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More than 1,600 scientists and other scholars sign ‘No Climate Emergency’ declaration

Goal is to ‘counter the almost universal media climate catastrophe narrative,’ scientist says 

A total of 1,609 scientists, professors and other scholars have signed on to a new declaration that argues there is no climate change crisis.

“There is no climate emergency” is the title of the declaration that consists of 53 pages’ worth of signatories from across the globe, including some Nobel Laureates and other researchers from prestigious universities. Other signers include engineers, attorneys and other professionals.

The declaration, published with its endorsers in mid-August, lists six main arguments against the alleged climate crisis, including that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and is actually “plant food” and “the basis of all life on Earth.”

The motivation for the statement “is to counter the almost universal media climate catastrophe narrative with objective facts verified by over 1,600 independent scientists, engineers and professionals from over 30 countries,” said Jim O’Brien, chair of the Irish Climate Science Forum, in an email to The College Fix.

The document was put forth by Climate Intelligence, or CLINTEL, which describes itself as an independent foundation that seeks “to generate knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of climate change as well as the effects of climate policy.”

“We are not ‘activists’ as we have no political agenda other than better informing the IPCC, politicians, regulators and the public, so that hopefully better future climate/energy policies will result,” O’Brien said, adding the group is self-funded and receives no financial support from energy or agricultural sectors.

Another point the scientists make in the declaration is that there “is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent.”

They go on to state that extreme climate change mitigation efforts might actually harm the planet, calling them “harmful and unrealistic.”

“Climate science has degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not on sound self-critical science,” the group adds.

Among the signers, 321 are from the United States, the Epoch Times reported, adding that the coalition “pointed out that Earth’s climate has varied as long as it has existed, with the planet experiencing several cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age only ended as recently as 1850, they said.”

“Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming,” the declaration states.

O’Brien told The College Fix the planet is warming while it recovers from the Little Ice Age, partly due to GHG emissions, but “there is no climate crisis.”

He said “mitigation will have imperceptible impact, let’s just adapt to whatever modest changes occur in the decades ahead.”

The declaration has reached a wide international audience so far, he said, but some signers “have suffered criticism for speaking out, and are often banned from the media.”

Reached for comment by The College Fix, Chatham House, an independent policy institute that offers analysis on climate research, declined to comment.

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About the Author
College Fix contributor MJ Cadman is a graduate student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she is studying theology.