There is no climate emergency

 A global network of

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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. Tom Agbabi PhD, Professional engineer in the energy industry
3. Colin Andress, BSc Physics, MSc Astrophysics, MA (Oxon) Classics & Philosophy, Barrister, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
4. Neils C. Arveschoug, Geophysicist, Private start-up Oil E&P Company
5. Nigel Banks PhD Geology, Petroleum Geologist
6. Andrew P. Barker, Biological Chemist
7. John Anthony Barney, Retired Scientist and Technologist
8. Nik Bartley, Mechanical Engineer
9. Nigel Beckwith, professional graduate Podiatrist, Post Grad. in Sports Science, Post Grad. in Science Education
10. Alan Richard Belk, retired Mechanical Engineer with a 40+ year international career in energy, industrial gas and chemical industries
11. Roshan Bhunnoo, Mathematics and Statistics, former Climate Data Analyst at the Meteorological Office
12. Paul Binns, Former Research Geoscientist and Climate Researcher
13. David Blake, BSc Applied Chemistry, Chair of East College Group & CME Futures Trader
14. David Bodecott, Geologist/Geophysicist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
15. Dr. Richard Booth, retired Special Merit mathematician in the UK Civil Service
16. D.Q. Bowen, Emeritus Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Fellow International Union for Quaternary Research, Cardiff University
17. Dr Phillip A. W. Bratby, Physicist, Member of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers, retired energy consultant
18. Michael Brown, Expert in Large Scale Thermal Fluid Dynamic Models
19. Paul Burgess, BSc, MSc, C.eng retures, Retired water resources engineer
20. Derrick Byford BSc (Hons) holder of 10 patents, previously Deputy Director Research & Statistics Inner London Education Authority
21. Gerry Byron BSc in Physics, MBA which included modules on statistical anylysis
22. Peter Cale, Solicitor, co founder and fund raiser for wave energy research project as Director of Staithe Energy Products (1988 1995)
23. George Carey, BSc Hons. Physics and Geology, Lifetime Physics teacher and amateur astronomer
24. Brian R. Catt, Physicist, Electrical Engineer, Retired, publishing papers on Energy and Climate Change
25. Richard Ceen, BSc Physical Oceanography with Physics, entrepreneur / engineer in Marine LNG Safety and Weather forecast dependent Optimising Voyage Control Systems
26. Arthur Champion, retired European Environmental Coordinator and CofE Diocesan Environmental Adviser
27. John Church, Earth Science Professional, Retired from Energy Sector
28. 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”
29. John C.W. Cope, Professor of Geology, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
30. Douglas Cormack, BSc (First Class Honours) in chemistry with subsidiary physics, mathematics and microbiology, Ph.D in physical chemistry, Lifetime career the UK Scientific Civil Service, Independent Consultant, Founder of the website “The campaign against belief consensus”.
31. Richard Courtney, Retired Material Scientist, Expert Peer Reviewer of the IPCC
32. Chas Cowie, GDE Mining Engineering, Wits University, Retired IT Professional worked primarily in Mining and Logistics Industries
33. Dr. David Critchley, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, mathematical modelling of complex systems
34. Michael Cross, Chemical Engineer
35. Peter Cunningham, Expert in Mathematical Modelling of Complex Physical Phenoma
36. Isabel Davies, Geophysicist and Entrepreneur
37. Dr Philip George Davies, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Informatics at Bournemouth University
38. Robert Davies BSc Airline pilot
39. Dr. Keith P. Dawson, Environmental and Agricultural Researcher
40. Jeremy Dawson, retired Chartered Engineer with a career in the oil and gas industries
41. 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
42. Howard Dewhirst FGS, Geologist, Initiator Open Letter to the Geological Society of London
43. James Dillon BSc Physics, DPhil Nuclear Physics, Former research physicist
44. Gregor Dixon FGS, Geologist, Former Member Geological Society of London
45. Peter Dorey BSc Physics, Senior Project Manager, (and unpaid educator & Climate Scientist)
46. Timothy (Tim) C. Duckworth, Retired Mechanical Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, Senior Auditor in Management/Facility/HSE
47. Dr. Michael Earle, international earth scientist, energy professional, author
48. Dr. John S. Easterby, Retired Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry University of Liverpool, Research area: Protein chemistry, Enzymology, Metabolic Modelling
49. Roderick Paul Eaton, MBA FIET MCMI, Retired Consultant Energy Industry Analyst/Management Consultant
50. Debra Eddy, Entrepreneur and Guest Lecturer in Business Management
51. 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
52. Peter Etherington-Smith, Geologist/Oceanographer, Coral Reef Researcher, MSc Petroleum Engineering (Imperial), life-time international experience in developing countries, retired from BG
53. Kevin Foo MSc, DIC, Dip. Met, AusIMM, IOM3, SME, Ch.Eng., President Tianshan Jade (UK) Ltd
54. Ashley Francis, BSc, FRAS, Geophysicist with expertise in forward and inverse modelling, stochastic modelling and resolution/scale change impacts
55. Sean Galbally, Project Manager Water and Wastewater Systems
56. Kalghatgi Gauram PhD Aeronautical Engineering, Consultant Professor, 50 Years’ experience in R&D in combustion, fuels and energy
57. Gil Gilchrist, Geophysicist
58. Alan Gill, Retired Engineer in South Wales
59. Peter Gill, Physicist, Ex Chair Institute of Physics Energy Group, Ex London Branch Chair & Fellow of EI
60. Paul R. Goddard, retired Professor of Radiology, University of the West of England
61. John D. Goss-Custard PhD Ecology, University of Aberdeen, Visiting Professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Bournemouth University
62. Alastair Gray, retired geologist, 50 years in oil exploration, production and asset evaluation
63. Delphine Gray-Fisk, Former airline pilot, and parliamentary candidate for both the UK Independence Party and Brexit Party
64. 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
65. 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
66. 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
67. Jimmy Haigh, Independent Geological Consultant
68. Stephen Hardcastle, Retired Electronics Engineer, 10 years experience in the design of NDIR gas detectors, for gases including CFC’s CO2, CH4 and N2O
69. David Hardy, Business Owner, Director and Experienced Chemical Engineer. 20+ years in Energy technology development including removal of pollution from conventional fossil fuel power sources
70. Tim Harper, Geomechanics Consultant and Researcher, previous Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation
71. John Harrison, Former Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer
72. Ken Harrison, Retired Chartered Physicist
73. Peter Harvey, Project Manager – Renewable offshore wind industry
74. Raymond Hayes, BA (Lond) M.Litt (Oxon) FRGS Solicitor Hong Kong and England and Wales
75. Robert Heath, Retired Geophysicist, Honorary member of the Indian Society of Petroleum Geologists
76. Alex Henney, Formerly London Electricity Board, Consultant on Electricity Matters
77. Roger Higgs, DPhil (Oxon), Independent Geological Consultant, Geoclastica Ltd.
78. Tatiane Melchior Stefanello Hodson, Oceanographer, author, undertaking a Master’s degree in International Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London
79. Dr Sinclair Holland, MBChB(Edin) Medical Doctor
80. Paul Homewood, Climate & Energy Policy Analyst
81. Keith H. James PhD, Consultant Geologist
82. Anthony Janio PhD in Physics, Independent Elected Councillor in Brighton and Hove
83. David A.L. Jenkins, Geologist, Director Hurricane Energy plc
84. Dr. Chris Jesshope, Emeritus Professor University of Amsterdam, Director Techne Consulting Ltd.
85. David Jessop C.Eng., M.I.C.E., lifetime career in the water industry
86. Robert Jones, BSc and PhD Mining Engineering, Director at Warwick Energy
87. Stephen Latimer Jones BA Chemistry, IT professional
88. Zana Juppenlatz, Consultant in environment, environmental law and sustainability, including renewable energy projects
89. John L.D. Kerr B.A. (Hons) in Environmental Science & Technology; B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, active as Environmental Consultant
90. Stephen King, Experienced technically trained chenical engineer with experience in environmental consideration of major petrochemical projects, including technical and economic aspects
91. David A. Kirkwood MSc MIET, Professional engineer working in IT, Deputy Chairman of Reform UK Scotland
92. Geoffrey W. Lane, retired Marine Engineer and Technical Author
93. Eur.Ing. Dr Colin L Leci , CO2 and Environmental Specialist
94. Roger Longstaff, Experimental Space Physicist and Company Director
95. Anthony Lowe BSc Hons Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Consultant Polymer Solutions
96. Peter Justin Lunt MSc Geology London, adjunct lecturer in geology (stratigraphy) at Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST) Qiangdao
97. Tom Mackay BSc, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS) of London
98. Chris MacKenzie MSc, Director and Geological & Environmental Consultant at Peak Minerals Ltd.
99. Stephen Martin, retired exploration geophysicist
100. CJ Matchatte-Downes, Geologist and Geochemist, particularly involved in studies about past Climates including Glaciation
101. 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
102. Dr. Niall McCrae PhD in Mental Health
103. Angela McKay, retd Mechanical Engineer in Turbine Generator Industry. Retd Head of Physics St Mary’s 6th Form College, Lancashire
104. Euan Mearns, retired, freelance consultant, researcher, blogger and author
105. 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
106. Geoffrey Middleton, Chartered Architect, Socal Science
107. Terence Mordaunt, Accomplished businessman, Self taught climate scientist mentored by Professor David Bellamy
108. Dr. William Morgan, Retired Clinician
109. Dr Ian Mortimore BSc, Phd, MB, BS, FRCP, retired Consultant Respiratory Physician in the NHS with research affiliations to Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities
110. Philip Mulholland, Geoscientist, Life time experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, co-author of the DAET climate model
111. Stuart Munro, Exploration Geologist and Geophysicist
112. Edward Nealon, Geologist Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
113. Alex Nichols, BSc Geography, MSc Environmental Assessment, 27 years in sustainability consultancy, programmes and projects
114. Blair Nimmo, Electronic Engineer, working in Computer Networking and Optical Surface Metrology and Fibre Optics
115. Gerard O’Donovan, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, career in building international and multinational organisations
116. AB O’Rourke, journalist climate change
117. Michael John Oates, Geologist, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
118. Peter Owen FGS, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
119. Jonathan R. Partington, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Leeds
120. Dennis Paterson, Geologist, Retired
121. Dr. James Petch, Physical Geographer, formerly Reader in Environmental Science at MMU and Head of Distributed Learning at the University of Manchester
122. Peter Phillips BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering, lifetime experience in the geo-energy industry
123. Graeme Phipps, geologist and geophysicist, Jersey Channel Islands
124. Dr. James Pindell, Geologist, specialised in plate tectonics and palaeographic evolution, Director of Tectonic Analysis Ltd (UK), Adjunct Professor at Rice University (USA)
125. Gerry A. Quinn, Research Scientist, Ulster University, lifetime career in microbiology, biochemistry and environmentalism
126. Clive Randle, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
127. Michael J. Rath, Professional Forrester
128. 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)
129. Dr. Colin Richard Reeves, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, Expert in Mathematical Modelling
130. Ceri Reid PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sonar Specialist
131. Chris Rice, BEng(Hons) Engineering & Environmental Science
132. Steven Andrew Richards MSc, Retired Chartered Engineer, Retired Lecturer from Portsmouth University and Southampton Solent University
133. Michael F. Ridd, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
134. Philip Risby, BSc Engineering, Retired environmental consultant, patent holder
135. Anthony Robb PhD, Retired Chemist
136. Salmaan Saleem, Family Medicine Doctor
137. José Sánchez-Morales, Doctor in Geology, analysing paleoclimate cycles and software expert
138. Richard Saumarez, Biomedical Engineer from Imperial College
139. Charles Savage, BA, BSc, MA (Oxon.) in Chemistry, CEO of CP Pharmaceuticals (Retired)
140. Robert M. Schneider MSCE, retired Civil Engineer
141. Michael Seymour, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London
142. Mike Sluman, Retired teacher with an honours Degree in Environmental Biology
143. Dr. Ian Smith, MSc Maritime Archaeology, PhD Chemistry
144. Mike Stigwood, Environmental Researcher
145. 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
146. Leslie Thomson, Retired Vice President Operations, BP Exploration, Aberdeen
147. Derek Tipp, BSc honours degree in chemistry, former research chemist and retired science teacher, currently councillor on New Forest District Council
148. David Todd, retired Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management
149. Edwin Thwaites, Retired Principal Lecturer in Organisational Analysis and Crisis Management, University of Central Lancashire, Predton
150. Paolo Emilio Trevisanutto PhD in Physics, Senior Computational Researcher in Condensed Matter Physics and 2D Materials and Physical Chemistry
151. Neil Upton, Retired GP UK
152. Matthew D. Waggener, Financial professional, strategic consultant on business investments
153. Dr. Glenn K. Wakley, Emeritus Associate Professor Biological Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and member of The Anatomical Society
154. Professor David Wastell, Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nottingham
155. Philip Linden Wilkes, Life time Experience in Marine Biology
156. Jay Willis, Marine Scientist, Associate of the OxNav Group of Oxford University
157. Paul White, BSc Physics, Durham University, Retired, Former Higher Scientific Officer Marine Climatology
158. Matt Wood, BSc in Metallurgy & Materials Science, Retired Airline Pilot, Patent holder
159. Alison (Tetteh) Wright, BSc MSc. Systems Engineer, Energy Policy, Sustainable Development policy. Citizen publishing due diligence reports to expose widespread synthetic identity fraud which has corrupted our systems of distribution, finance and governance
160. Valentina Zharkova, Professor of Mathematics and Astrophysics, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
161. Ivor Zoeftig, International communications coach specialised in chaodynamics and NLP LP