Er is geen klimaatcrisis

Een wereldwijd netwerk van

1897

wetenschappers en experts komt met deze urgente boodschap: de klimaatwetenschap zou veel minder politiek moeten zijn, terwijl klimaatbeleid juist wetenschappelijker zou moeten zijn. Wetenschappers zouden openlijk de onzekerheden en overdrijvingen in hun klimaatvoorspellingen moeten adresseren, terwijl politici rationeel de werkelijke kosten evenals de veronderstelde voordelen van hun beleidsmaatregelen zouden moeten becijferen.

De opwarming is veroorzaakt door zowel natuurlijke als antropogene factoren

De geologische geschiedenis laat zien dat het Aardse klimaat gevarieerd heeft zolang als de planeet bestaat, met natuurlijke koude en warme periodes. De Kleine IJstijd eindigde pas in 1850. Het is daarom geen verrassing dat we nu weer een periode van opwarming meemaken.

De opwarming gaat veel langzamer dan voorspeld

De wereld is minder dan de helft zo snel opgewarmd als het IPCC in het verleden voorspelde op basis van gemodelleerde antropogene forcering en de stralingsdisbalans van de aarde. Het maakt duidelijk dat we klimaatverandering nog lang niet begrijpen.

Het klimaatbeleid is gebaseerd op ontoereikende modellen

Klimaatmodellen hebben vele tekortkomingen en zijn bij lange na niet geloofwaardig als mondiaal beleidsinstrument. Modellen overdrijven het effect van broeikasgassen zoals CO2. Bovendien negeren modellen de gunstige effecten van CO2-verrijking in de atmosfeer.

CO2 is plantenvoedsel, de basis van al het leven op Aarde

CO2 is geen vervuilende stof. Het is essentieel voor al het leven op Aarde. Fotosynthese is een zegen. Meer CO2 is gunstig voor de natuur, het maakt de Aarde groener: meer CO2 in de lucht heeft mondiaal geleid tot een toename van biomassa. Het leidt wereldwijd ook tot hogere landbouwopbrengsten.

De opwarming van de Aarde heeft niet geleid tot een toename in natuurrampen

Er is geen bewijs dat de opwarming van de Aarde heeft geleid tot een intensivering van orkanen, overstromingen en droogte en andere natuurrampen, of dat zulke gebeurtenissen vaker voorkomen. Er is echter overtuigend bewijs dat CO2-reducerende maatregelen zowel schadelijk als kostbaar zijn.

Klimaatbeleid moet rekening houden met zowel de wetenschappelijke als de economische realiteit

Er is geen klimaatcrisis. Er is daarom ook geen reden voor paniek en alarm. Wij zijn fel tegen de schadelijke en onrealistische honderd procent CO2-reductie doelstellingen voor 2050. Als zich betere opties aandienen, en dat zal zeker het geval zijn, dan hebben we voldoende tijd om goed na te denken en ons opnieuw aan te passen. Het doel van het mondiale beleid zou moeten zijn ‘welvaart voor ons allen’, door de bevolking te allen tijden te voorzien van betrouwbare en betaalbare energie. In een welvarende samenleving zijn mannen en vrouwen goed opgeleid, zijn geboortecijfers laag en hebben mensen hart voor hun omgeving.

156 Signatories from Netherlands

2 WCD Ambassadors

  • Prof.Dr.Ir. Guus Berkhout, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Delft University of Technology, Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of
    Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Kees Lepair, Physicist, Former CEO Physics & Technology Research Organisations
154 Signatories

  • Drs. Jan H. Akkerman, MSc, Structural Geology, worked 19 years with Billiton in Mining and Geology and the last 20 years with DGA van
  • Maarten van Andel, Author of the ‘Groene Illusie’
  • Tjeerd Andringa, MSc in Physics, PhD in Signal Processing, former Associate Professor of Sensory Cognition, Epistemologist
  • Jan Asselbergs, Mechanical Engineer who started his career with IHC. Since 1990 he is active in revitalizing medium sized companies
  • Dries Ausems, MSc, Earth Sciences, Lifetime Experience as Geologist in the Geo-Energy Industry
  • René Bakers, Former Lawyer and Attorney Liability and Insurance
  • Dr. Thomas W. Bakker, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-energy Industry, Founder and former (or retired) CEO of Well Engineering Partners
    BV
  • Robert Becht, Lifetime R&D Experience in Water Management with emphasis on water management in East Africa
  • Frans van den Beemt, Nuclear Physicist, Former Program Director Technology Foundation STW
  • Jan Bernard, Geologist dredging- and offshore industry and Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve (hydrography)
  • Drs. A (Toine) J. A. Beukering, Bgen (b.d.), Member of the Provincial Council of Zuid Holland, Member of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) of the
    Dutch Parliament (the States General)
  • Jim van Beusekom, Retired Captain B747-400 with KLM, 35 years observational knowledge of the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Maarten Biesheuvel, MSc and PhD Chemical Technology, University of Twente, Senior Scientist Chemical Engineering and Water
  • André Bijkerk, Retired Officer Royal Dutch Air Force, now Climate Researcher
  • Dr. Frans Bijlaard, Professor-Emeritus steel constructions, TU Delft
  • Dr. Ruud Binnekamp, Msc Integral Design and Management, teacher and researcher in design and decision systems at TU Delft
  • Harold J. Blaauw, PhD in Physics, Secretary of the former Netherlands Energy Research Council, independent consultant (retired)
  • Peter Bloemers, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Radbout University, Nijmegen
  • Albert F.T. de Booij†, Founder Speakers Academy Int. BV, Founder and CEO World of Consciousness.com, Co-Founder with Pim Fortuyn of
    the political party LPF.
  • Hans Bouman, MSc, Chemistry, Professional in Production Technology and Asset Management
  • Dr. Ir. Arnold Bovy, retired, former Director Energy Transmission Company MEGALIMBURG
  • Ben Braam, Msc in Physics, lifetime career in space instrumentation
  • Paul M.C. Braat, Emeritus Professor of Pulmonary Physics, University of Amsterdam
  • Solke Bruin, Emeritus Professor of Product-driven Process Technology, University of Eindhoven and Former Member Management
    Committee Unilever Research, Vlaardingen
  • Dr. T.H.L. Claassen, Aquatic Ecologist
  • Prof.Dr. Paul Cliteur, Professor of Legal Sciences, Member of the Senate of The Netherlands
  • Albert J.H.G. Cloosterman, Retired Chemical Engineer, Publicist on Climate and Cosmological Matters
  • Charles Coleman, former executive Olivetti Group International
  • Marcel Crok, Climate Researcher and Science Journalist
  • Gerhard Diephuis, MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Geophysics, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Guest Lecturer TU
    Delft
  • Henck van Dijck, Sculptor, designer and innovator
  • Hessel van Dijk, Organic Chemist
  • David E. Dirkse, Former Computer Engineer and Teacher Mathematics
  • Dr. Tjibbe Dokter, MBA, Expert in Scenario Analysis and Risk Assessment, retired from AkzoNobel
  • Marco Draaisma, ICT Process Coördinator
  • Vincent van Driel, MSc Mechenical Engineering TU Delft, Design and Construction of gas / oil processsing plants, Retired
  • Dr. Jan W. Drukker, Emeritus Professor Industrial Design Delft University of Technology, University of Twente and (Visiting Professor)
  • Arjan Duiker, Process Technologist at Tata Steel, specialist on Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Louw Feenstra, Emeritus Professor Erasmus University and Philosopher, Rotterdam
  • Arnold Fellendans, Physics at TU Delft, 40 years at Unilever (retired), www.omdeaarde.nl
  • Frans Galjee, Mechanical Engineer, Retired Researcher at ECN
  • Harold van Garderen, PhD in complexity science/chemistry (TU Eindhoven) and social complexity/narrative scientist (self-employed)
  • Jan van Gils, Teacher in Physics
  • Ir. Henk Goemans, MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Reservoir Engineering
  • Frans H Gortemaker, Former Vice President Unilever Global R&D
  • Drs. W.J. Evert van de Graaff, Consulting Geologist, 50+ years Global Experience
  • Ton J.T. Grimberg, Oil & Gas Professional, Finance Adviser
  • Katharina Grimm, Msc Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Project Leader energy transition at the municipality of Epe
  • Paul de Groot, PhD, Geoscience, Manager dGB Earth Sciences
  • Ir. Kees de Groot, Former Director Upstream Research Lab. Shell
  • Lex A. van Gunsteren, Marine propulsion expert, former director of Corporate Planning and R&D of the Royal Boskalis Westminster Group,
    former professor of Technology at TU Delft and Erasmus University
  • Leo Halvers, Former Director Billiton Research Arnhem and Former Director Technology Foundation STW
  • Hans Hamaker, University Degree in Phonetic Sciences, expert in biomechanics of speech, supporter of plasma cosmology, former wireless
    communication officer
  • Maarten Hardon, BSc, Civil Engineering, Lifetime Experience in Offshore Industry, Director Venty BV
  • Eduard Harinck, Former Logistics Expert, Nedlloyd Group/KPMG Consulting
  • Drs. Godard Hazeu, MSc, Geoscciences, specialized in Geology, past Technical Director of the Dutch State Oil and Gas Company EBN
  • Edward Heerema, Msc in Civil Engineering TU Delft, President of Allseas, worldwide active in offshore pipelaying and platform lifting
  • J.R. Hetzler†, Retired WUR Engineer Forestry Economics
  • Dr. Tom van der Hoeven, Energy Transport Modeling Expert
  • Jan Holtrop†, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • J.A.R. Hombroek, MSc, Geoscience, Lifetime Experience in the International Geo-Energy Industry
  • Tom Hoornstra, Air-Conditioning Engineer
  • Jan Horstink, Earth Scientist, Exploration Projects Oil & Gas ME & FE
  • A. Huijser, Physicist and Former CTO Royal Philips Electronics
  • Jan de Jager, emeritus professor Geology (VU University Amsterdam, University of Utrecht)
  • Jan de Jong, former director Sampo Industrial Insurance NV. Benelux and Electrorisk Verzekeringsmaatschappij N.V.
  • Jan J.C. de Jong, Msc Process Engineering TU Delft, expert in energy-and thermal process engineering, lifetime career in the oil and gas
  • Wouter J. Keller, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Methods, Former Member Board of Directors, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
  • Jacques van Kerchove, Economist and Marketeer, Former CFO Rabobank, now Climate and Environment Researcher
  • Henri G. Kerkdijk-Otten, Msc History, University of Nijmegen, Founder and Chairman of Restoring Africa’s Wildlife Foundation, Founder and
    former chairman of True Nature Foundation
  • Rob de Kok, Principal Geophysicist, researching Influence of CO2 on Atmospheric Temperatures
  • Hans Kolmschate, Chemical Engineer, University of Twente
  • Henk de Koning, MSc, former Principal Management Consultant Atos Consulting with specialisation Logistics, IT and Information Security
  • Rob Kouffeld†, Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology
  • Hans H.J. Labohm, Former Expert Reviewer IPCC
  • Prof. dr. Cornelis A. de Lange, Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Complex Modelling, Former Senator in the
    Dutch Senate
  • Arjan Lenoir, MSc Industrial Sciences
  • Dr. ir. B.G. Linsen, Former Director Unilever Research Vlaardingen
  • Jaap M. van Luijk, Msc. Petroleum Engineering, lifetime experience in the international geo-energy industry
  • PROF. DR. Pieter Lukkes, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Human Geography, University of Groningen
  • Ronald Luttikhuizen, Studied Physical Geography, retired economist and statistician
  • Hugo Matthijssen, Former Teacher Meteorology, now Publicist on Climate Matters
  • Leo D. Minnigh, retired scientist in structural geology, lecturer/speaker for non-professionals
  • Dr. Rob Mooij, PhD in Nuclear Physics at University of Utrecht, MS Computer Science at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Retired as Medical
    Physicist from University of Pennsylvania
  • Ir. J.M. Mulderink, Former General Director Akzo-Nobel
  • Rob Nijssen, Radar Engineer and Publicist on Climate Matters
  • Rutger van den Noort, PhD, advisor in Innovation Processes, CEO Newcalf
  • Dr. Chris Oldenhof, PhD in Photochemistry, Retired from the Dutch chemical company DSM
  • Ir. Peter Oosterling, Former Scientist E & P Shell, now active as Climate Researcher
  • Daan Osinga, Geologist
  • Kees Pieters, Mathematician, Former Operational Research and ICT manager at Shell
  • Robert J. van der Plas, MSc Applied Physics, MSc Development Studies, Sustainable Energy Management and Development Specialist
  • Reynier Pronk, Former IT Manager, Accredited Project Management Consultant and Trainer
  • Paul Ras, Msc Geophysics TU Delft, Geophysical Consultant, climate realist
  • Ir. B. Peter Rauwerda, Msc in nuclear engineering, TU Delft
  • Louis M.P.T. van den Reek, PharmD, Member of ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
  • Jan C. Reinoud, retired CEO Dutch chain of Supermarkets
  • A.G. Reitsma, MSc in Social technology, planned change (University of Groningen 1978) Social Technician
  • Kees Remi, Electrical Engineer, lifetime experience in Energy Distribution and Industrial Automation
  • Joseph Reynen, Finite Element Modeling Expert, Retired from EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Emeritus Associate professor TU Delft
  • George T. Robillard, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Jaap Romijn, Msc in Civil Engineering TU Delft, lifetime experience in water management projects
  • Kees Roos, Emeritus Professor of Optimization Technology, Delft University of Technology
  • Albertus F. Rooze, MSc in Chemistry, mathematics and natural sciences, retired
  • Robert Sambell, PhD, Physics, Professional Geophysicist
  • Rutger van Santen, Emeritus Professor of Anorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Former Rector Magnificus, Eindhoven University
  • Don Schäfer, Former Director Shell Exploration & Production and New Business, Shell
  • Juleon Schins, PhD in Molecular Physics, specialist in near infrared spectroscopy
  • Dr. Rob Schoevaart, Biocatalist, Co-founder and Managing Director of ChiralVision, being specialised in making chemical processes
    greener
  • Frans Schrijver, Strategy Consultant and Climate Publicist
  • Bert Sigmond, Geologist, Founder of EuGeNe Company in Geothermal Energy
  • Prof.Dr.Ir. Jos de Smit, Emeritus Professor of Stochastic Operations Research and Former Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente
  • Hendrick Smit, Chemical Engineer, specialised in Environmental Instrumentation
  • Barend-Jan Smits, Geologist, Former Director of Wintershall Nederland, BASF Group
  • Jack van Soest, BSc, Geography teacher (retired)
  • Dr. Engel van Spronsen, PhD in Physics, Lifetime career in Shell as researcher, reservoir engineer, and technical manager. After Shell he
    also worked for Maersk OiI, IMPaC Engineering, and Eneco
  • Albert Stienstra†, Emeritus Professor of Computer Simulation and Micro-Electronics, Delft University of Technology.
  • P.J. Strijkert, Former Member Board of Directors of DSM, Delft
  • Dr Hans van Suijdam, Former Executive Vice President Research and Development DSM
  • Dick Swart, MSC, worldwide drilling expert, lifetime of experience in the geo-energy industry
  • Dr. Harry C. M. de Swart, Emeritus Professor of Logic and Language Analysis, University of Tilburg, Author of the book ‘Philosophical and
  • Peter van Toorn, Former Research Geophysicist Shell
  • Fred Udo, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Physics, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Ir. Arnold Uijlenhoet, retired Electrical Engineer, TU Delft, Postgraduate at University of Pittsburgh, Lifetime international experience in power
    generation, transmission, and distribution
  • prof. dr. ir. Jan Dirk van Elsas, PhD, Em. Prof .Microbial Ecology, RUG
  • Maarten Vasbinder, MD, specialized in prion theories and practice
  • J.F. van de Vate, Former Director ECN, Petten, The Netherlands. Former UN Delegate IPCC
  • prof. dr. ir. Jan Verheij, Retired Scientist Applied Physics at TNO Delft, Emeritus Professor of Noise Control Engineering at Eindhoven
    University of Technology
  • Hans Verschuur, MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Mining
  • Henk Verveer, Msc Civil Engineering TU Delft, lifetime experience in maritime infrastructure and building services
  • Jannes. J. Verwer, Former Director ECN and Former Chairman Supervisory Board State Owned Radio Active Waste Storage Facilities
  • Koen Vogel, Geologist and Geostatistician, lifetime experience in numerical modelling, proficient in evaluating and developing global energy
  • Henk van der Vorst, Emeritus Professor of Numerical Mathematics, University of Utrecht
  • Rob de Vos, Geographer and Editor of “Klimaatgek”
  • Bart Vos, Msc Petroleum Engineering, Lifetime of Experience in the Geo-energy Industry
  • Henk de Vries, lifetime experience in organised crime, expert in digital forensics
  • Jaap van der Vuurst de Vries, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Former Dean Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University
  • Dr. Jules de Waart, PhD Physical Geography, Exploration Geologist in Africa, Past member of the Dutch Parliament, author of the book on
    Climate Change and Energy Transition “Don’t believe everything”
  • Dr. André Wakker, energy expert, lifetime experience in nuclear energy, speaker and writer on energy transition
  • Karel Wakker, Emeritus Professor of Astrodynamics & Geodynamics, Delft University of Technology
  • Robert N. Walter, MSc E.E., member Advisory Board ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
  • Cyril Wentzel, Multi-Physics Engineer and Chairman of Environmental Think Tank ‘Groene Rekenkamer’
  • Frans A. van der Werf, Master of Law, Owner of an International Business for Management, Consultancy and Finance
  • Bert Weteringe, Author, independent research journalist on energy transition and wind energy.
  • Dolf van Wijk, Formerly AkzoNobel Environmental Research Laboratory and Former Executive Director Cefic-Euro Chlor, Brussels
  • Jaap Wijsman, Mechanical Engineer, active in the offshore industry
  • Jan Winkel, MSc, Chemical Engineering, specialization in Natural Gas Projects, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry
  • Theo te Winkel, Geo Scientist and International Health Care Specialist
  • Wim Witteman, Professor of Applied Physics and CO2 lasers, University of Twente
  • Dr. Hans Wolkers, PhD in Animal Physiology and Environment, Over 20 years of research experience, incl. Arctic ecotoxicology, Science
    journalist and university lecturer in ‘Writing about Science’
  • Theo Wolters, Chairman Environment, Science & Policy Foundation, Co-founder ‘Groene Rekenkamer’ and ‘Climategate.nl’
  • Govert Zijderveld, MSc Mining Engineering, Consultant for all Drilling, Mining and Naval Engineering activities
  • Dr. E.J. (Ed) Zuiderwijk, Retired Astrophysicist and Data Manager
  • Diederik Zwager, MSc Petroleum Engineering, CEO Air Drilling Associates