Backing the Enemy

zionYou would not need to be a political genius, or even particularly cynical, to note that the current impeachment proposals against President Trump are driven by Democrats, not Republicans, for very good reason.

The impeachment proceedings have no prospect whatsoever of removing Trump as president of the United States. Like him or loathe him, he has a majority in the Senate, and so there is really no prospect at all of the majority in the Senate, let alone a two thirds majority in the Senate voting against him, as would be necessary for any impeachment. Conversely, the impeachment process does have the effect of focusing on the narrative: Trump wants Joe Biden investigated for corruption. Unhappily, you might say, it does not much matter whether or not Joe Biden is corrupt. The constant repetition of the narrative, on the other hand, will fix into the American psyche yet more firmly the notion that Joe Biden is corrupt. And so it is hardly surprising that that narrative is very welcome to Joe Biden’s competitors for the Democratic nomination. They are whipping that bandwagon along.

There’s nothing new, of course, about political forces pulling their weight behind political moves, including support for well-meaning but naïve opponents, for political purposes. The USSR did it for decades.

An interesting question is whether Saudi Arabia, and the other major stakeholders in the oil business, are behind Extinction Rebellion. It is interesting that, until Andrew Neil’s interview of Zion Lights, the BBC had suppressed any meaningful questions about the climate change lobby’s gender, or the scientific facts behind their campaign. And yet here we have the BBC airing Andrew Neil’s somewhat gentle but nevertheless devastating interview of extension rebellions spokesperson. She was made to look like a complete idiot. Which is not wholly surprising. Since Extinction Rebellion has been propagating complete idiocy. As Andrew Neil pointed out, reasonably enough, nobody is dying and we are not on the brink of extinction. Further, and all around the world, our television screens are now illuminated by Extinction Rebellion enthusiasts, some of whom are indubitably perfectly pleasant “useful idiots” but whose leaders are palpably bonkers.

It would not be that remarkable if this change in climate had been initiated by “big oil”. They would have known perfectly well that Extinction Rebellion repositions the climate change movement, from conventional shibboleth to irrational extremism.

But it rather seems, looking at the sources of cash which have fuelled Extinction Rebellion, that the money has been coming, not from ”big oil”, but from well-oiled trust fund kids. And once the ball has been set rolling from those sources, also from crowdfunding from the not particularly well-off. Somewhat like lottery ticket sales (a tax on the poor) Extinction Rebellion sucks at least some of its blood from those who can ill afford it.

Ironically, the world may owe a debt, in the long run, to Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion. Until now, the climate change lobby has enjoyed a quiet but unchallenged dominance among the chattering classes. The extension of their narrative into the barking mad inevitably causes the middle ground – the Guardian readers even – to ask “Hold on, is this really for real?”

The answer, of course, is “no”. 500[1] prominent scientists and professionals recently sent a letter[2] to the UN pointing out that there is no climate change emergency.

The climate change people have long claimed that 97% of scientists believe in the Apocalypse narrative. At best, of course, it was always 97% of climate change activists. But given their figures, I wonder if we are going to seem 97/3 x 500 equals some 16,000 now signing a letter saying “Yes, we are about to fry, or otherwise go extinct, and my job depends on my saying so”[3]. Maybe. There are now far more people than that around the world whose jobs do in fact depend on this neo-religion.

Whatever. The Extinction Rebellion people are not really interested in the science. They don’t do science. They do rebellion.





There is no climate emergency

A global network of 500 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. 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.

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 experiencing 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 CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 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, CO2-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 CO2 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.

Our advice to political leaders is that science should strive for a ‘ significantly better understanding of the climate system, while politics should focus on minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaptation strategies basedjjjLPro.ven. and^affiPi technologies.
















The undersigned:


  1. Rob Lemeire, Publicist on Environmental and Climate Issues, ECD Ambassador
  2. Eric Blondeel, retired Civil Engineer.
  3. Emiel van Broekhoven, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Antwerp
  4. Christophe de Brouwer, MD, Honorary Professor of Environmental and Industrial Toxicology, Former President of the School of Public Health at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  5. Christian Dierick, Lead Expert, Energy Technology Solutions
  6. Ferdinand Engelbeen, Former chemical process automation engineer, Akzo Nobel Chemicals
  7. Samuel Furfari, Professor of Energy Geopolitics at the Free University of Brussels
  8. Georges Geuskens, Emertitus Professor of Chemistry, Free University of Brussels and Expert Publicist on Climate Science
  9. Drieu Godefridi, PhD in Law, author of several books
  10. Jan Jacobs, Science Journalist Specializing in Climate and Energy Transition
  11. Raymond Koch, Retired Research director at Lab. Plasma Physics, RMA Brussels and Fellow Lecturer at UMons.
  12. Henri A. Masson, Emeritus Professor Dynamic System Analysis and Data Mining, University of Antwerp
  13. Ferdinand Meeus, Retired Research Scientist, IPCC expert Reviewer AR6
  14. Jean Meeus, Retired Meteorologist, Brussels Airport, Author of the Best Seller Astronomical Algorithms
  15. Ernest Mund, Honorary Research Director, FNRS, Nuclear Engineering
  16. Bart Ooghe, Geologist & Geophysicist, Independent Scientist
  17. Jozef Verhulst, Author
  18. Jean van Vliet, Retired Specialist in Space Weather
  19. Appo van der Wiel, Senior Development Engineer


Vaclav Klaus, Former President of the Czech Republic, Professor of Economics, Founder of the Vaclav Klaus Institute


Bjarne Andresen, Professor of Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Peter Kjar Poulsen, Metering engineer, Denmark

Johannes Kruger, Emeritus Professor, dr.scient, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

Niels Schr0der, Geophysist/Geologist, Associate Professor Institute of Nature and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark











Benoit Rittaud, Associate professor of Mathematics at University of Paris-Nord,

President of the French Association des climato-realistes. ECD Ambassador

Jean-Charles Abbe, former research director at CNRS, labs director (Strasbourg, Nantes) in Radiochemistry, expert at NATO and IAEA

Bertrand Aliot, Environmentalist

Charles Aubourg, full professor at the University of Pau, geophysicist.

Herve Azoulay, Engineer (CNAM), Specialist of Networks and Systemics, External Speaker at Universities (France, Switzerland, China), CEO and President of several Associations

Jean-Pierre Bardinet, Ingenieur ENSEM, publicist on climate issues

Bernard Beauzamy, university professor (ret.), chairman and CEO, Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA (Paris).

Jean-Claude Bernier, emeritus professor (university of Strasbourg), former director of the Institute of Chemistry of the CNRS.













  1. Pierre Beslu, former searcher and head of department in the french Nuclear Energy

Commission (CEA).

  1. Michel Bouillet, PhD Human Geography, Emeritus Professor, Former Associate Researcher at the MMSH (Aix-en-Provence)
  2. Christian Buson, PhD in agronomy, director of research in a company (impact studies in environmental issues, sewage treatment).
  3. Sylvie Brunel, full professor at Sorbonne University, geographer and economist, former president of the humanitarian organization Action against Hunger (Action contre la faim).
  4. Jean-Louis Butre, professional engineer, head of laboratory at Grenoble Nuclear Research Center, Chief executive officer or the Pharmacie Centrale de France, President of Axens, President of the Federation Environnement Durable and the European Platform Against Windfarms, Knight of the National Order of Merit.
  5. Bernard Capai, Retired Chemistry Engineer, Specialist of Industrial Processes avoiding the use of carcinogenic solvents
  6. Patrick de Casanove, Doctor of Medicine, Chairman of the Cercle Frederic Bastiat
  7. Philippe Catier, Medical Doctor
  8. Pascal Chondroyannis, Forest Engineer, Retired Director of the National Alpine Botanical Conservatory (2008-2013)
  9. Philippe Colomban, CNRS Research Professor, Former Head of Laboratory at Universite Piere-et-Marie Curie, Expert in Hydrogen-based Energy Storage
  10. Jacques Colombani, Former Research Director retired from ORSTOM-IRD, numerous Studies in Hydrology and Climatology and Specialist in Fluid Mechanics. Member of the Board of ORSTOM for twenty years.
  11. Vincent Courtillot, geophysicist, member of the French Academy of Sciences, former director of the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris
  12. Pierre Darriulat, Professor of Physics, Member of the French Academy of Sciences
  13. Gerard Douet, PhD in Nuclear Physics, Retired Engineer at CERN, Technical Manager on Digital Transmission and Video Encoding
  14. Hubert Dulieu, Emeritus Professor Applied Ecology, Formerly Senior Researcher in the CNRS, President of the National Scientific Research Committee, Vegetal Biology Section (XXVII)
  15. Bruno Durieux, economist, former Minister of Health and of Foreign Trade, ancient administrator of the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).
  16. Max Falque, International Consultant in Environmental Policy
  17. Patrick Fischer, Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, University of Bordeaux
  18. Francois Gauchenot, governance specialist, founder of Saint George Institute.
  19. Christian Gerondeau, former advisor of several French Prime Ministers. Former responsible for the road traffic safety policy for France and the European Union.
  20. Francois Gervais, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Material Sciences, University of Tours.
  21. Philippe Giraudin, Ecole Polytechnique Paris, Geographic Sciences
  22. Bernard Grandchamp, Agronomic Engineer and Environment & Plant Defense Expert, Managing Director of Famoux Chateaux Viticoles in Bordeaux
  23. Gilles Granereau, Former meteorologist, currently project manager environment and tourism in a public institution. Worked on coastal risks, marine erosion, sand dune fixation, hydraulics, forest management, botany.
  24. Maximilian Hasler, Associate Professor in Mathematics, University of French West Indies
  25. Claude Jobin, Retired A&M Engineer Specialized in Microwave Communication
  26. Alexandre Krivitzki, Psychoanalyst, Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association
  27. Roger Laine, Retired Geological Engineer
  28. Philippe de Larminat, Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, specialist of business process modeling.
  29. Rene Laversanne, Former researcher at the CNRS, 16 patents.
  30. Christian Marchal, astronomer and mathematician, former research director at the French National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research, former professor at the Observatory of Paris (1980-93), former assistant professor at Polytechnic School (1981-92).
  31. Patrick Mellett, architect and CEO.
  32. Marc le Menn, Head of Metrology-Chemistry Oceanography Lab, Brest.
  33. Jacques-Marie Moranne, Retired Engineer (Ecole Centrale de Lille), Specialist in Air and Water Purification, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
  34. Cedric Moro, geographer on natural hazards management, co-founder of Visov, an NGO in Civil defense
  35. Philippe Morvan, Engineer ENSTA and Genie Maritime, specialist in software development
  36. Charles Naville, R&D Exploration Geophysicist, IFP Energies Nouvelles
  37. Remy Prud’homme, Emeritus Professor in Economics at University of Paris-Est, Former Deputy Director Environment, Directorate of OECD
  38. Isabelle Rivals, Associate professor in Statistics at ESPCI Paris
  39. Betrand Rouffiange, Doctor of Medicine, Specialized in Radiology48.
  40. Jean Rouquerol, Emeritus Research Director at CNRS Marseille, Expert in Gas Adsorption and Calorimetry
  41. Francois Simonet, Former Director for planning and foresight in a State Agency for water and aquatic ecosystems management.
  42. Marcel Terrier, Engineer ENSAEM in risk management, teacher at Ecole des Mines.
  43. Etienne Vernaz, former Director of Research of CEA (Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique) in France, Professor at INSTN (Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucleaires).
  44. Camille Veyres, Retired Engineer at Ecole des Mines, Specialist in Telecommunications and Broadband Networks
  45. Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanoe, geoscientist, Emeritus Research Director (CNRS, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale), stratigraphy and paleoenvironments, Quaternary and Holocene.
  46. Thea Vogt, retired CNRS searcher, geomorphology, Quaternary palaeoenvironments, soil and desertification remote sensing
  47. Henri Voron, Retired Civil Chief Engineer, Specialized in Water Management


  1. Fritz Vahrenholt, Professor (I.R.) am Institut fur Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie der Universitat Hamburg; ECD Ambassador
  2. H.J. Bandelt, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Hamburg
  3. Dietrich Bannert, Professor Honoris Causa, University of Marburg
  4. Lars Birlenbach, Dr. in Chemistry, University of Siegen
  5. Klaus Dohler, Professor of Pharma sciences, University of Hannover
  6. Friedrich-Karl Ewert, Emeritus Professor Geology, University of Paderborn
  7. Hermann Harde, Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physics and Materials Science, Helmut Schmidt-University, Hamburg
  8. Werner Kirstein, Emeritus Professor of Climatology, University of Leipzig
  9. Stefan Kropelin, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Free University of Berlin and University of Cologne, Specialized in Climate Change of the Sahara
  10. Ulrich Kutschera, Professor of Plant Physiology &Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kassel, Germany, and Visiting Scientist in Stanford USA
  11. Horst-Joachim Ludecke, Professor of Operations Research (i.R.) HTW of Saarland, Saarbrucken
  12. Lothar W. Meyer, Emeritus Professor of Material Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony Entrepreneur ‘Nordmetall GmbH’, Member of the Board of ‘Vernunftkraft Niedersachsen’
  13. Carl-Otto Weiss, Emeritus Professor in Non-linear Physics, Advisor to the European Institute for Climate and Energy, Former President of the German Meteorological Institute, Braunschweig


  1. Jim O’Brien, Chair, Irish Climate Science Forum, Expert Reviewer IPCC AR6, ECD Ambassador
  2. Tom Baldwin, Electrical Engineer, Specialist in Power System Security
  3. Dr Anthony D. Barry, Honorary Fellow, Irish Academy of Engineering
  4. Tony J. Carey, BA (Natural Sciences), Clare College, Cambridge
  5. David Horgan, MA (Cambridge), MBA (Harvard), Resource Company Director
  6. Seamus Hughes, BAgricSc, Specialist in Genetics
  7. Ultan Murphy, B.Sc(Hons) Chemistry, Industry Science Professional
  8. Owen O’Brien, Business Founder and Entrepreneur, MBA, DBA
  9. J. Philip O’Kane, Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering, University College Cork
  10. Peter O’Neill, Retired, School of Engineering, University College Dublin, Expert Reviewer of IPCC AR6
  11. Fintan Ryan, Retired Senior Airline Captain, Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society
  12. Dr. Brian N. Sweeney, Founding Chairman of Science Foundation Ireland
  13. Sean Tangney, Business Entrepreneur, Former Technical Director, CRH plc
  14. David Thompson, BAgricSc, MA, Animal Nutritionist
  15. Dr. Edward Walsh, Former Chairman, Irish Council for Science, Technology and Innovation; Former Director, Energy Research Group, Virginia Tech, USA


  1. Uberto Crescenti, Professore Emerito di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Chieti- Pescara, gia Magnifico Rettore e Presidente della Societa Geologica Italiana.
  2. Giuliano Panza, Professore di Sismologia, Universita di Trieste, Accademico dei Lincei e dell’Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, detta dei XL, vincitore nel 2018 del Premio Internazionale dell’American Geophysical Union.
  3. Alberto Prestininzi, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, gia Scientific Editor in Chief della rivista internazionale Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment e Direttore del Centro di Ricerca Previsione e Controllo Rischi Geologici (CERI), Sapienza Universita di Roma; ED Ambassador
  4. Franco Prodi, Professore di Fisica dell’Atmosfera, Universita di Ferrara.
  5. Franco Battaglia, Professore di Chimica Fisica, Universita di Modena; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  6. Mario Giaccio, Professore di Tecnologia ed Economia delle Fonti di Energia, Universita di Chieti-Pescara, gia Preside della Facolta di Economia.
  7. Enrico Miccadei, Professore di Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia, Universita di Chieti- Pescara.
  8. Nicola Scafetta, Professore di Fisica dell’Atmosfera e Oceanografia, Universita di Napoli.
  9. Antonino Zichichi, Professore Emerito di Fisica, Universita di Bologna, Fondatore e Presidente del Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana di Erice.
  10. Renato Angelo Ricci, Professore Emerito di Fisica, Universita di Padova, gia Presidente della Societa Italiana di Fisica e della Societa Europea di Fisica; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  11. Aurelio Misiti, Professore di Ingegneria sanitaria-Ambientale, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, gia Preside della Facolta di Ingegneria, gia Presidente del Consiglio Superiore ai Lavori Pubblici.
  12. Antonio Brambati, Professore di Sedimentologia, Universita di Trieste, Responsabile Progetto Paleoclima-mare del PNRA, gia Presidente Commissione Nazionale di Oceanografia.
  13. Cesare Barbieri, Professore Emerito di Astronomia, Universita di Padova.
  14. Sergio Bartalucci, Fisico, Presidente Associazione Scienziati e Tecnologi per la Ricerca Italiana.
  15. Antonio Bianchini, Professore di Astronomia, Universita di Padova.
  16. Paolo Bonifazi, Astrofisico, ex Direttore dell’Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI) dell’Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF).
  17. Francesca Bozzano, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Direttore del Centro di Ricerca Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo Rischi Geologici (CERI).
  18. Marcello Buccolini, Professore di Geomorfologia, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  19. Paolo Budetta, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Napoli.
  20. Monia Calista, Ricercatore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  21. Giovanni Carboni, Professore di Fisica, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  22. Franco Casali, Professore di Fisica, Universita di Bologna e Accademia delle Scienze di Bologna.
  23. Giuliano Ceradelli, Ingegnere e climatologo, ALDAI.
  24. Augusta Vittoria Cerutti, membro del Comitato Glaciologico Italiano.
  25. Domenico Corradini, Professore di Geologia Storica, Universita di Modena.
  26. Fulvio Crisciani, Professore di Fluidodinamica Geofisica, Universita di Trieste e Istituto Scienze Marine, Cnr, Trieste.
  27. Carlo Esposito, Professore di Telerilevamento, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  28. Antonio Mario Federico, Professore di Geotecnica, Politecnico di Bari.
  29. Mario Floris, Professore di Telerilevamento, Universita di Padova.
  30. Gianni Fochi, Chimico, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; giornalista scientifico.
  31. Mario Gaeta, Professore di Vulcanologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  32. Giuseppe Gambolati, Fellow della American Geophysical Union, Professore di Metodi Numerici, Universita di Padova.
  33. Rinaldo Genevois, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Padova.
  34. Carlo Lombardi, Professore di Impianti nucleari, Politecnico di Milano.
  35. Luigi Marino, Geologo, Direttore del Centro di Ricerca Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo Rischi Geologici (CERI)
  36. Salvatore Martino, Professore di Microzonazione sismica, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  37. Paolo Mazzanti, Professore di Interferometria satellitare, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  38. Adriano Mazzarella, Professore di Meteorologia e Climatologia, Universita di Napoli.
  39. Carlo Merli, Professore di Tecnologie Ambientali, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  40. Alberto Mirandola, Professore di Energetica Applicata e Presidente Dottorato di Ricerca in Energetica, Universita di Padova.
  41. Renzo Mosetti, Professore di Oceanografia, Universita di Trieste, gia Direttore del Dipartimento di Oceanografia, Istituto OGS, Trieste.
  42. Daniela Novembre, Ricercatore in Georisorse Minerarie e Applicazioni Mineralogiche- petrografiche, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  43. Sergio Ortolani, Professore di Astronomia e Astrofisica, Universita di Padova.
  44. Antonio Pasculli, Ricercatore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  45. Ernesto Pedrocchi, Professore Emerito di Energetica, Politecnico di Milano.
  46. Tommaso Piacentini, Professore di Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  47. Guido Possa, Ingegnere nucleare, gia Vice Ministro Viceministro del Ministero dell’Istruzione, Universita e Ricerca, con delega alla ricerca.
  48. Mario Luigi Rainone, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Chieti-V Pescara.
  49. Francesca Quercia, Geologo, Dirigente di ricerca, Ispra.
  50. Giancarlo Ruocco, Professore di Struttura della Materia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  51. Sergio Rusi, Professore di Idrogeologia, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  52. Massimo Salleolini, Professore di Idrogeologia Applicata e Idrogeologia Ambientale, Universita di Siena.
  53. Emanuele Scalcione, Responsabile Servizio Agrometeorologico Regionale ALSIA, Basilicata.
  54. Nicola Sciarra, Professore di Geologia Applicata, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  55. Leonello Serva, Geologo, gia Direttore Servizi Geologici d’Italia; Accademia Europa delle Scienze e delle Arti, Classe V, Scienze Tecnologiche e Ambientali; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  56. Luigi Stedile, Geologo, Centro di Ricerca Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo Rischi Geologici (CERI), Universita di Roma La Sapienza.
  57. Giorgio Trenta, Fisico e Medico, Presidente Emerito dell’Associazione Italiana di Radioprotezione Medica; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  58. Gianluca Valensise, Dirigente di Ricerca, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma.
  59. Corrado Venturini, Professore di Geologia Strutturale, Universita di Bologna.
  60. Franco Zavatti, Ricercatore di Astronomia, Universita di Bologna.
  61. Achille Balduzzi, Geologo, Agip-Eni.
  62. Claudio Borri, Professore di Scienze delle Costruzioni, Universita di Firenze, Coordinatore del Dottorato Internazionale in Ingegneria Civile.
  63. Pino Cippitelli, Geologo Agip-Eni.
  64. Franco Di Cesare, Dirigente, Agip-Eni.
  65. Serena Doria, Ricercatore di Probabilita e Statistica Matematica, Universita di Chieti- Pescara.
  66. Enzo Siviero, Professore di Ponti, Universita di Venezia, Rettore dell’Universita e-Campus.
  67. Pietro Agostini, Ingegnere, Associazione Scienziati e Tecnologi per la Ricerca Italiana.
  68. Donato Barone, Ingegnere.
  69. Roberto Bonucchi, Insegnante.
  70. Gianfranco Brignoli, Geologo.
  71. Alessandro Chiaudani, Ph.D. agronomo, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  72. Antonio Clemente, Ricercatore di Urbanistica, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  73. Luigi Fressoia, Architetto urbanista, Perugia.
  74. Sabino Gallo, Ingegnere nucleare e scrittore scientifico.
  75. Daniela Giannessi, Primo Ricercatore, IPCF-CNR, Pisa.
  76. Roberto Grassi, Ingegnere, Amministratore G&G, Roma.
  77. Alberto Lagi, Ingegnere, Presidente di Societa Ripristino Impianti Complessi Danneggiati.
  78. Luciano Lepori, Ricercatore IPCF-CNR, Pisa.
  79. Roberto Madrigali, Meteorologo.
  80. Ludovica Manusardi, Fisico nucleare e giornalista scientifico, UGIS.
  81. Maria Massullo, Tecnologa, ENEA-Casaccia, Roma.
  82. Enrico Matteoli, Primo Ricercatore, IPCF-CNR, Pisa.
  83. Gabriella Mincione, Professore di Scienze e Tecniche di Medicina di Laboratorio, Universita di Chieti-Pescara.
  84. Massimo Pallotta, Primo Tecnologo, Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare.
  85. Enzo Pennetta, Professore di Scienze Naturali e divulgatore scientifico.
  86. Franco Puglia, Ingegnere, Presidente CCC, Milano.
  87. Nunzia Radatti, Chimico, Sogin.
  88. Vincenzo Romanello, Ingegnere nucleare, Ricercatore presso il Centro Ricerca di Rez, Repubblica Ceca.
  89. Alberto Rota, Ingegnere, Ricercatore presso CISE e ENEL ed esperto di energie rinnovabili.
  90. Massimo Sepielli, Direttore di Ricerca, ENEA, Roma.
  91. Ugo Spezia, Ingegnere, Responsabile Sicurezza Industriale, SoGIN; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  92. Emilio Stefani, Professore di Patologia vegetale, Universita di Modena.
  93. Umberto Tirelli, Visiting Senior Scientist, Istituto Tumori d’Aviano; Movimento Galileo 2001.
  94. Roberto Vacca, Ingegnere e scrittore scientifico.
  95. Giorgio Bertucelli, Ingegnere, gia Dirigente Industriale, Associazione Lombarda Dirigenti Aziende Industriali.
  96. Luciano Biasini, Professore Emerito, gia Docente di Calcoli numerici e grafici, Direttore dell’Istituto Matematico e Preside della Facolta di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali dell’Universita di Ferrara.
  97. Giampiero Borrielli, Ingegnere.
  98. Antonio Maria Calabro, Ingegnere, Ricercatore, Consulente.
  99. Enrico Colombo, Chimico, Dirigente Industriale.
  100. Stefano De Pieri, Ingegnere energetico e nucleare.
  101. Benedetto De Vivo, Professore di Geochimica in pensione dall’Universita di Napoli; ora Professore Straordinario presso Universita Telematica Pegaso, Napoli.
  102. Carlo Del Corso, Ingegnere Chimico.
  103. Francesco Dellacasa, Ingegnere, amministratore di societa nel settore energetico.
  104. Sergio Fontanot, Ingegnere.
  105. Umberto Gentili, Fisico dell’ENEA, Climatologo per il Progetto Antartide.
  106. Ettore Malpezzi, Ingegnere.
  107. Alessandro Martelli, Ingegnere, gia dirigente ENEA.
  108. Umberto Minopoli, Presidente dell’Associazione Italiana Nucleare.
  109. Antonio Panebianco, Ingegnere.
  110. Giorgio Prinzi, Ingegnere, Direttore responsabile della rivista 21mo Secolo Scienza e tecnologi
  111. Arnaldo Radovix, Geologo, Risk Manager in derivati finanziari.
  112. Mario Rampichini, Chimico, Dirigente Industriale in pensione, Consulente.
  113. Marco Ricci, Fisico, Primo Ricercatore, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica


Guus Berkhout, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Delft University of Technology, Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; ECD Ambassador

  1. Maarten van Andel, Author of the ‘Groene Illusie’
  2. Andre Bijkerk, Geophysicist, Former Royal Dutch Airforce, now Climate Researcher
  3. Peter Bloemers, Emeritus Professor of biochemistry, Radbout University, Nijmegen
  4. Paul M.C. Braat, Emeritus Professor of Pulmonary Physics, University of Amsterdam
  5. Solke Bruin, Emeritus Professor of Product-driven Process Technology, University of Eindhoven, and Former member Management Committee Unilever Research, Vlaardingen
  6. Paul Cliteur, Professor of Legal Sciences, Member of the Senate of The Netherlands
  7. Albert J.H.G. Cloosterman, Retired Chemical Engineer, Publicist on Climate and Cosmological Matters
  8. Marcel Crok, Climate Researcher and Science Journalist
  9. David E. Dirkse, Former Computer Engineer and Teacher Mathematics
  10. Kees de Groot, Former Director Upstream Research Lab. Shell
  11. Kees de Lange, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Vrije University Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam
  12. Louw Feenstra, Emeritus Professor Erasmus University and philosopher, Rotterdam
  13. Frans H. Gortemaker, Former Vice president Unilever Global R&D
  14. Leo Halvers, Former Director Biliton Research Arnhem and former Director technology Foundation STW
  15. Eduard Harinck, Former Logistics Expert, Nedlloyd Group/KPMG consulting; member of the ED support team
  16. J.R. Hetzler, Forestry Economics and Time Series Modeling
  17. Jan F. Holtrop, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  18. A. Huijser, Physicist and Former CTO Royal Philips Electronics
  19. W. J. (Wouter) Keller, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Methods, Former Member Board of Directors, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
  20. Jacques van Kerchove, Economist and Marketeer, Former CFO Rabobank, now Climate and Environment researcher
  21. R.W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology
  22. Hans H.J. Labohm, Former Expert Reviewer IPCC
  23. Kees le Pair, Physicist, Former Director of Research organisations FOM and Technology & former member of the General Energy Council, The Netherlands
  24. B.G. Linsen, Former Director Unilever Research Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
  25. Pieter Lukkes, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Human Geography, University of Groningen

11           European Climate Declaration September 26, 2019


  1. Hugo Matthijssen, Former Teacher Meteorology, now Publicist on Climate Matters
  2. Simon Middelhoek, Emeritus Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Sensors, Delft University of Technology, Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA
  3. J.M. Mulderink, Former General Director Akzo-Nobel
  4. Rob Nijssen, Radar Engineer and Publicist on Climate Matters
  5. Leffert Oldenkamp, Expert Forest Management
  6. Peter Oosterling, Former Scientist E & P Shell, now active as Climate Researcher; member of the ED support team
  7. Kees Pieters, Mathematician; Former Operational Research and ICT manager at Shell
  8. Reynier Pronk, Former IT Manager, Accredited Project Management Consultant and Trainer
  9. G.T. Robillard, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  10. Arthur Rorsch, Former Member Board of Directors, TNO, The Netherlands
  11. Don Schafer, Former Director Shell Exploration & Production and New Business, Shell
  12. Frans Schrijver, Strategy Consultant and Climate Publicist
  13. Jos de Smit. Emeritus Professor of Stochastic Operations Research and Former Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente
  14. Albert Stienstra, Emeritus Professor of Computer Simulation and Micro-Electronics, Delft University of Technology
  15. P.J. Strijkert, Former Member Board of Directors of DSM, Delft, The Netherlands
  16. Dick Thoenes, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Technology, Technical University of Eindhoven
  17. Fred Udo, Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Physics, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
  18. J.F. van de Vate, Former Director ECN, Petten, The Netherlands. Former UN Delegate IPCC.
  19. Frans van den Beemt, Nuclear Physicist, Former Program Director Technology Foundation STW
  20. Rutger van Santen, Emeritus Professor of Anorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Former Rector Magnificus, Eindhoven University
  21. Barend-Jan Smits, Geologist, Former Director of Wintershall Nederland, BASF Group
  22. Hans van Suijdam, Former Executive Vice President Research and Development DSM, The Netherlands
  23. Peter van Toorn, Former Research Geophysicist Shell
  24. Jannes J. Verwer, Former CEO Large Electricity Generation Group and Former Chairman Supervisory Board State Owned Radio Active Waste Storage Facilities, The Netherlands
  25. Henk van der Vorst, Emeritus Professor of Numerical Mathematics, University of Utrecht
  26. Jaap van der Vuurst de Vries, Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Former Dean Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  27. Karel Wakker, Emeritus Professor of Astrodynamics & Geodynamics, Delft University of Technology
  28. Cyril Wentzel, Multi-Physics Engineer and Chairman of Environmental Think Tank ‘Groene Rekenkamer’
  29. Dolf van Wijk, Formerly AkzoNobel Environmental Research Laboratory and Former Executive Director Cefic-Euro Chlor, Brussels
  30. W.J. Witteman, Professor of Applied Physics and CO2 lasers, University of Twente
  31. Theo Wolters, Co-founder ‘Groene Rekenkamer’ and ‘’


  1. Morten J0dal, Biologist, Former Employee of the Norwegian Research Council and the Centre for the Development and Environment at the University of Oslo; ECD Ambassador
  2. Gunnar Abrahamsen, Professor Em. Soil Science, University of Life Sciences, Norway
  3. Stein Storlie Bergsmark, Phycisist, Former head of renewable Energy Studies Programmes, University of Agder, Norway
  4. Reidar Borgstr0m, Professor Emeritus in fishbiology and Nature Conservation, University of Life Sciences Norway
  5. Jon Gulbrandsen, PhD, biologist, Associate Professor NOFIMA and NOAA (USA), Norway
  6. Rognvaldur Hannesson, Professor Emeritus, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
  7. Geir Hasnes, Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of applied Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  8. Hans Konrad Johnsen, Dr. Ing., Norway
  9. Arnfinn Langeland, Professor Emeritus Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  10. Willy Nerdal, professor of Chemistry, University of Bergen
  11. Ulf Torgny Rock, Master of Chemical Engineering, Norsk Hydro, Norway
  12. Martin Torvald Hovland, Geophysical and Geological Advisor, Former Lecturer at University of Troms0
  13. Elen Roaldset, Emertitus Professor in Geology, University of Oslo, Former Director of Natural History Museum Oslo, Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  14. Hakon Gunnar Rueslatten, Geological Researcher, Trondhheim
  15. Tom V Segalstad, Associate Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
  16. Jan-Erik Solheim, Professor Emeritus Astrophysics, University of Oslo
  17. J0rgen Stenersen, Professor Emeritus Eco-Toxicology, University of Oslo


  1. Marek Boinski, Chairman of the National Section of Energy Workers’ Union NSZZ
  2. Jaroslaw Grzesik, Chairman of the National Secretariat of Mine and Energy Workers’ Union NSZZ
  3. Dominik Kolorz, Chairman of the Slasko-Dabrowski Region of NSZZ


  1. Ingemar Nordin, Emeritus Professor Philosophy of Science, Linkoping University; ECD Ambassador
  2. Sture Astrom, Professional in cCimate Issues, Secretary of the Swedish Network Klimatsans
  3. Rolf Bergman, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, Uppsala University
  4. Dr. Lars Bern, Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Retired CEO in Incentive AB
  5. Magnus Cederlof, Software Specialist, Stockholm
  6. Per-Olof Eriksson, Physicist, Former CEO of Sandvik Group
  7. Dr Anders Flodin, Business Development Manager, Hoganas AB in North Carolina
  8. David D. Gee, Professor Em Orogen Dynamics, Uppsala University, Sweden
  9. Hans Jelbring, Climate researcher
  10. Claes Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  11. Gunnar Juliusson, Professor of Hematology, Lund University, Senior Consultant, Skane, University Hospital, Lund
  12. Sten Kaijser, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Uppsala University
  13. Johan Montelius, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  14. Nils-Axel Morner, Emeritus Professor Geology, President of the Independent Committee on Geoethics. Former head of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics at Stockholm University
  15. Gosta Pettersson, Emeritus Professor in Biochemistry, University of Lund
  16. Marian Radetzki, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Lulea University of Technology
  17. Peter Stilbs, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
  18. Elsa Widding, Consultant, Author on Climate Change, Stockholm


  1. Jean-Claude Pont, Dr. Math., Emeritus Professor of The History of Philosophy of

Sciences, University of Geneve

2 Jef Ongena, Member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for World Energy, World Federation of Scientists, Geneva


Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Peer of the Realm and author of several reviewed papers on climate; ECD Ambassador

David Bodecott, Consultant Geophysics and Geology, Fellow of the Geological Society of London

  1. Q. Bowen, Emeritus Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Fellow International Union for Quaternary Research, Cardiff University

Michael Brown, Expert in large scale thermal fluid dynamic models.

John C. W. Cope, Professor of Natural Sciences, National Museum Wales, Cardiff Richard Courtney, Retired Material Scientist, Expert Peer Reviewer of the IPCC Isabel Davis, Geophysicist and Entrepreneur

Howard Dewhirst FGS, Geologist, Initiator Open Letter to the Geological Society of London

Gregor Dixon FGS, Geologist, former member Geological Society of London

Roderick Paul Eaton, Retired Energy Systems Analyst from the UK Electricity Supply Industry

Peter Gill, Physicist, Former Chair of the Institute of Physics Energy Group, UK

Gil Gilchrist, Geophysicist, UK

Tim Harper FGS, Geologist, Entrepreneur, Devon

Bob Heath, retired Geophysicist, Honorary member of the Indian Society of Petroleum Geologists

David A. L. Jenkins, Geologist, Director Hurricane Energy plc

Chris Matchatte-Downes, Geologist, fellow of the geological Society of Gt Britain Edward Nealon, Geologist Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, UK

Peter Owen FGS, Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Clive Randle, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Michael F. Ridd, Geologist, Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Michael Seymour, geologist, Former Managing Director Aurelian Oil & Gas and Trajan Oil limited

Valentina Zharkova, Professor of Mathematics and Astrophysics, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne



  1. Viv Forbes, Geologist with Special Interest in Climate, Founder of www. carbon-sense.

com, Queensland, Australia; ECD Ambassador

  1. Don Andersen,
  2. David Archibald, Research Scientist, Australia
  3. Michael Asten, Emeritus Professor in Geophysics and Continuing Senior Research

Fellow at the Monash University, Melbourne

  1. Jeremy Barlow, Energy and Mining professional, Director and CEO, Australia
  2. Colin Barton, Geologist, Former Principal Research Scientist CSIRO, Australia
  3. Gordon Batt, Director GCB Investments Pty Ltd
  4. Robert M. Bell, Retired geologist, Victoria, Australia
  5. Richard Blayden Professional Engineer
  6. Howard Thomas Brady, Member Explorers Club of New York, Member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
  7. Geoff Brown, Organizer of a Critical Climate Group, Australia
  8. Douglas Buerger, Fellow Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australia
  9. Mike Bugler, Retired Environmental Consultant, Australia
  10. Ray Carman, Organic chemist, Honorary Fellow University of Queensland, Australia
  11. Peter Champness, Radiologist, Australia
  12. Andrew E. Chapman, Expert on Rainfall and flood events, Australia
  13. Richard Corbett, Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Member of The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
  14. Majorie Curtis, Retired Geologist, Stratigrapher and Palaeoclimatic Studies, Canberra, Australia
  15. Geoff Derrick, Geologist
  16. Aert Driessen, Geologist, Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Australia
  17. John A. Earthrowl, retired Geologist, Brisbane Australia
  18. Jeremy K. Ellis, Retired Chairman of BHP, now Chairman of the Saltbush Club, Australia
  19. Matthew J. Fagan, Founder and President of FastCAM Inc.
  20. Rodney Fripp, former lecturer in geology, geochemistry and geotechtonics
  21. Christopher J.S. Game, Retired Neurophysiologist, Australia
  22. Robin George, Geologist, Canterbury, Australia
  23. David Gibson, Experimental Physicist, Australia
  24. Gavin Gillman, Former Senior Principal Research Scientist with SCIRO Australia; Founding Director of the IITA Ecoregional Research Centre in Cameroon for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  25. Hamish Grant, MR Spectroscopy & Imaging Consultant, Victoria, Australia
  26. Lindsay Hackett, Founding member of the Saltbush Club in Australia
  27. Erl Happ, Managing Director, Australia
  28. John Happs, Geoscientist, Retired University Lecturer, Australia
  29. John Harrison, Retired Marine Engineer, Australia
  30. Jarvis Hayman, Visiting Fellow School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University
  31. Mark Henschke, Retired geologist in mining, oil and gas, Australia
  32. Gerhard Hofmann, Geologist and Palaeontologist, former Director of the Geological Survey of Queensland
  33. Geraint Hughes, Mechanical Building Engineer, Climate Researcher, Australia
  34. Kevin Kemmis, Expert in Information Technology, Climate Researcher
  35. Hugh H. Laird, Retired Tropical Agriculture Executive
  36. John Leisten OBE, expert in physical chemistry
  37. Brian Levitan, worked for NASA, now Technology Consultant to multinationals
  38. Matthew David Linn, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia
  39. Gerard McGann, Technical Director Eon NRG
  40. Rodney McKellar, Retired Geologist, Queensland, Australia
  41. John McLean, Author of first major review of HadCRUT 4 climate temperature data, Member of New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
  42. Ross McLeod, Retired Environmental Health Officer, Australia
  43. Finlay MacRitchie, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, USA. Australia
  44. John Michelmore, Retired Industrial Chemist, South Australia
  45. Alan Moran, Contributor and Editor of the Mark Steyn Compilation: “Climate Change, the Facts”, Author of Climate Change: “Treaties and Policies in the Trump Era”
  46. Des Moore, Former Deputy Secretary of the Federal Treasury, founder and leader of

the Institute for Private Enterprise

  1. Hugh Morgan, prominent Australian mining executive, Fellow of the Australian

Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering (FTSE).

  1. C.D. Ollier, Emeritus Professor of Geology and Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, University of Western Australia
  2. Ian Plimer, Emeritus Professor of Mining Geology at University of Adelaide and Author of ‘Climate Delusion and the Great Electricity Rip-off’
  3. Alistair Pope, psc, CM, Sceptical Scientific Contrarian in the Climate Debate
  4. Tom Quirk, Nuclear Physicist, Australia
  5. Campbell Rankine, Varrister and Solicitor, Australia
  6. Peter Ridd, Oceanographer and Geophysicist, Former Head of Physics at the James

Cook University, Queensland

  1. Nigel Rowlands, retired from mining and exploration industry
  2. Judy Ryan, Editor Principia Scientific Institution-Australia
  3. Jim Simpson, Retired from Managing Positions in different International Telecommunications Firms, now active in the Australian Climate Community,
  4. Case Smit, Physicist, Expert in Environmental Protection, Co-founder of the Galileo

Movement, Australia

  1. Lee Smith, University Lecturer in Spatial Technology, Responsible for State Government Precise Monitoring of Sea Level and International Sea Boundaries
  2. Darren Speirs, Independent Business Owner, Rangeland NRM Consultants, Australia
  3. Geoffrey Stocker, Professor and Head of Department of Forestry, PNG University of

Technology – Director of PNG Forest Research Institute

  1. Rodney R. Stuart, Retired expert in energy industry, Tasmania, Australia
  2. R. Symons, Professional Engineer, Expert in Temperature Control of Industrial Buildings
  3. Rustyn Wesley Thomas, Retired aircraft engineer, Australia
  4. John W. Turner, Science Educator, Noosa Heads, Australia
  5. Peter Tyrer, Project Controls Engineer in mining industry, Australia
  6. Terrence Vincent, Security Engineer, Small Business Adviser AIST, ASIAL, SMBE, Australia
  7. James Walter, Medical doctor, Australia
  8. John Warnock, Astro Economist, Australia
  9. Christopher Kenneth Warren, Expert in hydroelectric dam design and construction, Australia
  10. Neil Wilkins, Retired geologist, Australia
  11. P.C. Wilson, Former journalist with the A.B.C. Queensland, Australia


Luiz Carlos Baldicero Molion, Emeritus Professor of the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Formerly of the National Institute of Space research (INPE)

Ricardo Augusto Felicio, Professor of the Department of Geography of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Member of the Brazilian Society of Meteorology (SBMET) Geraldo Luis Saraiva Lino, Geologist, Author of ‘How a natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False Global Emergency

Dr. Thiago Maia, Nuclear Physicist with PhD in Astrophysics, wrote critical climate letter to Brazilian Government

Igor Vaz maquieira, Biologist, Specialist in Environmental Management

  1. Mario de Carvalho Fontes Neto, Agronomist, Editor of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’
  2. Daniela de Souza Onca, Professor of the Geography Department of the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC)


Jeffrey Ernest Foss, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Victoria, English Canada; ECD Ambassador

Reynald Du Berger, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the L’Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, French Canada, ECD Ambassador

Alain Bonnier, Physicist, INRS-Centre de Recherche and Energy Montreal, Canada Ian Clark, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa Susan Crockford, Zoologist and Polar Bear Expert, Former Adjunct Professor University of Victoria, Canada

Paul A. Johnston, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta

Klaus L.E. Kaiser, Retired Research Scientist, National Water Research Institute, Author of Numerous Press Articles, Canada

Madhav Khandekar, Expert Reviewer IPCC 2007 AR4 Cycle, Canada

Kees van Kooten, Professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate, University of Victoria, Canada

Allen MacRae, retired Engineer, Canada

Paul MacRae, Independent Climate Researcher, Canada

Patrick Moore, Ecologist, Chair CO2 Coalition, Co-Founder Green Peace, Canada Brian R. Pratt, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan Peter Salonius, Retired Research Scientist, Natural Resources, Canada Marcelo C. Santos, professor of Geodesy, University of New Brunswick, Canada Ian Semple, Retired Geologist, of McGill University, Canada

William van Wijngaarden, Professor of Physics, York University, Canada


NG Young, Principal Geoscientist, Danxiashan Global Geopark of China

Wyss Yim, Retired Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China / Deputy Chairman, Climate Change Science Implementation Team, UNESCO International Year for Planet Earth 2007-2009 / Expert Reviewer IPCC AR2


Sanjeev Sabhlok, Economist with focus on climate and energy policy, India


Masayuki Hyodo, Professor of Earth Science, Kobe University, Japan


Terry Dunleavy MBE, co-founder (2006) and honorary secretary, New Zealand Climate Science Coalition; ECD Ambassador

Deborah Alexander, Agricultural Scientist, New Zealand

Jock Allison, retired Agricultural Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture,New-Zealand Barry Brill , OBE, Previously Minister of Science and Techology, New Zealand Doug Edmeades, Managing Director agKnowledge Ltd., New Zealand Roger High Dewhurst, Retired, geologist/hydrogeologist, New Zealand Geoffrey G. Duffy, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, New Zealand Joe Fone, CAD Engineer, Enatel Ltd

Bryan Leyland, Power Systems Engineer and Experienced Renewable Energy Specialist

Gerrit J. van der Lingen, Paleoclimatologist, New Zealand, Author of the Book The Fable of Stable Climate

  1. John Scarry ME (Civil), structural engineer, member of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
  2. John Sexton, Member of the New Zealand Climate Coalition
  3. Philip Strong, Science Research Leader & Member of the New Zealand Climate Coalition
  4. Richard Treadgold, Executive Member NZ Climate Scienc Coalition, Convenor Climate Conversation Group


Habibullo Abdussamatov, Head of the Space Research Sector of the Sun, Pulkova Observatory RAS and Head of the Lunar Observatory Project on Monitoring of the Climate, Russian Federation


Rosemary Falcon, Emeritus Professor Clean Coal Technology Research Group at the University of Witwatersrand, Director Fossil Fuel Foundation

John Ledger, Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Energy and Environmental Consultant

Don Mingay, Retired Professor of Nuclear Physics, South Africa


  1. Richard Lindzen, Emeritus Professor Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, MIT, USA; ECD Ambassador
  2. Ralph B. Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Science Writer
  3. Anthony J. Armini, Retired Founder and CEO Implant Sciences Corp.., USA
  4. Tim Ball, Emeritus Professor Geography, University of Winnipeg, Canada and Advisor of the International Science Coalition
  5. Hans-Peter Bar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, Canada and Former Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, American University of Barbados, Barbados
  6. James R. Barrante, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, USA
  7. Charles G. Battig, Climate Adviser, Heartland Institute, USA
  8. Larry Bell, Endowed Professor of Space Architecture, University of Houston, USA
  9. Elliott D. Bloom, Emeritus Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, KIPAC-SLAG, Stanford University
  10. Daniel Botkin, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Climate Researcher, Author of the Book: Twenty-five Myths That Are Destroying the Environment, USA
  11. Martin Cornell, Retired Senior Scientist, Dow Chemical Company, USA
  12. Joseph S. D’aleo, Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at Lyndon Stage College, Founder of, First Director of meteorology of the Weather Channel, USA
  13. David Deming, Professor of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma, USA
  14. Harold H. Doiron, Retired NASA Engineer, USA
  15. John Droz jr, Physicist, Founder of AWED Alliance, USA
  16. Freeman Dyson, Emeritus Professor Natural Sciences, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, USA
  17. Peter Farrell, Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering, USA
  18. Rex Fleming, Research Scientist, Author of Book on Carbon Dioxide Fallacy, Retired President Global Aerospace, USA
  19. Gordon J. Fulks, Astrophysicist, Board of Directors CO2 Coalition, Co-founder Global Warming Realists
  20. Terry Gannon, Physicist, Retired Semiconductor Executive, USA
  21. Ulrich H. Gerlach, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University, USA
  22. Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford, Past Chair, New England Section of the American Physical Society.
  23. Steve Goreham, Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition of America, USA
  24. David Heald, Retired Electrical Engineer, USA
  25. Howard C. Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut, USA
  26. Wayne P. Kraus, Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  27. Patrick J. Michaels, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington DC, USA
  28. Pamela Matlack-Klein, Member of Portuguese Sea Level Project, USA
  29. Richard McFarland, Retired NASA Physicist, USA
  30. Daniel W. Nebert, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Medicine and Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati
  31. Thomas O’Connor, Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Washington, USA
  32. Herman A. Pope, retired Aerospace Engineer NASA-JSC, USA
  33. Willem Post, Independent Researcher regarding Energy and Environment
  34. Phil Robinson, Retired Chemist in the Aluminium and Steel Industry
  35. Willie Soon, Independent Scientist, USA
  36. Ronald Stein, Professional Engineer, USA
  37. Paul Taylor, Energy Economist, recipient Rossitor Raymond Award, Golden Colorado, USA
  38. Richard Trzupek, Chemist and Air Quality Expert
  39. Waheed Uddin, Professor of Engineering Science, University of Mississippi, Expert in Climate Modeling, Former Advisor UN
  40. William B. Walters, Guggenheim Fellow, Professor of Atmospheric, Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry, University of Maryland, USA
  41. Steven E. Weismantel, Retired Engineer and Climate Researcher, USA
  42. Gregory R. Wrightstone, Expert Reviewer IPCCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6), USA
  43. David Wojick, Cognitive Scientist, USA
  44. Thomas Wysmuller, Retired NASA Executive, USA
  45. Bob Zybach, Program Manager, Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project INC., USA

[2] From: Professor Guus Berkhout

23 September 2019

Sr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations,

United Nations Headquarters,

New York, NY 10017, United States of America.

Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Executive Secretary,

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,

UNFCCC Secretariat, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Your Excellencies,

There is no climate emergency

A global network of more than 500 knowledgeable and experienced scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have the honor to address to Your Excellencies the attached European Climate Declaration, for which the signatories to this letter are the national ambassadors.

The general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose. Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions of dollars on the basis of results from such immature models. Current climate policies pointlessly and grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, reliable electrical energy.

We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.

We ask you to place the Declaration on the agenda of your imminent New York session.

We also invite you to organize with us a constructive high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate early in 2020. Such a meeting would be consistent with the historically proven principles of sound science and natural justice that both sides should be fully and fairly heard. Audiatur et altera pars!

Please let us know your thoughts how we bring about such a momentous joint meeting.

Yours sincerely,


Ambassadors of the European Climate Declaration

There is no climate emergency

A global network of 500 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. 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.

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 experiencing a period of warming.

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 CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 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 frequent. However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and bats, 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 CO2 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.

[3] They wouldn’t say the last bit. Obviously.

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