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