Er is geen klimaatcrisis

Een wereldwijd netwerk van meer dan 1400 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. 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)
12. Jim van Beusekom, Retired Captain B747-400 with KLM, 35 years observational knowledge of the Earth’s atmosphere
13. Maarten Biesheuvel MSc and PhD Chemical Technology, University of Twente, Senior Scientist Chemical Engineering and Water Technology, Wetsus
14. Andre Bijkerk, Retired Officer Royal Dutch Air Force, now Climate Researcher
15. Dr. Frans Bijlaard, professor-emeritus steel constructions, TU Delft
16. Dr. Ruud Binnekamp Msc. Integral Design and Management, teacher and researcher in design and decision systems at TU Delft
17. Peter Bloemers, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Radbout University, Nijmegen
18. Albert F.T. de Booij †, Founder Speakers Academy Int. BV, Founder en CEO World of Consciousness.com, Co-Founder met Pim Fortuyn van de politieke partij LPF in 2002 met als doel: oprichting zakenkabinet
19. Hans Bouman MSc, Chemistry, Professional in Production Technology and Asset Management
20. Ben Braam Msc in Physics, lifetime career in space instrumentation
21. Paul M.C. Braat, Emeritus Professor of Pulmonary Physics, University of Amsterdam
22. Solke Bruin, Emeritus Professor of Product-driven Process Technology, University of Eindhoven and Former Member Management Committee Unilever Research, Vlaardingen
23. Dr. Theo Claassen, Aquatic Ecologist
24. Paul Cliteur, Professor of Legal Sciences, Member of the Senate of The Netherlands
25. Albert J.H.G. Cloosterman, Retired Chemical Engineer, Publicist on Climate and Cosmological Matters
26. Charles Coleman, former executive Olivetti Group International
27. Marcel Crok, Climate Researcher and Science Journalist
28. Gerhard Diephuis MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Geophysics, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Guest Lecturer TU Delft
29. Henck van Dijck, Sculptor, designer and innovator
30. David E. Dirkse, Former Computer Engineer and Teacher Mathematics
31. Dr. Tjibbe Dokter MBA, Expert in Scenario Analysis and Risk Assessment, retired from AkzoNobel
32. Marco Draaisma, ICT Process Coördinator
33. Vincent van Driel, MSc Mechenical Engineering TU Delft, Design and Construction of gas / oil processsing plants, Retired
34. 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
35. Arjan Duiker, Process Technologist at Tata Steel, specialist on Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
36. Louw Feenstra, Emeritus Professor Erasmus University and Philosopher, Rotterdam
37. Arnold Fellendans, Physics at TU Delft, 40 years at Unilever (retired), www.omdeaarde.nl
38. Frans Galjee, Mechanical Engineer, Retired Researcher at ECN
39. Henk Goemans MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Reservoir Engineering
40. Frans H Gortemaker, Former Vice president Unilever Global R&D
41. W. J. Evert van de Graaff, Consulting Geologist, 50+ years Global Experience
42. Ton J.T. Grimberg, Oil & Gas Professional, Finance Adviser
43. Kees de Groot, Former Director Upstream Research Lab. Shell
44. Paul de Groot PhD, Geoscience, Manager dGB Earth Sciences
45. 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
46. Leo Halvers, Former Director Billiton Research Arnhem and Former Director Technology Foundation STW
47. Hans Hamaker, University Degree in Phonetic Sciences, expert in biomechanics of speech, supporter of plasma cosmology, former wireless communication officer
48. Maarten Hardon BSc, Civil Engineering, Lifetime Experience in Offshore Industry, Director Venty BV
49. Eduard Harinck, Former Logistics Expert, Nedlloyd Group/KPMG Consulting
50. Godard Hazeu MSc, Geoscciences, specialized in Geology, past Technical Director of the Dutch State Oil and Gas Company EBN
51. Edward Heerema Msc in Civil Engineering TU Delft, President of Allseas, worldwide active in offshore pipelaying and platform lifting
52. J.R Hetzler, Retired WUR Engineer Forestry Economics
53. Dr. Tom van der Hoeven, Energy Transport Modeling Expert
54. Dr. Martijn Hoevenaar, Independent Researcher, Physics, Education, Medicine
55. Jan F. Holtrop †, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology
56. Hans Hombroek MSc, Geoscience, Lifetime Experience in the International Geo-Energy Industry
57. Tom Hoornstra, Air-conditioning Engineer
58. Jan Horstink, Earth Scientist, Exploration Projects Oil & Gas ME & FE
59. A. Huijser, Physicist and Former CTO Royal Philips Electronics
60. Jan de Jager, emeritus professor Geology (VU University Amsterdam, University of Utrecht)
61. Jan C. de Jong Msc Process Engineering TU Delft, expert in energy-and thermal process engineering, lifetime career in the oil and gas industry
62. Jan de Jong, former director Sampo Industrial Insurance NV. Benelux and Electrorisk Verzekeringsmaatschappij N.V.
63. Wouter J. Keller, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Methods, Former Member Board of Directors, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
64. Jacques van Kerchove, Economist and Marketeer, Former CFO Rabobank, now Climate and Environment Researcher
65. Rob de Kok, Principal Geophysicist, researching Influence of CO2 on Atmospheric Temperatures
66. Hans Kolmschate, Chemical Engineer, University of Twente
67. Henk de Koning MSc, former Principal Management Consultant Atos Consulting with specialisation Logistics, IT and Information Security
68. Rob W.J. Kouffeld †, Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology
69. Hans H.J. Labohm, Former Expert Reviewer IPCC
70. Arjan Lenoir, MSc Industrial Sciences
71. B.G. Linsen, Former Director Unilever Research Vlaardingen
72. Jaap M. van Luijk, Msc. Petroleum Engineering, lifetime experience in the international geo-energy industry
73. Pieter Lukkes, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Human Geography, University of Groningen
74. Hugo Matthijssen, Former Teacher Meteorology, now Publicist on Climate Matters
75. 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
76. Ir. J.M. Mulderink, Former General Director Akzo-Nobel
77. Rob Nijssen, Radar Engineer and Publicist on Climate Matters
78. Rutger van den Noort PhD, Advisor in Innovation Processes, CEO Newcalf
79. Dr. Chris Oldenhof PhD in Photochemistry, Retired from the Dutch chemical company DSM
80. Peter Oosterling, Former Scientist E & P Shell, now active as Climate Researcher
81. Kees Pieters, Mathematician, Former Operational Research and ICT manager at Shell
82. Robert J van der Plas MSc Applied Physics, MSc Development Studies, Sustainable Energy Management and Development Specialist
83. Reynier Pronk, Former IT Manager, Accredited Project Management Consultant and Trainer
84. Paul Ras Msc Geophysics TU Delft, Geophysical Consultant, climate realist
85. Ir B. Peter Rauwerda Msc. in nuclear engineering, TU Delft
86. Louis M.P.T. van den Reek, PharmD, Member of ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
87. Jan C. Reinoud, retired CEO Dutch chain of Supermarkets
88. A.G. Reitsma, MSc in Social technology, planned change (University of Groningen 1978) Social Technician
89. Kees Remi, Electrical Engineer, lifetime experience in Energy Distribution and Industrial Automation
90. Joseph Reynen, Finite Element Modeling Expert, Retired from EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Emeritus Associate professor TU Delft
91. G.T. Robillard, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
92. Jaap Romijn Msc in Civil Engineering TU Delft, lifetime experience in water management projects
93. Kees Roos, Emeritus Professor of Optimization Technology, Delft University of Technology
94. Rutger van Santen, Emeritus Professor of Anorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Former Rector Magnificus, Eindhoven University
95. Don Schäfer, Former Director Shell Exploration & Production and New Business, Shell
96. Dr. Rob Schoevaart, Biocatalist, Co-founder and Managing Director of ChiralVision, being specialised in making chemical processes greener
97. Frans Schrijver, Strategy Consultant and Climate Publicist
98. Bert Sigmond, Geologist, Founder of EuGeNe Company in Geothermal Energy
99. Hendrick Smit, Chemical Engineer, specialised in Environmental Instrumentation
100. Jos de Smit, Emeritus Professor of Stochastic Operations Research and Former Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente
101. Barend-Jan Smits, Geologist, Former Director of Wintershall Nederland, BASF Group
102. Jack van Soest BSc, Geography teacher (retired)
103. 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
104. Albert Stienstra †, Emeritus Professor of Computer Simulation and Micro-Electronics, Delft University of Technology
105. P.J. Strijkert, Former Member Board of Directors of DSM, Delft
106. Hans van Suijdam, Former Executive Vice President Research and Development DSM
107. Dick Swart, MSC; worldwide drilling expert, lifetime of experience in the geo-energy industry
108. Dr. Harry C. M. de Swart, Emeritus Professor of Logic and Language Analysis, University of Tilburg and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Author of the book ‘Philosophical and Mathematical Logic’
109. Peter van Toorn, Former Research Geophysicist Shell
110. Fred Udo, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Physics, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
111. 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
112. Maarten Vasbinder MD, specialized in prion theories and practice
113. J.F. van de Vate, Former Director ECN, Petten, Former UN Delegate IPCC
114. Jan Verheij, Retired Scientist Applied Physics at TNO Delft, Emeritus Professor of Noise Control Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology
115. Hans Verschuur MSc, Geosciences, specialized in Mining
116. H. Verveer, Civil Engineer, lifetime experience in maritime infrastructure and building services
117. Jannes. J. Verwer, Former Director ECN and Former Chairman Supervisory Board State Owned Radio Active Waste Storage Facilities
118. Dr Koen Vogel, Geologist and Geostatistician, lifetime experience in numerical modelling, proficient in evaluating and developing global energy projects
119. Henk van der Vorst, Emeritus Professor of Numerical Mathematics, University of Utrecht
120. Bart Vos, Msc Petroleum Engineering, Lifetime of Experience in the Geo-energy Industry
121. Rob de Vos, Geographer and Editor of “Klimaatgek”
122. Henk de Vries, lifetime experience in organised crime, expert in digital forensics
123. Jaap van der Vuurst de Vries, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Former Dean Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology
124. Dr. Jules de Waart PhD in 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”
125. Dr. André Wakker, energy expert, lifetime experience in nuclear energy, speaker and writer on energy transition
126. Karel Wakker, Emeritus Professor of Astrodynamics & Geodynamics, Delft University of Technology
127. Robert N. Walter MSc E.E., Member Advisory Board ‘De Groene Rekenkamer’
128. Cyril Wentzel, Multi-Physics Engineer and Chairman of Environmental Think Tank ‘Groene Rekenkamer’
129. Frans A. van der Werf, Master of Law, Owner of an International Business for Management, Consultancy and Finance
130. Dolf van Wijk, Formerly AkzoNobel Environmental Research Laboratory and Former Executive Director Cefic-Euro Chlor, Brussels
131. Jaap Wijsman, Mechanical Engineer, active in the offshore industry
132. Jan Winkel MSc, Chemical Engineering, specialization in Natural Gas Projects, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry
133. Theo te Winkel, Geo Scientist and International Health Care Specialist
134. W.J. Witteman, Professor of Applied Physics and CO2 Lasers, University of Twente
135. Dr. Hans Wolkers PhD in Dierfysiologie en natuurbeheer en ruim 20 jaar onderzoekservaring, onder andere in arctische ecotoxicologie, nu actief als wetenschapsjournalist en universitair docent in ‘Schrijven over Wetenschap’
136. Theo Wolters, Chairman Environment, Science & Policy Foundation, Co-founder ‘Groene Rekenkamer’ and ‘Climategate.nl’
137. Dr. E.J. (Ed) Zuiderwijk, Retired Astrophysicist and Data Manager
138. Diederik Zwager MSc Petroleum Engineering, CEO Air Drilling Associates