There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 1400 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures.

Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming

The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming.

Warming is far slower than predicted

The world has warmed significantly less than predicted by IPCC on the basis of modeled anthropogenic forcing. The gap between the real world and the modeled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.

Climate policy relies on inadequate models

Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as global policy tools. They blow up the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide.

Global warming has not increased natural disasters

There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent. However, there is ample evidence that CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly.

Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities

There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and re-adapt. The aim of global policy should be ‘prosperity for all’ by providing reliable and affordable energy at all times. In a prosperous society men and women are well educated, birthrates are low and people care about their environment.

Signatories

1. Christopher The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, Peer of the Realm and Author of several reviewed papers on Climate; WCD Ambassador
2. Neils C. Arveschoug, Geophysicist, Private start-up Oil E&P Company
3. Nigel Banks PhD Geology, Petroleum Geologist
4. Andrew P. Barker, Biological Chemist
5. John Anthony Barney, Retired Scientist and Technologist
6. Nik Bartley, Mechanical Engineer
7. Nigel Beckwith, professional graduate Podiatrist, Post Grad. in Sports Science, Post Grad. in Science Education
8. Alan Richard Belk, retired Mechanical Engineer with a 40+ year international career in energy, industrial gas and chemical industries
9. Roshan Bhunnoo, Mathematics and Statistics, former Climate Data Analyst at the Meteorological Office
10. Paul Binns, Former Research Geoscientist and Climate Researcher
11. David Bodecott, Geologist/Geophysicist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
12. Dr. Richard Booth, retired Special Merit mathematician in the UK Civil Service
13. D.Q. Bowen, Emeritus Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Fellow International Union for Quaternary Research, Cardiff University
14. Dr Phillip A. W. Bratby, Physicist, Member of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, retired energy consultant
15. Michael Brown, Expert in Large Scale Thermal Fluid Dynamic Models
16. Derrick Byford BSc (Hons) holder of 10 patents, previously Deputy Director Research & Statistics Inner London Education Authority
17. Gerry Byron BSc in Physics, MBA which included modules on statistical anylysis
18. Peter Cale, Solicitor, co founder and fund raiser for wave energy research project as Director of Staithe Energy Products (1988 1995)
19. George Carey, BSc Hons. Physics and Geology, Lifetime Physics teacher and amateur astronomer
20. Brian R. Catt, Physicist, Electrical Engineer, Retired, publishing papers on Energy and Climate Change
21. Arthur Champion, retired European Environmental Coordinator and CofE Diocesan Environmental Adviser
22. David Coe, MA(Oxon) in physics, Retired after a lifetime in industry working on gaseous absorption spectroscopy, Lead author of the paper “The Impact of CO2, H2O and Other Greenhouse Gases on Equilibrium Earth Temperatures”
23. John C.W. Cope, Professor of Geology, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
24. Richard Courtney, Retired Material Scientist, Expert Peer Reviewer of the IPCC
25. Chas Cowie, GDE Mining Engineering, Wits University, Retired IT Professional worked primarily in Mining and Logistics Industries
26. Dr. David Critchley, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, mathematical modelling of complex systems
27. Peter Cunningham, Expert in Mathematical Modelling of Complex Physical Phenoma
28. Isabel Davies, Geophysicist and Entrepreneur
29. Dr Philip George Davies, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Informatics at Bournemouth University
30. Dr. Keith P. Dawson, Environmental and Agricultural Researcher
31. John Dewey, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University College Oxford, Distinguished Emeritus Professor University of California, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society
32. Howard Dewhirst FGS, Geologist, Initiator Open Letter to the Geological Society of London
33. Gregor Dixon FGS, Geologist, Former Member Geological Society of London
34. Timothy (Tim) C. Duckworth, Retired Mechanical Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, Senior Auditor in Management/Facility/HSE
35. Dr. John S. Easterby, Retired Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry University of Liverpool, Research area: Protein chemistry, Enzymology, Metabolic Modelling
36. Roderick Paul Eaton, MBA FIET MCMI, Retired Consultant Energy Industry Analyst/Management Consultant
37. Debra Eddy, Entrepreneur and Guest Lecturer in Business Management
38. Dr Andrew Edmonds, data scientist with a strong background in AI, past CTO of a publicly traded US tech company, currently CEO of a private US company, ThinkBase LLC
39. Peter Etherington-Smith, Geologist/Oceanographer, Coral Reef Researcher, MSc Petroleum Engineering (Imperial), life-time international experience in developing countries, retired from BG
40. Kevin Foo MSc, DIC, Dip. Met, AusIMM, IOM3, SME, Ch.Eng., President Tianshan Jade (UK) Ltd
41. Gil Gilchrist, Geophysicist
42. Alan Gill, Retired Engineer in South Wales
43. Peter Gill, Physicist, Ex Chair Institute of Physics Energy Group, Ex London Branch Chair & Fellow of EI
44. Paul R. Goddard, retired Professor of Radiology, University of the West of England
45. John D. Goss-Custard PhD Ecology, University of Aberdeen, Visiting Professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Bournemouth University
46. Alastair Gray, retired geologist, 50 years in oil exploration, production and asset evaluation
47. Delphine Gray-Fisk, Former airline pilot, and parliamentary candidate for both the UK Independence Party and Brexit Party
48. Mick Greenway, specialized in Research and Development of Flight Control Systems for Modern Civil and Military Aircraft, Retired Head of Research and Development within a Multi-Million-Dollar Company
49. David P. Gregg, retired Unilever Research group leader and scientist, former visiting professor in control engineering, book author on studies of historical climate time series based on modern spectral analysis techniques
50. Brian Gregory, MA. in Natural Sciences, MSc. in Business Studies, Lifetime Career in the UK Chemical Industry, currently Policy Director of the Alliance of British Drivers
51. Jimmy Haigh, Independent Geological Consultant
52. Stephen Hardcastle, Retired Electronics Engineer, 10 years experience in the design of NDIR gas detectors, for gases including CFC’s CO2, CH4 and N2O
53. Tim Harper, Geomechanics Consultant and Researcher, previous Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation
54. John Harrison, Former Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer
55. Peter Harvey, Project Manager – Renewable offshore wind industry
56. Robert Heath, Retired Geophysicist, Honorary member of the Indian Society of Petroleum Geologists
57. Alex Henney, Formerly London Electricity Board, Consultant on Electricity Matters
58. Roger Higgs, DPhil (Oxon), Independent Geological Consultant, Geoclastica Ltd.
59. Tatiane Melchior Stefanello Hodson, Oceanographer, author, undertaking a Master’s degree in International Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London
60. Dr Sinclair Holland, MBChB(Edin) Medical Doctor
61. Keith H. James PhD, Consultant Geologist
62. Anthony Janio PhD in Physics, Independent Elected Councillor in Brighton and Hove
63. David A.L. Jenkins, Geologist, Director Hurricane Energy plc
64. Dr. Chris Jesshope, Emeritus Professor University of Amsterdam, Director Techne Consulting Ltd.
65. David Jessop C.Eng., M.I.C.E., lifetime career in the water industry
66. Robert Jones, BSc and PhD Mining Engineering, Director at Warwick Energy
67. Stephen Latimer Jones BA Chemistry, IT professional
68. John L.D. Kerr B.A. (Hons) in Environmental Science & Technology; B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, active as Environmental Consultant
69. David A. Kirkwood MSc MIET, Professional engineer working in IT, Deputy Chairman of Reform UK Scotland
70. Geoffrey W. Lane, retired Marine Engineer and Technical Author
71. Roger Longstaff, Experimental Space Physicist and Company Director
72. Peter Justin Lunt MSc Geology London, adjunct lecturer in geology (stratigraphy) at Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST) Qiangdao
73. Tom Mackay BSc, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS) of London
74. Chris MacKenzie MSc, Director and Geological & Environmental Consultant at Peak Minerals Ltd.
75. Stephen Martin, retired exploration geophysicist
76. CJ Matchatte-Downes, Geologist and Geochemist, particularly involved in studies about past Climates including Glaciation
77. William James McAuley MSc from Imperial College and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University, retired Chemical Engineer with a 40+ year international career in energy, industrial gas and chemical industries
78. Dr. Niall McCrae PhD in Mental Health
79. Krov Menuhin, Expert on ocean life, underwater filmmaker, professional diver, pilot and writer, explored the Earth’s extremities, experiencing the oceans and the atmosphere first-hand
80. Geoffrey Middleton, Chartered Architect, Socal Science
81. Dr. William Morgan, Retired Clinician
82. Dr Ian Mortimore BSc, Phd, MB, BS, FRCP, retired Consultant Respiratory Physician in the NHS with research affiliations to Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities
83. Philip Mulholland, Geoscientist, Life time experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, co-author of the DAET climate model
84. Stuart Munro, Exploration Geologist and Geophysicist
85. Edward Nealon, Geologist Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
86. Blair Nimmo, Electronic Engineer, working in Computer Networking and Optical Surface Metrology and Fibre Optics
87. Michael John Oates, Geologist, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
88. Peter Owen FGS, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
89. Dennis Paterson, Geologist, Retired
90. Dr. James Petch, Physical Geographer, formerly Reader in Environmental Science at MMU and Head of Distributed Learning at the University of Manchester
91. Peter Phillips BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering, lifetime experience in the geo-energy industry
92. Graeme Phipps, geologist and geophysicist, Jersey Channel Islands
93. Dr. James Pindell, Geologist, specialised in plate tectonics and palaeographic evolution, Director of Tectonic Analysis Ltd (UK), Adjunct Professor at Rice University (USA)
94. Clive Randle, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
95. Michael J. Rath, Professional Forrester
96. Jonathan Charles Read, Honours degree in Physics from the University of Durham, member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP), Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)
97. Dr. Colin Richard Reeves, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, Expert in Mathematical Modelling
98. Ceri Reid PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sonar Specialist
99. Steven Andrew Richards MSc, Retired Chartered Engineer, Retired Lecturer from Portsmouth University and Southampton Solent University
100. Michael F. Ridd, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
101. Anthony Robb PhD, Retired Chemist
102. Richard Saumarez, Biomedical Engineer from Imperial College
103. Robert M. Schneider MSCE, retired Civil Engineer
104. Michael Seymour, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
105. Mike Sluman, Retired teacher with an honours Degree in Environmental Biology
106. Dr. Ian Smith, MSc Maritime Archaeology, PhD Chemistry
107. Stephen Taylor PhD, Infra-Red Physicist and Tidal Hydrographer, MD Geomatix Ltd., Member of Inst. of Physics, Member of Inst. of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Associate Fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation, Member of the Hydrographic Society
108. Leslie Thomson, Retired Vice President Operations, BP Exploration, Aberdeen
109. Derek Tipp, BSc honours degree in chemistry, former research chemist and retired science teacher, currently councillor on New Forest District Council
110. David Todd, retired Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management
111. Edwin Thwaites, Retired Principal Lecturer in Organisational Analysis and Crisis Management, University of Central Lancashire, Predton
112. Matthew D. Waggener, Financial professional, strategic consultant on business investments
113. Dr. Glenn K. Wakley, Emeritus Associate Professor Biological Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and member of The Anatomical Society
114. Professor David Wastell, Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nottingham
115. Philip Linden Wilkes, Life time Experience in Marine Biology
116. Jay Willis, Marine Scientist, Associate of the OxNav Group of Oxford University
117. Paul White, BSc Physics, Durham University, Retired, Former Higher Scientific Officer Marine Climatology
118. Valentina Zharkova, Professor of Mathematics and Astrophysics, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
119. Ivor Zoeftig, International communications coach specialised in chaodynamics and NLP LP