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There is No Climate Emergency

Bragt af Karl Iver Dahl-Madsen

Et globalt netværk på 500+ forskere og andre personer med viden om klimaet har skrevet under på denne deklaration om, at der ikke findes en klimanødstilstand.

Jeg vil gerne opfordre vores følgere, medlemmer af AB & bestyrelse mv. til at overveje om I kan skrive under. Underskrifterne styres af Dr. Guus Berkhout, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, The Netherlands Founder of Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) and Initiator/Coordinator of this Initiative (ECD) Member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Senior Member of the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI). E-mail: guus.berkhout@clintel.org

Her er punkterne i deklarationen:

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 expe – riencing a period of warming. Only very few peer-reviewed papers even go so far as to say that recent warming is chiefly anthropogenic.

Warming is far slower than predicted
The world has warmed at less than half the originally-predicted rate, and at less than half the rate to be expected on the basis of net anthropogenic forcing and radiative imbalance. It 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. Moreover, they most likely exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO 2 . In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmos – phere with CO 2 is beneficial.

CO 2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth
CO 2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO 2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO 2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good 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 fre – quent. However, CO 2 -mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and insects, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rainforests.

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 CO 2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, we will have ample time to reflect and adapt. The aim of international policy should be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times, and throughout the world.

ECD AMBASSADORS
PROFESSOR GUUS BERKHOUT / THE NETHERLANDS
PROFESSOR REYNALD DU BERGER / FRENCH CANADA
TERRY DUNLEAVY / NEW ZEALAND
VIV FORBES / AUSTRALIA
PROFESSOR JEFFREY FOSS / ENGLISH CANADA
MORTEN JØDAL / NORWAY
ROB LEMEIRE / BELGIUM
PROFESSOR RICHARD LINDZEN / USA
PROFESSOR INGEMAR NORDIN / SWEDEN
JIM O’BRIEN / REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
PROFESSOR ALBERTO PRESTININZI / ITALY
PROFESSOR BENOÎT RITTAUD / FRANCE
PROFESSOR FRITZ VAHRENHOLT / GERMANY
THE VISCOUNT MONCKTON OF BRENCHLEY / UNITED KINGDOM

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