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. Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecologist, Chair CO2 Coalition, Co-Founder Greenpeace; 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. Dr. Grant Armstrong, Leadership development and coaching
6. Russ Babcock, retired biochemist, lifetime experience in the mining and smelting industry with emphasis on pollution abatement
7. Tim Ball †, Emeritus Professor Geography, University of Winnipeg and Advisor of the International Science Coalition
8. Ron Barmby M.Eng in Engineering with major in Geoscience, Author of ‘Sunlight in Climate Change: A Heretic’s Guide to Global Climate Hysteria
9. Timothy J. Barrett PhD, Geochemical Researcher, Ore Systems Consulting
10. Mario Blais, Science and Mathematics Teacher
11. Kevin Burke MSc in Marine Biology, high school teacher, author/co-author of 2 technical reports with the Departement of Fisheries and Oceans and 2 scientific articles published in the Journal of Shellfish Research
12. Robert Douglas Bebb, Professional Engineer (Mechanical), MBA
13. Rick Beingessner, BSc, BA and LLB University of Alberta, lifetime experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, recently involved in researching Climate Change Matters
14. Jean Du Berger, Ingénieur Retraité, Bell
15. Alain Bonnier PhD, Physique, INRS-Centre de Recherche en Énergie, Montréal
16. Andrew Bonvicini, Professional Geophysicist, President of Friends of Science Society
17. 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
18. Chris Carr, BSc (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, retired Geoscientist
19. Michel Chapdelaine MSc, Géologie, Montréal
20. Henry Clark, Thermal/Power Engineer
21. Ian Clark, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa
22. Edmond (Ted) Clarke MSc, Engineering, Member of Friends on Science Society
23. Paulo N. Correa, Biophysicist and Oncologist, Inventor, Author of numerous books and research papers, Director of Research at Aurora Biophysics Research Institute
24. Hortense Côté, Ingénieur Géologue, Goldminds
25. Susan Crockford, Zoologist and Polar Bear Expert, Former Adjunct Professor University of Victoria
26. Norman Curry, Technical College, Design Engineering-Mechanical Engineering, President of National Zephyr Research
27. Ronald Davison, Professional Chemical Engineer
28. Dr. E. David Day BSc, PhD, Chemistry
29. A.E. (Ted) Dixon PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo
30. Eric Ducharme MSc, Géologie, Abitibi
31. Michel Dumais, Ingénieur Civil Retraité, Université d’Ottawa
32. Dr. George Duncan PhD, retired Environmental Consultant from A&A Environmental Consultants Inc.
33. Claude Duplessis BcSc, Géologie, Ingénieur Géologue, Goldminds
34. Craig A. Elliott MSc Mechanical Engineering, Design Consultant, President at CAElliott Inc
35. Ashton Embry, Research Geologist, Embry Holdings
36. David Fermor, Anaesthesiologist, B.A., M.D., FRCPC
37. Jeffrey Foss †, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Victoria
38. Joseph Fournier PhD, Expert in Physical Chemistry
39. Paul M. Gagnon, Professional Engineer
40. 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
41. Douglas Goodman, Life of time experience in the geo-energy industry
42. Kenneth B. Gregory, Professional Engineer, Director Friends of Science Society
43. Dr. Paul Hamblin, Retired Research Scientist Environment Canada, Advisor to the Georgian Bay Association
44. Mark T. Hohm, Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
45. R.G. Holtby, profesional agrologist
46. 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)
47. Rick Ironside, Director Fortress ESG, provides specialized expertise to help clients map out their journey to attempt to achieve the goal of net zero by 2050
48. 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
49. Paul A. Johnston, Associate Professor, Paleontology, Paleoecology, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
50. Richard T. Jones, experimental physicist, researched in the field of fission energy
51. E. Craig Jowett, Geologist and Environmental Researcher PhD University of Toronto
52. Andre Julien, MSc Mechanical Engineering, Thermodynamics Expert, over 40 patents published
53. Klaus L.E. Kaiser, Retired Research Scientist, National Water Research Institute, Author of Numerous Press Articles
54. Bogdan Kasprzak, Professional Geoscientist, life time experience in data modelling, data analysing and data interpretation
55. Madhav Khandekar, Expert Reviewer IPCC 2007 AR4 Report
56. David Koop BSc, Analytical Chemist
57. Kees van Kooten, Professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate, University of Victoria
58. Emil Koteles PhD in solid state physics, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, GTE Labs in Waltham (Massachusetts), National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa (Ontario), visiting professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, retired
59. Jean Laberge, Professeur Retraité de Philosophie, CEGEP du Vieux Montréal
60. Sherri Lange, CEO North American Platform Against Wind Power, Great Lakes Wind Truth
61. M.J. Lavigne MSc, Professional Geologist
62. Douglas Leahey PhD, Meteorology, past President of Friends of Science
63. Professor Denis Leahy, PhD in Astrophysics, Full Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
64. Robert Ledoux PhD, Professeur Retraité en Géologie, Université Laval
65. Dick Leppky, Retired businessman and Independent Truth Seeker
66. Richard Lewanski BsC (Hons) in Geophysics from the university of Manitoba, lifetime experience as an exploration geophysicist, founder and CEO of several exploration and production companies in the oil industry, as well as several private companies
67. H. Douglas Lightfoot, Research Engineer in the Chemical Industry, Co-Founder of the Lightfoot Institute, papers on Alternative Energy and Atmospheric CO2
68. Gerald Machnee, Retired Meteorologist, Environment Canada
69. Allan M.R. MacRae, Retired Engineer
70. Paul MacRae, Independent Climate Researcher
71. J. David Mason, Applied Geologist, B.A.Sc, Applied Geology, M.Eng, Mining
72. Stuart McDonald, Retired Canadian Insurance Broker
73. 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
74. Norman Miller, Former P.Eng, now Retired
75. Ron Mills, Geologist/geochemist Emeritus NS Geological Survey
76. Randall S. Morley, veterinary epidemiologist, retired
77. Dr. Thomas F. Moslow PhD, P. Geol., President Moslow Geoscience Consulting Ltd., Adjunct Professor Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
78. Roland Moutal, Teacher Physics and Chemistry at Vancouver Community College
79. Prof. Frank Mucciardi, retired Professor in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, my research was focused primarily on energy, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and modeling
80. Robert Orr, Historical Linguist
81. Scott Patterson, Professional Geologist
82. Andy Pattullo, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary
83. Prof. David A. Penny PhD, Former Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, currently CTO at BlueCat Networks
84. Jozinus Ploeg, retired Vice-President, Engineering and Technology, National Research Council, Field of expertise Energy transfer from atmosphere to surface of ocean, wave mechanics
85. Joe Postma, Research Analyst, Physics & Astronomy, University of Calgary
86. Brian R. Pratt, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
87. Gerald Ratzer, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science McGill University, Montreal
88. John Angus Raw, aerospace engineer, specialised in aerodynamics, life time career in the international aerospace industry
89. Dr. Michael Raw PhD in Mechanical Engineering, specialization in computer modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer, current field of work in technology management
90. Robert James Reid, BSF degree, Registered Professional Forester, lifetime experience in the forestry industry
91. Norman Reilly, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
92. Gérald Riverin PhD, Géologie, Géologue Retraité
93. Peter Salonius, Retired Research Scientist, Natural Resources
94. Marcelo C. Santos, Professor of Geodesy, University of New Brunswick
95. Paul R. Schmidt BSc, Professional Engineer Ontario, Research Scientist, Author/Lecturer ‘Review & Analysis of Climate Change’, Member Friends of Science
96. Ian de W. Semple, Retired Exploration Geologist and Mining Investment Analyst of McGill University
97. Afshin Shahzamani, Retired professional (Medical Science Liaison) pharmaceutical industry
98. Élie Shama, Ingénieur Retraité en Électromécanique, Président d’Éconoden, Montréal
99. Wayne Shepheard MSc Geology, Retired oil and gas explorer
100. H.F. (Gus) Shurvell, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Queen’s University
101. Brian Slack, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University Montreal, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
102. Rodolfo (Rudy) Spatzner, graduated from Environmental/Civil Engineering Technology, Humber College, Ontario, lifetime experience in wireless networks across North America
103. Michelle Stirling, Writer/Researcher with focus on ‘consensus’ social proofs, Top 10% downloaded author on SSRN, Communications Manager, Friends of Science Society
104. Mary Taitt PhD Zoology, MSc Ecology, retired
105. Graydon Tranquilla, BScEE, Electrical Power, Senior Electrical Engineer (retired), now an energy advisory consultant
106. Marc Vallée PhD, Geophysicien
107. Petr Vaníček Dr. Sc, Professor Emeritus of Geodesy, University of New Brunswick
108. Duncan Veasey, psychiatrist with a particular interest in mass hysteria, authoritarianism and social compliance
109. 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
110. Jean-Joel Vonarburg PhD, Professeur Ingénieur, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
111. Dr. Ronald Voss PhD Chemistry, lifetime career in the environment department of a research consortium
112. Dr. Helen Warn PhD in Fluid Dynamics from McGill University
113. Dr. Thorpe W. Watson, material science, lifetime career in the mining industry with focus on intellectual property protection
114. Larry Weiers, energy engineer, retired, author of “Sustainability of the Modern Human Economy”
115. William van Wijngaarden, Professor of Physics, York University
116. Ken Wilson, Professional Engineer (retired)