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.

50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions

The Competitive Enterprise Initiative has compiled a great list of all the failed predictions of Environmental Apocalypses.

These aren’t general predictions of things getting worse, but explicit predictions that something will have happened by a particular date. They include:

  • Dire world famine by 1975
  • Everyone dead by 1989
  • A new ice age by the 21st century
  • Oceans dead by 1980
  • US to have water rationing by 1974
  • US to have food rationing by 1980
  • Fossil fuel burning to drop temperatures to ice age by 1981
  • Maldives will be underwater by 2018
  • Famine by 2012
  • UK to be Siberian by 2024
  • Arctic will be ice free by 2013

If one did not have the hysterical predictions (which the authors rarely concede were wrong, even after they clearly are), then people would be less sceptical of the actual environmental challenges we have.