In 2009, former vice president Al Gore made a well-known prediction that the Arctic would be ice-free by 2013. However, it later came to light, according to Reuters, that Gore was simply quoting other scientific reports and later backtracked on his statement. Three years prior, Gore published the book "An Inconvenient Truth" with the subtitle "The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It." The subsequent documentary film based on the book earned $24,146,161 in gross receipts that year.
Now, a worldwide coalition of 1,609 esteemed scientists has recently come forward with a declaration challenging the prevailing narrative surrounding climate change. In this declaration, they assert that a climate emergency does not exist, expressing strong opposition to the implementation of a net-zero CO2 policy.
The declaration, organized by the Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL), advocates for a more balanced and evidence-based approach to climate science and policies. CLINTEL, an independent foundation founded in 2019 by renowned geophysics professor Guus Berkhout and science journalist Marcel Crok, aims to contribute to the understanding of climate change and the development of effective climate policies.
The declaration emphasizes the need for scientists to openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming. It also calls for politicians to carefully evaluate the real costs and potential benefits of their policy measures. By fostering a less politicized approach to climate science and a more scientific approach to climate policies, the coalition believes that society can make more informed decisions.
An impressive aspect of this declaration is that it has garnered support from 1,609 scientists, including two Nobel Prize laureates. Notably, the most recent signatory is Dr. John F. Clauser, the recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics. In an announcement from CLINTEL, Clauser criticizes the misguided climate science that has taken on an alarmist and pseudoscientific nature. He highlights the detrimental consequences of this narrative's proliferation, attributing it to various entities like business marketing agents, politicians, journalists, government agencies, and environmentalists.
Underlying this declaration is a comprehensive report that challenges several commonly accepted claims surrounding climate change. This report refutes the notion that the earth is on the verge of reaching tipping points that would result in catastrophic environmental damage, such as rising sea levels, mass extinction events, and amplified suffering, particularly among the most vulnerable nations.
One cannot overlook the media's role in perpetuating the sense of immediate crisis associated with climate change. Prominent publications like The New York Times have proclaimed with certainty that the earth is poised to surpass a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade, leaving little room for debate or examination of alternative viewpoints.
As debates surrounding climate change continue to evolve, this coalition of distinguished scientists presents a nuanced perspective that calls for open dialogue, rigorous scientific scrutiny, and a considered approach to policy-making. By encouraging a more balanced and informed understanding of climate change, society can navigate these complex challenges and strive towards sustainable solutions that prioritize both the environment and humanity's well-being.
Another prominent figure in climate activism, bratty Greta Thunberg, tweeted in 2018 – five years after Gore's prediction – that climate change would lead to the extinction of humanity unless we stopped using fossil fuels within the next five years.
Amidst the ongoing debate, the signatories to the CLINTEL declaration argue that global warming is progressing at a slower pace than initially predicted. They claim that climate policy often relies on inadequate models, warranting careful consideration.
The CLINTEL declaration emerges at a time when numerous claims attribute natural disasters, such as the recent wildfires in Maui and Canada, heatwaves across the globe, and other extreme events to climate change. The declaration challenges the prevailing tendency to attribute such events solely to climate change, stating that there is no statistical evidence supporting the notion that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts, and similar natural disasters, or making them more frequent.
While President Biden, along with countless world leaders, advocates for achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the scientists behind the CLINTEL declaration argue that this target is not only unrealistic but also detrimental to global economies.
The scientists conclude by emphasizing that there is no climate emergency and therefore no need for panic or alarm. They firmly oppose the unfeasible goal of net-zero CO2 by 2050, advocating for adaptation measures instead of mitigation.
This comprehensive account provides a broader perspective on the various viewpoints surrounding climate change and underscores the need for continued research, critical analysis, and informed decision-making to address this complex global challenge effectively.