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