More than 1,100 scientists and professionals worldwide have signed a World Climate Declaration (WCD) stating that there is no climate emergency.
The independent foundation Climate Intelligence (CLINTEL) issued the one-page summary on June 27, 2022, garnering 1,152 total signatures in 15 countries as of Aug. 23.
“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.”
At the same time, “politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures,” the declaration states.
CLINTEL was founded in 2019 by emeritus professor of geophysics Guus Berkhout and science journalist Marcel Crok to promote knowledge and understanding of climate change in forming climate policy.
A woman holds a sign in support of farmers protesting the Dutch government’s climate change policies, in Ottawa on July 23, 2022. (Annie Wu/The Epoch Times)
Crok said the WCD project began in 2019 and that the power is in its message, brevity, and accessibility.
Conservative in its statements, “the message is plain and clear: there is no climate emergency. Very important: this is true even if you accept that CO2 is the main driver of the current climate change,” Crok told The Epoch Times in an email.
“We simply state that all evidence so far indicates that the increase in CO2 and the increase in temperature [are] not harmful for us or for nature and therefore the climate hysteria surrounding the topic is totally unjustified [and] that the ‘cure’—getting rid of fossil fuels asap and replace them with renewables—probably will be worse than the ‘disease’ [climate change],” Crok said.
Crok said the CLINTEL document has produced significant pushback from climate activists.
He said the organization sent many open letters to organizations such as the
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