There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 1400 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures.

Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming

The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming.

Warming is far slower than predicted

The world has warmed significantly less than predicted by IPCC on the basis of modeled anthropogenic forcing. The gap between the real world and the modeled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.

Climate policy relies on inadequate models

Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as global policy tools. They blow up the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide.

Global warming has not increased natural disasters

There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent. However, there is ample evidence that CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly.

Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities

There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and re-adapt. The aim of global policy should be ‘prosperity for all’ by providing reliable and affordable energy at all times. In a prosperous society men and women are well educated, birthrates are low and people care about their environment.


1. Ian Plimer, Professor Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne; WCD Ambassador
2. Viv Forbes, Geologist with Special Interest in Climate, Founder of, Queensland, Australia; WCD Ambassador
3. D. Weston Allen, Physician and Medical Director of Kingscliff Health, New South Wales, Author of a number of Climate-related papers
4. Don Andersen, Retired Teacher, Programmer
5. David Archibald, Research Scientist
6. Rick Armstrong, retired metallurgist and strategic planner
7. Michael Asten, Retired Professor in Geophysics and Continuing Senior Research Fellow at the Monash University, Melbourne
8. József Balla, retired teacher and manager of a small business
9. Stuart Ballantyne PhD, Senior Ship Designer, Sea Transport Corp.
10. Jeremy Barlow, Energy and Mining professional, Director and CEO
11. Dr. Colin M. Barton, Geologist, Retired Civil Engineer with Experience in Project Control, Research and Professional Training, Honorary Fellow RMIT University Australia
12. Gordon Batt, Director GCB Investments Pty Ltd.
13. Maxwell Charles S. Beck, lifetime of experience in law, retired Magistrate and Coroner on the bench
14. Robert M. Bell, Retired Geologist, Victoria
15. Richard Blayden, Professional Engineer
16. Colin Boyce, Engineer, Member of Parliament, Queensland State Parliament, Engineer, Farmer and Entrepreneur
17. Howard Thomas Brady, Member Explorers Club of New York, Member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
18. Geoff Brown, Organizer of a Critical Climate Group
19. Andrew Browne, Exploration Geoscientist, Fellow AusIMM (CP), 50 Years Global Experience
20. Frank Brus, holds a B. Comm from UNSW, spent most of his working life with the Electricity Commission of NSW
21. Ernest Buchan, Chartered Engineer MIET, Kardinya, W. Australia
22. Douglas Buerger, Fellow Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Member of Australian Institute of Comapany Directors
23. Mike Bugler, Retired Environmental Consultant
24. Paul Buncle, Medical Practitioner
25. Charles Camenzuli, Structural Engineer specializing in Remedial Work, Catcam Group, Sydney
26. Ray Carman, Organic Chemist, Honorary Fellow University of Queensland
27. Peter Champness, Radiologist
28. Andrew E. Chapman, Expert on Rainfall and Flood Events
29. Michael F. Clancy, Retired Civil Engineer, Brisbane
30. Martin Clark, Expert in Building Design, Planning and Landscaping, Townsville NQ
31. Richard Corbett, Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Member of The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
32. Dr. Michael Creech, lifetime active as Geologist; Dr. Creech informs the public by giving presentations on Climate Change
33. Matt Crisanti BSc, UniSA, Science Faculty Coordinator at St. Columba College in 2008
34. Majorie Curtis, Retired Geologist, Stratigrapher and Palaeoclimatic Studies, Canberra
35. Eric Daniel, Retired IT Consultant
36. Arthur Day, Earth Scientist, Specialist in Geochemical Modelling of Volcanic Processes
37. David H. Denham, lifetime experience as Architect (B Arch), active in giving talks and writing opinion articles on climate change
38. Geoff Derrick, Geologist
39. Trish Dewhirst, Retired Geologist, Queensland
40. Bevan Dockery BSc (UWA), Grad.Dip.Computing (Curtin U), Exploration Geophysicist in minerals world-wide
41. Aert Driessen, Geologist, Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists
42. John A. Earthrowl, Retired Geologist, Brisbane
43. Mike Elliott, Dux of School in Mathematics, Co-Founder of Climate Realists of Five Dock
44. Jeremy K. Ellis, Retired Chairman of BHP, now Chairman of the Saltbush Club Australia
45. Dr. Stephen David English PhD in Crop Physiology from University of New England, Retired Agricultural Scientist
46. Matthew J. Fagan, Founder and President of FastCAM Inc.
47. Paul S. Forbes, Financial Advice Specialist
48. Dr. Rodney Fripp, Mining Geologist and Chemist by education, lifetime experience in the fields of Mining and Exploration Geology, Analytical Chemistry and Physics of the Earth
49. Christopher J.S. Game, Retired Neurophysiologist
50. Robin George, Geologist, Canterbury
51. David Gibson, Experimental Physicist
52. Andrew Gillies, Geologist
53. Gavin Gillman, Former Senior Principal Research Scientist with SCIRO Australia, Founding Director of the IITA Ecoregional Research Centre in Cameroon for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
54. Paul R.C. Goard BSc Sydney University, Physics & Maths, + Two years geology, one year Chemistry, member of the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society
55. Brendan Godwin, Weather Observations and General Meteorology, Radio (EMR and Radar) Technical Officer, Retired from Bureau of Meteorology
56. Hamish Grant, MR Spectroscopy & Imaging Consultant, Victoria
57. Dr. Kesten C. Green, Leading Researcher on forecasting Methods and Applications, University of South Australia, first author of “Validity of Climate Change forecasting for public policy decision making
58. Jeffrey R. Grimshaw MSc Information Technology specialising in computer modelling, prediction, optimisation and advanced AI, Author of Trigger Warming, Everything You Wanted To Know About Global Warming But Were Afraid To Ask
59. Guy Grocott MSc Engineering Geology, Retired Consulting Engineering Geologist/ Geotechnical Engineer
60. Lindsay Hackett BSc, Author of the paper “Global Warming Misunderstood” ( and the paper “The Impact of Greenhouse Gases on Earth’s Spectral Radiance” ( ), Founding Member of the Saltbush Club in Australia
61. Maureen Hanisch PhD, Biochemistry, Medical Research 1997, Australian National University, Retired
62. Erl Happ, Managing Director at Happs
63. John Happs, Geoscientist, Retired University Lecturer
64. Peter J.F. Harris, Retired Engineer (Electronic), now Climate Researcher
65. Paul Leonard Harrison, Geophysicist with an M.Sc in Geology and Geophysics, over 45 years experience in research and exploration for the geo-energy industry
66. Jarvis Hayman, Retired Surgeon, Recently retired Archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University
67. Mark Henschke, Retired Geologist in Mining, Oil and Gas
68. Stewart Hespe, Consulting Civil and Forensic Engineer, Critic of Government Policy on Climate Related Matters
69. Gerhard Hofmann, Geologist and Palaeontologist, Former Director of the Geological Survey of Queensland
70. Robert Ian Holmes PhD in Climate Science/Mitigation, University Lecturer (retired) and Climate Scientist
71. Selwyn Hopley, MSSSI, Retired Land and Engineering Surveyor
72. Antonia Howarth-Wass, Mathematician
73. Geraint Hughes, Climate Researcher, Mechanical Building Engineer, Climate Researcher
74. Douglas Hutchison BSc and MSc degrees in geology, consulting geologist in the mining industry, member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
75. David Hyde MEnvSt, Environmental Biology, Former Scientific Chairman of Australian Underwater Federation (NSW)
76. Paul Ingram, Qualified Geologist, Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, studying Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution
77. Mr. Anthony Jackson, Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Laws degree, retired
78. Ian Johnson, Bachelor of Engineering, consultant
79. Mike Jonas, IT consultant, retired, frequent contributor to Watts Up With That?
80. Prof. Aynsley Kellow, Professor emeritus of Government, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
81. Alison Kelsey PhD, Palaeoclimatogist and Archaeologist University of Queensland
82. Kevin Kemmis, Climate Researcher, Expert in Information Technology
83. Neil Killion, MA in Psychology, active in the climate debate, member of the Saltbush club
84. Bill Kininmonth BSc (UWA), MSc (CSU), M. Admin. (Monash), Former Superintendent of the Bureau of Meteorology National Climate Center
85. David Knox, IT professional, bachelors in business (Uni of South Australia) and a Masters degree in business administration (Charles Sturt University)
86. Rosemarie Kryger PhD, Biochemistry, Retired, University of Queensland, Brisbane
87. Hugh H. Laird, Retired Tropical Agriculture Executive
88. John Leisten OBE, Expert in Physical Chemistry
89. Brian Levitan, Worked for NASA, now Technology Consultant to Multinationals
90. Ian Levy, CEO Australian Bauxite Ltd.
91. Matthew David Linn, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia
92. Ian Longley, Geologist, BSc (Hons) Petroleum Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society
93. Kevin A. Loughrey, LtCol(Ret’d) BAppSc, BE Mech(hons), psc, jssc, Grad Dip Strategic Studies
94. Finlay MacRitchie, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University USA
95. John Ross May BSc, Adip, Cres., Management of Forests and National Parks in Victoria
96. Gerard McGann, Technical Director Eon NRG
97. Rodney McKellar, Retired Geologist, Queensland
98. John McLean, Author of First Major Review of HadCRUT 4 Climate Temperature Data, Member of New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
99. Toby McLeay, General Medical Practitioner AM, MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM
100. Ross McLeod, Retired Environmental Health Officer
101. Peter R. Meadows, Agricultural Scientist
102. Paul Messenger PhD, Earth Science
103. John Michelmore, Retired Industrial Chemist
104. Des Moore, Former Deputy Secretary of the Federal Treasury, Founder and Leader of the Institute for Private Enterprise
105. Alan Moran, Contributor and Editor of the Mark Steyn Compilation: “Climate Change, the Facts”, Author of Climate Change: “Treaties and Policies in the Trump Era”
106. Hugh Morgan, Prominent Australian Mining Executive, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering (FTSE)
107. Peter Murphy PhD, Adjunct Professor, Social Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne) and the Cairns Institute, James Cook University
108. John Edward Nethery, Consultant Geologist, Bachelor of Science Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Chartered Professional), Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Fellow Society of Economic Geologists, Member of Geological Society of Australia
109. John Nicol PhD, Retired Senior Lecturer Physics and one time Dean of Science, James Cook University, North Queensland
110. Clifford David Ollier DSc, Geologist, Emeritus Professor of Geology and Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, University of Western Australia
111. Paul John O’Keeffe, MB, BS, FRCS, FRACS, Retired Surgeon
112. David Parsons B.E Mech. FIE Aust CPEng NER, Principal Design Engineer, specialised in boiler design and gas radiation analysis
113. M. Louise Petrick MSc Applied Science, Materials and Welding Engineer
114. Alistair Pope PSc, CM, Sceptical Scientific Contrarian in the Climate Debate
115. Robert Pyper, Geologist and Director of Minnelex Pty Ltd.
116. Tom Quirk, Nuclear Physicist
117. Art Raiche PhD, Mathematical Geophysics, Retired CSIRO Chief Research Scientist
118. Campbell Rankine, Barrister and Solicitor
119. Peter Ridd, Oceanographer and Geophysicist
120. Tim Riley, Mining Geologist
121. John Cameron Robertson, Author of CO2 Feeds the World and The Climate Change Delusion
122. Philip Lance Robinson, Chemical Engineer, lifetime experience in the aluminium and steel industry
123. Nigel Rowlands, Retired from Mining and Exploration Industry
124. George (Rob) Ryan, Professional Geologist
125. Judy Ryan, Editor Principia Scientific Institution Australia
126. Robert Sambell PhD, Physics, Professional Geophysicist
127. Tony Schreck, Managing Director, 35 yrs experienced geologist, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
128. Pasquale Seizis, Mechanical Engineer, climate critic
129. Jim Simpson, Retired from Managing Positions in different International Telecommunications Firms, nowadays Convenor of ‘The Climate Realists of Five Dock’, Sydney Australia.”
130. Case Smit, Physicist, Expert in Environmental Protection, Co-Founder of the Galileo Movement
131. Edward Smith, Charted Chemist, member of the Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry (RACI), lifetime of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry
132. Lee Smith, University Lecturer in Spatial Technology, Responsible for State Government Precise Monitoring of Sea Level and International Sea Boundaries
133. Peter Smith, Geologist (Retired), New South Wales
134. Darren Speirs, Independent Business Owner, Rangeland NRM Consultants
135. Geoffrey Stocker, Professor and Head of Department of Forestry, PNG University of Technology, Director of PNG Forest Research Institute
136. John Stone, Former Head of the Australian Treasury and Executive Director of both the IMF and the World Bank, Former Senator for Queensland in the Australian Parliament and Leader of the National Party in the Senate, Principal Founder of The H.R. Nicholls Society and the Principal Founder of The Samuel Griffith Society
137. Dr. Nancy Enid Stone, BSc (Hons), University of Western Australia. (1950), Ph.D Cantab. (1956), Retired Research Biochemist
138. Rodney R. Stuart, Retired Expert in Energy Industry, Tasmania
139. Roger Symons, Professional Engineer, Expert in Temperature Control of Industrial Buildings
140. James Taylor, Electrical Aerospace and Astrophysics Engineer, Computer Modelling Researcher
141. Rustyn Wesley Thomas, Retired Aircraft Engineer
142. Tony Thomas MA, BEc, journalist and author for more than 60 years
143. Baki M. Top, Senior Agricultural Scientist, Freelance Consultant Agricultural and Food Production & Agribusiness
144. John W. Turner, Science Educator, Noosa Heads
145. Ralph J. Tyler, Retired Senior Principal Research Chemist, CSIRO, expert in conversion of coal and natural gas to liquid fuel
146. Peter Tyrer, Project Controls Engineer in Mining Industry
147. Dr. Julian Vearncombe PhD, Geologist, Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists
148. Terrence Vincent, Security Engineer, Small Business Adviser AIST, ASIAL, SMBE
149. James Walter, Medical Doctor
150. John Warnock, Astro Economist
151. Chris Warren, Retired Engineer, Design and Construction of Dams and feasibility of Coal Mines
152. Alan C. Watts, Medical Practitioner specialized in Effects of Infrasound on Human Health
153. Colleen J. Watts, Retired Environmental Scientist with specialization in Aquatic Chemistry and Environmental Consequences of Renewable Energy
154. Neil Wilkins, Retired Geologist
155. Richard Willoughby, retired electrical engineer with thirty years experience in the Australian mining and mineral processing industry
156. Lawrence A. Wilson, Professional Chemical Engineer, Melbourne
157. P.C. Wilson, Former Journalist with the A.B.C. Queensland
158. Philip Wood, Qualified Lawyer in four Jurisdictions (Australia, New York, UK and Hong Kong), CEO of two ASX-listed Companies operating in the Mining and Minerals Processing Fields