There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 900 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. Richard Lindzen, Emeritus Professor Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, MIT; WCD Ambassador
2. Ralph B. Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Science Writer
3. Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Professor of Geophysics, Founding Director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1998 until 2007. Previously, prof. Akasofu had been director of the University’s Geophysical Institute
4. Anthony J. Armini, Retired Founder and CEO Implant Sciences Corp.
5. Dr. Malgorzata Askanas, Senior R&D Associate at the Aurora Biophysics Research Institute
6. Hans-Peter Bähr, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, Canada and Former Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, American University of Barbados, Barbados
7. Captain Walter Bates, flew virtually all of United Airline’s aircraft all over the world, including everything from the old DC-6 up through the largest Boeings such as the B-777 and the B 747- 400; from his lifetime of experience he knows that the so-called man-made Mid-Troposhere Hot Zone just does not exist
8. Charles G. Battig, Climate Adviser, Heartland Institute
9. Dr. Ernest Calvin Beisner, Expert on the Ethics and Economics of Climate and Energy Policy, Founder and Spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
10. Larry Bell, Endowed Professor of Space Architecture, University of Houston
11. Frank X. Bellini, Geologist and Environmental Scientist, lifetime experience in the nuclear power industry
12. David J. Benard, Chemical Physicist & Co-inventor of the Oxygen-iodine Chemical Laser
13. Edward X. Berry PhD, Atmospheric Physicist, American Meteorological Society, Author, Climate Physics LLC
14. Jared L. Black, Numerical Analysis Consultant, ScD
15. Elliott D. Bloom, Emeritus Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, KIPAC-SLAG, Stanford University
16. David Boleneus, Professional Geologist
17. Daniel Botkin, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Climate Researcher, Author of the Book: Twenty-five Myths That Are Destroying the Environment
18. Robert L. Bradley jr., CEO and Founder of the Institute for Energy Research
19. Dr. William Briggs, Alumnus Cornell University, Writer and Philosopher
20. Clare Livingston (Bud) Bromley III, BS Natural Sciences, scientific instruments executive
21. James W. Buell PhD, Aquatic Biologist, Consultant
22. Dr. H. Sterling Burnett PhD, Applied Philosophy with a specialization in Environmental Ethics, past Senior Fellow of the National Center for Policy Analysis, now Senior Fellow Heartland Institute
23. David Burton, System and Computer Scientist, Expert Reviewer of AR5 and AR6, Member of the CO2 Coalition, and Creator of the SeaLevel.info website
24. Sharon R. Camp PhD, Retired Analytical Chemist and Environmental Scientist
25. Nick Capaldi PhD, Author Books on Logic, the Scientific Method and the Philosophy of Science
26. Roy Clark, Climate Researcher, Retired Engineer, California
27. Sabin W. Colton PhD, Biochemist and Marine Biologist
28. Martin Cornell, Retired Senior Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
29. Joseph S. D’aleo, Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at Lyndon Stage College, Founder of Icecap.us, First Director of meteorology of the Weather Channel
30. Raphael D’Alonzo, Analytical Chemist, Retired Associate Director, the Proctor & Gamble Company
31. George Davey, Physicist, University of Iowa
32. Don Dears, Retired Senior Executive GE Company, BS Engineering from United States Merchant Marine Academy
33. James DeMeo PhD, Retired Expert in Earth and Atmospheric Science, Oregon
34. David Deming, Professor of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma
35. Jack D. Downing, Geologist and Geophysicist
36. Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Advisor, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
37. John Droz jr., Physicist, Founder of AWED Alliance
38. John Dale Dunn MD, JD, Lecturer Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas
39. Vincent Esposito, Adjunct Professor University of Pittsburg, PA, Doctor of Science in Nuclear Engineering (Un. FoViginia), Retired Manager fromWestinghouse Electric Company
40. Peter Farrell, Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering
41. Rex Fleming, Research Scientist, Author of Book on Carbon Dioxide Fallacy, Retired President Global Aerospace
42. Jim Folcik, Geosciences Manager Extraction Oil & Gas
43. Dr. Neil Frank, Lifetime of Experience in Research and Forecasting in Tropical Meteorology, Former Director National Hurricane Center
44. Patrick Frank PhD, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
45. Gordon J. Fulks, Astrophysicist, Board of Directors CO2 Coalition, Co-founder Global Warming Realists
46. Terry Gannon, Physicist, Retired Semiconductor Executive
47. Nicholas De Gennaro PhD, PE, Coastal Engineer, Southport North Carolina
48. Ulrich H. Gerlach, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University
49. Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate Professor, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Emeritus Professor of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chief Technology Officer of Applied Biophysics Inc., Fellow of the American Physical Society; Honorary WCD Ambassador
50. Steve Goreham, Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition of America
51. Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford, Past Chair, New England Section of the American Physical Society
52. Mike Gruntman, Professor of Astronautics, Space Physics and Space Technology, Space and Rocket History University of Southern California
53. Kenneth Haapala, President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), compiler of The Week That Was newsletter, and contributor to the NPCC reports. He is an energy and economics modeler and past president of the oldest science society of Washington
54. Lyle W. Hancock, Professional Mathematician
55. Dr. William Happer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University
56. Bryan Haycock PhD, Adjunct Faculty at a University in the state of Utah
57. Howard C. Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut
58. David Heald, Retired Electrical Engineer
59. Dennis E. Hedke, Lifetime Career in Earth Sciences, Consulting Geophysicist; in 2018Hedke was co-presenter of the testimony on Sea Level Rise before the Committee on Environmental protection of the New York City Council
60. Oliver Hemmers, Retired Executive Director of the Harry Reid Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
61. Gary L. Hoe P.E., Retired Colonel USAF, Technical Director of several Nuclear Weapon Effects Tests at the Nevada Test Site, Member Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information (SARI)
62. Jim Hollingworth, Social Scientist, Book: ‘Climate Change: A Convenient Truth’
63. Dr. Gary M. Hoover, Geophysicist, Lifetime Experience in the Geo-Energy Industry, Retired Member Board of Directors Geo-Service Company
64. Edward Huff PhD, Retired NASA Senior Scientist
65. Kathryn E. Kelly, President Delta Toxicology
66. Hugh Kendrick PhD, Retired Director Plans and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Reactor Research, US Dept. of Energy, Fellow American Physical Society
67. Stephen C. Knowles, Marine Scientist and Geologist, Beacon, New York
68. Wayne P. Kraus, Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
69. Jay Lehr PhD, Senior Policy Analyst for the International Climate Science Coalition, Former Science Director of the Heartland Institute
70. David P. Lentini, Chemist and Patent Attorney, New Hampshire
71. Howard R. Lowe, Prof. Eng., Geologist
72. Jeffrey Mahn, Retired Nuclear Engineer Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico), Member Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information (SARI), Member Nuclear Society (ANS)
73. Matt Malkan PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
74. James A. Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Immunology, Cornell University, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
75. Andy May, Writer and Retired Petrophysicist
76. Gene McCall, Consultant to the Defense Science Board, Former Consultant to the Department of Energy on Issues related to Inertial Fusion, Former Member and Chairman of the USAF SAB, Former Member of the Senior Review Group to the Defense Airborne, Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) and Former Chairman of the Technology Assistance panel fir DARO
77. Craig McCluskey PhD, Physics
78. Richard McFarland, Retired NASA Physicist
79. Mark Meier PhD, Professor of Physics, University of Houston
80. Samuel Melfi, Emeritus Professor of Physics, UMBC, Retired NASA Scientist
81. Kenneth Melvin MD, Retired Professor of Medicine, Portland, Oregon
82. Patrick J. Michaels, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington DC
83. Steven Milloy, MHS, JD, LLM, Publisher
84. Ference M. Miskolczi, Retired NASA/AS&M Senior Scientist, Foreign Associate Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
85. Brian Moody, Former GET Specialist for SMS Equipment in Ft McMurray
86. James Moore, Commercial Fisherman, President Alaska Trawlers Association, Executive Committee Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Board member Amstrong Keta Inc.
87. David R. Motes, Chemical Engineer, lifelong experience in the geo-energy industry
88. Daniel W. Nebert, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Medicine and Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati
89. Danny L. Newton, Retired from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Experience in Working with NOAA with respect to Experimental Weather Data Collection
90. Ned Nikolov PhD, Physical Scientist at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins CO, Managing a Fire-Weather Intelligence Project
91. Thomas O’Connor, Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Washington
92. Kenton Oma, Retired PE Chemical Engineer, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Consultant, R&D at DOE Nuclear Facility
93. Trueman D. Parish, Retired Director of Engineering Research Eastman Chemical Company
94. Arvid Pasto PhD, Ceramics, Retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
95. Charles W. Pennington, Senior Vice President of Engineering NAC International (Retired), Secretary, XLNT Foundation, Board of Directors
96. Jeffrey S. Philbin, Retired Nuclear Engineer Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico), Independent Consultant in Nuclear Facility Design and Safety Analysis, Nuclear Criticality Safety and Weapon Response
97. James M. Policelli, Registered Professional Engineer
98. Herman A. Pope, Retired Aerospace Engineer NASA-JSC
99. Willem Post, Independent Researcher regarding Energy and Environment
100. Kenneth L. Purdy, Management Consultant, Retired Naval Officer in Operational Intelligence
101. Forrest J. Remick, Commissioner (Retired), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
102. James H. Rust, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
103. Charles L. Sanders, Retired Radiobiologist, Author of Radiobiology and Radiation Hormesis: New Evidence and Its Implications for Medicine and Society (Springer)
104. Rick Sanders M.A., Scientists for Accuracy in Radiation Information (SARI), Associate Editor, 21st Century Science and Technology Magazine
105. John A. Shanahan, Civil Engineer with career in Nuclear Power, Public Education about Fossil Fuels (including question of man-made Global Warming) and Nuclear Power through website: allaboutenergy.net
106. Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen, Chairman, Science & Environmental Policy Project
107. John Shewchuk, Meteorologist (CCM) and Atmospheric Researcher
108. Robert P. Smith PhD, P.E., Environmental Scientist and Professional Engineer’
109. Professor William H. Smith, Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Astronomer and Planetary & Atmospheric Scientist; most recently involved in the Analysis of the Earth’s Climate and Renewable Energy Systems
110. Willie Soon, Independent Scientist
111. Walter Starck PhD, Marine Science, Pioneer in Coral Reef Studies, Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute
112. Jim Steele, Emeritus Director Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University
113. Ronald Stein, Professional Engineer
114. Gerald M. Sulzer, MS Chemical Engineer, Retired Director of Technology, Albemarle Corporation
115. Tomer D. Tamarkin, Physicist, Founder and President/CEO of Energycite Inc., President and Chairman of ClimateCite Inc.
116. Paul Taylor, Energy Economist, Recipient Rossitor Raymond Award, Golden Colorado
117. David E. Thompson, Professor Emeritus Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Dean Emeritus College of Engineering, University of Idaho
118. Cecil Joe Tomlinson, Retired Boeing Senior Principle Engineer
119. Kip Trout, Lecturer in Physics, The Pennsylvania State University – York Campus
120. Richard Trzupek, Chemist and Air Quality Expert
121. William B. Walters, Guggenheim Fellow, Professor of Atmospheric, Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry, University of Maryland
122. James Wanliss, Professor of Physics, Presbyterian College
123. Steven E. Weismantel, Retired Engineer and Climate Researcher
124. Chuck F. Wiese, Professional Meteorologist
125. David Wojick, Cognitive Scientist
126. Dr. Calvin M. Wolff, Adjunct Professor University of Houston at Clear Lake, Expertise in Energy Management
127. Gregory R. Wrightstone, Expert Reviewer IPCC, Geologist, Author, Member CO2 Coalition
128. Bob Zybach, Program Manager, Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project Inc.