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Global Climate Intelligence Group: Getting the Science Back In

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 1, 2019

“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.”

“Let pure reason, not totalitarian prejudice, hold sway once more in the groves of academe, the corridors of power and the public square!”

The emotionalization and politicization of the physical science of climate change has inspired the formation of a new international organization, The Global Climate Intelligence Group. This intellectual endeavor follows a petition from more than 500 climate specialists in the European Climate Declaration to the secretary general of the United Nations to reject the hysteria from children and others proclaiming doom.

GCIG membership includes a contractual requirement to practice open inquiry without interference. GCIG will practice open relations with other groups supporting “true science free of totalitarian taint.”

Seven principles compose the opening declaration of the GCIG:

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 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.

Conclusion

With the determined effort of alarmist scientists and their supporters to keep skeptics out of the mainstream, there is a special need for groups such as the Global Climate Intelligence Group to be an active voice in the scientific debates. Together we stand, and let the best science win.

3 Comments


  1. Ingvare Engelbrecht  

    I agree!
    The Climate scare is a political power grab. It is not based on science

    Reply

  2. Ian Wilson  

    Great News! I wish you every success.
    I despair at our (UK) politicians swallowing hysteria from a scientifically illiterate schoolgirl and mendacious NGOs.
    It grieves me to see industries like aluminium closing due to high energy costs, together with 28 chemical plants and much more, all since the Climate Change Act was passed.
    You will doubtless receive plenty of abuse but be strong.
    Best wishes

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  3. Robert Knight  

    What really bothers me, is that no mainstream media outlet reorted this letter, even though they were pre-advised.

    Reply

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