High Profile Swiss Meteorologist Slams Stefan Rahmstorf: ‘The Holy Wrath Of The Righteous’

Some weeks ago I reported here on how Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, the alarmist director of the Potsdam Institute, appeared on a leading German talk show together with Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann and others to discuss climate change and the rash of storms that had hit the Atlantic and the North Sea.

In the talk round, Kachelmann (a warmist) poured plenty of cold water on the often used claim that hurricanes and storms have all gotten worse due to man-made global warming.

Kachelmann told the audience that experts had evaluated the data from the German Weather Service and concluded “there has been no increase in frequency in these events” and that the global data on tropical storms the American weather agencies found that up to now there has been “no increase in frequency.

And when asked about the “monster hurricanes” which had hit the Caribbean and USA, Kachelmann commented:

Yes, this is an active season. But it is not a record season. It is not anything that has not happened before. When we look back at the last 50 or 60 years, we see no trend.”

That level of honesty got Kachelmann some international attention and it was simply too much for the über-caffeinated Stefan Rahmstorf — a Schellnhuber underling at the Potsdam Institute.

At scilogs (here), Rahmstorf attacked Kachelmann as someone who didn’t know what he was talking about and that his statements were wrong. And in his typical overly disdainful fashion, Rahmstorf pretended to be the bearer of the Truth, and anyone else with a different opinion was wrong.

The Holy Wrath of the Righteous

Kachelmann, in turn, was somewhat taken aback by Rahmstorf’s petty nastiness at scilog, enough so that he felt compelled to sharply criticize the Potsdam scientist at his site.

Here he commented that Rahmstorf’s abrasive approach was “not advancing anything” and that he was “caught up in his own special doggedness in attacking an ideological enemy” even though Kachelmann’s position on climate hardly differs from that of Rahmstorf.

“Holy Climate Inquisition”… “collective mouth-foaming”

Obviously what ticked off Rahmstorf was not so much that Kachelmann disagreed on the science, but that the Swiss meteorologist, in fact, rejected Rahmstorf’s religious convictions that global warming was causing today’s storms.

Kachelmann further commented on the Rahmstorf attack in blunt terms:

The Holy Climate Inquisition is thus making a huge error because the religious absoluteness with which the orthodoxy is peddled and the collective mouth-foaming that occurs whenever a crime of denial becomes known turns off many people who see it differently, or at least it appears quite strange to them.

Just how much climate has turned into a religion is shown by the tax-money-financed revival seminars which provide the ammo to the courageous warriors in their fight against the lost souls of climate atheism. Anyone reading the text of the link that follows below. Invited here are TV meteorologists of the states who are to help in the missionary work to convert the man-eating hordes of deniers and skeptics. Please read through the text:

https://www.klimafakten.de/meldung/k3-salzburg-eine-bilanz

Rahmstorf’s approach “couldn’t be dumber”

Kachelmann also thinks Rahmstorf’s rabid attack methods were way over the top, especially in light of the fact that Kachelmann admits to being in 95% agreement with all the Rahmstorfs of the world. According to Kachelmann, “you couldn’t do it in a dumber way if you wanted to convince people of a correct and important matter.”

Through marginalization and religious exaltation of his own issues and the beating on people such as myself who are in fact on the ‘right’ side is only distracting us from the people who need to do something about it: the policymakers. But for them in the case of doubt they will always find coal and no speed limits on the autobahns more important – no matter who the direct official advisor to the federal government may be.”

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Comments (5)

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Just as rediculous as that ding-bat who said the Hurricanes was Mother Natures wrath for electing Trump Liberals have got to be one of the most dumbists bunch on earth

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      rakooi

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      And we all recognize that person as a ding bat…but that doesn’t stop you from USING her asinine comment as a tool to attack others.

      Like Liberals as the “most dumbists bunch on earth”

      Before you comment again…..look in the mirror !

      THERE is NOTHING OBJECTIVE in this article…..ALL THE NAME CALLING IS AIMED AT THE “WARMIST”, the “ALARMIST”,
      “couldn’t be dumber”, “rabid attack methods”,
      “Through marginalization and religious exaltation of his own issues and the beating on people such”, “collective mouth-foaming”

      Yep….that sounds like an objective study of Climate Change rather than an amazingly ugly fight between PRIMADONNAS.

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    Rhee

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    very much an analogy to the recent rejection of a Cuban-ethnic American US Congressman to be admitted to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or the many times an Afro-American non-liberal is tarred with the phrase “not black enough”

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    rakooi

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    According to radiative physics and decades of laboratory measurements,
    increased CO2 in the atmosphere is expected/predicted to absorb
    more infrared radiation as it escapes back out to space.

    Human / Industry is producing 135 TIMES MORE CO2
    than ALL of EARTH’s Volcanoes Combined….every year !
    .
    Lead Scientists Questioned Green House Gas effects.
    In 1970,
    NASA launched the IRIS satellite measuring infrared spectra.
    In 1996,
    the Japanese Space Agency launched the IMG satellite
    which recorded similar observations.
    Both sets of data were compared to discern any changes
    in escaping radiation levels over the 26 year period

    Google (Harries 2001 research abstract)
    .
    What they found was a drop in Escaping Infra Red radiation
    at the wavelength bands that greenhouse gases such as CO2, H2O, CFC’s,
    Nitrous Oxides, and methane (CH4) absorb energy.

    The change in DECREASE IN ESCAPING I.R. radiation was consistent
    with theoretical Expectations / Predictions.
    Thus research & paper found

    “direct experimental evidence for a significant increase
    in the Earth’s greenhouse effect” and Warming on Earth.
    .
    This result has been confirmed by subsequent research & papers
    using data from later satellites

    Google (Griggs 2004 Research Abstract)
    Google (Chen 2007 Research Astract )
    .
    Figure 2: Change in spectrum from 1970 to 1996 due to trace gases.
    ‘Brightness temperature’ indicates equivalent blackbody temperature

    Google (Harries 2001 Research Abstract)

    When greenhouse gases absorb infrared radiation,
    the energy heats the atmosphere which in turn
    re-radiates infrared radiation in all directions.
    .
    Some makes its way back to the earth’s surface.
    Hence we expect to find more infrared radiation heading downwards.
    .
    Surface measurements from 1973 to 2008 find an increasing trend
    of infrared radiation returning to earth

    Google (Wang 2009 Research Abstract)
    .
    A regional study over the central Alps found that
    downward infrared radiation is increasing due to the enhanced greenhouse effect
    .
    Google (Philipona 2004 research abstract).
    .
    Taking this a step further, an analysis of high resolution spectral data
    allowed scientists to quantitatively attribute the increase in
    downward radiation to each of several greenhouse gases
    .
    Google (Evans 2006 Research abstract)
    .
    The results lead the authors to conclude that
    **** “this experimental data should effectively end the argument by skeptics
    that no experimental evidence exists for the connection between
    greenhouse gas increases in the atmosphere and global warming.”
    .
    Figure 3:
    Spectrum of the greenhouse radiation measured at the surface.
    Greenhouse effect from water vapor is filtered out,
    showing the contributions of other greenhouse gases
    Google (Evans 2006 Research Abstract)
    .
    The planet is accumulating heat

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Rakooi is a Nit-wit a dim-wit and a fool Volcanos produce more CO2 in one eurption then dose all od mans actvities a mean i guess Rakooi gets their information from Greenpeace idiots

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