Oops, P Gosselin reports on creep into German politics

Posted: November 25, 2013 by tchannon in media, Politics


Image 7 of a sequence showing on faz.net, a German political newspaper.

Gosselin writes

Germany’s FAZ Features Chart No German Was Ever Supposed To See: John Christy’s “Catastrophic Errors Graph”

By P Gosselin on 23. November 2013

Today Germany’s flagship political daily, the renowned Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), which has long been a disciple of global warming religion (woeful deficits in climate sciences have long been a problem of the German mainstream media) raised a few eyebrows in daring to feature the global warming-blasphemous chart that no German was ever supposed to see.

Curiously the image PG. shows was not on the FAZ site when I looked. Perhaps they vary.

Yep, definitely lots going on, carry on watching.

Post by Tim
(typo fixed s/fax/faz)

  1. benpal says:

    “Curiously the image PG. shows was not on the FAX site when I looked.” I just looked and it is there. You have to click on the image that shows to see the subsequent image in a series of 7 images.

  2. Richard111 says:

    Good thing you had a screen dump. No sign of that graph anywhere! 🙂

  3. oldbrew says:

    It’s image number 7/7 here – click on the left/right symbols to move image…

    The last line of the caption (I’m paraphrasing) says global warming is only a quarter of what was predicted and the computer models got the greenhouse gas thing wrong. They also say it was the Daily Mail that blew the lid off the story.

  4. DirkH says:

    Well, the FAZ scribe even writes in the sidebar “the graph that makes skeptics jump for joy”; in other words, the paid liars of the German controlled media now officially admit that there is such a thing as a skeptic.

  5. oldbrew says:

    The comment on image 6/7 says: what the graph doesn’t show is that Antarctic sea ice reached a 30-year high in 2013.

  6. Me_Again says:

    Google translate is crap and my schoolboy German isn’t up to the game on this BUT The Frankfurter paper does not seem to be saying that warming is not happening it seems to be slagging off the Daily Mail.

    Please any fluent German speakers correct my misapprehension if it one.

  7. tchannon says:

    Me_Again, if you look at Gossilin’s site you will see the strapline at the head, which contains “Climate news from Germany in English”. I hope his German is adequate.

    He gets given good material. I’m well aware of this tip of an iceberg of stupidity, why it takes many years to reach solid engineering solutions


  8. oldbrew says:

    Re the Daily Mail story: FAZ is saying ‘rarely was a climate article shared so often on the internet as this’. Their final line is a quote from the Mail itself but claims the Mail conclusion is ‘untenable’.

    Interesting when you look at the graph right next to it (see above).

  9. tchannon says:

    So the item is attempting to kickback, hmm. Okay I’ve commented on the original to see if anyone there can cross confirm.

  10. tchannon says:

    The article linked below does not support an assertion of change from an arrogant position of German believed superiority

    except for this



    Whereas we had
    “Kurviger Kimawandel
    Die Graphen der Apokalypse

    22.11.2013 ·”

    PG. is saying that even publishing these plots is surprising.

    From 2012

    Now what?

  11. pgosselin says:

    I’m saying I’m surprised the FAZ carried this chart at all. The article still takes hard shots at the skeptics and calls the Mail’s headline assertions “untenable” – which I wrote in my article. I’m also surprised the FAZ called the charts “The Graphs of the Apocalypse” and the climate conferences the “seismographs of the apocalypse”…a bit of sarcasm aimed at the alarmists. Interpreting the FAZ article as the FAZ going skeptic, however, is wishful thinking. PS: I’ve been living in Germany 23 years, wife is German and so German is not a problem for me.

  12. pgosselin says:

    Rog’s headline is spot-on overall. Skepticism is creeping (slowly) into German politics and some media. It’s going to take a while and there’s always a risk of relapse

  13. tchannon says:

    Thank you for clarifying the situation. Risk of relapse, grin.

  14. Me_Again says:

    Sadly I don’t think the article indicates a loss of faith, I think it intimates exasperation at climate ‘skeptics’ who don’t believe the preceding 6 graphs or so.