There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 1501 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.


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. Paul Burgess, BSc, MSc, C.eng retures, Retired water resources engineer
17. Derrick Byford BSc (Hons) holder of 10 patents, previously Deputy Director Research & Statistics Inner London Education Authority
18. Gerry Byron BSc in Physics, MBA which included modules on statistical anylysis
19. Peter Cale, Solicitor, co founder and fund raiser for wave energy research project as Director of Staithe Energy Products (1988 1995)
20. George Carey, BSc Hons. Physics and Geology, Lifetime Physics teacher and amateur astronomer
21. Brian R. Catt, Physicist, Electrical Engineer, Retired, publishing papers on Energy and Climate Change
22. Arthur Champion, retired European Environmental Coordinator and CofE Diocesan Environmental Adviser
23. John Church, Earth Science Professional, Retired from Energy Sector
24. 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”
25. John C.W. Cope, Professor of Geology, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
26. Richard Courtney, Retired Material Scientist, Expert Peer Reviewer of the IPCC
27. Chas Cowie, GDE Mining Engineering, Wits University, Retired IT Professional worked primarily in Mining and Logistics Industries
28. Dr. David Critchley, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, mathematical modelling of complex systems
29. Peter Cunningham, Expert in Mathematical Modelling of Complex Physical Phenoma
30. Isabel Davies, Geophysicist and Entrepreneur
31. Dr Philip George Davies, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Informatics at Bournemouth University
32. Dr. Keith P. Dawson, Environmental and Agricultural Researcher
33. Jeremy Dawson, retired Chartered Engineer with a career in the oil and gas industries
34. 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
35. Howard Dewhirst FGS, Geologist, Initiator Open Letter to the Geological Society of London
36. Gregor Dixon FGS, Geologist, Former Member Geological Society of London
37. Timothy (Tim) C. Duckworth, Retired Mechanical Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, Senior Auditor in Management/Facility/HSE
38. Dr. John S. Easterby, Retired Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry University of Liverpool, Research area: Protein chemistry, Enzymology, Metabolic Modelling
39. Roderick Paul Eaton, MBA FIET MCMI, Retired Consultant Energy Industry Analyst/Management Consultant
40. Debra Eddy, Entrepreneur and Guest Lecturer in Business Management
41. 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
42. Peter Etherington-Smith, Geologist/Oceanographer, Coral Reef Researcher, MSc Petroleum Engineering (Imperial), life-time international experience in developing countries, retired from BG
43. Kevin Foo MSc, DIC, Dip. Met, AusIMM, IOM3, SME, Ch.Eng., President Tianshan Jade (UK) Ltd
44. Gil Gilchrist, Geophysicist
45. Alan Gill, Retired Engineer in South Wales
46. Peter Gill, Physicist, Ex Chair Institute of Physics Energy Group, Ex London Branch Chair & Fellow of EI
47. Paul R. Goddard, retired Professor of Radiology, University of the West of England
48. John D. Goss-Custard PhD Ecology, University of Aberdeen, Visiting Professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Bournemouth University
49. Alastair Gray, retired geologist, 50 years in oil exploration, production and asset evaluation
50. Delphine Gray-Fisk, Former airline pilot, and parliamentary candidate for both the UK Independence Party and Brexit Party
51. 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
52. 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
53. 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
54. Jimmy Haigh, Independent Geological Consultant
55. Stephen Hardcastle, Retired Electronics Engineer, 10 years experience in the design of NDIR gas detectors, for gases including CFC’s CO2, CH4 and N2O
56. Tim Harper, Geomechanics Consultant and Researcher, previous Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation
57. John Harrison, Former Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer
58. Peter Harvey, Project Manager – Renewable offshore wind industry
59. Raymond Hayes, BA (Lond) M.Litt (Oxon) FRGS Solicitor Hong Kong and England and Wales
60. Robert Heath, Retired Geophysicist, Honorary member of the Indian Society of Petroleum Geologists
61. Alex Henney, Formerly London Electricity Board, Consultant on Electricity Matters
62. Roger Higgs, DPhil (Oxon), Independent Geological Consultant, Geoclastica Ltd.
63. Tatiane Melchior Stefanello Hodson, Oceanographer, author, undertaking a Master’s degree in International Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London
64. Dr Sinclair Holland, MBChB(Edin) Medical Doctor
65. Paul Homewood, Climate & Energy Policy Analyst
66. Keith H. James PhD, Consultant Geologist
67. Anthony Janio PhD in Physics, Independent Elected Councillor in Brighton and Hove
68. David A.L. Jenkins, Geologist, Director Hurricane Energy plc
69. Dr. Chris Jesshope, Emeritus Professor University of Amsterdam, Director Techne Consulting Ltd.
70. David Jessop C.Eng., M.I.C.E., lifetime career in the water industry
71. Robert Jones, BSc and PhD Mining Engineering, Director at Warwick Energy
72. Stephen Latimer Jones BA Chemistry, IT professional
73. Zana Juppenlatz, Consultant in environment, environmental law and sustainability, including renewable energy projects
74. John L.D. Kerr B.A. (Hons) in Environmental Science & Technology; B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, active as Environmental Consultant
75. David A. Kirkwood MSc MIET, Professional engineer working in IT, Deputy Chairman of Reform UK Scotland
76. Geoffrey W. Lane, retired Marine Engineer and Technical Author
77. Roger Longstaff, Experimental Space Physicist and Company Director
78. Peter Justin Lunt MSc Geology London, adjunct lecturer in geology (stratigraphy) at Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST) Qiangdao
79. Tom Mackay BSc, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS) of London
80. Chris MacKenzie MSc, Director and Geological & Environmental Consultant at Peak Minerals Ltd.
81. Stephen Martin, retired exploration geophysicist
82. CJ Matchatte-Downes, Geologist and Geochemist, particularly involved in studies about past Climates including Glaciation
83. 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
84. Dr. Niall McCrae PhD in Mental Health
85. 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
86. Geoffrey Middleton, Chartered Architect, Socal Science
87. Dr. William Morgan, Retired Clinician
88. Dr Ian Mortimore BSc, Phd, MB, BS, FRCP, retired Consultant Respiratory Physician in the NHS with research affiliations to Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities
89. Philip Mulholland, Geoscientist, Life time experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, co-author of the DAET climate model
90. Stuart Munro, Exploration Geologist and Geophysicist
91. Edward Nealon, Geologist Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
92. Alex Nichols, BSc Geography, MSc Environmental Assessment, 27 years in sustainability consultancy, programmes and projects
93. Blair Nimmo, Electronic Engineer, working in Computer Networking and Optical Surface Metrology and Fibre Optics
94. Gerard O’Donovan, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, career in building international and multinational organisations
95. Michael John Oates, Geologist, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
96. Peter Owen FGS, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
97. Jonathan R. Partington, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Leeds
98. Dennis Paterson, Geologist, Retired
99. Dr. James Petch, Physical Geographer, formerly Reader in Environmental Science at MMU and Head of Distributed Learning at the University of Manchester
100. Peter Phillips BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering, lifetime experience in the geo-energy industry
101. Graeme Phipps, geologist and geophysicist, Jersey Channel Islands
102. Dr. James Pindell, Geologist, specialised in plate tectonics and palaeographic evolution, Director of Tectonic Analysis Ltd (UK), Adjunct Professor at Rice University (USA)
103. Clive Randle, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
104. Michael J. Rath, Professional Forrester
105. 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)
106. Dr. Colin Richard Reeves, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, Expert in Mathematical Modelling
107. Ceri Reid PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sonar Specialist
108. Steven Andrew Richards MSc, Retired Chartered Engineer, Retired Lecturer from Portsmouth University and Southampton Solent University
109. Michael F. Ridd, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
110. Anthony Robb PhD, Retired Chemist
111. Salmaan Saleem, Family Medicine Doctor
112. Richard Saumarez, Biomedical Engineer from Imperial College
113. Robert M. Schneider MSCE, retired Civil Engineer
114. Michael Seymour, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
115. Mike Sluman, Retired teacher with an honours Degree in Environmental Biology
116. Dr. Ian Smith, MSc Maritime Archaeology, PhD Chemistry
117. Mike Stigwood, Environmental Researcher
118. 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
119. Leslie Thomson, Retired Vice President Operations, BP Exploration, Aberdeen
120. Derek Tipp, BSc honours degree in chemistry, former research chemist and retired science teacher, currently councillor on New Forest District Council
121. David Todd, retired Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management
122. Edwin Thwaites, Retired Principal Lecturer in Organisational Analysis and Crisis Management, University of Central Lancashire, Predton
123. Matthew D. Waggener, Financial professional, strategic consultant on business investments
124. Dr. Glenn K. Wakley, Emeritus Associate Professor Biological Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and member of The Anatomical Society
125. Professor David Wastell, Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nottingham
126. Philip Linden Wilkes, Life time Experience in Marine Biology
127. Jay Willis, Marine Scientist, Associate of the OxNav Group of Oxford University
128. Paul White, BSc Physics, Durham University, Retired, Former Higher Scientific Officer Marine Climatology
129. Matt Wood, BSc in Metallurgy & Materials Science, Retired Airline Pilot, Patent holder
130. Valentina Zharkova, Professor of Mathematics and Astrophysics, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
131. Ivor Zoeftig, International communications coach specialised in chaodynamics and NLP LP