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.

Signatories

1. Ian Plimer, Professor Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne; WCD Ambassador
2. Viv Forbes, Geologist with Special Interest in Climate, Founder of www.carbon-sense.com, 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. Charles Camenzuli, Structural Engineer specializing in Remedial Work, Catcam Group, Sydney
25. Ray Carman, Organic Chemist, Honorary Fellow University of Queensland
26. Peter Champness, Radiologist
27. Andrew E. Chapman, Expert on Rainfall and Flood Events
28. Michael F. Clancy, Retired Civil Engineer, Brisbane
29. Martin Clark, Expert in Building Design, Planning and Landscaping, Townsville NQ
30. Richard Corbett, Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Member of The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
31. Dr. Michael Creech, lifetime active as Geologist; Dr. Creech informs the public by giving presentations on Climate Change
32. Matt Crisanti BSc, UniSA, Science Faculty Coordinator at St. Columba College in 2008
33. Majorie Curtis, Retired Geologist, Stratigrapher and Palaeoclimatic Studies, Canberra
34. Eric Daniel, Retired IT Consultant
35. Arthur Day, Earth Scientist, Specialist in Geochemical Modelling of Volcanic Processes
36. David H. Denham, lifetime experience as Architect (B Arch), active in giving talks and writing opinion articles on climate change
37. Geoff Derrick, Geologist
38. Trish Dewhirst, Retired Geologist, Queensland
39. Bevan Dockery BSc (UWA), Grad.Dip.Computing (Curtin U), Exploration Geophysicist in minerals world-wide
40. Aert Driessen, Geologist, Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists
41. John A. Earthrowl, Retired Geologist, Brisbane
42. Mike Elliott, Dux of School in Mathematics, Co-Founder of Climate Realists of Five Dock
43. Jeremy K. Ellis, Retired Chairman of BHP, now Chairman of the Saltbush Club Australia
44. Dr. Stephen David English PhD in Crop Physiology from University of New England, Retired Agricultural Scientist
45. Matthew J. Fagan, Founder and President of FastCAM Inc.
46. 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
47. Christopher J.S. Game, Retired Neurophysiologist
48. Robin George, Geologist, Canterbury
49. David Gibson, Experimental Physicist
50. Andrew Gillies, Geologist
51. 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)
52. Paul R.C. Goard BSc Sydney University, Physics & Maths, + Two years geology, one year Chemistry, member of the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society
53. Brendan Godwin, Weather Observations and General Meteorology, Radio (EMR and Radar) Technical Officer, Retired from Bureau of Meteorology
54. Hamish Grant, MR Spectroscopy & Imaging Consultant, Victoria
55. 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
56. 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
57. Guy Grocott MSc Engineering Geology, Retired Consulting Engineering Geologist/ Geotechnical Engineer
58. Lindsay Hackett BSc, Author of the paper “Global Warming Misunderstood” (https://www.scribd.com/document/383385011/) and the paper “The Impact of Greenhouse Gases on Earth’s Spectral Radiance” (https://www.scribd.com/document/529064626/ ), Founding Member of the Saltbush Club in Australia
59. Maureen Hanisch PhD, Biochemistry, Medical Research 1997, Australian National University, Retired
60. Erl Happ, Managing Director at Happs
61. John Happs, Geoscientist, Retired University Lecturer
62. Peter J.F. Harris, Retired Engineer (Electronic), now Climate Researcher
63. 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
64. Jarvis Hayman, Retired Surgeon, Recently retired Archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University
65. Mark Henschke, Retired Geologist in Mining, Oil and Gas
66. Stewart Hespe, Consulting Civil and Forensic Engineer, Critic of Government Policy on Climate Related Matters
67. Gerhard Hofmann, Geologist and Palaeontologist, Former Director of the Geological Survey of Queensland
68. Robert Ian Holmes PhD in Climate Science/Mitigation, University Lecturer (retired) and Climate Scientist
69. Selwyn Hopley, MSSSI, Retired Land and Engineering Surveyor
70. Antonia Howarth-Wass, Mathematician
71. Geraint Hughes, Climate Researcher, Mechanical Building Engineer, Climate Researcher
72. Douglas Hutchison BSc and MSc degrees in geology, consulting geologist in the mining industry, member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
73. David Hyde MEnvSt, Environmental Biology, Former Scientific Chairman of Australian Underwater Federation (NSW)
74. Paul Ingram, Qualified Geologist, Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, studying Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution
75. Mr. Anthony Jackson, Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Laws degree, retired
76. Ian Johnson, Bachelor of Engineering, consultant
77. Mike Jonas, IT consultant, retired, frequent contributor to Watts Up With That?
78. Prof. Aynsley Kellow, Professor emeritus of Government, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
79. Alison Kelsey PhD, Palaeoclimatogist and Archaeologist University of Queensland
80. Kevin Kemmis, Climate Researcher, Expert in Information Technology
81. Neil Killion, MA in Psychology, active in the climate debate, member of the Saltbush club
82. Bill Kininmonth BSc (UWA), MSc (CSU), M. Admin. (Monash), Former Superintendent of the Bureau of Meteorology National Climate Center
83. David Knox, IT professional, bachelors in business (Uni of South Australia) and a Masters degree in business administration (Charles Sturt University)
84. Rosemarie Kryger PhD, Biochemistry, Retired, University of Queensland, Brisbane
85. Hugh H. Laird, Retired Tropical Agriculture Executive
86. John Leisten OBE, Expert in Physical Chemistry
87. Brian Levitan, Worked for NASA, now Technology Consultant to Multinationals
88. Ian Levy, CEO Australian Bauxite Ltd.
89. Matthew David Linn, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia
90. Ian Longley, Geologist, BSc (Hons) Petroleum Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society
91. Kevin A. Loughrey, LtCol(Ret’d) BAppSc, BE Mech(hons), psc, jssc, Grad Dip Strategic Studies
92. Finlay MacRitchie, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University USA
93. John Ross May BSc, Adip, Cres., Management of Forests and National Parks in Victoria
94. Gerard McGann, Technical Director Eon NRG
95. Rodney McKellar, Retired Geologist, Queensland
96. John McLean, Author of First Major Review of HadCRUT 4 Climate Temperature Data, Member of New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
97. Toby McLeay, General Medical Practitioner AM, MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM
98. Ross McLeod, Retired Environmental Health Officer
99. Peter R. Meadows, Agricultural Scientist
100. Paul Messenger PhD, Earth Science
101. John Michelmore, Retired Industrial Chemist
102. Des Moore, Former Deputy Secretary of the Federal Treasury, Founder and Leader of the Institute for Private Enterprise
103. 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”
104. Hugh Morgan, Prominent Australian Mining Executive, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering (FTSE)
105. 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
106. John Nicol PhD, Retired Senior Lecturer Physics and one time Dean of Science, James Cook University, North Queensland
107. 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
108. Paul John O’Keeffe, MB, BS, FRCS, FRACS, Retired Surgeon
109. David Parsons B.E Mech. FIE Aust CPEng NER, Principal Design Engineer, specialised in boiler design and gas radiation analysis
110. M. Louise Petrick MSc Applied Science, Materials and Welding Engineer
111. Alistair Pope PSc, CM, Sceptical Scientific Contrarian in the Climate Debate
112. Robert Pyper, Geologist and Director of Minnelex Pty Ltd.
113. Tom Quirk, Nuclear Physicist
114. Art Raiche PhD, Mathematical Geophysics, Retired CSIRO Chief Research Scientist
115. Campbell Rankine, Barrister and Solicitor
116. Peter Ridd, Oceanographer and Geophysicist
117. Tim Riley, Mining Geologist
118. John Cameron Robertson, Author of CO2 Feeds the World and The Climate Change Delusion
119. Philip Lance Robinson, Chemical Engineer, lifetime experience in the aluminium and steel industry
120. Nigel Rowlands, Retired from Mining and Exploration Industry
121. George (Rob) Ryan, Professional Geologist
122. Judy Ryan, Editor Principia Scientific Institution Australia
123. Robert Sambell PhD, Physics, Professional Geophysicist
124. Tony Schreck, Managing Director, 35 yrs experienced geologist, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
125. Pasquale Seizis, Mechanical Engineer, climate critic
126. Jim Simpson, Retired from Managing Positions in different International Telecommunications Firms, nowadays Convenor of ‘The Climate Realists of Five Dock’, Sydney Australia.”
127. Case Smit, Physicist, Expert in Environmental Protection, Co-Founder of the Galileo Movement
128. Edward Smith, Charted Chemist, member of the Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry (RACI), lifetime of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry
129. Lee Smith, University Lecturer in Spatial Technology, Responsible for State Government Precise Monitoring of Sea Level and International Sea Boundaries
130. Peter Smith, Geologist (Retired), New South Wales
131. Darren Speirs, Independent Business Owner, Rangeland NRM Consultants
132. Geoffrey Stocker, Professor and Head of Department of Forestry, PNG University of Technology, Director of PNG Forest Research Institute
133. 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
134. Dr. Nancy Enid Stone, BSc (Hons), University of Western Australia. (1950), Ph.D Cantab. (1956), Retired Research Biochemist
135. Rodney R. Stuart, Retired Expert in Energy Industry, Tasmania
136. Roger Symons, Professional Engineer, Expert in Temperature Control of Industrial Buildings
137. James Taylor, Electrical Aerospace and Astrophysics Engineer, Computer Modelling Researcher
138. Rustyn Wesley Thomas, Retired Aircraft Engineer
139. Tony Thomas MA, BEc, journalist and author for more than 60 years
140. John W. Turner, Science Educator, Noosa Heads
141. Ralph J. Tyler, Retired Senior Principal Research Chemist, CSIRO, expert in conversion of coal and natural gas to liquid fuel
142. Peter Tyrer, Project Controls Engineer in Mining Industry
143. Dr. Julian Vearncombe PhD, Geologist, Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists
144. Terrence Vincent, Security Engineer, Small Business Adviser AIST, ASIAL, SMBE
145. James Walter, Medical Doctor
146. John Warnock, Astro Economist
147. Chris Warren, Retired Engineer, Design and Construction of Dams and feasibility of Coal Mines
148. Alan C. Watts, Medical Practitioner specialized in Effects of Infrasound on Human Health
149. Colleen J. Watts, Retired Environmental Scientist with specialization in Aquatic Chemistry and Environmental Consequences of Renewable Energy
150. Neil Wilkins, Retired Geologist
151. Richard Willoughby, retired electrical engineer with thirty years experience in the Australian mining and mineral processing industry
152. Lawrence A. Wilson, Professional Chemical Engineer, Melbourne
153. P.C. Wilson, Former Journalist with the A.B.C. Queensland
154. 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