There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 900 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. Jeffrey Foss †, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Victoria; WCD Ambassador
2. Reynald Du Berger, Retired Professor of Geophysics, Université du Québec a Chicoutimi, French Canada; WCD Ambassador
3. Steven Ambler PhD, Full Professor University of Quebec, Dept. of Economics
4. John Andersen BSc, Honours, University of Alberta
5. Russ Babcock, retired biochemist, lifetime experience in the mining and smelting industry with emphasis on pollution abatement
6. Tim Ball, Emeritus Professor Geography, University of Winnipeg and Advisor of the International Science Coalition
7. Ron Barmby M.Eng in Engineering with major in Geoscience, Author of ‘Sunlight in Climate Change: A Heretic’s Guide to Global Climate Hysteria
8. Robert Douglas Bebb, Professional Engineer (Mechanical), MBA
9. Rick Beingessner, BSc, BA and LLB University of Alberta, lifetime experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, recently involved in researching Climate Change Matters
10. Jean Du Berger, Ingénieur Retraité, Bell
11. Alain Bonnier PhD, Physique, INRS-Centre de Recherche en Énergie, Montréal
12. Andrew Bonvicini, Professional Geophysicist, President of Friends of Science Society
13. Jacques Brassard, Minister of Recreation (1984), Minister of Environment (1994), Minister of Transport and Intergovernmental Affairs of Canada (1996), Minister of Natural Resources (incl. Hydro-Québec) and House Leader
14. Michel Chapdelaine MSc, Géologie, Montréal
15. Henry Clark, Thermal/Power Engineer
16. Ian Clark, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa
17. Edmond (Ted) Clarke MSc, Engineering, Member of Friends on Science Society
18. Paulo N. Correa, Biophysicist and Oncologist, Inventor, Author of numerous books and research papers, Director of Research at Aurora Biophysics Research Institute
19. Hortense Côté, Ingénieur Géologue, Goldminds
20. Susan Crockford, Zoologist and Polar Bear Expert, Former Adjunct Professor University of Victoria
21. Ronald Davison, Professional Chemical Engineer
22. Dr. E. David Day BSc, PhD, Chemistry
23. Eric Ducharme MSc, Géologie, Abitibi
24. Michel Dumais, Ingénieur Civil Retraité, Université d’Ottawa
25. Claude Duplessis BcSc, Géologie, Ingénieur Géologue, Goldminds
26. Ashton Embry, Research Geologist, Embry Holdings
27. David Fermor, Anaesthesiologist, B.A., M.D., FRCPC
28. Joseph Fournier PhD, Expert in Physical Chemistry
29. Paul M. Gagnon, Professional Engineer
30. Thomas P. Gallagher, Earth Scientists, life-long career in the study of paleoclimate, geology and earth ocean systems, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj-Iu1i317E
31. Douglas Goodman, Life of time experience in the geo-energy industry
32. Kenneth B. Gregory, Professional Engineer, Director Friends of Science Society
33. Dr. Paul Hamblin, Retired Research Scientist Environment Canada, Advisor to the Georgian Bay Association
34. Mark T. Hohm, Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
35. Patrick Hunt, former member of the Royal Canadian Navy, former member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, retired entrepreneur in the high-tech field (35 Years)
36. Eric Jelinski M. Eng. P. Eng., Alumni and Contract Lecturer, University of Toronto, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, CHE568 Lecturer, Nuclear Plant Engineering
37. Paul A. Johnston, Associate Professor, Paleontology, Paleoecology, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
38. E. Craig Jowett, Geologist and Environmental Researcher PhD University of Toronto
39. Klaus L.E. Kaiser, Retired Research Scientist, National Water Research Institute, Author of Numerous Press Articles
40. Bogdan Kasprzak, Professional Geoscientist, life time experience in data modelling, data analysing and data interpretation
41. Madhav Khandekar, Expert Reviewer IPCC 2007 AR4 Report
42. David Koop BSc, Analytical Chemist
43. Kees van Kooten, Professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate, University of Victoria
44. Jean Laberge, Professeur Retraité de Philosophie, CEGEP du Vieux Montréal
45. M.J. Lavigne MSc, Professional Geologist
46. Douglas Leahey PhD, Meteorology, past President of Friends of Science
47. Professor Denis Leahy, PhD in Astrophysics, Full Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
48. Robert Ledoux PhD, Professeur Retraité en Géologie, Université Laval
49. Dick Leppky, Retired businessman and Independent Truth Seeker
50. H. Douglas Lightfoot, Research Engineer in the Chemical Industry, Co-Founder of the Lightfoot Institute, papers on Alternative Energy and Atmospheric CO2
51. Gerald Machnee, Retired Meteorologist, Environment Canada
52. Allan M.R. MacRae, Retired Engineer
53. Paul MacRae, Independent Climate Researcher
54. Dwight McIntosh, degree in physics and geology at the University of Alberta, lifetime of experience in the geo-energy industry, advisor on GHG quantification and regulation
55. Norman Miller, Former P.Eng, now Retired
56. Patrick Moore, Ecologist, Chair CO2 Coalition, Co-Founder Greenpeace
57. Dr. Thomas F. Moslow PhD, P. Geol., President Moslow Geoscience Consulting Ltd., Adjunct Professor Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
58. Scott Patterson, Professional Geologist
59. Andy Pattullo, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary
60. Joe Postma, Research Analyst, Physics & Astronomy, University of Calgary
61. Brian R. Pratt, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
62. Gerald Ratzer, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science McGill University, Montreal
63. John Angus Raw, aerospace engineer, specialised in aerodynamics, life time career in the international aerospace industry
64. Dr. Michael Raw PhD in Mechanical Engineering, specialization in computer modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer, current field of work in technology management
65. Robert James Reid, BSF degree, Registered Professional Forester, lifetime experience in the forestry industry
66. Norman Reilly, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
67. Gérald Riverin PhD, Géologie, Géologue Retraité
68. Peter Salonius, Retired Research Scientist, Natural Resources
69. Marcelo C. Santos, Professor of Geodesy, University of New Brunswick
70. Paul R. Schmidt BSc, Professional Engineer Ontario, Research Scientist, Author/Lecturer ‘Review & Analysis of Climate Change’, Member Friends of Science
71. Ian de W. Semple, Retired Exploration Geologist and Mining Investment Analyst of McGill University
72. Afshin Shahzamani, Retired professional (Medical Science Liaison) pharmaceutical industry
73. Élie Shama, Ingénieur Retraité en Électromécanique, Président d’Éconoden, Montréal
74. Brian Slack, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University Montreal, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
75. Marc Vallée PhD, Geophysicien
76. Petr Vaníček Dr. Sc, Professor Emeritus of Geodesy, University of New Brunswick
77. Prof. Dr. Ir. Frank C.J.M. van Veggel, Full Professor at the University of Victoria, M.Eng and PhD in Chemical Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Since 2015 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
78. Jean-Joel Vonarburg PhD, Professeur Ingénieur, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
79. Dr. Ronald Voss PhD Chemistry, lifetime career in the environment department of a research consortium
80. Dr. Helen Warn PhD in Fluid Dynamics from McGill University
81. Dr. Thorpe W. Watson, material science, lifetime career in the mining industry with focus on intellectual property protection
82. William van Wijngaarden, Professor of Physics, York University
83. Ken Wilson, Professional Engineer (retired)