Er is geen klimaatcrisis

Een wereldwijd netwerk van meer dan 900 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.

Ondertekenaars

1. Prof. Dr. Ir. Guus Berkhout, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Delft University of Technology, Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; WCD Ambassador
2. Dr. Cornelis le Pair, Physicist, Former CEO Physics & Technology Research Organisations; WCD Ambassador
3. Jan H. Akkerman MSc, Structural Geology, worked 19 years with Billiton in Mining and Geology and the last 20 years with DGA van Akkerman Exploration BV
4. Maarten van Andel, Author of the ‘Groene Illusie’
5. Jan Asselbergs, Mechanical Engineer who started his career with IHC. Since 1990 he is active in revitalizing medium sized companies
6. Dries Ausems MSc, Earth Sciences, Lifetime Experience as Geologist in the Geo-Energy Industry
7. René Bakers, Former Lawyer and Attorney Liability and Insurance
8. Dr. Thomas W. Bakker, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-energy Industry, Founder and former (or retired) CEO of Well Engineering Partners BV
9. Robert Becht, Lifetime R&D Experience in Water Management with emphasis on water management in East Africa
10. Frans van den Beemt, Nuclear Physicist, Former Program Director Technology Foundation STW
11. Jim van Beusekom, Retired Captain B747-400 with KLM, 35 years observational knowledge of the Earth’s atmosphere
12. Andre Bijkerk, Retired Officer Royal Dutch Air Force, now Climate Researcher
13. Dr. Frans Bijlaard, professor-emeritus steel constructions, TU Delft
14. Peter Bloemers, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Radbout University, Nijmegen
15. Hans Bouman MSc, Chemistry, Professional in Production Technology and Asset Management
16. Paul M.C. Braat, Emeritus Professor of Pulmonary Physics, University of Amsterdam
17. Solke Bruin, Emeritus Professor of Product-driven Process Technology, University of Eindhoven and Former Member Management Committee Unilever Research, Vlaardingen
18. Paul Cliteur, Professor of Legal Sciences, Member of the Senate of The Netherlands
19. Albert J.H.G. Cloosterman, Retired Chemical Engineer, Publicist on Climate and Cosmological Matters
20. Charles Coleman, former executive Olivetti Group International
21. Marcel Crok, Climate Researcher and Science Journalist
22. Gerhard Diephuis MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Geophysics, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Guest Lecturer TU Delft
23. Henck van Dijck, Sculptor, designer and innovator
24. David E. Dirkse, Former Computer Engineer and Teacher Mathematics
25. Marco Draaisma, ICT Process Coördinator
26. Dr. Jan W. Drukker, Emeritus Professor Industrial Design Delft University of Technology, University of Twente and (Visiting Professor) Tsinghua University (Beijing PRC). Elected Member Regional Parliament of the Dutch Province Drenthe
27. Arjan Duiker, Process Technologist at Tata Steel, specialist on Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
28. Louw Feenstra, Emeritus Professor Erasmus University and Philosopher, Rotterdam
29. Henk Goemans MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Reservoir Engineering
30. Frans H Gortemaker, Former Vice president Unilever Global R&D
31. W. J. Evert van de Graaff, Consulting Geologist, 50+ years Global Experience
32. Ton J.T. Grimberg, Oil & Gas Professional, Finance Adviser
33. Kees de Groot, Former Director Upstream Research Lab. Shell
34. Paul de Groot PhD, Geoscience, Manager dGB Earth Sciences
35. 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
36. Leo Halvers, Former Director Billiton Research Arnhem and Former Director Technology Foundation STW
37. Hans Hamaker, University Degree in Phonetic Sciences, expert in biomechanics of speech, supporter of plasma cosmology, former wireless communication officer
38. Maarten Hardon BSc, Civil Engineering, Lifetime Experience in Offshore Industry, Director Venty BV
39. Eduard Harinck, Former Logistics Expert, Nedlloyd Group/KPMG Consulting
40. Godard Hazeu MSc, Geoscciences, specialized in Geology, past Technical Director of the Dutch State Oil and Gas Company EBN
41. J.R Hetzler, Retired WUR Engineer Forestry Economics
42. Jan F. Holtrop, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology
43. Hans Hombroek MSc, Geoscience, Lifetime Experience in the International Geo-Energy Industry
44. Tom Hoornstra, Air-conditioning Engineer
45. Jan Horstink, Earth Scientist, Exploration Projects Oil & Gas ME & FE
46. A. Huijser, Physicist and Former CTO Royal Philips Electronics
47. Wouter J. Keller, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Methods, Former Member Board of Directors, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
48. Jacques van Kerchove, Economist and Marketeer, Former CFO Rabobank, now Climate and Environment Researcher
49. Rob de Kok, Principal Geophysicist, researching Influence of CO2 on Atmospheric Temperatures
50. Hans Kolmschate, Chemical Engineer
51. Henk de Koning MSc, former Principal Management Consultant Atos Consulting with specialisation Logistics, IT and Information Security
52. Rob W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology
53. Hans H.J. Labohm, Former Expert Reviewer IPCC
54. B.G. Linsen, Former Director Unilever Research Vlaardingen
55. Pieter Lukkes, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Human Geography, University of Groningen
56. Hugo Matthijssen, Former Teacher Meteorology, now Publicist on Climate Matters
57. Ir. J.M. Mulderink, Former General Director Akzo-Nobel
58. Rob Nijssen, Radar Engineer and Publicist on Climate Matters
59. Rutger van den Noort PhD, Advisor in Innovation Processes, CEO Newcalf
60. Leffert Oldenkamp, Expert Forest Management
61. Peter Oosterling, Former Scientist E & P Shell, now active as Climate Researcher
62. Kees Pieters, Mathematician, Former Operational Research and ICT manager at Shell
63. Reynier Pronk, Former IT Manager, Accredited Project Management Consultant and Trainer
64. Louis M.P.T. van den Reek, PharmD, Member of ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
65. Jan C. Reinoud, retired CEO Dutch chain of Supermarkets
66. Kees Remi, Electrical Engineer, lifetime experience in Energy Distribution and Industrial Automation
67. Joseph Reynen, Finite Element Modeling Expert, Retired from EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Emeritus Associate professor TU Delft
68. G.T. Robillard, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
69. Kees Roos, Emeritus Professor of Optimization Technology, Delft University of Technology
70. Rutger van Santen, Emeritus Professor of Anorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Former Rector Magnificus, Eindhoven University
71. Don Schäfer, Former Director Shell Exploration & Production and New Business, Shell
72. Dr. Rob Schoevaart, Biocatalist, Co-founder and Managing Director of ChiralVision, being specialised in making chemical processes greener
73. Chris Schoneveld, Earth Scientist and Retired Shell Exploration Geophysicist
74. Frans Schrijver, Strategy Consultant and Climate Publicist
75. Bert Sigmond, Geologist, Founder of EuGeNe Company in Geothermal Energy
76. Hendrick Smit, Chemical Engineer, specialised in Environmental Instrumentation
77. Jos de Smit, Emeritus Professor of Stochastic Operations Research and Former Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente
78. Barend-Jan Smits, Geologist, Former Director of Wintershall Nederland, BASF Group
79. Albert Stienstra †, Emeritus Professor of Computer Simulation and Micro-Electronics, Delft University of Technology
80. P.J. Strijkert, Former Member Board of Directors of DSM, Delft
81. Hans van Suijdam, Former Executive Vice President Research and Development DSM
82. Dick Swart, MSC; worldwide drilling expert, lifetime of experience in the geo-energy industry
83. Peter van Toorn, Former Research Geophysicist Shell
84. Fred Udo, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Physics, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
85. Ir. Arnold Uijlenhoet, retired electrical engineer with degree from Technical University Delft and postgraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A). Lifetime international experience in power generation, transmission, and distribution
86. J.F. van de Vate, Former Director ECN, Petten, Former UN Delegate IPCC
87. Jan Verheij, Retired Scientist Applied Physics at TNO Delft, Emeritus Professor of Noise Control Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology
88. Hans Verschuur MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Mining
89. Jannes. J. Verwer, Former Director ECN and Former Chairman Supervisory Board State Owned Radio Active Waste Storage Facilities
90. Dr Koen Vogel, Geologist and Geostatistician, lifetime experience in numerical modelling, proficient in evaluating and developing global energy projects
91. Henk van der Vorst, Emeritus Professor of Numerical Mathematics, University of Utrecht
92. Bart Vos, Msc Petroleum Engineering, Lifetime of Experience in the Geo-energy Industry
93. Rob de Vos, Geographer and Editor of “Klimaatgek”
94. Henk de Vries, lifetime experience in organised crime, expert in digital forensics
95. Jaap van der Vuurst de Vries, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Former Dean Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology
96. Dr. André Wakker, energy expert, lifetime experience in nuclear energy, speaker and writer on energy transition
97. Karel Wakker, Emeritus Professor of Astrodynamics & Geodynamics, Delft University of Technology
98. Robert N. Walter MSc E.E., Member Advisory Board ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
99. Cyril Wentzel, Multi-Physics Engineer and Chairman of Environmental Think Tank ‘Groene Rekenkamer’
100. Frans A. van der Werf, Master of Law, Owner of an International Business for Management, Consultancy and Finance
101. Dolf van Wijk, Formerly AkzoNobel Environmental Research Laboratory and Former Executive Director Cefic-Euro Chlor, Brussels
102. Jan Winkel MSc, Chemical Engineering, specialization in Natural Gas Projects, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry
103. Theo te Winkel, Geo Scientist and International Health Care Specialist
104. W.J. Witteman, Professor of Applied Physics and CO2 Lasers, University of Twente
105. Theo Wolters, Chairman Environment, Science & Policy Foundation, Co-founder ‘Groene Rekenkamer’ and ‘Climategate.nl’