From Fritz Vahrenholt and 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.