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Global warming: second thoughts of an environmentalist
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 Jun 2012 | Fritz Vahrenholt

Posted on 06/24/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by neverdem

Fritz Vahrenholt, one of Germany's earliest green energy investors, is not convinced that humanity is causing catastrophic global warming.

Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are quite certain: by using fossil fuels man is currently destroying the climate and our future. We have one last chance, we are told: quickly renounce modern industrial society – painfully but for a good cause.

For many years, I was an active supporter of the IPCC and its CO2 theory. Recent experience with the UN's climate panel, however, forced me to reassess my position. In February 2010, I was invited as a reviewer for the IPCC report on renewable energy. I realised that the drafting of the report was done in anything but a scientific manner. The report was littered with errors and a member of Greenpeace edited the final version. These developments shocked me. I thought, if such things can happen in this report, then they might happen in other IPCC reports too.

Good practice requires double-checking the facts. After all, geoscientists have checked the pre-industrial climate, over the past 10,000 years: this isolates natural climate drivers. According to the IPCC, natural factors hardly play any role in today's climate so we would expect a rather flat and boring climate history.

Far from it: real, hard data from ice cores, dripstones, tree rings and ocean or lake sediment cores reveal significant temperature changes of more than 1°C, with warm and cold phases alternating in a 1,000-year cycle. These include the Minoan Warm Period 3,000 years ago and the Roman Warm Period 2,000 years ago. During the Medieval Warm Phase around 1,000 years ago, Greenland was colonised and grapes for wine grew in England. The Little Ice Age lasted from the 15th to the 19th century. All these fluctuations occurred before...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 06/24/2012 5:46:20 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

There seems to be a rash of warmists changing their minds. Let’s assure that this guy’s message gets spread, since State Sponsored Media won’t.


2 posted on 06/24/2012 5:57:19 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: neverdem

The unstoppable economic collapse will leave junk science funding an unaffordable luxury.

And with it, a lot of careers will go.

Anthropomorphic Glabal Warming cultists painted themselves into a corner with the short timetable of their predictions.


3 posted on 06/24/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: neverdem

June 24TH, 76 degrees in Sacramento.


4 posted on 06/24/2012 6:15:17 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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5 posted on 06/24/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

The fact that climate change occurred before the industrial age disproves nothing. Clearly, these changes were either caused by ancient aliens burning rocket fuel ... or more likely a future human civilization found a way to open up a temporal vortex in order to dump their industrial waste into earth’s past.


6 posted on 06/24/2012 6:41:09 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: DBrow
Now that it appears the big money from cap-n-trade and related scams has gone a-glimmering, so wanes the interest and commitment of those who stood to gain. What we are left with is the baseline agenda from the start--growth of gubmint and redistributionism, with the elite skimming heavy doses of cream off the top.

Climate change? Who cares? we are into sustainability goals now.

7 posted on 06/24/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MrEdd

>> “Anthropomorphic Glabal Warming cultists painted themselves into a corner with the short timetable of their predictions.” <<

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No, really, they did it with their lies, and nothing else.
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8 posted on 06/24/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Who cares? we are into sustainability goals now. “

Agenda 21


9 posted on 06/24/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: editor-surveyor
As long as the lies were long term, and their empirical discrediting was in the future, liberals would embrace the lie.

When the lie becomes untenable to the point of subjecting the ones who embrace it to ridicule, liberals will finally discard it.

You and I may care about the lie, but then, we never were willing to embrace it. So we are moot regarding points made about people abandoning AGW. You can't abandon something you always rejected.

10 posted on 06/24/2012 6:57:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: neverdem


11 posted on 06/24/2012 6:59:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: neverdem
I realised that the drafting of the report was done in anything but a scientific manner. The report was littered with errors and a member of Greenpeace edited the final version. These developments shocked me. I thought, if such things can happen in this report, then they might happen in other IPCC reports too.

Real scientists are starting to realize global warming is political and it's undermining respect and trust scientists have built up over decades...

12 posted on 06/24/2012 7:07:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: neverdem

We’re at solar max now. There won’t be much concern about global warming in about 3-4 years. Instead, we’ll see wondrous, awesome and magnificent fluctuations toward cold, such as haven’t been seen in a very long time.

Have fun. Enjoy the slide.

Yours,

Mr. Freeze


13 posted on 06/24/2012 8:40:03 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: neverdem

How do I get a job with the IPCC? That’s got to be a great gig to be with.


14 posted on 06/24/2012 9:23:04 PM PDT by Red6
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To: neverdem

The most dangerous - and most likely - climate change in the near future is global freezing.

For roughly 4 million of the last 5 million years, glacial ice sheets have extended into the continental United States.

Also, there are multiple examples in the last 5 million years where global temperatures plunged in a period of one or two decades.

If such a temperature decline were to take place in our modern world, industrial scale food production would collapse, and tens of millions would starve to death.


15 posted on 06/24/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 06/25/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: TauntedTiger
June 24th, 114 degrees in Hill City.
17 posted on 06/26/2012 1:58:45 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa

“June 24th, 114 degrees in Hill City.”

Never heard of the place, sounds great. Any bigger towns nearby I could use as a reference point? FYI ~ Still cold in Sacramento. When I say cold... I mean fantastic! Currently 61.8 @ 9:00 am


18 posted on 06/26/2012 9:00:21 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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