Vi fortsätter här rapporteringen kring det europeiska upprop/deklaration som fått stöd från över 700 forskare från många länder nu skickar till politiska beslutsfattare. Se tidigare inlägg här och här.
Från pressmeddelandet: “Idag den 18 oktober kl. 12:00 inleder professor Guus Berkhout, initiativtagare och samordnare för den framgångsrika europeiska Deklarationen, konferensen Natural Variability and Tolerance Conference i Oslo Kongressenter Folkets hus och kommer att avslöja några av de mest anmärkningsvärda reaktionerna på Deklarationen. Dessutom kommer han att meddela att nätverket av experter fortsätter som en global kunskapsorganisation med uppdraget att berätta den kompletta klimatberättelsen och föreslå att klimatpolitiken respekterar vetenskapliga och ekonomiska realiteter.”
Här är deklarationen:
There is no climate emergency
A global network of 700 scientists and professionals1 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 frequent. 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 based on proven and affordable technologies.
European Climate Declaration Oktober 18, 2019
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Professor emeritus i filosofi. Forskningsinriktning är vetenskapsteori, teknikfilosofi och politisk filosofi. Huvudredaktör för Klimatupplysningen.