OUT: One less climate alarmist
From Fritz Vahrenholt Sebastian Lüning at their website Die Kalte Sonne, comes this bit of good news.
One of the most irrational warmists in the world, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, of the Potsdam PIK is getting forced out by his activism.
Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber will retire in autumn 2018 and hand over the leadership of the Potsdam PIK Klimainstitut. The successors are already selected . Schellnhuber had become more and more of a burden for the institute in recent years. Parts of the policyhad already called for his removal from the “Scientific Advisory Council on Global Environmental Change” (WBGU), in which he advocated a line that went in the direction of eco-labeling. In the end, it probably alone has saved him another word of the Chancellor’s power. In addition, a mysterious accumulation of Schellnhuber’s publicationsin the journal of the National Academy of Science was noticed. The secret was probably that as a member of the company he was allowed to select his article reviewer seber.
Some of the press finally said what many thought. Spiegel to Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber: “One gets the impression that you are now more activist than physicist” . This also fits his role as ghostwriter for the Pope , to whom he apparently put his words almost at will in the mouth. He largely ignored the uncertainties in the climate sciences. His goal: the unconditional destruction of the fossil fuel industry . As a chancellor counselor, he also launched this message in the highest regard. The story will tell Schellnhuber’s role in the climate debate and over-hasty energy transition in the coming years and decades. Now we need a Schellnhuber break for the first time. Let’s hope the new PIK leadership corrects the extreme direction of the institute and ends the flow of climate-alarmist press releases as quickly as possible. What we need now is a balanced and level-headed presentation of the results, without constant urge for proselytizing.
via Watts Up With That? http://ift.tt/1Viafi3