Welcome to Denmark, where two of the nation's three major newspapers, and one of the two national TV networks have run significant coverage questioning the climate change hysteria during the past few days.
The national TV network, DR, interviewed two solar researchers, Henrik Svensmark, internationally known for his research showing how the mediation of cosmic rays by solar activity is controlling the climate, and Christoffer Karoff, a Danish solar researcher specializing in asteroseismology.
When the host asked Svensmark about the claims of global warming, he replied: "They have put science aside." He said that there has been global cooling during the past 10 years, and he linked that to the low solar activity. He also said that the future temperature of the world will prove who is right.
Karoff stressed that the return of sunspot activity to a maximum on the 11-year cycle has been overdue for two years. Low sunspot activity correlates with cooling periods. Many solar researchers now believe there will be a deep solar minimum, equivalent to the medieval low-temperature period when the Oresund strait separating Sweden and Denmark froze over, allowing Swedish troops to cross on the ice and attack Copenhagen.
Today's Jyllands-Posten had an article debunking claims about sea level rise from melting ice caps. One of the world's most knowledgeable ice researchers, Peder Steffensen, from the Niels Bohr Institute, states: "The oceans can not simply rise two meters by the year 2100." The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) research leader Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen is quoted, "The report from the UNEP is unserious, because it is total speculation. A two-meter rise of the world's oceans is unrealistic over 100 years, according to my knowledge." He says that even if the world temperature really rose by 6-10 degrees, it would take 600-1,000 years to melt all of the Greenland icecap.