The political fiction that humans cause global warming and that the science behind it is ‘settled’ has been dealt a savage blow by the publication of the ‘World Climate Declaration (WCD)’.
The document, signed by over 1200 scientists and professionals is unequivocal, stating very clearly 'There is no climate emergency'.
The authors, who are drawn from across the world and led by the Norwegian physics Nobel Prize laureate Professor Ivar Giaever, have made the statement after climate 'science' was said to have degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not on sound self-critical science.
We simply do not get to know, but the scale of the opposition to modern day ‘settled’ climate science is huge, given how difficult it is in academia to raise grants for any climate research that departs from the political orthodoxy this is remarkable. (A full list of the signatories is available here.)
Another lead author of the declaration, Professor Richard Lindzen, has called the current climate narrative “absurd”, but acknowledged that trillions of dollars and the relentless propaganda from grant-dependent academics and agenda-driven journalists currently says it is not absurd.
Climate Modellers have yet to create a single accurate prediction.
The WCD is particularly brutal on climate models. Of the hundreds of climate models that have been put forward over the last 30 years not a single one has come true, nor will they, as the margin of error expands over time.
Climate Models are central to the political lie.
Climate models are now central to the lie, and even when they are disproved by empirical data and actual events they are still referred to, or else just projected further into the future. “We should free ourselves from the naïve belief in immature climate models,” says the WCD. “In future, climate research must give significantly more emphasis to empirical science.”
Since emerging from the ‘Little Ice Age’ in around 1850, the world has warmed significantly less than predicted by the IPCC on the basis of modelled human influences. “The gap between the real world and the modelled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change,” the WCD notes.
The Declaration is an event of enormous importance, but it will be totally ignored by the mainstream media.
It is not the first time distinguished scientists have petitioned for more realism in climate science. In Italy, the discoverer of nuclear anti-matter Emeritus Professor Antonino Zichichi recently led 48 local science professors in stating that human responsibility for climate change is “unjustifiably exaggerated and catastrophic predictions are not realistic”. In their scientific view, “natural variation explains a substantial part of global warming observed since 1850”. Professor Zichichi has also signed the WCD.
CO2 is not a pollutant.
The Declaration notes that the Earth’s climate has varied for as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm periods. “It is no surprise that we are experiencing a period of warming,” it continues. Climate models have many shortcomings, it says, “and are not remotely plausible as global policy tools”. They blow up the effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, but ignore any beneficial effects. “CO2 is not a pollutant,” it says. “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 yield of crops worldwide.”
No evidence that hurricanes, floods or droughts are intensifying.
In addition, the scientists declare that there is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and such-like natural disasters, or making them more frequent.
No climate emergency.
“There is no climate emergency,” the Declaration goes on. “We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050,” it says, adding that the aim of global policy should be “prosperity for all” by providing reliable and affordable energy at all times. It concludes by saying “In a prosperous society, men and women are well educated, birth rates are low and people care about their environment,”