Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update at the end of the post]
Stefan Rahmstorf recently got the AGU Climate Communications Prize, despite acting like a vicious jerkwagon when his claims get questioned by mere mortals, viz:
Journalist Markus Lehmkuhland works for the German Science Journalists Association. He wrote an article about Stefan Rahmstorf called Ideology and climate change: How to silence journalists and described how Rahmstorf brutalized a freelance journalist, Irene Meichsner, who dared to question climate change even a little.
The article begins:
“A freelance journalist [Irene Meichsner] becomes the target of the renowned climate researcher Stefan Rahmstorf, who in the struggle for the supposed truth does not stop short of personal defamation.”
Meichsner actually sued Rahmstorf … and won. Unfortunately, it was a hard fight and the article ends:
“Irene Meichsner – who had to fight her legal battle for her reputation on her own – has had enough of climate issues for the time being. She no longer writes about this subject.”
Even the most famous, liberal German news magazine, Der Spiegel, generally among the climate change alarmists, published an article The Rough Methods of Climate Researcher Rahmstorf (in German and read by native-German Dr. Claudia Kubatzki) by Jan-Philipp Hein and Markus Becker.
The first paragraph makes it clear why the authors chose that title: “Journalists complain about attempts at intimidation, researchers distance themselves from the Potsdam professor.” And a little further on: “If a journalist addresses climate change and brings forth arguments that Rahmstorf finds bad, there can be trouble.
SOURCE (originally inadvertently omitted, apologies to authors): AGU’s “Climate Change: Believe It Or Else” Prize
Here he is, crocodile smile and all …
Now, however, he’s had to retract one of his usual BS claims due to errors that he is unwilling to specify … details here.
Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels
Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report’s author now says true estimate is still unknown