Former German Chancellor Calls For End of Media Hysteria Over Global Warming

June 4th, 2007 10:57 AM

Most climate change watchers are aware that leaders from the eight most developed nations will be meeting in Germany this week to discuss, among other things, issues related to global warming.

With a delicious sense of irony, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt put his two cents into this debate with comments that will surely not be reported by America’s alarmist media even though he was somewhat speaking to them.

As reported by Deutsche Welle (emphasis added, h/t Benny Peiser):

Meanwhile, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt called for an end to the "hysteria" over global warming in the lead-up to the summit. The topic is "hysterical, overheated, and that is especially because of the media," Schmidt told Germany's Bild daily.  

There has always been climate change on earth, Schmidt said.

"We've had warm- and ice-ages for hundreds of thousands of years," he said, and added that the reasons behind the multiple climate changes have been "inadequately researched for the time being."

To assume that global climate change can be altered by any plans made at the Heiligendamm summit is "idiotic," he said.

How marvelous. Think Katie, Charlie, or Brian will be reporting this tonight? If the answer is “No,” would they report it if he said that global warming is the biggest challenge facing the planet today, and that if the leaders of the G-8 don’t do something immediately, homo sapiens might face extinction?

Yeah, I think so, too.