Highly Controversial German Climate Book To Appear Worldwide In English September 1st

theneglectedsunPierre Gosselin writes:

Amazon is now showing that Fritz Vahrenholt’s and Sebastian Lüning’s controversial book Die kalte Sonne (The cold sun), released in German last year, is now coming out worldwide in English.

The title of the English version: The Neglected Sun, and the publisher is Stacey International in London.

Their book created quite a stir in Europe, especially in Germany. The warmist establishment pretty much had seizures over it.

Fritz Vahrenholt, chemistry professor, is also the author of the 1986 book “Seveso ist überall” (Seveso is everywhere), a book on the deadly risks of chemical pollution. That book made him one of the fathers of Germany’s modern environmental movement. Until just a couple of years ago Vahrenholt was a big believer in anthropogenic global warming, and accepted the IPCC gloomy reports as the final word on the subject – until one day he began taking a closer look at the real data. He couldn’t believe some of the shenanigans going on in the science, and so together with geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning, he co-authored Die kalte Sonne.

Despite a massive orchestrated campaign by environmental activists against Die kalte Sonne, it soared to No. 1 on the Spiegel bestseller list. That success has obviously served as the springboard to the English edition. Now it’s going to be hitting bookshelves worldwide.

According to Amazon, the book will be available on September 1 and it can already be pre-ordered. Interestingly its release is right before the IPCC’s 5th assessment report. Talk about timing. The Neglected Sun can be pre-ordered at any bookshop.

Here are some reviews on the original “Die kalte Sonne” version from German media outlets:

“Author’s high profile assures there’s going to be a debate”.

– Jochen Marotzke, Director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg (Spiegel 06/2012, p-134)

Book’s assertions “challenge the results of climate science and the IPCC.”

– Süddeutsche Zeitung, 13 September 2012,

“With his book, the departing CEO of RWE Innogy, Fritz Vahrenholt, has rekindled the climate debate in Germany.”

– Cicero, 27 February 2012,

“A book co-authored by environmental activist and RWE manager Fritz Vahrenholt revitalizes the debate: ‘Die kalte Sonne’ will bring us cooling.”

– Die Presse Österreich, 10 February 2012

“Commotion over Fritz Vahrenholt’s clams on climate change. But our society needs to accept maverick thinkers. The head is round so that we can think in all directions. In Germany blockheads govern all too often.”

– Hamburger Abendblatt, 20 February 2012

“New fracas erupts in the climate crusade. … A book attacks international climate science. … ‘Die kalte Sonne‘ has stormed the bestseller lists.“

– Bild der Wissenschaft, 07/2012

“This book is a must for those who cherish the value of scientific research.”

– getabstract, 2012

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Peter Miller

Carbon inquisition 0, Good Guys 1
If it really upsets the serial alarmists, then it must be right.

David, UK

I’ll certainly be pre-ordering my copy.

Stevefb

Splendid! Christmas presents for all my CAGW pals. They will be so pleased.

clipe

Typo
“Commotion over Fritz Vahrenholt’s clams on climate change. But our society needs to accept maverick thinkers. The head is round so that we can think in all directions. In Germany blockheads govern all too often.”
Or is it? Hehe.

“Commotion over Fritz Vahrenholt’s clams on climate change. But our society needs to accept maverick thinkers. The head is round so that we can think in all directions. In Germany blockheads govern all too often.
– Hamburger Abendblatt, 20 February 2012

That’s gonna leave a mark!
I hope Josh sees that one. It is just begging for an illustration.

Pre-order going in!

ColdinOz

I don’t see it on Amazon yet, for purchase or pre-order. But will order as soon as it shows on Amazon’s site. I’d love to donate a few to the local high school library.

Stamper

A must read me thinks.
[Just read Rupert Darwell’s “The Age of Global Warming: A History” – it is excellent.]

also see this open discussion at Our Changing

The Greens will pay for the publicity campaign 😉

Henry Galt

Eli Rabett says:
July 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm
You.
Must.
Be.
Joking.

Henry Galt

Eli Rabett says:
July 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm
You.
Must.
Still.
Be.
Joking.

Neill

Fritz will be up to his ears in clams.

u.k.(us)

Since when does good news sell, or attract funding ?
Sigh.

GlynnMhor

I can hardly wait…

Sunup

A must order. Al Gored will be so pleased!

Bruce Cobb

ColdinOz, just click on the link at the top.
I wonder what prompted Fritz to begin taking a closer look at the data? Perhaps something didn’t smell quite right, and once he looked, scientific impulse took over. I can just imagine the double-takes and disbelief at first, at what he was seeing.

u.k.(us)

Eli Rabett says:
July 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm
This original discussion
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Excerpt from your link:
“This entry was posted on June 11, 2012 at 16:24 and is filed under English, Skeptics, Climate science.”
—-
49 comments in a year+, and the thread devolved into arguments about smoking.
Why would you link it ?

Oddly enough, the real debate on climate change is BETWEEN skeptics — and it is over what does cause most climate change. There is the solar camp that favors external forcing. Vahrenholt subscribes to this viewpoint. Then there is the terrestrial camp that suggests that the dominant mechanism is unforced chaotic changes by the earth itself.
Of course the alarmists have little interest in learning about this basic question in climate science, being tied to their sinking anthropogenic cause.

CodeTech

Bruce Cobb, exactly as happened to me, and I suspect most skeptics.
First it was “self-evident”, and skeptics were nut jobs.
Then it was, hmmm… maybe this and that detail are wrong.
Now it’s… not even close. CO2 DOES NOT DRIVE CLIMATE. It never has, it never will, and those who continue to believe it does don’t understand even the most basic realities. Ironically, the least scientific people in the world are getting away with labeling Science people as “anti-science”.
There’s no cure for stupid.

Thanks, Pierre.
I hope Fritz Vahrenholt’s “The Neglected Sun” gets the attention it deserves in the USA too.

NucEngineer

I have just pre-ordered 5 copies. I want to make sure this gets spread around. I did the same with “The Chilling Stars”.

u.k.(us)

NucEngineer says:
July 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm
I have just pre-ordered 5 copies. I want to make sure this gets spread around. I did the same with “The Chilling Stars”.
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Not sure, but I think local libraries put new releases front and center.

Steve in Seattle

can’t wait to get my hands on the copy I have ordered, via the amazon.

Steve in Seattle

oh, and Dennis Ray W, thanks for that link …

Mike Mangan

So Varenholt is a big believer in Svensmark’s cosmoclimatology theory. Good for him. The CLOUD Project continues on…
On 24 August 2011, preliminary research published in the journal Nature showed there was a connection between Cosmic Rays and aerosol nucleation. Kirkby went on to say in the definitive CERN press Release “Ion‐enhancement is particularly pronounced in the cool temperatures of the mid‐troposphere and above, where CLOUD has found that sulphuric acid and water vapour can nucleate without the need for additional vapours. This result leaves open the possibility that cosmic rays could also influence climate. However, it is premature to conclude that cosmic rays have a significant influence on climate until the additional nucleating vapours have been identified, their ion enhancement measured, and the ultimate effects on clouds have been confirmed.[5][6]

Resourceguy

@Peter Miller
“Carbon Inquisition 0, Good Guys 1
I like it.

thingodonta

Wait for the response:
Yes, but we can’t do anything about the sun, so why bother discussing it?.
So it should be left out of climate change discussions…..
it should be left out of climate change policy…..(chinese whispers)…
it should be left out of the models…….
it doesn’t have any effect on recent climate.
sarc/off

William Astley

In reply to :
Pierre Gosselin
Thanks for the heads up concerning the English release of ‘The Neglected Sun: Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe’. Best wishes William
In reply to:
Eli Rabett says:
July 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm
This original discussion “The dominant influence of greenhouse gases follows not only from their basic physical properties, but also from their “fingerprint” in the observed warming. The sun, in contrast, has not exhibited any warming trend over the past 50 years. The sun is thus not responsible for the warming seen during this period. Greenhouse gases in all likelihood are.”
William:
The ‘discussion’ which you provide a link to ignores obvious data that disproves the above statement. The following are five (5) observations and analysis results which support the assertion that the majority of the warming in the last 70 years was due to the solar magnetic cycle changes which modulate planetary cloud cover rather than due to the increase in atmospheric CO2.
Specific comments related to your blog link:
Please note that a reduction in planetary cloud cover will also cause the lower atmosphere to warm and as there is less short wave radiation reflected off to space and as there is short wave absorbing ozone in the upper atmosphere, less short wave radiation reflected off clouds will result in cooling of the upper atmosphere. (Your blog link stated incorrect that low atmosphere warming and upper atmosphere cooling is unique caused by CO2 and hence proves the warming is due to CO2. The blog link ignores the five points noted below which disprove the CO2 forcing hypothesis.) Note cloud cover changes can explain the latitudinal pattern of warming, the CO2 forcing mechanism cannot. The observed warming is not global. How solar magnetic cycle changes modulate planetary cloud is interesting and more complicate that a count of sunspots. If you are interested I can provide an overview of the mechanisms. The rapid change in the solar magnetic cycle inhibits the cosmic ray flux modulation of cloud cover for roughly one solar cycle. CRF is once again modulating planetary cloud cover, the planet is cooling and there is an increase in precipitation in the same regions matching what was observed in the Little Ice age.
1) There has been a warming plateau for 16 years which is a more serious discrepancy than a lack of warming. As atmospheric CO2 has been increasing continually for the last 16 years and as there is a lag from an increase in forcing to a change in temperature, the general circulation models predicted a wiggly increase in planetary temperature where the wiggles are caused by natural variability in the climate and the gradual increase is caused by the increased forcing due to the increase in atmospheric CO2. What is observed is not only a lack of warming but rather a plateau of planetary temperature. … ….The logical constraint on the forcing mechanisms is different for a lack of warming (planetary temperature is still increasing but less than the general circulation models prediction) and a plateau where there is no increase in planetary temperature. … ….Aerosols or heat hiding in the ocean could explain a lack of warming, where planetary temperatures are increasing but less than model predictions, they cannot explain a plateau of warming. … ….The CO2 forcing mechanism cannot be turned off, if it is real. As atmospheric CO2 is continually increasing the aerosols or the heat hiding in the ocean would need to exactly balance the CO2 forcing and to start in 1998. i.e. There needs to be a mechanism that hides the CO2 forcing that is suddenly turned on in 1998 and that hiding or cooling mechanism must increase overtime to create the observed plateau in planetary temperature. To explain a plateau where there is no increase in planetary temperature during a period when atmospheric CO2 is steadily increasing, the CO2 mechanism must saturate. The logical constraints of the other observational discrepancies indicate that the CO2 mechanism saturated at say 200 ppm, less than the pre-industrial atmospheric CO2 level, 280 ppm and that the solar magnetic cycle modulation of planetary clouds caused the Little Ice Age cooling and the James Hansen warming in the last 70 years.
Climate Expert von Storch: Why Is Global Warming Stagnating? (William: Why did global warming plateau in 1998?)
Lack of warming
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-hans-von-storch-on-problems-with-climate-change-models-a-906721.html
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/19/the-unraveling-of-global-warming-is-accelerating/
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/12/07/monckton-on-his-smashing-u-n-wall-of-silence-on-lack-of-warming-and-censure/
2) Observed warming is not global. As atmospheric CO2 is evenly distributed in the atmosphere (less than 5% variance by latitude) the potential for CO2 forcing in the atmosphere is roughly the same for all latitudes. The actual forcing at the latitude in question due to the increase in atmospheric CO2 should be proportional to the long wave radiation that is emitted off to space prior to the increase in atmospheric CO2. Based on how the CO2 mechanism works therefore the observed warming should be global with most of the warming occurring in the tropics, based on the CO2 theory. What is observed is that the Northern hemisphere ex-tropics experienced twice as much warming as the planet as a whole and four times as much warming as the tropics. Furthermore the Greenland Ice sheet experienced the most warming on the planet (2 to 3C). The observed latitudinal pattern of pattern cannot be explained by the CO2 mechanism.
Comment:
The aerosol forcing is highest in the Northern Hemisphere. If aerosols in the atmosphere were the reason for a plateau in warming the Northern Hemisphere should have warmed less than the global as a whole. The aerosol forcing does not explain why the Greenland Ice sheet warmed the most of any region on the planet or why there is very little warming in the tropics.
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0809/0809.0581.pdf
Limits on CO2 Climate Forcing from Recent Temperature Data of Earth
3) Tropical tropospheric hot spot is missing. The general circulation models predict that the most amount of warming in terms of change in temperature should be in the tropics in the troposphere at around 8km above the surface of the planet. This warming is due to increased water vapor due to warming of the tropics by the CO2. The warming at 8 km if it occurred would amplify the CO2 forcing. There is no observed tropical tropospheric warming. In addition, analysis of changes in radiation when there is a change in ocean temperature indicates the planet resists forcing changes by an increase or decrease in planetary cloud cover in the tropics which results in more or less radiation being reflected off to space, rather than amplifies forcing changes. These two discrepancies are logically supportive. Part of the reason why there is no tropical tropospheric hot spot is that the clouds in the tropics increase or decrease to resist forcing. Part of the reason why there has not been significant warming in the tropics is planetary cloud cover in the tropics increases to resist forcing.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/26/the-skeptics-case/
http://joannenova.com.au/2012/05/models-get-the-core-assumptions-wrong-the-hot-spot-is-missing/
Roy Spencer: Ocean surface temperature is not warming in the tropics.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/TMI-SST-20N-20S.png
http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/TMI-SST-MEI-adj-vs-CMIP5-20N-20S-thru-2015.png
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/02/tropical-ssts-since-1998-latest-climate-models-warm-3x-too-fast/
There is no tropical tropospheric hot spot, Douglass et al’s paper.
http://icecap.us/images/uploads/DOUGLASPAPER.pdf
A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model predictions
Lindzen and Choi have again found that the planet resists climate forcing changes
http://www-eaps.mit.edu/faculty/lindzen/236-Lindzen-Choi-2011.pdf
4) There are cycles of warming and cooling in the paleo-climatic record that correlate with solar magnetic cycle changes (9 in the interglacial period and 13 in the glacial period). The same regions of the planet that warmed in the last 70 years are the same regions that warmed in the past. An example of the past cyclic warming is the Medieval Warm period which was followed by the Little Ice age when the solar magnetic cycle entered the Maunder minimum. The past warming and cooling cycles were not caused by changes to atmospheric CO2. The general circulation models cannot produce the past warming and cooling cycles that is observed.
Greenland ice temperature, last 11,000 years determined from ice core analysis, Richard Alley’s paper.
http://www.climate4you.com/images/GISP2%20TemperatureSince10700%20BP%20with%20CO2%20from%20EPICA%20DomeC.gif
http://www.climate4you.com/
5. The planet has started to cool with the observed cooling and increased precipitation matching the regional pattern of climate change observed in the Little Ice Age. There has been a sudden change to the solar magnetic cycle. Planetary cooling requires a step change in forcing. Solar magnetic cycle modulation of planetary cloud cover is the step change in forcing.
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_stddev_timeseries.png
http://www.solen.info/solar/images/comparison_recent_cycles.png

tobias smit

Love the blockhead quote

William Astley says:
July 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm
the warming in the last 70 years was due to the solar magnetic cycle changes which modulate planetary cloud cover
There is no good evidence for that: http://www.leif.org/EOS/swsc120049-Cosmic-Rays-Climate.pdf
“In this paper we have examined the evidence of a CR-cloud relationship from direct and indirect observations of cloud recorded from satellite- and ground-based measurement techniques. Overall, the current satellite cloud datasets do not provide evidence supporting the existence of a solar-cloud link.”

a minor quibble, I know, but… Why couldn’t the English version just go with the straight translation, “The Cold Sun”??? It’s got far more emotional resonance than “neglected” does.

Paul Vaughan

Blade (July 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm) suggested:
“I hope Josh sees that one. It is just begging for an illustration.”

Agree. I bet he will get some good tips in the tip-jar for drawing the sawed-off thinking like it actually is.

Eli Rabett

Recent work has shown that a) neutral clusters dominate small aerosol formation and growth b) that SOx was rate limiting for aerosol growth and c) that most cirrus clouds nucleate around small mineral dust particles. This, while not a direct death blow to cosmic ray influence theories, is difficult to reconcile with them.

Eli Rabett

wws: already taken. Even tho you can’t copyright a title, a book with a similar title on the same subject tends to not make a lot of sense. (google the title in English)

Felflames

CodeTech says:
July 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Bruce Cobb, exactly as happened to me, and I suspect most skeptics.
First it was “self-evident”, and skeptics were nut jobs.
Then it was, hmmm… maybe this and that detail are wrong.
Now it’s… not even close. CO2 DOES NOT DRIVE CLIMATE. It never has, it never will, and those who continue to believe it does don’t understand even the most basic realities. Ironically, the least scientific people in the world are getting away with labeling Science people as “anti-science”.
There’s no cure for stupid.
————————————————————————-
Best quote I ever heard as follows…
“Ignorance I can cure with a book. Stupid … That takes a shotgun and a shovel.”
And no, I am not in any way advocating violence, it was just damned funny at the time.

rogerknights

wws says:
July 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm
a minor quibble, I know, but… Why couldn’t the English version just go with the straight translation, “The Cold Sun”??? It’s got far more emotional resonance than “neglected” does.

How about “The Cold-Shouldered Sun”? Or “The Chilling Sun”?–to chime with “The Chilling Stars”. Or “The Marginalized Sun”.

rogerknights

PS: I’ve got it! “Here Comes the Sun”!
(This implies that the sun previously was “away”–or “off the table.”)

CodeTech

roger, pretty sure that’s taken too… 😉
Although, it’s actually one of my favorite Beatles songs

Ed Zuiderwijk

The subtitle of the German version (“Warum die Klimatekatastrophe nicht stattfindet”) is much more potent. (“Why the climate disaster will not happen”). Pity that they haven’t taken that one as English title instead of the rather lame “The neglected Sun”. The original title translates as “The cold Sun”.

George Lawson

Let’s get the book to the top of the ‘best seller list’ That will give it even more publicity and help to silence the AGW brigade once and for all,

Steve T

clipe says:
July 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm
Typo
“Commotion over Fritz Vahrenholt’s clams on climate change. But our society needs to accept maverick thinkers. “The head is round so that we can think in all directions. In Germany blockheads govern all too often.”
Or is it? Hehe.
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Brilliant line , so stolen. But note, not just Germany.
Steve T

William Astley

I look forward to reading “The Neglected Sun”. There are cycles of warming and cooling in the paleo record that correlate with solar magnetic cycle changes. The specialists have made great progress in working out how solar magnetic cycle changes modulate planetary cloud cover.
Solar cycle 24 is anomalous as sunspots are being replaced with tiny short lived pores. The change is related to Livingston and Penn’s observation that the magnetic field strength of newly formed sunspots is decaying linearly. Based on observations the sun will be anomalously spotless by roughly the end of this year. As noted above warming observed in the last 70 years has started to reverse due to the solar magnetic cycle change. The regions of the planet that are cooling and experiencing increased precipitation are the same regions that experienced cooling and increased precipitation during the Little Ice age.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age
The following review paper outlines the mechanisms by which solar magnetic cycle changes modulate planetary cloud cover.
http://www.utdallas.edu/physics/pdf/Atmos_060302.pdf
See section 5a) Modulation of the global electrical circuit in this review paper, by solar wind bursts and the process electroscavenging. Solar wind bursts create a space charge differential in the ionosphere which removes cloud forming ions. As the electroscavenging mechanism removes ions even when cosmic ray flux (high speed protons from super nova, CRF is also called galactic cosmic rays GCR for historical reasons as the discovers thought incorrectly that the high energy protons were a new type of radiation) is high, electroscavenging can make it appear that CRF does not modulate planetary cloud if the electroscavenging mechanism is not taken into account.
http://www.albany.edu/~yfq/papers/Yu_CR_CN_Cloud_Climate_JGR02.pdf
The solar wind affects the galactic cosmic ray flux, the precipitation of relativistic electrons, and the ionospheric potential distribution in the polar cap, and each of these modulates the ionosphere-earth current density. On the basis of the current density-cloud hypothesis the variations in the current density change the charge status of aerosols that affect the ice production rate and hence the cloud microphysics and climate [e.g., Tinsley and Dean, 1991; Tinsley, 2000]. The underlying mechanism is that charged aerosols are more effective than neutral aerosols as ice nuclei (i.e., electrofreezing) and that the enhanced collections of charged evaporation nuclei by supercooled droplets enhance the production of ice by contact ice nucleation (i.e., electroscavenging). Both electrofreezing and electroscavenging involve an increase in ice production with increasing current density [e.g, Tinsley and Dean, 1991; Tinsley, 2000]. The current density-cloud hypothesis appears to explain solar cycle effects on winter storm dynamics as well as the dayto-day changes of Wilcox and Roberts Effects [e.g., Tinsley, 2000]. Kniveton and Todd [2001] found evidence of a statistically strong relationship between cosmic ray flux, precipitation and precipitation efficiency over ocean surfaces at midlatitudes to high latitudes, and they pointed out that their results are broadly consistent with the current density-cloud hypothesis.
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGdV5fyuNRqDkAyxxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1YWMxbW50BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkA01TWTAxMV8xMTA-/SIG=12ns5rhgr/EXP=1373911775/**http%3a//sait.oat.ts.astro.it/MSAIt760405/PDF/2005MmSAI..76..969G.pdf
Once again about global warming and solar activity
The geomagnetic activity reflects the impact of solar activity originating from both closed and open magnetic field regions, so it is a better indicator of solar activity than the sunspot number which is related to only closed magnetic field regions. It has been noted that in the last century the correlation between sunspot number and geomagnetic activity has been steadily decreasing from – 0.76 in the period 1868- 1890, to 0.35 in the period 1960-1982, while the lag has increased from 0 to 3 years (Vieira et al. 2001). According to Echer et al. (2004), the probable cause seems to be related to the double peak structure of geomagnetic activity. The second peak, related to high speed solar wind from coronal holes, seems to have increased relative to the first one, related to sunspots (CMEs) but, as already mentioned, this type of solar activity is not accounted for by the sunspot number.
In Figure 6 the long-term variations in global temperature are compared to the long-term variations in geomagnetic activity as expressed by the ak-index (Nevanlinna and Kataja 2003). The correlation between the two quantities is 0.85 with p<0.01 for the whole period studied.It could therefore be concluded that both the decreasing correlation between sunspot number and geomagnetic activity, and the deviation of the global temperature long-term trend from solar activity as expressed by sunspot index are due to the increased number of high-speed streams of solar wind on the declining phase and in the minimum of sunspot cycle in the last decades.
So the sunspot number is not a good indicator of solar activity, and using the sunspot number leads to the under-estimation of the role of solar activity in the global warming.
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2009/2009JA014342.shtml
If the Sun is so quiet, why is the Earth ringing? A comparison of two solar minimum intervals.

Gail Combs

George Lawson says:
July 15, 2013 at 2:17 am
Let’s get the book to the top of the ‘best seller list’ That will give it even more publicity and help to silence the AGW brigade once and for all
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
And send copies to Mike Mann, Phil Jones and our government representatives.

I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of false flag terrorist or *natural* disaster caused by China makes it so this book gets pulled from the shelf within a month of it’s release.

Grey Lensman

The Link provide by Dennis Ray Wingo
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wind-energy-encounters-problems-and-resistance-in-germany-a-910816.html
Really needs its own post and analysis. No wonder they are coming in from the cold but is it too late. They report so many problems, turbines failed, lack of wind, maintenance but no real figures. Some land rental figures tell their own story. Even the “Damage to the Environment” is worth it.

KevinM

I anxiously await smug voices telling my it has been “thoroughly debunked” before I or they actually open a copy.

DirkH

Grey Lensman says:
July 15, 2013 at 5:29 am
“The Link provide by Dennis Ray Wingo
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wind-energy-encounters-problems-and-resistance-in-germany-a-910816.html

“Even Winfried Kretschmann, the governor of Baden-Württemberg and the first Green Party member to govern any German state, is sounding contrite. But his resolve remains as firm as ever: “There is simply no alternative to disfiguring the countryside like this,” he insists.”
It’s amazing that technology-heavy catholic Baden-Württemberg (home of the Swabians) has elected an ex-communist fiend of technology.
They have picked their poison.