Beatrice Raso (6 Sep 2023)

“ There is no climate emergency”

claims the Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL) in its World Climate Declaration (pdf), which now has 1,609 signatories , the group announced in August. This group of international scientists jointly signed the statement in which they deny the existence of a climate crisis and insist that carbon dioxide is beneficial to the Earth. 

“Climate science should be less political, while climate policy should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions about global warming, while politicians should dispassionately consider the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures,” reads a passage from the declaration .


Little Ice Age ended in 1850 - of course it gets warmer !

The coalition pointed out that Earth's climate has varied since it existed, with the planet having gone through different cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age only ended in 1850, they say. “ Therefore, it is not surprising that we are now experiencing a warming period ,” the statement read. Warming is occurring “ much more slowly” than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted “ based on modeled anthropogenic forcing. The gap between the real world and the modeled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change ,” the statement read.


Carbon dioxide / CO2 is essential for all life on Earth

“ Climate models have many shortcomings and are not even remotely plausible as policy tools ,” the group of signatories argues, adding that these models “exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases ” and “ ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO 2 it is beneficial ”. 

For example, although climate alarmists call CO 2 harmful to the environment, the coalition emphasizes that the gas is “not a pollutant” . Carbon dioxide is “ essential for all life on Earth ” and is “ beneficial for nature and the greening of the planet ”. The excess of CO 2 translates into “growth of global plant biomass” and “is also beneficial to agriculture, increasing crop yields around the world.”


There is no statistical evidence for increased disasters !

CLINTEL also rejects the narrative that global warming is linked to the increase in natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and droughts, stressing that there is "no statistical evidence" to support these claims. “ However, there is ample evidence that CO 2 mitigation measures are both harmful and costly.”

“ Climate policies must respect scientific and economic realities. There is no climate emergency. There is therefore no reason for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic zero CO 2 emissions policy proposed for 2050.

Focus on adaptation rather than mitigation; adaptation works whatever the causes ,” say the more than 1,600 signatories of the World Climate Declaration. “ 

Our advice to European leaders is that science should strive for a significantly better understanding of the climate system, while politics should focus on minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaptation strategies based on proven and cost-effective technologies.”

“ Believing the outcome of a climate model means believing what the model's creators put into it. This is precisely the problem of today's climate discussion in which climate models are central. Climate science has degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not sound self-critical science. Shouldn't we free ourselves from naive faith in immature climate models?” , ask the signatories of the declaration.


Climate models and sunlight reflection

Among the signatories of the CLINTEL declaration are two Nobel Prize winners: physicist John Francis Clauser from the United States and Ivan Giaever, a Norwegian-American. Clauser made a significant addition to climate models to push back against the global warming narrative: visible light reflected from clouds known as cumulus clouds that, on average, cover half the Earth. Current climate models largely underestimate this aspect of cumulus reflection, which plays a key role in regulating Earth's temperature.

Clauser had previously told US President Joe Biden that he did not agree with his climate policies. In May, Clauser was elected to the board of directors of the CO2-Coalition, a group that focuses on the beneficial contributions of carbon dioxide to the environment. “ 


The popular narrative about climate change

reflects a dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world economy and the well-being of billions of people,” Clauser said in a May 5 statement. “Misguided climate science has morphed into massive shock-journalistic pseudoscience. 

In turn, pseudoscience has become a scapegoat for a wide variety of other unrelated ills. 

It has been promoted and spread by equally misguided corporate marketers, politicians, journalists, government agencies and environmentalists. In my opinion, there is no real climate crisis ,” concludes Clauser.

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