There is no climate emergency

 A global network of


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.

20 Signatories from Ireland

1 WCD Ambassador

  • Jim O’Brien, Founder of the Irish Climate Science Forum, Expert Reviewer of IPCC AR6
19 Signatories

  • Tom Baldwin, Electrical Engineer, Specialist in Power System Security
  • dr. Dr Timothy Dunne, PhD Psychology, Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Dublin
  • Gerald Fitzgibbon, Physical Chemist specializing in Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics
  • David Horgan, MA (Cambridge), MBA (Harvard), Resource Company Director
  • Seamus Hughes, BAgricSc, Specialist in Genetics
  • Mark Gerard Keenan, Former Science Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change, U.K., Former Environmental Affairs Officer,
    United Nations Environment Division, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ultan Murphy, BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Industry Science Professional
  • Donal O’Callaghan, electrical engineer, retired food industry research scientist
  • Patrick L. O’Brien, MSc, MPhil, Senior International Environmental Consultant
  • Owen O’Brien, Business Founder and Entrepreneur, MBA, DBA
  • J. Philip O’Kane, Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering, University College Cork
  • Peter O’Neill, Retired, School of Engineering, University College Dublin, Expert Reviewer of IPCC AR6
  • Fintan Ryan, Retired Senior Airline Captain, Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Christian Schaffalitzky, FIMMM, Founder Institute of Geologists of Ireland, EurGeol
  • Dr. Norman Stewart, PhD, former astrophysicist and meteorologist
  • Brian N. Sweeney, Founding Chairman of Science Foundation Ireland
  • Pat Swords, BE, CEng, FIChemE, PPSE, CEnv, MIEA, Challenger of Over-Reach in Environmental Legislation
  • Sean Tangney, Business Entrepreneur, Former Technical Director, CRH plc
  • David Thompson, BAgricSc, MA, Animal Nutritionist