“There is no climate emergency”

More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the Secretary-General of the United Nations asking for a long-overdue, high-level, open debate on climate change.

There is no climate emergency … climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific,” the declaration states. “Scientists should openly address the uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adaptation to global warming, and the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of mitigation.”

“Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools … there is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and such like natural disasters, or making them more frequent … therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.”

The letter further declares that CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. “We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050,” they decared.

Finally, climate scientists are attempting to bring rationality and real science back to the discussion. Methinks a hyperventilating 16-year old was one prop too far.

update 181019: Whom to BelieveThe website Climate Feedback presents itself as ” … a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Our goal is to help readers know which news to trust.” As far as I can tell, their main objective is attempting to invalidate climate skeptic articles. Fair enough.

But what are you to make of “Letter signed by “500 scientists” relies on inaccurate claims about climate science.” The article refers to the recent letter to the UN signed by 500 scientists, stating unequivocally that “There is No Climate Emergency.” The article starts off with “the claims contradict or misrepresent the evidence uncovered by geoscientists, failing to provide support for its conclusions downplaying the threat of climate change …”

In this article, and throughout the website, the reviewers empower science as the arbiter in the climate change debate, and the importance of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. So these 500 scientist are in fact charlatans, not backing their statements with real science? Or perhaps more to the point, it is science that does not suit the climate alarmist narrative espoused by Climate Feedback contributors. As far as I can tell, there is not a single article on the site that does not endorse the climate alarmist narrative. How can that be possible, unless the contributors themselves are shilling for that narrative.

e.g. A recurring point in a number of the articles is to just stick your head outside and observe. Melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice, rising sea levels et al … wait … Ahh, rising sea levels. Google it yourself. Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years, as we moved out of the ice age (neanderthals must have been lighting too many fires and mammoths farting too much). But over the last few decades, rising sea levels have slowed considerably, way below average. How does that suit the narrative? Try to make sense of sea ice shrinking and expanding. What is the trend? These experts continuously accuse others of cherry-picking data, and yet preach using their own version of the truth. Yes, whom to believe.

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