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Naast Hans Joachim Schellnhuber behoort Stefan Rahmstorf tot de topklimaatalarmisten in Duitsland. Zij zijn beiden verbonden aan het PIK ('Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung') dat op kosten van de Duitse belastingbetaler de klimaathysterie in dat land in stand houdt - althans verwoede pogingen daartoe doet. Het PIK is enigszins te vergelijken met ons Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL). Dat kan er ook soms wat van, maar is toch een toonbeeld van wetenschappelijkheid en nuance vergeleken met het PIK.
Onder de titel, 'Stefan Rahmstorf FOS Again! Prophecy Of Gulf Stream Tipping Refuted By New Comprehensive European Study', schreef Pierre Gosselin op zijn blog:
Michael Krüger at German blogsite Readers Edition uncovers how one of Stefan Rahmstorf’s scariest prophecies of climate doom has just been resoundingly refuted by hard data from a new European study.
In 1999 German scientist Stefan Rahmstorf was awarded the one-million dollar “prize of the century” by the American James S McDonnel Foundation for his work on calculating climate change through changes in the Golf Stream. Rahmstorf had postulated that already a really small warming of global temperatures leads to an altered flow or even a tipping of the ‘Gulf Stream climate machine’.”
Rahmstorf was also quoted in the year 1999 by the Süddeutsche Zeitung:
The Atlantic current will likely weaken noticeably in the coming decades – here the computer models of various institutes broadly agree on this.” ...
Let’s recall that at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Rahmstorf’s employer, the only good science there are prophecies of the end-of-world. Anything else is considered heresy at the PIK. If it’s not laced with doom and gloom, then it isn’t acceptable science.
So how is the Gulf Stream really doing? Is it weakening noticeably as Rahmstorf and a consensus of computer models prophesied 13 years ago?
A recent report on ARD German public television (see clip below) now tells us the answer: No. No. No. ...
That’s a small sensation! And a reaction to a false warning from 7 years ago when a new cold period had been prophesied. Back then, measurements had been taken from only a few locations. ... Over the last 5 years, measurements have been taken from 3000 measuring probes and they show no signs of any weakening.
There you have it. Obviously Prof. Rahmstorf (and the computer models from the other institutes he cites) were FOS with their prophecy of a weakening Gulf Stream and climate tipping point. Now it’s clear they had no idea what they were talking about.
Do you think Prof. Rahmstorf will come out and admit his error? Don’t hold your breath. The PIK sees itself as the Vatican of climate science, i.e. as infallible.
I challenge anyone to find one piece of good climate news coming out of the PIK. You won’t find any. Good news there gets strung up every morning at sun-up and never sees the light of day. ...
When is the government going to wake up and close that science nuthouse down?
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