Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon”

The Hague, March 23, 2020
Professor Guus Berkhout
President of CLINTEL
guus.berkhout@clintelgroup.org

Your Excellencies,

LESSON IN HUMILITY ­- UNPREDICTABLE NATURAL FORCES CHANGE THE WORLD

The world is in the middle of a serious health crisis. Today, the people of the world face a true emergency – a health crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. People need an inspiring narrative that promises them a hopeful future. Today, for instance, it is totally inappropriate that the billion-dollar Green New Deal focused on climate is still on the agenda of leaders such as Mr. Antonio Guterres of the UN and Mr. Frans Timmermans of the EU. Continue reading “Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon””

CLINTEL Plans a Grand Climate Debate

By |February 23rd, 2020

The fast growing Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) is planning a major debate on climate change. The event will coincide with the COP 26 UN climate summit in Glasgow this November. Unlike previous attempts at decisive debates, this one has an excellent chance of really happening.

Continue reading “CLINTEL Plans a Grand Climate Debate”

Prescribed Burning Myths – the Academics vs the Bushies

By Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club.

Considerable publicity is being given to an article by Byron Lamont and Tianhua He titled “Why prescribed burns don’t stop wildfires” (published in New Matilda, and also WAToday 22 January 2020).

https://newmatilda.com/2020/01/17/hazard-reduction-burns-dont-stop-wildfires-says-one-of-the-nations-most-eminent-ecologists/

Lamont and He are academics from Curtin University in WA, the former a botanist and the latter a molecular biologist. They argue against the use of fuel reduction burning in bushfire management because it does not “stop bushfires”.

The article should be filed among works of fiction. Continue reading “Prescribed Burning Myths – the Academics vs the Bushies”

Stop using Misleading Computer Models

This essay is by Guus Berkhout, President of CLINTEL. It is based on the text and the explanation of The World Climate Declaration (see: https://saltbushclub.com/2019/11/21/no-climate-emergency/).

A global network of more than 800 prominent scientists and experienced professionals has signed the World Climate Declaration. The statements of the Declaration contain a clear message: ‘There is NO Climate Emergency’. The Declaration also states that CO 2 is NOT a pollutant but a blessing for our planet and that current computer models of climate – on which international policy is founded – are unfit for their purpose. Therefore, it is unwise to advocate spending trillions of dollars on the basis of speculative results from such immature models. Current climate policies not only dangerously undermine the global economic system, but they also put lives at risk in countries where large-scale access to reliable and affordable electricity is made unfeasible. In part I of this essay the Declaration is shown. In part II the Science behind the Declaration is explained. The essay ends with a message to the young generation.

Read the full essay: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/guus-berkhout-essay.pdf [PDF, 8 MB]

A Message from Madrid – NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Media Release/Opinion Piece
7 December 2019

This week Clintel attended the Heartland COP 25 conference at the Marriott Hotel in Madrid. The hotel was full of champagne-drinking COP delegates who were clearly enjoying themselves (‘climate business model in action’). To be sure they were not disturbed by demonstrators, Clintel had a recording room somewhere at the back and we heard about its coordinates on the same morning.

Guus Berkhout was the first speaker at the event that was live-streamed from the Marriot Hotel. It was not an official COP25 event but a Heartland side-event with the aim to sound a different message to the world. Continue reading “A Message from Madrid – NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY”

No Climate Emergency

By Viv Forbes

Leaders of the Clintel Group of world scientists and professionals will attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) which starts in Madrid today (2 December) and runs for twelve long days. (The Climate Summit was shifted suddenly to Spain after Chile cancelled because of violent riots in Santiago.)

Clintel will present their “No Climate Emergency” petition at the Climate Reality Forum. This petition has already been presented to the UN Secretary General, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Continue reading “No Climate Emergency”

CLINTEL letter to European Parliament to Reject Motion of Climate Emergency

The CLINTEL group has sent the attached letter in which more than 700 prominent scientists call on the members of the European Parliament to reject a motion to announce a state of climate emergency in the European Union.

https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/clintel-letter-to-meps.pdf

World Climate Declaration – There is no Climate Emergency

From the CLINTEL Foundation (https://clintel.org/):

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.

Read the full report (updated to 1 Feb 2020 version): https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/world-climate-declaration-20200101.pdf

There is no Climate Emergency, say 500 Experts

AS THE LATEST U.N. climate summit begins in New York, a new, high-level global network of 500 prominent climate scientists and professionals has submitted a declaration that there is no “climate emergency”.

The group has sent a European Climate Declaration with a registered letter to António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Professor Guus Berkhout of The Netherlands, who organized the Declaration, said: “So popular is the Declaration with scientists and researchers worldwide that signatories are flooding in not only from within Europe but also from other countries such as the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

The group’s letter warns the U.N. that “the general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose”.

The Declaration adds that the models, which have predicted far more warming than they should (see diagram), “are not remotely plausible as policy tools”, in that “they … exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2” and “ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial”.

The “climate emergency” that never was: Global warming predicted by climate models (purple and red cursors) is three times warming expected on the basis of officially-estimated manmade influences on climate (orange cursor) and four times observed warming (green cursor).

The letter invites the Secretary-General to work with the global network to organize a constructive, high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate in early 2020.

See: https://www.saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ecd-letter.pdf

For further information, please contact Professor Guus Berkhout (guus.berkhout@clintel.org), +31 651 214 737, or contact any of the National Ambassador listed in the Declaration.