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The authors' friends used to ask them: Why do you butt into the
affairs o climatology when your own subject is soil science and mainly
soi physics and soil hydrology?
Answering them, they always say that they have at least three good reasons. The first one, and for them the most important, are the statements and announcements of many climatologists made public by alarmists repeatedly in the media with dramatic scenarios. Media are prosperous when they deal with catastrophes - the more intense and richly colored the higher is the rating of the radio, TV or newspaper, and thus profits of the owners are escalated. With principles of the market being inexorable the various media submit themselves to such statements and announcements with great pleasure. It is astonishing to recognize how simple it has been for journalists to become producers of articles of merchandise, and how easy it is now for them to forget the slogan that journalists are vanguards of truth and justice. With the world not being black and white there are newspapers and TV channels that do not pursue strict market requirements and rewards, but unfortunately, they belong to the minority.
Climatological alarmists offered two very attractive scenarios to media. Scenario number 1: A hypothesis on global warming caused by human activity. Scenario number 2: This warming may lead to a catastrophe never experienced before by humans. The main cause of the catastrophic change is the burning of fossil fuels by the industrial society to produce energy. This burning is linked to the emission of carbon dioxide CO2 that is the root of global warming through its greenhouse effect.