There is no climate emergency

 A global network of 700 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, USA; WCD Ambassador
2. John Droz jr, Physicist, Founder of AWED Alliance, USA, WCD Ambassador
3. Ralph B. Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Science Writer
4. Raphael D’Alonzo, Analytical Chemist, Retired Associate Director, the Proctor & Gamble Company
5. Anthony J. Armini, Retired Founder and CEO Implant Sciences Corp.., USA
6. Dr. Malgorzata Askanas, Senior R&D Associate at the Aurora Biophysics Research Institute
7. Hans-Peter Bär, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, Canada and Former Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, American University of Barbados, Barbados
8. James R. Barrante, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, USA
9. Charles G. Battig, Climate Adviser, Heartland Institute, USA
10. Larry Bell, Endowed Professor of Space Architecture, University of Houston, USA 24 World Climate Declaration November 20, 2019
11. David J. Benard, Chemical Physicist & Co-inventor of the Oxygen-iodine Chemical Laser
12. Edwin X., Berry, PhD, Atmospheric Physicist, American Meteorological Society, Author, Climate Physics LLC, USA
13. Jared L. Black, Numerical Analysis Consultant, Sc.D., USA
14. Elliott D. Bloom, Emeritus Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, KIPAC-SLAG, Stanford University
15. David Boleneus, Professional Geologist
16. Daniel Botkin, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Climate Researcher, Author of the Book: Twenty-five Myths That Are Destroying the Environment, USA
17. Robert L. Bradley Jr., CEO and Founder of the Institute for Energy Research
18. James W. Buell, PhD, Aquatic Biologist, Consultant
19. Sharon R. Camp, PhD, Retired Analytical Chemist and Environmental Scientist.
20. Nick Capaldi, PhD, Author Books on Logic, the Scientific Method and the Philosophy of Science
21. Roy Clark, Climate Researcher, Retired Engineer, California
22. Martin Cornell, Retired Senior Scientist, Dow Chemical Company, USA
23. 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, USA
24. George Davey, Physicist, University of Iowa
25. James DeMeo, PhD, Retired Expert in Earth and Atmospheric Science, Oregon
26. David Deming, Professor of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma, USA
27. Harold H. Doiron, Retired NASA Engineer, USA
28. Mohan Doss, Professor, Fox Chace Cancer Center, Philadelphia, One of the Founding Members of SARI.
29. Jack D. Downing, Geologist and Geophysicist
30. John Dale Dunn, MD, JD, Lecturer Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas
31. Freeman Dyson, Emeritus Professor Natural Sciences, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, USA
32. Vincent Esposito, Adjunct Professor University of Pittsburg, PA, USA; Doctor of Science in Nuclear Engineering (Un. Fo Viginia), Retired Manager from Westinghouse Electric Company
33. Peter Farrell, Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering, USA
34. Rex Fleming, Research Scientist, Author of Book on Carbon Dioxide Fallacy, Retired President Global Aerospace, USA
35. Jim Folcik, Geosciences Manager Extraction Oil & Gas
36. Patrick Frank, PhD, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
37. Gordon J. Fulks, Astrophysicist, Board of Directors CO2 Coalition, Co-founder Global Warming Realists
38. Terry Gannon, Physicist, Retired Semiconductor Executive, USA
39. Ulrich H. Gerlach, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University, USA
40. Ivar Giaever, 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
41. Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford, Past Chair, New England Section of the American Physical Society.
42. Steve Goreham, Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition of America, USA
43. Mike Gruntman, Professor of Astronautics, University of Southern California
44. Lyle W. Hancock, Professional Mathematician
45. David Heald, Retired Electrical Engineer, USA
46. Howard C. Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut, USA
47. Oliver Hemmers, Retired Executive Director of the Harry Reid Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
48. 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)
49. Jim Hollingworth, Social Scientist; Book: ‘Climate Change: A Convenient Truth’
50. Edward Huff, PhD, Retired NASA Senior Scientist
51. Kathryn E. Kelly, President Delta Toxicology, USA
52. Hugh Kendrick, PhD, Retired Director Plans and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Reactor Research, US Dept. of Energy, Fellow American Physical Society
53. Stephen C. Knowles, Marine Scientist and Geologist, Beacon, New York, USA
54. Wayne P. Kraus, Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
55. Jay Lehr, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst for the International Climate Science Coalition. Former Science Director of the Heartland Institute.
56. David P. Lentini, Chemist and Patent Attorney, New Hampshire
57. Jeffrey Mahn, Retired Nuclear Engineer Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico, USA); Member Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information (SARI), Member Nuclear Society (ANS)
58. M. Malkan, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
59. James A. Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Immunology, Cornell University, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
60. Patrick J. Michaels, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington DC, USA
61. Pamela Matlack-Klein, Member of Portuguese Sea Level Project, USA
62. Andy May, Writer and Retired Petrophysicist
63. Dr. 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
64. Craig Mc Cluskey, PhD, Physics
65. Richard McFarland, Retired NASA Physicist, USA
66. Samuel H. Melfi, Emeritus Professor of Physics, UMBC, Retired NASA Scientist, USA
67. Kenneth Melvin, MD: retired Professor of Medicine, Portland, Oregon
68. Ferenc M. Miskolczi, Retired NASA/AS&M Senior Scientist; Foreign Associate Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
69. James Moore, Commercial Fisherman, President Alaska Trawlers Association, Executive Committee Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Board member Amstrong Keta Inc.
70. Daniel W. Nebert, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Medicine and Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati
71. Ned Nikolov, Ph.D., Physical Scientist at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO, USA, managing a fire-weather intelligence project
72. Thomas O’Connor, Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Washington, USA
73. Kenton Oma, Retired PE Chemical Engineer, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Consultant, R&D at DOE Nuclear Facility
74. Trueman D. Parish, Retired Director of Engineering Research Eastman Chemical Company, USA
75. Arvid Pasto, PhD in Ceramics, Retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
76. Charles W. Pennington, Senior Vice President of Engineering , NAC International (Retired); Secretary, XLNT Foundation, Board of Directors
77. Jeffrey S. Philbin, Retired Nuclear Engineer Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico, USA); Independent Consultant in Nuclear Facility Design and Safety Analysis, Nuclear Criticality Safety and Weapon Response
78. James M. Policelli, Registered Professional Engineer
79. Herman A. Pope, retired Aerospace Engineer NASA-JSC, USA
80. Willem Post, Independent Researcher regarding Energy and Environment
81. Kenneth L. Purdy, Management Consultant, Retired Naval Officer in Operational Intelligence
82. Forrest J. Remick, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering; Emeritus Assoc. VP for Research at The Pennsylvania State University. Retired Commissioner, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
83. Phil Robinson, Retired Chemist in the Aluminium and Steel Industry
84. James H. Rust, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
85. Charles L. Sanders, Retired Radiobiologist; Author of Radiobiology and Radiation Hormesis: New Evidence and Its Implications for Medicine and Society (Springer)
86. Thomas P. Sheahen, PhD, Chairman, Science and Environmental Policy Project
87. John Shewchuk, Meteorologist (CCM) and Atmospheric Researcher, USA
88. Robert P. Smith, PhD, P.E., Environmental Scientist and Professional Engineer
89. Willie Soon, Independent Scientist, USA
90. Walter Starck, PhD in Marine Science, Pioneer in Coral Reef Studies, Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute.
91. Jim Steele, Emeritus Director Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University
92. Ronald Stein, Professional Engineer, USA
93. Gerald M. Sulzer, MS Chemical Engineer, Retired Director of Technology, Albemarle Corporation, USA
94. Tomer D. Tamarkin, Physicist, Founder and President/CEO of Energycite Inc., President and Chairman of ClimateCite Inc.
95. Paul Taylor, Energy Economist, recipient Rossitor Raymond Award, Golden Colorado, USA
96. David E. Thompson, Emeritus Professor Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Dean Emeritus College of Engineering, University of Idaho
97. Cecil Joe Tomlinson, Retired Boeing Senior Principle Engineer
98. Kip Trout, Lecturer in Physics, The Pennsylvania State University – York Campus
99. Richard Trzupek, Chemist and Air Quality Expert
100. Waheed Uddin, Professor of Engineering Science, University of Mississippi, Expert in Climate Modeling, Former Advisor UN
101. William B. Walters, Guggenheim Fellow, Professor of Atmospheric, Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry, University of Maryland, USA
102. James Wanliss, Professor of Physics, Presbyterian College USA
103. Chuck F. Wiese, Professional Meteorologist, USA
104. Steven E. Weismantel, Retired Engineer and Climate Researcher, USA
105. Gregory R. Wrightstone, Expert Reviewer IPCCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6), USA
106. David Wojick, Cognitive Scientist, USA
107. Thomas Wysmuller, Retired NASA Executive, USA
108. Bob Zybach, Program Manager, Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project INC., USA