• Confidential U.S. Climate Strategy Leaked in Bonn

    John Vidal

    Reveals radical global warming treaty push, efforts to “bypass” and spin media

    Guardian environment editor John Vidal obtained a confidential U.S. climate strategy document from a “hotel computer” at the Bonn climate talks.  Vidal did not reveal to CFACT’s “Mission Bonn” team what was afoot, but came to the CFACT display obviously quite excited and pumped our American members for information on the format used in the U.S. to display dates.  It appears he was seeking background for his evaluation of this strategy document.

    CFACT readers will remember Mr. Vidal as the fellow who interrupted our Climate Sense conference in Copenhagen and launched into a long point about sea level rise which was immediately rebutted  by leading expert Nils Axel-Morner.  Here’s the exchange on video.

    The document reveals a U.S. administration determined to push a radical global warming agenda that intends a binding global warming treaty, doubts its political ability to ratify a treaty in the U.S., intends to lock the U.S. into its climate policy with or without a treaty and as always cares most about perception.  Placating radical NGOs is high on the list.

    Here is the text of the leaked U.S. strategy according to Mr. Vidal.  You can evaluate it for yourself:

  • An Offer You Can Not Possibly Reject

    by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn

    Last day of the climate conference in Bonn, a most interesting city that we unfortunately never had the time to study more closely, due to the – as usual – busy program. Bonn, the city of Beethoven and a symbol both for peaceful German recovery after WWII and the European university traditions. Today, all but remnants of the hastily build government administration are gone, together with the embassies, though the sometimes magnificent residences still remain along the Rhine.

    How lovely then to stumble across an invitation to come back! The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, sponsored by everything from the European and especially German taxpayers to DHL is inviting everyone to an international conference 21-23 June, here in Bonn, on “Climate change and the media”.

  • CFACT – Mission Bonn

    Bonn, Germany

    They are at it again, as Lord Monckton puts it. Well, so is CFACT. Strategically positioned in the middle of the action at the new UNFCCC climate talks in Bonn.

    It certainly is more quiet than in Copenhagen. Officially, it’s a preparatory, informal meeting, before Mexico. Unofficially, it’s a matter of gathering strength after the Copenhagen fiasco.

  • 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 […]

  • CFACT meets Greenpeace

    If you follow CFACT you probably have seen Lord Christopher Monckton’s speech the Second International Climate Conference in Berlin. If not, you can see it here, or over at CFACT.TV. But there’s more juice from that day. A Lifestyle and Ideology supplier called Greenpeace sent its members to protest against the conference. Some Greenpeace activists held […]

  • The Hypocritical Oath – Save Yourself – Blame the Media

    The leading energy company Vattenfall and it’s owner has been under attack recently. Einar Du Rietz tries to sort out the mess. One of the largest energy companies in Europe, Swedish state owned Vattenfall has come under heavy media attack recently, and so has the responsible minister for industry, Maud Olofsson. The main reason is […]

  • Join CFACT in Berlin!

    Climate Change Reconsidered Join CFACT for an International Conference on Climate Change Friday December 4, 2009, Hotel Melia Berlin On the Eve of COP15, the UN Conference in Copenhagen, scientists and policy experts will gather at Berlin’s Melia Hotel to discuss the science, politics, economics and impacts of climate change. Almost daily new evidence arises […]

  • Germany’s High Solar Subsidies Under Fire


    EDGAR L. GÄRTNER (Frankfurt)

    Although the document released on Saturday, October 24th doesn’t mention it, the new German government coalition between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Guido Westerwelle’s Liberals will be obliged to sooner or later reign in Germany’s high subsidies for photovoltaic power.  One of the main causes of high German power prices is the expanding role of “renewables” in power generation Solar Panelssince the beginning of the 21st century. While wind power’s percentage now exceeds 6 percent, and biomass is approaching 4 percent, photovoltaic power has yet to reach one percent of total power production. This tiny portion of Germany’s energy supply is by far the most costly. Since feed-in prices for “renewable” power are guaranteed for 20 years,solar panels installed from the year 2000 to the present will cost German power consumers no less than 35 billion Euros.  Our export oriented economy can no longer support this luxury, particularly during a time of global recession.

  • The Solar Cycle, Climate, Carbon and Crop Yields: EIKE Berlin

    On April 17th and 18th members of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) gathered at Humboldt University in Berlin for their annual meeting and to discuss the latest developments in climate research and policy. Participants agreed that the current climate debate serves the interests of energy companies and the makers of solar panel and wind turbines, but neglects sound science.

  • CFACT Co-Hosts Climate Conference in Berlin

    Berlin Brandenburg TorEvent marks second gathering of climate realists in a year

    On 17 April, an audience of 80 assembled in the Parliament of the State of Berlin, Germany, to listen to the latest findings of climate science.  Under the patronage of the FDP-group, supported by the European Climate and Energy Institute and CFACT Europe, a range of top speakers presented their views on the issue. Great expectations had been linked to the event, and some political pressure had been put on the organizers.

  • Germany Cancels Biofuel Plans

    Fears repercussions from angry motorists

    HOLGER J. THUSS (Jena)

    “ production may go down as one of the biggest blunders in history. An unholy alliance of environmentalists, agribusiness, biofuel corporations and politicians has been touting ethanol as the cure to all our environmental ills, when in fact it may be doing more harm than good. An array of unintended consequences is wreaking havoc on the economy, food production and, perhaps most ironically, the environment.“

    Cinnamon Stillwell, San Francisco Chronicle
    April 2, 2008

    Fuel Fill Green Car zBerlin — The German government officially reversed plans to impose controversial legislation that would have increased the mandatory ethanol and renewable additives content of gasoline and diesel to 10 percent, a law similar to the US Energy Policy Act of 2005. The government’s rescission was based on fears that imposing the new requirement would boost fuel prices substantially and provoke the ire of some 3 million German motorists.

  • The Truth About Organic Foods

    CFACT is proud to offer its German translation of Alex A. Avery’s The Truth About Organic Foods

    Two years ago, the the most talked about book on organic foods in over a decade was issued in English – now, with the support of CFACT Europe, it is available to the 100 Million or so German speaking consumers: Alex Avery’s The Truth About Organic Foods.

  • CFACT Europe issues new book – “The Climate Catastrophe – What Is It All About?”

    Continuing its growth as an important resource on environmental issues, CFACT Europe recently released its latest publication entitled The Climate Catastrophe – What Is It All About? The Nairobi Report on Climate Change, Climate Madness and Climate Hoax.  Click to purchase (German)

    This provocative booklet examines the latest political developments surrounding the issue of climate change and their relationship to the current state of climate science. It begins by exploring the question of whether there has been any substantial warming outside the range of natural variability (answer: no), continues by examining whether the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the last 100 years is a principle cause of global warming (answer: no) and concludes by discussing whether global warming would be a more of a bane or benefit if it should be proven true (answer: it depends!).

  • Report: Berlin Climate Conference

    Berlin Reichstag and FlagOn May 30, CFACT Europe, together with the European Institute for Climate and Energy and the German Free Market Institute (GFMI), hosted a conference on current climate affairs in Berlin (Germany). The high profile event was hosted by GFMI-Executive Officer Wolfgang Mueller and CFACT Europe’s executive director Dr. Holger Thuss and included presentations given by Dr. S. Fred Singer, the former President of the US Weather Satellite Service who also served as an IPCC reviewer, and Ernst Georg Beck, a lecturer and biologist from Freiburg (Germany).

  • Berlin Climate Conference: May 30, 2007

    On May 30, CFACT Europe, together with the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)  and the the German Free Market Institute, is co-hosting a conference on current climate affairs in Berlin (Germany). Key note speakers are Professor S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia, and Ernst Georg Beck, biologist, Freiburg (Germany). The event will take […]

  • CFACT’s Thuss Advocates Values Based Foreign Policy at Adenauer Foundation Forum

    Holger Thuss on Foreign Affairs PanelBerlin, Germany, 20 Jan. Today, Dr. Holger Thuss, Executive Director of CFACT EUROPE, joined a panel debating the role of ethical values in foreign affairs, in order to present his translation of Paul Driessen’s best-selling book Eco-imperialism: Green Power – Black Death.

    During his presentation, Dr. Thuss strongly emphasized the importance of value-based foreign policies, particularly in such areas as development aid and WTO. As an example he mentioned the global ban on DDT, that is supposed to guarantee DDT-free imports from developing nations, where the ban causes millions of death since even the responsible use of the substance against malaria carrying mosquitoes is prohibited.