Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Climate Trap - Alarmists and "deniers" take note.

Photo: Hanser Verlag
Pierre Gosselin of NoTricksZone has written two posts  (link1 and link 2) re a new book by IPCC lead author - climatologist Professor Hans von Storch and cultural scientist Werner Krauss entitled Die Klima Falle (The Climate Trap.)

On the blog Die Klimazwiebel (The Climate Onion)  by Werner Kraus:
Die Klimagipfel scheitern und bleiben folgenlos, während die Emissionen immer stärker steigen. Der Klimaforscher Hans von Storch und der Ethnologe Werner Krauß erklären, wie wir in dieser Klimafalle gelandet sind.
(The climate conferences have ended in failure and achieved no consequences, even though emissions continue rising. Climate scientist Hans von Storch and cultural scientist Werner Krauss explain how we ended up in this climate trap.)
Pierre Gosselin writes:
This is neither a skeptic nor an alarmist book. In it von Storch and Krauss have plenty of harsh criticism for both sides of the debate, and then some. Both sides, they claim, are responsible for having driven the climate issue into the ground. The book, they say, explains how climate science got there in the first place, and what possibilities are left to get climate sciences back on track so that it can produce productive action.
Some quotes translated by Pierre:
  • After the unprecedented success story of climate change becoming an object of public attention and concern, climate policy and the accompanying climate debate have wound up in a dead end.
  • Together with climate politics, the climate sciences have ended up in a credibility crisis.
  • The climate debate is stuck in the mud, the credibility of climate scientists has been cast into doubt, and the policymakers’ ability to act on the issue of climate is minimal. We are sitting in the climate trap. 
In Pierre's second post he records the reaction to the announcement of the book:
Reimar Lüst, former president of the Max Planck Society here:
This is an unusual and provocative book. A natural scientist and a cultural scientist have written it together. Hopefully it will annoy both the climate deniers and the climate alarmists within their insular circles.”
If it indeed annoys the alarmists, which I’m sure it will, then very few “deniers” will be annoyed at all by it. We can take criticism.

Frankenstein Fatal Foods

NCTCS blog has written many times about the scientists of the ClimateGate CRU and how they have demonised science byfalsely labelling carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Now we find that the scientists behind GM food are introducing a killer virus.

From the UK Mail-on-Line:

Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops:

  • EU watchdog reveals approval for GM foods fails to identify poisonous gene
  • 54 of the 86 GM plants approved contain the dangerous gene
  • Gene found in food for farm animals producing meat, milk and eggs
  • Biotech supporters argue there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful
A new study has been carried out by the European Union's official food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA) which revealed that the international approval process for GM crops failed to identify the gene.
The findings are particularly powerful because the work was carried out by independent experts, rather than GM critics
It was led by Nancy Podevin, who was employed by EFSA, and Patrick du Jardin, of the Plant Biology Unit at the University of Liege in Belgium.
They discovered that 54 of the 86 GM plants approved for commercial growing and food in the US, including corn and soya, contain the viral gene, which is known as 'Gene VI'.
Some of these crops are fed to  farm animals that produce milk meat and eggs which can result in producing proteins that toxic to humans.
Critics say the revelations make clear that the GM approvals process, which has been in place for 20 years, is fatally flawed. 

They argue the only correct response is to recall all of the crops and food products involved. Director of the campaigning group, GM Freeze, Pete Riley, said the discovery of the gene, 'totally undermines claims that GM technology is safe, precise and predictable'.
He said: 'This is a clear warning the GM is not sufficiently understood to be considered safe. 'Authorisation for these crops must be suspended immediately, and they should be withdrawn from sale, until a full and extended review of their safety has been carried out.'

Read more: MailOnLine