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There is no climate emergency
We, the undersigned 430 independent Climate Scientists and Professionals from 15 countries, wish to convey six urgent messages to you:
1. Climate change is a fact. The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has continuously changed for as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. With the Little Ice Age (with minimum in 1700 AD), it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming. This is a normal expectation with a cyclic system.
2. There is no scientific proof that anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are the major cause of global warming. As such, this issue remains a scientific hypothesis.
3. There is also no scientific evidence that anthropogenic CO2 emissions have a detrimental effect on the quality of life. On the contrary, we do know that CO2 is the basis of life on Earth (photosynthesis), and more CO2 is beneficial for nature (greening the Earth) and agriculture (increasing crop yields).
4. Climate policy is heavily based on computer models. Unfortunately, these computer models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools. For example, they substantially overestimate temperature increases for multiple reasons (e.g. inability to quantify cloud impacts, over-sensitivity to greenhouse gases, , etc.).
5. There is also no scientific evidence that higher CO2 levels are intensifying natural disasters, or making them more frequent. On the other hand, studies by independent experts indicate that many supposed CO2-mitigation measures in use today (e.g. industrial wind turbines): a) have no scientific proof that they save a consequential CO2, b) have adverse human health impacts, and c) can cause devastating effects on ecosystems.
6. Energy policy must be based on scientific and economic realities. We strongly oppose any net zero” policy, as they are not only unfeasible, but extremely detrimental.
There is no climate emergency, and therefore no cause for panic or irrational responses.
When legitimate approaches emerge, we will have ample time to reflect and adapt. Our aim should always be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times.
Our position is that science should strive for a significantly better understanding of the climate system and all the major contributors, while politics should focus on 2 minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaptation strategies based on scientifically proven and economically affordable technologies.
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