Film Time in Bonn

 CFACT-presentation at the UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany, June 11, 2011

A picture tells more than a thousand words, people say. And if you have something to say affecting scientific or political debates, a movie is even better. Thus, the European CFACT team believed it is a good idea to invite delegates, observers and media at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, to a movie night on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The prior aim of this official UN side event was presenting the true driving forces behind climate change and our whether: solar and cosmic radiation.

 The movie presented by CFACT at was a documentary by Lars Oxfeldt Mortensen from Denmark titled “The Cloud Mystery”, telling the story of Danish Professor Henrik Svensmark. The physicist is the actual discoverer of the true forces changing the world’s climate. Further more he was able to deliver experimental evidence for is findings – in a ten years effort, sometimes without any funding. By this, he helped solving one of the most important questions of the climate debate, the mystery of cloud formation. The documentary also demonstrates that science is a rough place to be if you are in opposition to the established “truth”. During the research process, Svensmark started a collaboration with other distinguished scientists such as Prof. Jan Veizer (Ottawa, Canada) and Prof. Nir Shaviv (Haifa, Israel), delivering the empirical evidence for his theories.

Since then, non of these scientists has been spared of unsubstantiated criticism and ad hominem attacks by alarmists. Svensmarks findings – that the galaxy and the sun are the main driver of the world’s climate – is still ignored by large parts of the UN elites, even though the evidence is overwhelming and other researchers meanwhile support his conclusions. Already on June 8, at the CFACT press briefing during this year’s Bonn climate talks, German scientists Dr. Borchert and Prof. Ewert presented their research showing the significance of Svensmarks revolutionary approach. And in the last years, other scientists from Denmark, Israel, Canada, the USA, and Norway spoke out in favor of Svensmark. The movie was preceded by an introduction by Dr. Holger Thuss, Executive Director of CFACT Europe and followed by a reception. Again, CFACT provided an opportunity to learn and to discuss by hosting an UN side event. However, most of the UN crowd preferred to go to stay away – it was the night of the UNFCCC staff party (food and drinks!). But they can no longer say they haven’t had the opportunity to know the truth.

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About the Author: Einar Du Rietz

Einar Du Rietz is a journalist and communications consultant based in Europe. He has authored several environmental reports for the Electrolux Group and written many blogs for the Center for the New Europe at CNE Environment.