Here is an article by Melanie Phillips on a recant by a real climate scientist.
The compelling case against Ed Davey
Published in: Daily Mail
True to my warning yesterday in the Daily Mail, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has dashed the naive hope that he would end the Coalition’s suicidal green fanaticism and return Britain to Planet Reality over man-made global warming. As the Times (£) reported today, he used his first few hours in his new job to tell the 100+ Tory MPs who are in revolt over wind farms effectively to take a running jump. Insisting he was a ‘lifelong supporter’ of wind power, he argued that the case for it was ‘compelling’ and that Britain’s energy production must be ‘clean and green’.
How unfortunate, then, that on the very same day news comes from Germany — the historical shrine, indeed the fons et origo, of deep ecology — that one of Germany’s high priests of the religion of greenery has recanted, and that renewable energy has catastrophically failed (hat tip Anthony Watts).
As the Global Warming Policy Foundation reports a new book, Die Kalte Sonne, written by Prof Dr Fritz Vahrenholt and geologist/paleontologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning, has caused a sensation even in advance of its official publication yesterday. For Prof. Vahrenholt, a renewable energy expert, was one of the fathers of the modern German green movement and believed everything preached by the IPCC. But according to Focus magazine, he is now a far sadder and wiser man:
‘Doubt came two years ago when he was an expert reviewer of an IPCC report on renewable energy. “I discovered numerous errors and asked myself if the other IPCC reports on climate were similarly sloppy.”