On June 21, 2023, we all will celebrate our second birthday. This is the date on which Greta Thunberg first predicted the end of the world. Once again, time became the Prophet’s worst enemy: it passed – and nothing happened. Many of Panic Orchestra’s other predictions also did not come true. Let’s review the biggest lies of the summer…
Lake Garda is drying up and the region is running out of water, according to several media reports over the summer. Local experts, farmers, tourists and hoteliers nodded. The region said drought is not a problem. Of course, the many reports about it drove tourists away.
Weather forecasters and climate experts have also predicted a dry end for the “Viennese bathtub”, Lake Neusiedl. Even there, it was a false alarm that scared people unnecessarily. ORF took this to extremes. A post on the mandatory fee channel about “Neusidel without a lake” completely backfired. Unsettled vacationers canceled their planned stays, and tourism bosses are angered by depictions of climate apocalypse. ORF later said that the contribution was definitely satire.
At the end of August, the prophets of the end times tried their luck at another reservoir of water. Italy’s second largest lake, Lake Maggiore, was in danger of drying up. The level of the 372 meter deep lake has fallen by two meters in the last two months. Now everything has been made clear here too: the level has increased and everything is back to normal.
After all, a social media post by Green politician Katrin Göring-Eckhardt, Vice President of the German Bundestag, was not sarcastic, but completely serious. He sounded the alarm because desertification was already beginning in the middle of Germany due to man-made climate change.
Bad news for all those who have already swapped their cargo bikes for Camels: The Green politician’s post quickly became fake news. In his contribution, Göring-Eckhardt shows the Liberos Desert – an old military training area that allegedly became a desert not because of man-made climate change, but because of a fire in 1942 and the thousands of tanks that roamed the area over the decades. It became a desert. ,
The weather maps were glowing in July! Like wildfire in Greece, the forecast of horror spread across Europe: 48 degrees! The European Space Agency ESA has published satellite data that shows a dramatic heat wave should be seen in southern Europe, with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius. Almost so hot that it is no longer possible to live on the streets. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) declared the end of Italy! “If things continue like this, these holiday destinations will have no long-term future. Climate change is destroying southern Europe. An era is ending,” he wrote. This is absolutely stupid: ESA surveys are about land surface temperatures. Which are “significantly higher than the air temperature”. So Italy can hope.
What is particularly explosive is that the Austrian Health Minister is also taking part in the bullying. According to Johannes Rauch (Greens), about 230 Austrians died from the heat in Austria in 2022. So 2.5 per day. eXXpress asked the Minister: Support these figures with facts!
Since then, our editorial team has found no concrete data or evidence of “heat-related deaths” in Austria. hardly surprising. Finally, there is no clear medical definition of “heat death”. If people died when it was hot outside, life would not be possible in the tropics. Africa’s birth boom will be difficult to explain.