Those who believe in science sometimes have to wonder how changeable their findings are at times. Also to be observed on the cover pictures of magazines that disseminate the respective findings. Not only the renowned Time Magazine, but also German media warned of an impending ice age in the seventies to the eighties of the last century: "How To Survive The Coming Ice Age".
In 30 years' time, will we also look at today's climate discussion with the looming heat wave with amusement and realize that we were wrong with the looming "climate catastrophe"? We don't know, but even serious climate scientists like Hans von Storch warn less of a "climate catastrophe" than of the religious climate hysteria. For every weather event, this is referred to as the result of climate change. "Many of my colleagues are fed up with these exaggerations," says von Storch and has thus caught a brilliant shit storm.
China will only have to reduce CO2030 from 2
In this context, the constant reference to the Paris climate protection agreement that has to be fulfilled is largely unknown. For China, for example, this means that by 2030 CO2Emissions may even increase and only from 2030 CO2 must reduce. In this context, it is incomprehensible that many "climate protectionists" praise China for signing the agreement. However, the signature is far from being mandatory: China plans, finances and builds around 1.800 coal-fired power plants not only in China but also in Bangladesh, Vietnam, South Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries over the next five years. Although almost all of these countries have signed the Paris Agreement, gigantic coal-fired power plants are still being built in 59 countries. China, for example, still covers 70 percent of the ever-increasing energy demand today from coal-fired power plants, nuclear power and natural gas. The expansion of renewable energy is being pushed ahead, but it has nothing to do with the urgency propagated in Europe.
If climate protectionists think that the boom in electric cars in China stems from the desire to reduce CO2 to reduce, these are completely wrong. It is the unbearable smog in big cities that forces to reduce local emissions from car traffic. As I said, the electricity for electric cars continues to come mainly from coal, gas and nuclear power.
Coal power plant construction is booming worldwide
So while coal-fired power plants are being built en masse in the Third World, the Council for Sustainable Development in Berlin is asking the question whether a letter written in ink has more CO2 created as an email. Result: an e-mail generates ten grams of CO2, the letter is double, but the total amount of electronic mail leads to a significantly larger CO2Emissions. Who will teach the “Kids from Fridays” for future?
What sounds like the text for Dieter Nuhr's satire show is meant seriously: we should write fewer emails.
The report in Spiegel 33/1974 was not a satire. The question of whether a new ice age was coming was answered by science at the time. Back then, the weather frogs and we citizens in Germany recorded cold and rain records in summer. "When will it be really summer again", Rudi Carell said.
The mirror reported in 1974: A reduction in solar radiation by just one percent or an increase in the average cloud cover of the planet by just four percent would be enough to trigger a new “great ice age”.
The earthly climate, they (science) believe, is about to change - symptoms for this have not only been discovered by the experts in Europe, but now in almost all regions of the world. At the beginning there were measurement data about a progressive cooling of the North Atlantic. Over the past 20 years, the sea temperature there has dropped from twelve degrees Celsius to an annual average of 11,5 degrees. Since then, the icebergs have moved further south and were sighted, for example in the winter of 1972/73, at the height of Lisbon, more than 400 kilometers further south than in the winters before. At the same time, the area covered with glaciers and pack ice grew by around twelve percent in the northern hemisphere; the coldest winter temperatures in 200 years were measured in the Arctic Circle. The consequences of the cold trend have already been felt in Great Britain and Iceland. In Iceland, the hay harvest fell by 25 percent, on the British Isles the annual growth period of the plants shrank by about two weeks.
A blizzard ruined in the August 1973 large grain growing areas in the wheat belt of Canada. And in November and December of last year, six severe storm surges hit the north German coasts within five weeks - the densest storm surge episode in around 50 years. The global climate change in Southeast Asia, Africa or on the South American continent was announced far more dramatically. Torrential rains have recently flooded parts of Japan or Peru. In Argentina, India and South Africa, temperatures dropped to levels last winter. like they have never been registered since the start of scientific weather observation about 300 years ago.
In this respect, the question of what opinion science has today cannot necessarily be answered clearly. The 97 percent of science mentioned again and again is a chimera, because even the associated scientists today say that this is not true. See also the statements by Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (https://automotive-opinion.com/?s=Vahrenholt). It is time to remove the ground from the climate hysteria and to lead the discussion about climate change based on facts. The 1974 Spiegel report makes it clear that extreme weather events, such as those attributed to climate change, have always existed.