• CFACT / EIKE scientific briefing – Bonn climate conference. Watch now from the UNFCCC

    Scientific briefing CLICK TO VIEW NOW This morning CFACT & EIKE presented a scientific briefing at the UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany.  The briefing was introduced by Wolfgang Müller of EIKE and Berlin’s Manhattan Institut and featured Professor em. Friedrich Karl Ewert a geologist from Paderborn University and Dr. Horst Borchert of […]

  • UN opens climate conference in Bonn. CFACT press conference: Wednesday 14:00 CET room Haydn

    The UN climate conference in Bonn opens today and CFACT has partnered with EIKE to send a delegation led by Dr. Holger Thuss.  The UNFCCC is banking on these subsidiary conferences to set the stage for major agreements in Durban South Africa in December.  The global warming scare and the inept and corrupt nature of […]

  • Kyoto protocol sinking fast

    Four G8 nations abandon Kyoto’s ship French wire service AFP reports that Russia, Japan and Canada have all indicated that they will cease following carbon limits agreed to under the Kyoto protocol.  In addition, President Obama stated at a dinner Thursday night that he does not intend to bring the U.S. into Kyoto. The global […]

  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer: Defund the IPCC

    The U.N. climate change panel, the IPCC, has lost credibility over the last few years in the wake of Climategate and other scandals. Now, U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer wants to stop funding it. Here he explains why: “My legislation would save taxpayers millions of dollars by prohibiting our government from funding the IPCC. The climate […]

  • Helumut Schmidt calls for scientific scrutiny of the IPCC

    If they’ve lost the old guard of the SPD, who’s left? In a recent speech the former German Chancellor and Socialist leader said that he was concerned, “by the phenomenon of global warming and its alleged consequences. We know that there have always been naturally occurring ice ages and warm periods; what we don’t know is […]

  • The Climate Mystery

    by Einar Du Rietz In the never ending debate on what really triggered WWI, an interesting observation is that August 1914 was one of the warmest months in Europe, during the last century. With no AC, politicians simply went bananas. Naturally, the underlying factors were multiple; trigger happy, sometimes very old, politicians and officers, negligence to […]

  • Exclusive CFACT interview: UN climate chief Pachauri ignorant of 15 years without warming


    Cancun, Mexico–At COP16, the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, CFACT had the opportunity to interview the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri. When asked about the fact that there has been no statistically significant global warming for the past 15 years, Pachauri became evasive. Even Phil Jones, a […]

  • Remember Remember – Last November

    by Einar Du Rietz How can we ever forget the Climate-gate scandal that erupted right in time for the Copenhagen debacle. Or fail to note that, interestingly enough, some of the more stunning revelations – Holland-gate etc – were made just after the conference. Now, during the count down for Cancun, it’s worth the effort to […]

  • Confession of a climate prostitute

    Sent to us by our friend Drieu Godefrid*

    [translation from the original French via Google].


    Today the Academy of Sciences released its report on the climate in which it validates the whole three thousand pages of the latest IPCC report and its conclusions, it is time for the masks to fall. I am ashamed.

    This is the confession of a climate prostitute.

    Yes, I confess, I wrote a book discussing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) under false pretenses;

    Yes, I confess, my motives were not disinterested;

    Yes, I confess, I’m sold to lobbyists, for reasons both financial and ideological;

    Yes, I confess, global warming seemed a potentially lethal threat to the global capitalism that I idolize;

    Yes, I confess, my work on the IPCC is an order of a cartel of companies, including oil, especially in Europe, whose publication was intended to open up the columns of newspapers and television to reach the general public;

    Yes, I confess, the many “forums” and I gave interviews to mark the release of this book are only variations on the same theme that the IPCC is a false political organization;

    Yes, I confess, I never thought through a quarter of the nonsense that I stirred;

    Yes, I confess, whole chapters of my book were “blown away” by agencies and foreign think tanks;

    Yes, I confess, I have extensively studied the precepts of Gramsci and Bernays (Propaganda, 1928) and the strategy developed by the tobacco lobby in the sixties and later to counter the first scientific studies attesting to the harm of smoking;

    Yes, I confess, I have therefore exploited the noble concept of doubt to discredit the scientific work of the IPCC — I am a merchant of doubt;

    Yes, I confess, I never doubted global warming or its anthropogenic origins, although these issues are beyond my very modest skill;

    Yes, I confess, I have distinguished the debate about the IPCC’s climate debate itself so as to insinuate doubt into the minds of citizens;

    Yes, I confess, though imperfect like everything that is human, the IPCC is indeed scientific, not political as vilely I tried to make believe;

    Yes, I confess, I fear my safety forbids me to say more;

    Yes, I confess, I am not a prostitute, but an intellectual climate realist.

    (*) Author of Le GIEC est mort, vive la science! (The IPCC is dead, long live science!)  (Texquis, 2010), a book funded by dirty money.

    Note from CFACT:  If you don’t “get it” click here and here.

    Follow Drieu at the Hayek Institute.

    Original French after the jump.

  • Another Domino Falls: UK’s Leading Scientific Body Retreats on Climate Change Agenda

    By Patrick Henningsen
    21st Century Wire
    Sept 30, 2010

    The UK’s leading scientific body has decided to rewrite its own definitive guide on climate change, now admitting that it is “not known” how much warmer the planet will become.

    The Royal Society has released a new guide which outlines its retreat from its former vanguard stance on the threat of climate change and man-made global warming. The decision to update their scientific guide came after 43 of its members complained that the previous versions failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics.

    The new guide, entitled ‘Climate change: a summary of the science’, concedes that there are now major ‘uncertainties’ regarding the once sacred ‘scientific consensus’ behind man-made global warming theory, admitting that not only is it impossible to know for sure how the Earth’s climate will change in the future but it cannot possibly know what the effects may be. The 19-page guide states clearly, ’It is not possible to determine exactly how much the Earth will warm or exactly how the climate will change in the future, but careful estimates of potential changes and associated uncertainties have been made”.

  • Climagte Changes – Scholarship Doesn’t


    Einar Du Rietz is happy to introduce his old tutor as a guest at CFACT.EU.

    So entrenched is the belief in global warming in academia that even when critiquing its adherents, academics still feel compelled to pay it homage. “The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] does a very good job of reporting the climate science,” Yale economist Robert Mendelsohn told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Friday, September 24, 2010. “It is a problem that will accumulate for centuries.”

    “Ignoring it will leave you looking like Neville Chamberlain,” the ill-fated Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain in the 1930s, who attempted to appease Adolf Hitler. I asked him and his co-panelists why they did not mention the Climategate scandal in which e-mails show that global warming alarmists attempted to “hide the decline” in temperatures that occurred over the past two decades.

  • Ernst Georg Beck died this week after a long battle with IPCC

    My friend Ernst Georg Beck died this week after a long battle with cancer. Ernst Beck was a biology teacher at the Merian technical grammar school in Freiburg and co-founder of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) in Jena. He was a teacher of the old school, whom nobody could lead up the garden path. If a statement of politicians did not fit into its solid scientific conception of the world, he examined it by intensive study of international technical literature and, if possible, by own experiments. His website www.biokurs.de is still a treasure trove for everybody, who prepares for examines or finding answers to current scientific questions.

  • The Mystery Panel

    by Einar Du Rietz

    At your service for a new panel

    The InterAcademy Council has finally released its report on the workings of the IPCC. Fine.

    The review is not altogether clear, but the criticism of – in particular – procedures and methods, is strong. Many media have taken the shortcut reporting this as a criticism of the major mistake made by the IPCC; publishing unfounded data from WWF on the melting of glaciers. In fact, the report – though politely praising the mission and work of IPCC – criticizes the entire working structure of the panel, suggesting more peer review and new blood.

    And before the tranfusion, most likely some bloodshed will occur.

  • Telegraph – “Climate Change: Always Room for Doubt”

    Another major daily breaks from climate change orthodoxy The Daily Telegraph editorializes today that CRU scientists got off too “lightly” in the review of their role in the Climategate scandal.  Like Der Spiegel before it, the Telegraph is rediscovering that every debate has two sides.  The voices of the climate realists are penetrating the climate […]

  • Sound Science or Dirty Politics

    by Einar Du Rietz

    University of East Anglia

    Exonerated, is a beautiful word. It means that all your trouble are gone and you can go back to sleep, with no accusations hanging over your head. Consequently, it is also frequently used in the comments after the UK parliamentary committee delivered its report on Professor Jones’ responsibility for the strange events at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University. The problems with Climategate are instead described as a lack of routines and a culture of secrecy, something the panel advises CRU to do something about. Note that this is only about the E-mails at East Anglia, not the peculiar coincidence that all the other mistakes made by IPCC  were only detected after the Copenhagen Climate Chaos.

    However, the panel also voices understanding over Jones, most likely being frustrated about handing over data to climate sceptics who just want to undermine his research. Is this a university or a political youth organisation?

  • Der Spiegel: A superstorm for global warming research

    “An entire branch of science is in crisis.” Der Spiegel has posted an in-depth article on the UN IPCC’s fall from grace as people around the world examine the exaggerations, mistakes and manipulations of climate science. Can the global warming propaganda machine go back to saying whatever it wants and suppressing all dissent?  If the […]

  • Global warming fears in Germany plummet 20%

    A poll commissioned by Der Spiegel shows fear of global warming dropped rapidly from 62% to 42% in Germany.  Scandals at the IPCC, rejection of heavy-handed warming propagandizing and a world climate that refused to follow the models is leading to a major disconnect between government officials and their electorates.  Something has to give.  We […]

  • Lights On – Caviar Out

    by Einar Du Rietz

    The campaign is on again with expensive ad’s for Earth Hour, and local politicians have been forced for months to defend their decisions on shutting of the lights on central buildings, or not.

    In the midst of the IPCC debacle, the activists and politicians pretend that shutting out the lights for one hour from 8:30 pm will, if not save the climate, at least send a signal to those in charge. Whoever they are. To do what?

    It is, indeed, an impressive campaign.

    And possibly dangerous. I’m convinced even the organizers have realised that street lamps, hospitals and airports should not mind, but how about other things? It’s quite possible to live in the dark for an hour, but if you live in a city, or a house filled with lamps, the sudden change can be devastating. Now, where’s that land mark (which incidentally neither at sea, nor on land has to be a light house or a traffic sign)? Should the gas station get dark? The Eiffel Tower? The city lights below your trekking rout on a narrow path?