German Chemist Slams Scaremongering By U.N.’s IPCC|
The IPCC is guilty of shoddy research and pursuing political goals.
Fritz Vahrenholt, a chemist with the German company RWE has stated that global warming arguments are supported by “weak science.”
Vanhrenholt claims that reduced solar activity will end up causing the earth to cool down in years to come rather than get hotter.
He notes: “The climate catastrophe is not occurring. In my experience as an energy expert, I learned that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is more of a political than a scientific body. As a rapporteur on renewable energy, I witnessed how thin the factual basis is for predictions that are made at the IPCC.” “I say that global warming will remain below two degrees by the end of the century.“My concern is that if citizens discover that the people who warn of a climate disaster are only telling half the truth, they will no longer be prepared to pay higher electricity costs for wind and solar.“I am indeed saying that climate change is manageable, because the cooling effects of the sun and the ocean currents give us enough time to prepare.”Vahrenholt was once a supporter of the theory of man-made climate change, but he has changed his mind. In an interview on the The Global Warming Policy Foundation site, he explains why.Here is an excerpt from that interview:
Welt Online: You have supported the IPCC’s paradigm for many years. Now you are publishing a book in which you questioned the doctrine of global climate change. How did this change of heart happen?Vahrenholt: Yes, I was an active supporter of the CO2 theory. But then I had two pivotal moments that have inspired me to reassess my position.First, I was invited in February 2010 as a scientific reviewer for the IPCC report on renewable energy in Washington. There, I realized that the drafting of the report was done in anything but a scientific manner. The report is littered with errors. At the end, representatives of Greenpeace edited the final version. The result was the nonsensical claim that 80 percent of total world energy needs can be met with renewable energy.These developments shocked me. I thought, if such things can happen in this report, then they might happen in other IPCC reports too. Of the 34 members of the IPCC Secretariat, the bulk are from the global South – such as Cuba, Sudan, Madagascar, Iran or China. These countries all have an interest in transfer payments. Until then, I had thought researchers would meet and discuss. No, in fact these are delegates representing nation states – and not always democratic ones. They represent interests and exert influence.Welt Online: And the second key experience?Vahrenholt: At RWE Innogy, we were confronted with the fact that the wind and the corresponding power generation were dipping by an appreciable extent. I investigated this phenomenon scientifically and found that it has nothing to do with CO2 and global warming, but that natural climate processes are responsible for it. The activity of the sun plays a major role. I have been working on the subject matter and then worked a year on this book.Vahrenholt’s new book, The Cold Sun lays out his theories on climate change and the myth of catastrophic global warming.