchers
By Gerald Traufetter and Christian Schwägerl

“When Germany’s top climate researcher meets with politicians and average citizens these days, he now starts from the very beginning. Then he delivers a lecture on why the scientific community is so sure that climate change even exists. He speaks of a “purely physical” effect caused by concentrations of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere that heat up the planet by a single degree Celsius. “What’s more,” says Jochem Marotzke, the head of the German Climate Consortium, “there is the affect of water vapor, which accounts for at least another degree.”

Next Friday, Marotzke will travel to Berlin once again for a preparatory meeting at the Environment Ministry ahead of the next World Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa, at the end of November. He almost sounds as if his audience of politicians and ministers had never heard of climate change, as though thousands of them hadn’t thronged together at more than a dozen World Climate Conferences over the last two decades.

Marotzke, also the director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, has no illusions about the current importance of climate policy. “The interest in Berlin and elsewhere has cooled off palpably,” he says. The topic counts as one that doesn’t necessarily need to be addressed, he adds, “because citizens are also turning away (and) no great pressure to act is placed on the politicians.”… “

” …The new numbers show the extent to which international climate policy has failed. At the first “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the concentration of the greenhouse gas CO2 was at 360 parts per million (ppm). In the 20 years since, it has risen to 390 ppm — and there is no end in sight to the upward trend. Year after year, representatives from almost 200 countries negotiate over how much they’ll have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. These are mega-events, but the results remain meager. Expectations for the 17th World Climate Conference in Durban are among the lowest they’ve ever been…. “

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  1. have you considered the claim given by well known documentaries such as Inconvenient Truth, that global warming will destabilize the climate? So instead of the whole world boiling like a lobster in a pot, instead we experience more radical differences in the seasons. Really hot summers, and really cold winters. I am not a climate expert, so I cannot argue whether or not scientists may or may not have miscalculated. But I think that to pose this kind of argument you are omitting a lot of information in order to do so.

  2. Thank you for noticing my blog, “thescoops”.
    In the many years I have run this blog I have always considered the claim that global warming will destabalise the climate. I have NEVER seen any science to support it. They just made it up as they went along and produced nice models of it. Surely, if the world warmed by a few degrees there would be good effects and bad effects. It is completely absurd to me that it only causes bad effects. Many people monitor these things now and there is no trend in bad (AKA “extreme”) weather, which is logical because the world only warmed a fraction of a degree and then it stopped, 10years ago.


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