Will The German Floods Be Attributed To Climate Change?

Long and heavy rainfalls have flooded Germany over the weekend. The most affected areas are the states Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). 170 deaths have been confirmed, but many people are still missing. Naturally the politicization of the events is slow because even the most reckless players have an incentive not to appear too reckless and unconcerned about the plight of the people on the ground. But slowly media articles dribble down suggesting that this flood is a manifestation of the omnipresent man-made climate change. The New York Times offers additional humidity in warmer air as a reasoning. German magazine Focus expects ‘permanent rain and droughts’ to come. Both. Not much effort goes into sorting the logic out and to educate the public. In fact the New York Times mentioned explanation was crammed into a single sentence. Their readers are supposed to do all the education on their own.
[Sources in the descriptin box.]

Correct!v – The German Snopes

Conservative news blog “Tichys Einblick” (TE) has just lost a court case against Correct!v, the German equivalent of Snopes. The facebook partner attached themselves on TE’s facebook post to claim that not 500 scientists wrote an open letter against climate change hysteria. They argue that retired scientists aren’t scientists and have no expertise whatsoever to speak about the science here. Research in pharmacy companies and other institutions does also not qualify scientists as scientists, says Correct!v. But who is Correct!ve, anyway?

sources:
https://www.tichyseinblick.de/tichys-einblick/correctiv-wenn-faktencheck-zur-propaganda-wird/ (also following the links from there)
Brost Foundation

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