MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Madam President! Dear Colleagues! On the day on which the US allows the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to take effect, on this day on which we look expectantly
(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: That Trump wins!)
Whether blue or red gets the upper hand in America and what consequences this has for the climate agreement, the AfD has nothing better to do on this day than to demand that we withdraw from this climate agreement. This is, with all due respect, an attempt at a symbolic politics that, so to speak, brings everything bad in this discussion to one point.
Dear colleague Hilse, when you speak – and that goes for your colleagues too – you are often concerned with getting your message across on something, regardless of the topic; in this case it is Corona. Let’s leave that aside and look at how you actually justify your idea. You start off by saying: The Paris Climate Agreement doesn’t even have a target, namely a temperature to be achieved. – They ignore the fact that the discussion about the question of warming is simply not about what temperature the earth should, should or shouldn’t have on average; rather, it is a question of how the warming is going on, how fast it is and what causes it.
At this point one can say – also one of your favorite performances -: Temperatures have fluctuated for thousands of years. – Yes. But my colleague Weisgerber pointed out earlier that the temperature is increasing at an adventurous pace, namely about a hundred times as fast as all temperature changes in the geological times of the earth.
(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: Unfortunately, that’s not true, Mr. Möring!)
That is the key point. If you ask, “Why is that, where does this change in temperature come from?” The answer is: It comes naturally from the greenhouse gases that we emit, and it also comes from the fact that these greenhouse gases have almost doubled since the beginning of the industrial revolution to have. In many places you say that it is so little and that it has no effect. I say: trace gases have an effect, even if they only occur in small quantities.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from MPs of the SPD and the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)
You know, it is like this with the climate: First of all, climate has little to do with weather. But the data from a period of 30 years says something about the climate. If we put these 30-year periods in the past, we can see exactly what happened: the warming has increased from period to period, and it has become the greatest in the last ten years. Of the hottest years in 30 years, nine are in this decade: one was in 2005, all others in the last ten years. So. That is probably evidence that there is some mechanism that leads to this development taking place.
Climate values are average values; they can come about through small fluctuations, but they can also come about through large fluctuations. And that’s exactly the problem we have. The hot summers that we have, the extreme weather events don’t come to the fore on average. But – to take another nice example of the average – when you are sitting on a stove and you have your feet in ice water, your average temperature is normal, but you are probably not comfortable with it.
(Laughter from MPs from ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS)
Mr. Hilse, I can only ask you: cross out the word “thinker” on your great T-shirt!
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU, the SPD and the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)
The rest can stand still. Then that suits you better.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.