© Clintel Foundation / Tuesday October 26, 2021

Clintel letter to world leaders: serious misrepresentations in latest IPCC report

October 26, 2021

Attention: Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC,
c/o WMO, 7bis Ave de la Paix, CP2800, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland.

CLINTEL expresses serious concerns on scientific misrepresentations in the Summary for Policymakers in the latest IPCC Report 

Dear Dr Lee,

As you already know, CLINTEL is a group of over 900 highly-experienced climate scientists and engineers in 37 countries; we pride ourselves in taking independent objective views on climate science and associated policy, see our World Climate Declaration on www.CLINTEL.org.

We have now carried out an interim review of the AR6 WG1 Summary for Policymakers (SPM) and believe that it misrepresents the latest objective climate science. Our concerns are described in the enclosed letter and its appendices. We are of the view that regrettably the SPM fails to meet adequate standards of objective scientific integrity and therefore will unfortunately misinform discussions in COP26 in Glasgow. Our more detailed analysis will follow in November, directly after the COP26.

We, like you, are committed to a sustainable future for the planet, but insist that the path to sustainability must be informed by objective climate science; in our view, adaptation, much more effective than mitigation, is the optimal way forward.

The enclosed letter with its appendices will also be distributed to all world leaders.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. A.J. (Guus) Berkhout, President of CLINTEL
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Senior member of the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI)

CLINTEL is an Amsterdam (The Netherlands) based thinktank founded in 2019 by Dutch emeritus professor Guus Berkhout and science writer Marcel Crok. CLINTEL operates as a climate science and climate policy watchdog. In its first year it launched the World Climate Declaration, stating firmly “there is no climate emergency”. That declaration is now signed by more than 925 scientists and experts.
CLINTEL wants to be independent from governments as these are the main funders of climate science and policy. In practice it means we need broad support from citizens and small and medium enterprises around the world.

For more information, please contact Marcel Crok, +31 6 16 236275, marcel.crok@clintel.org

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