The publishing of a 'World Climate Declaration (WCD)' signed by over 1,100 scientists and professionals has delivered a brutal blow to the political illusion that people cause most or all climate change, as well as the assertion that the science behind this view is'settled.' According to the researchers , who are recruited from all around the globe and lead by Norwegian physics Nobel Prize recipient Professor Ivar Giaever, there is no climate emergency. Climate research is claimed to have devolved into a debate based on opinions rather than good self-critical science.A full list of the signatories is available here.
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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
The Declaration is a historic event, yet it will be overlooked by the mainstream media. However, this is not the first time that prominent scientists have called for greater realism in climate research. In Italy, Emeritus Professor Antonino Zichichi, the discoverer of nuclear anti-matter, recently joined 48 local scientific experts in claiming that human culpability for climate change is "unjustifiably overblown, and dire forecasts are not feasible." According to their scientific findings, "natural variation explains a large portion of the observed global warming since 1850." Professor Zichichi has agreed to sign the WCD.
The Declaration acknowledges that the Earth's climate has changed throughout time, including natural cold and warm periods. "It comes as no surprise that we are in the midst of a warming trend," it adds. Climate models, it claims, have several flaws and are "far from credible as global policy instruments." They exaggerate the impact of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide while ignoring any positive impacts. It states, "CO2 is not a pollutant." "It is necessary for all life on Earth." Photosynthesis is a boon. More CO2 is good for nature, greening the planet; increased CO2 in the atmosphere has boosted worldwide plant biomass growth. It is also beneficial to agriculture, improving food yields globally."
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 policy tools. They do not only exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases, they also 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. More CO2 is favorable for nature, greening our planet. Additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also profitable 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. Go for adaptation instead of mitigation; adaptation works whatever the causes are
Furthermore, the experts claim that there is no statistical evidence that global warming is worsening or increasing the frequency of natural catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts. The Declaration continues, "There is no climate emergency." "We firmly reject the destructive and impossible net-zero CO2 policy suggested for 2050," it adds, adding that world policy should strive for "prosperity for everyone" by always supplying dependable and inexpensive energy. "Men and women in rich societies are highly educated, fertility rates are low, and people care about their environment," it concludes.