Renowned German Greenie See's the Light

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    And it was good! Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, who is one of Germany's founding fathers of its environmental movement and Dr. Sebastian Lüning (a fellow geologist/paleontologist, well I'm not a paleontologist but I know a bunch of em!) have written a new sceptical book on AGW called Die Kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun) and it is published by the well respected company Hoffmann & Campe.

    What's really nice is both Bild AND Der Spiegel ran major articles on the book and interviewed the two good doctors. This is truly the beginning of the end for the AGW cult. When they lose the Germans they've lost it all.

    I particularly like the title of the Bild article "The CO2 Lie"! Sums it up nicely!


    Die CO2-Lüge: Die Klima-Katastrophe ist Panik-Mache der Politik - Politik Inland - Bild.de
     
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    My brother married a gal from Germany about 30 years ago. When I first met her, conversations touched on environmental issues. Even back then (80's) she told me "there's a saying in Germany- Green is Red".
     
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    Hey West.........I just realized that I post up this guy all the time lately FTW!!
     
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    Yes, yes you do!
     
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    The emperor has no clothes. Who knew?
     
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    Was it a compact florescent, or incandescent light?
     
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    It was a 100 watt Reveal incandescent!
     
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    Global warming: German researchers find more evidence for links between Arctic sea ice decline and European weather « Summit County Citizens Voice

    SUMMIT COUNTY — German scientists say they’ve found more evidence showing links between declining Arctic sea ice and shifting weather patterns, with cold, snowy winters more likely in Europe following summers when Arctic sea ice is low.

    The researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research say shrinking summertime sea ice cover changes the air pressure zones in the Arctic atmosphere, slowing westerly winds that usually transport relatively warm and moist air toward Europe.

    If there is a particularly large-scale melt of Arctic sea ice in summer, as observed in recent years, two important effects are intensified. Firstly, the retreat of the ice leaves a darker ocean to warm up more in summer from solar radiation.
     
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    No problem L.K. All you need to do is check out his CV. His "green" bona fides are pretty substantial. I also believe, that if you bother to look, he was in charge of Shells sustainability program, but that's just a rumour.:lol:

    So what exactly is your problem with Herr Doktor? The fact that he's ethical and holds the scientific method above politics?


    Name: Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt
    Date of birth: 08.05.1949
    Education:
    1968 - 1972 Degree in Chemistry at the University of Münster / Westphalia
    Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
    1972 - 1974 Doctorate in the field of Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.)
    Career:
    1974 - 1975 Research work at the University of Münster and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research, Mülheim
    1976 - 1981 Head of the section “Chemical Industry” in the Federal Environmental Agency in Berlin
    1981 - 1984 Head of Department of Environmental Policy, Waste Management and Air Pollution Control at the Hessian Ministry of Regional Development, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
    1984 - 1990 Deputy Minister in the City of Hamburg Environmental Ministry
    1990 - 1991 Head of Chancellery of the City of Hamburg
    1991 - 1997 Senator and Principal of the City of Hamburg Environmental Ministry

    Supervisory Board Chairman of Hamburgische Elektrizitätswerke HEW AG, Hamburg utility

    since 1991 Lecturer at the University of Hamburg (Chemistry Department), since April 1999 Professor of the chemistry department
    1998 - 2001 Member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Shell AG with responsibility for chemicals, renewable energy, public affairs, environment, electricity, 2001 member of the supervisory board
    2001-2007 Chief executive of REpower Systems AG, Hamburg
    Member of the “sustainability advisory board” to chancellor Schröder and Merkel, Berlin
    since 01.02.2008 Chief Executive Officer, RWE Innogy GmbH, Essen


    Additional mandates
    Member of the supervisory board of Aurubis AG , Hamburg

    Member of the supervisory board of Mateco AG, Stuttgart

    Chairman of the supervisory board of Rheinkraftwerk Albbruck-Dogern AG, Laufenburg

    Member of the board of New York Green Exchange

    Member of the “Körber-Stiftung", Hamburg

    Member of the Senate of "Frauenhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V."

    Member of the advisory committee of the German "Wildtier Stiftung"

    Member of the supervisory board of "Putz & Partner Unternehmensberatungs AG", Hamburg






    RWE Innogy - Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt

    Bio-economy Council Fritz Vahrenholt

    REpower Wind Turbines for Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms
     

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