CLINTEL – the Climate Intelligence group of more than 800 international scientists and professionals – have sent a letter to the World Economic Forum to inform them that there is NO Climate Emergency, and that’s good news for Greta Thunberg and her followers, many of whom are scared about climate change. [As an epilogue, they prepared an message to their grandchildren, which is copied and linked below. Share widely!] Present day climate change turns out to be well within natural variability of the past. Dr. Guus Berkhout, president of CLINTEL, has issued a new plain language climate science essay that shows how computer simulated models have been mistaken for ‘reality’ and why they are unsuitable for setting climate policy. Some people wonder why the WEF business community and Al Gore claim there is a climate crisis, but the CLINTEL scientists and professionals don’t… the answer is found in a Forbes story where Roger Pielke, Jr. reveals that two green billionaires sponsored a very influential climate risk report that used the most extreme and least likely scenario. That document and that thinking became embedded as if fact in science, when it is pure speculation. Dr. Berhout explains things in his own words, here: https://clintel.org/presentation-guus…
Dr. Berkhout’s excellent and succinct video address here: https://youtu.be/eWxrkJ8f1eE
and the link to the technical climate science essay is down below.
Here is the letter to the World Economic Forum
To: Borge Brende
President World Economic Forum
Professor Guus Berkhout
President of CLINTEL
January 20, 2020
Despite global warming, the past 150± years has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the quality and duration of human life all over our planet. For example, poverty was never as low as today. And statistics tell us that – thanks to intelligent adaptation policies – the number of deaths from natural disasters has sharply decreased.
There is no planetary emergency, climate or otherwise. The climate crisis only exists in computer models. Yes we can, and will, continue to strive to do better for all people, on multiple fronts — including understanding climate and knowing how to adapt to changes.
One dire consequence of current model-induced panic is that we are abandoning key elements of our successful, low-cost and reliable energy systems. These are the basis for the quality and duration of human lives! The energy erosion will inevitably result in economic decline and increased poverty, particularly in non-OECD countries.
Therefore, the so-called ‘climate mitigation’ is an irresponsible policy. The fundament of social and economic development is adaptation to the climate evolution.
Despite heated political rhetoric, we urge all world leaders to accept the reality that there is no climate emergency. There is ample time to use scientific advances to continue improving our society. Meanwhile, we should go for adaptation; it works whatever the causes are.
We also invite you to organize with us a constructive, open meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate. Such an event complies with the sound and ancient principle that all pertinent parties should be fully heard: Audiatur et altera pars.
Letter to the WEF as pdf
Essay Guus Berkhout as pdf
Yours sincerely, ambassadors of CLINTEL,
Nobel Laureate Professor Ivar Giaever, Norway
Professor Guus Berkhout, The Netherlands
Professor Reynald Du Berger, French speaking Canada
John Droz jr, USA
Terry Dunleavy, New Zealand
Viv Forbes, Australia
Professor Jeffrey Foss, English speaking Canada
Jens Morton, Hansen Denmark
Morten Jødal, Norway
Professor Demetris Koutsoyiannes, Greece
Rob Lemeire, Dutch speaking Belgium
Professor Richard Lindzen, USA
Dr. Thiago Maia, Brazil
Dr. Henri A. Masson, French speaking Belgium
Professor Ingemar Nordin, Sweden
Jim O’Brien, Republic of Ireland
Professor Ian Plimer, Australia
Douglas Pollock, Chile
Professor Alberto Prestininzi, Italy
Professor Benoît Rittaud, France
Professor Fritz Vahrenholt, Germany
The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, United Kingdom
online link to letter to the the World Economic Forum:
Epilogue, a message to our grandchildren
The young generation, with Swedish Greta Thunberg as their hero, were repeatedly told by climate alarmists that their parents and grandparents are leaving a big mess behind. The result being catastrophic global warming (CAGW). If the youngsters would not reverse what the selfish older generation has brought about, our planet will collapse soon. No time to lose, we are in the middle of a climate crisis!
However, is this scaremongering story true? Let us look at the facts first. Hard facts show that the climate system is one of the most complex systems humankind tries to understand. Many Nobel Prizes will be awarded before we will celebrate that model predictions and real measurements appear in agreement. Keeping this in mind, how can students claim that they already know the answer? But there is more. Hard facts also show that the youngster’s parents and grandparents worked extremely hard to built-up a society with an impressive high standard of living.The abundance of hardship of the older generation is unknown to the young people. Actually, the young generation starts in an unprecedented favorable position to further raise the quality of life on our planet. The opportunities for them have never been as positive as today. Yes, all thanks to their hardworking parents and grandparents.
Does this mean that the older generation has not made mistakes? Of course, they have made many wrong decisions, but that will undoubtedly happen to the new generation as well. Hopefully the new generation will learn from the past mistakes and hopefully they will do better than ever before. Such an ambitious intention is welcomed by all creatures great and small.
Continuing in this positive spirit, the author has a message for all young people who blame their parents and their grandparents for the ’emerging doom and gloom’. Don’t behave like a parrot. Be critical against the many false prophets who try to misuse you and try to turn you against your parents. The information they tell you is one-sided and misleading.
Please, deepen your climate knowledge. By doing so, you will find out that there is NO empirical evidence that points at any climate crisis. And, in particular, don’t confuse global warming with environmental pollution! They are two entirely different issues. Global warming is largely nature-driven and environmental pollution is largely humandriven. By the way, have schoolteachers ever told you that CO2 is a blessing for everything that lives on our planet?
The author would like to end this special message with an advice to all youngsters:
1. Climate change exists and is of all times, but don’t worry, the current global warming period is gentle and only brought us prosperity: ‘There is NO climate emergency’.
2. Global warming is best taken care of by adaptation. In nature ‘adaptation to change’ has always been the best strategy to survive, whatever the cause of change is.
3. Environmental pollution must be and can be stopped by establishing a circular and clean economy. Creativity, ingenuity and innovation are required from the new generation.
Finally, for all youngsters who were poisoned with fear for the future, forget about the preachers of doom and gloom and consider the above challenges as your mission in life.
Online link to epilogue to the grandchildren:
Link to pdf of the technical essay: